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Geoff Gardiner10/10/2019 13:09:08
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All props in my previous post were APC props

Tested a couple more props today:

13x7 JXF (I think this might be an i.c. prop) 1180W & 60A

13x8.5 Master Airscrew Electric 1500W & 78A

Geoff Gardiner14/10/2019 15:37:48
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Tis done!

Raining outside so took some snaps inside:

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Flight report when weather improves...

SR 7114/10/2019 18:44:10
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very nice Geoff, what make is the switch you used, Power Box

adrian garnham14/10/2019 19:57:29
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Looks great. If mine turns out half as good I'll be well chuffed.

All the wood and electrical stuff has arrived just waiting for the plans ....

BTW what prop have you decided on ?

Geoff Gardiner14/10/2019 21:18:06
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Thanks gents.

SR71 - The switch is the Hobbyking version (failover switch), similar to the Power Box one.

Adrian - Jury still out on that. I want to get hold of a 13x6 to test before I decide.

Douglas Groutage14/10/2019 21:37:46
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Well done Geoff this is awesome.

Can't wait to see your successful maiden. With the weather in UK, will you be able to get it up before winter or do you have to wait for next season?

Doug

Geoff Gardiner14/10/2019 21:55:56
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Doug.

Hope to get it up before next season but the weather here is pretty miserable, so will have to wait and see.

I just had a look at your Blog - it's looking good so far. Have you thought about a paint scheme yet?

Geoff...

Douglas Groutage14/10/2019 22:10:55
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Hey Geoff,

If the weather is like ours, in a few weeks the wind will subside but the temp will be zero degrees celsius. But still flyable.

My colour scheme is quite simple, the plane is being modelled after a plane my father in law and I hired for a formation flight. (two Harvards). We did a 1/2 cuban and a triple roll. Awesome day.

So I have the graphics ready, I will paint the fuselage but use solartex fabric on the rudder and elevators so it looks like the real thing with fabric and sewing.

This is an image of the plane after a complete rebuild over the last year.

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Douglas Groutage15/10/2019 14:18:41
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Hey Geoff,

Just reread your first post on the Harvard dated 23/09/2018 21:27:16

You made it...just a couple weeks over one year...so it was faster!wink

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