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A sensibly proportioned vaguely Hawker Hunter shaped gliding object.build log.

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McG 696923/08/2017 15:39:06
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... superb machine & very talented builder...

Cheers

Chris

Andy Meade23/08/2017 15:42:18
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She really was a beauty Scott, well done. One...small...thing, as I had to check myself to be sure - the first pic flying left to right, the tail flash is the wrong way round blush

Mark Kettle 123/08/2017 15:57:47
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Correct if tail slides.
Scott Edwards 223/08/2017 16:03:28
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Oh my word ! So it is ! Well spotted. Will I be drummed out of the PSSA 😃

I shall write 500 lines, say 50 Hail Marys and self flagellate for a week 😆

Andy Meade23/08/2017 16:07:17
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In all honesty, Phil noticed but was too chicken to mention it! indecision

Wilco Wingco04/06/2020 13:21:41
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I've just bought a PSS Hunter off the BMFA site and can't wait to get it in the air. It's all there including flight battery in the nose but no indication of where the C of G should be. When I "balance" it it seems way back, about 50% from the leading edge. I don't want to wreck it first time out so the question is. Does this c of g seem ok? if not where should I balance the mode,?. frown

Andy Meade04/06/2020 13:38:31
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I'd double check it with an online calculator like this : **LINK**

It's never let me down yet. I'd put static margin at 9%.

DIGGER04/06/2020 14:37:22
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Posted by Scott Edwards 2 on 31/10/2016 16:20:03:

And this is where it is now ! Pretty much ready to fill the multiple dings and start covering. Tissue and varnish because I'm a cheapskate.

The weight so far is 1740g, that's 3lb 14oz in Caveman. I'm hoping for a final weight of well under 3Kg, but noseweight with these things is usually an unpleasant surprise !

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Scott you mentioned you covered it in tissue and varnish, I have not heard of this, can you please explain a bit more about this as I would like to try this idea. Can you use any type of tissue and can you use acrylic varnish. By the way I have a love for the Hunter and yours is a very beautiful model well done.. I was killed by a hunter! When I was in the RAF we had an exercise our Canberra were the bombers the Hunters that were stationed elsewhere were the enemy. I was out on the airfield during an alert picking up 2 injured pilots when 2 Hunters strafed the airfield and apparently I was killed trying to save them. I shall never forget that sight of them going over me low level.

Richard Clark 204/06/2020 14:43:16
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Posted by Andy Meade on 23/08/2017 16:07:17:

In all honesty, Phil noticed but was too chicken to mention it! indecision

It must be in the French air force. My Flair SE5 is too

Wilco Wingco05/06/2020 13:56:51
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Thanks Andy for the link. Just done all the calculations and it's spot on with where the model balances. All I need now id for the wind to swing round to the NW then off we go.smile

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