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Cliff 195907/01/2018 22:24:20
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A lovely Matador built by Dave Boddington has come into my possession and I was wondering what diesel is in it, possibly a DC, it's got a red head?
I dare not fly it free flight but it seems a shame to rc it! pics to follow.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 07/01/2018 22:25:35

Cliff 195907/01/2018 22:42:41
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J D 807/01/2018 22:59:24
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A couple of years ago I converted my Matador [ a 40 year hanger/attic queen ] that was built free flight in the early 70's to RC rudder/ throttle,a PAW 1.5 replaced the DC Saber like yours. Lovely flyer on a calm evening.matador 2

J D 807/01/2018 23:00:25
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Mercury matador

Jon - Laser Engines08/01/2018 00:19:11
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I am keen to get one of these for my paw 149. Not sure if I will mount the engine inverted though

brokenenglish08/01/2018 06:46:54
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Posted by Cliff 1959 on 07/01/2018 22:24:20:
A lovely Matador built by Dave Boddington has come into my possession and I was wondering what diesel is in it, possibly a DC, it's got a red head?
I dare not fly it free flight but it seems a shame to rc it! pics to follow.

Edited By Cliff 1959 on 07/01/2018 22:25:35

Yeah, the engine shown in the photo is a DC Sabre.

Denis Watkins08/01/2018 07:01:57
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You can get RC lighter weight Cliff, but for rudder only and standard 4 CH RX, you can easily put 50grm

At the C of G using one of these batteries  **LINK**

Edited By Denis Watkins on 08/01/2018 07:03:05

Peter Miller08/01/2018 09:09:03
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I had a Matador with Mills 1.3 in 1954. IT was a dream to fly. <My second successful FF power model. The Veron Cardinal with MIlls .75 was my first. I can still remember one of those flights now.

J D 808/01/2018 11:53:42
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No problems with inverted Jon, mine's tank is at floor level in the cockpit with it's nose poking through the engine bulkhead. I do start it while holding the model upside down though,easy'er to make adjustments that way.

The PAW has more than enough power and is well throttled back most of the time.

When Matador's originaly flew single channel RC they had to carry about a pound of on board RC gear.

Jon - Laser Engines08/01/2018 12:24:04
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Posted by J D 8 on 08/01/2018 11:53:42:

No problems with inverted Jon, mine's tank is at floor level in the cockpit with it's nose poking through the engine bulkhead. I do start it while holding the model upside down though,easy'er to make adjustments that way.

The PAW has more than enough power and is well throttled back most of the time.

When Matador's originaly flew single channel RC they had to carry about a pound of on board RC gear.

Yea it was starting that made me want to mount it upright as turning it over seemed like a bit of a faff. Not to mention the fuel pouring out all over the place. My 149 is currently in go/no go form with no throttle. I did have an rc carb for it somewhere but goodness knows where it went :\

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