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Andy Blackburn06/07/2018 20:51:25
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Hangar 9 Messerschmitt bf109F, spans 63", powered by a Laser 120


Turns a Master Airscrew 15 x 8 at 8000 rpm in hot weather, running on Model Technics Laser 5. The model weighs a ton (11 3/4 lb) but there's enough grunt for some really good verticals. I think it's a great motor.

Edited By Andy Blackburn on 06/07/2018 20:52:03

Chris Walby06/07/2018 22:12:29
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Andy, Would that be the same H9 that should have a 60 size in it wink And I thought putting a 70 in a Speed Air was OTT devil.

Total respect for such a outrageous idea, just be careful in those long steep flat out dives....

Ron Gray06/07/2018 22:41:22
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Decided to change the UCan Do’s power plant from the 80 to the 100 after all, now playing around with different prop sizes (but being careful as running in). One thing I will say, boy is the 100 quiet, must be the quietest of all of the Lasers I have.

Ron Gray06/07/2018 22:49:38
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YT Hurricane with 180 up front.


A couple of low quality vids of its maiden flight this week.

Edited By Ron Gray on 06/07/2018 22:52:37

Edited By Ron Gray on 06/07/2018 22:56:05

David Davis07/07/2018 05:29:39
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Sounds nice Ron and flys well! yes

Andy Blackburn07/07/2018 07:38:43
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Posted by Chris Walby on 06/07/2018 22:12:29:

Andy, Would that be the same H9 that should have a 60 size in it wink And I thought putting a 70 in a Speed Air was OTT devil.

Total respect for such a outrageous idea, just be careful in those long steep flat out dives....

Sort of... smiley

Yes, it's officially a Hangar 9 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 60, but since it weighs nearly 12 lb - quite a lot of which is nose weight - I think even the most powerful 60 is going to struggle. The recommended four stroke is a Saito 125, so I should reluctantly admit that it's not nearly as outrageous as it might initially appear.

Chris Walby14/09/2018 12:50:19
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See Seagull Mosquito Laser thread for details, but here it is before the decals were put on and the maiden.


If you have a pair of 70's then best put them in the "Wooden Wonder" wink

Ron Gray14/09/2018 13:06:17
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Seagull Radial Rocket powered by Laser 100. Maiden flight today, take off was a bit scary due to excessive rudder throws and too eager on the rudder stick. Once into the circuit things calmed down and after a 7 minute flight the landing was uneventful coming in on the mains before lowering the tail wheel on the grass. Adjusted the throws then the next flight was a lot smoother, nice climb out and several ‘Reno’ style circuits plus big loops and nice rolls using the ample power available from the Laser 100. Third flight proved to be the last for the day as I misjudged the landing and caught a wheel in some long grass which spun it round and in doing so pulled out the u/c mounting block. Nice clean ‘break’ showing the lack of glue used plus lack of gluing area so that will be fixed as part of the repair but it should be a quick and easy repair with no real damage to any other parts of the airframe.

In fitting the engine I realised that it really was a bit big for the frame as a consequence the nose is about 25mm longer than it should be. No real problem as the cowl is long enough to cover this but it did mean that I couldn’t fit the exhaust without major surgery to the bulkhead. So I used a length of flexipipe without a silencer and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was, in fact it doesn’t need the silencer at all. Another plus for the Laser.

Looking forward to lots more flights with the RR.


Tim Flyer14/09/2018 13:33:03
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Nice new additions guys . Very impressed with Mossie and the Rocket. I’m about a week away from completing my Seagull Hurricane with Laser180(glow). Hopefully I’ll have it maidened before ground softens for autumn. 😊

Ron Gray14/09/2018 13:55:57
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Hi Tim, I know that it’s really the wrong thread for this question but what was / is the build quality like for your Harry Kane? After the issues I had with the P40 I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the RR.

Scott Edwards 222/09/2018 10:59:32
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Thought I'd bump this one with a pic of my newly finished BF109G !

Just over 1/5 scale at 2010mm span from a German plan (that was interesting!) Laser 180 single and Lado electric retracts. Canopy from Vortex Vacforms and cowling from JPWarbirds in the Czech Republic. Huge 6 inch spinner was scratch built by a fellow club member with far far superior skills than me !


Jon - Laser Engines22/09/2018 11:26:24
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Nice one Scott. I keep meaning to get some photos of my Sea Fury taken but i have not flown it much this year as i have been focused on my P39.

Over the winter i might get into a YT FW190, depends on how i can rejiggle the hangar to see if i can fit another model in.

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