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Steve Adams09/09/2018 11:22:41
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That's absolutely amazing Peter,

Very unusual and should be popular.Is it going to be ic powered or electric also what weight do you expect it to be?

What is the wingspan and will this be coming to RCM@E?

Kindest Regards

Steve laugh

Peter Miller09/09/2018 12:34:41
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It wil be electric powered. Something like a3535 motor, 2200MaH 3 cell battery.

I have just been checking the weight and allowig for the final few bits such as cowling and wheel the final weight will be about 2 lbs 12 ounces. Wing Span 72". Wing area is 616 sq in Wing loading aproximately 10 ounces per sq foot.

I was highly delighted to find that witha motor and battery in place the CG is spot on.

Weather permitting air tests will be next weekend.

AND YES, Graham Ashby insisted that I build it. so it will evenually be in RCM&E

Peter Miller14/09/2018 10:17:10
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Well, ready for test flightes

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&2", 616 sq inches area, weight 2 lb 12 ounces, Wing loading a bit over 10 ounces per sq. ft.

Max Z14/09/2018 14:01:32
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That looks fantastic! Just the kind of offbeat model I like!

Good luck with the flight testing.

Max.

Peter Miller14/09/2018 14:20:04
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Well, I have great hopes as a littel CO2 free flighter flew like a dream

Geoff Peacock14/09/2018 17:32:18
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OK Peter - you win! It looks brilliant.

No further progress yet with my version. You obviously have more spare time than I do! In fact, you've almost put me off carrying on with it (but not quite), seeing as yours is so good. Can't wait to see the plan in the Mag.

Peter Miller14/09/2018 18:13:51
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I do have a lot of spare time but I also build very fast. Not particularly well but very fast

Rob Ashley15/09/2018 16:39:04
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Marvellous Peter! I love the shape - it's so different. Test flight this weekend?

Best

Rob

Peter Miller15/09/2018 18:32:40
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I did get one short test flight. Even though the CG was were it was on my free flight model it was too far back and the elevators were terribly sensitive.

I can say that once I went to low rates and cut the throtte I managed to get it down in one piece. Definately wanted my Pampers on!!!

Icansay that with a little adjustment It will fly but it may be a while for various reasons.

My camera man, Michael did get some pictures and I will post them tomorrow.

Edited By Peter Miller on 15/09/2018 18:33:43

Peter Miller16/09/2018 08:56:34
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Here are a couple of the flying shots just to show that it did fly.

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Rob Ashley16/09/2018 16:33:38
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Lovely planform shape of the wing.. Well done Peter.
Peter Miller16/09/2018 18:02:30
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Thanks Rob,

It is a bit different.

Piers Bowlan16/09/2018 18:25:14
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We never doubted that it would fly for a minute Peter wink 2. Well done, you are a brave man yes.

Peter Miller16/09/2018 18:34:03
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Well, it flew but still some developing needed to get it reliable

john stones 116/09/2018 18:34:32
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Looks like a prehistoric beast airborne, got your ticker beating quicker did it. yes

Peter Miller16/09/2018 18:59:18
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I can tell you that the first few seconds of that flight induced a serious attack of half a crown/sixpence syndrome

Peter Miller29/09/2018 18:53:44
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MAK 15 MP has now been sorted.

Not a Super Sixty type model but flies well and a decent scale;like glide

The Red Kit did not like it!!

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But decided to give the MAK best

i12fly29/09/2018 20:42:40
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Another Miller Masterpiece. Well done Peter, brilliant picture.

We need another series of articles -Miller Masterclass...…?

Peter Miller29/09/2018 21:06:35
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I didn't take the picture. Fellow club member Michael Morris took it.

For some reason, these days I can never get any flying shots in focus. And that is in spite of tryuing with three DSLRs AND three 70 300mm zoom lenses soMichael does all the flying shots these days/

Peter Miller30/09/2018 08:52:24
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Afew more details.

After the first test session which was a bit hairy I moved the CG forward, reduced elevator throws, removed the aileron differential and changed the wing outriggers.

After discussion with Stuart Pickett who flies my models for the camera and the hariest test flights. I am going to move the CG a fraction further forward and add coupled rudder to the ailerons.

The model will loop and roll and has a very respectable glide.

The white on the wings is NON SCALE but I was ordered to do that for better photos in the magazine!!!!

Edited By Peter Miller on 30/09/2018 08:53:31

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