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cymaz13/06/2020 12:18:08
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Don’t put me under any more pressure than I’m feeling already.....and it’s not finished crying

Cliff 195913/06/2020 12:26:48
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Honestly, imagine the easiest trainer you've ever flown ... it's easier than that, especially if you add all the dihedral that mine has 🤔

Richard Clark 213/06/2020 12:49:09
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Posted by J D 8 on 23/09/2018 11:33:34:

….....The upper wing was originaly held on by saddle clamps and 8 screws and took an age to put on,however a couple of years ago modified it with hooks holding the leading edge to the cabain and two wing bolts up through plate at the the rear.

Edited By J D 8 on 23/09/2018 11:34:26

Of course. It's just another Boddington mediocrity. He turned them out like supermarket sausages.

J D 813/06/2020 13:25:14
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Do not think Boddo did anything different to the many other kit makers of that time, just the way things were.

cymaz18/06/2020 17:19:36
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And so it goes,

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J D 818/06/2020 17:57:34
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Good looking rocker covers.smiley

cymaz06/07/2020 20:03:27
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Brian has been working on the dashboard, the picture had a fit and span around

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Dwain Dibley.06/07/2020 20:30:07
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What a splendid way of integrating a switch or two Cymaz. Impressed.

D.D.

cymaz06/07/2020 20:50:06
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Posted by Dwain Dibley. on 06/07/2020 20:30:07:

What a splendid way of integrating a switch or two Cymaz. Impressed.

D.D.

And the ignition light ! He’s good is Brian

Dwain Dibley.06/07/2020 20:56:23
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You're not wrong..

D.D.

cymaz19/07/2020 05:56:16
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Glued all the surface pin hinges in yesterday, all 20 ! Wheels are done. Next job is to secure the tail to the fuselage. This will be bolted on and Mick Reeves rigging to secure it in.

More photos soon, hopefully next week

cymaz26/07/2020 05:50:59
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Forgot to take a photo of completed tail with accompanying closed loops...sorryblush

We went through the plans and build instructions but could find no mention of surface throws. Does anyone have any info about these for the Giant Mannock please ?

Cliff 195926/07/2020 08:33:05
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Can't be much difference to the small one Cymaz I wouldn't have thought, plenty of rudder, bit less elevator and about the same for the ailerons, dial in some expo and all will be good.

J D 826/07/2020 09:34:38
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I pretty much agree with Cliff, as much rudder movement as you can get [ mostly used to try and keep straight on take off ] It is the most sensitive control and may benefit from a bit of expo Having said that mine is flown with no expo on anything [ when first owned the TX used did not have it and that's the way it has stayed ] Elevator does not need 3D type throws, it is quite powerful at the end of the long fuzz. Mine has about 25 degrees max. As you will have 4 ailerons I expect a better roll rate but need lots of differential to counter adverse roll.

Cheers John.

cymaz26/07/2020 09:51:12
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Thanks gents,

I will go with ...

15’ low , 25’ high on elevator and aileron...I generally use up to 30% expo for rudder/aileron and 40% on elevator. Does this sound about right for starters?

I can do an aileron differential mix on my Tx.

J D 826/07/2020 10:52:20
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Sounds good to me, good luck wit maiden.

Cliff 195926/07/2020 11:56:00
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Sounds good to me as well, differentially definitely on the ailerons.

cymaz01/08/2020 19:07:45
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BIG DAY TODAY.....

Put it together for the first time in the garden and checked the CG.

Here is Brian, he’s delighted, I wonder why!

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And here is the owner...he’s a good looking chap

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And some close ups. ........

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Next week it’s sorting out the rigging and install the batteries.

Cliff 195901/08/2020 19:35:36
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Now that is something else, she's looking brilliant, final push now smiley

Dwain Dibley.03/08/2020 21:36:11
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Well done Uncle Brian....... thumbs up

A splendid looking beast Cymaz...............the plane is impressive too.......................cheekylaugh

D.D.

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