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bert baker17/09/2019 18:36:26
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I’ve been given a early Mick Reeves 80” Hurricane to sort out and fly.

it has fixed undercarriage

It’s sporting a SC108 and a 3 bladed prop, seems to run ok with plenty power ,

would like to know the surface movements and c-g location

Can’t find much on the int about it

fly-navy17/09/2019 18:46:29
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If all else fails Bert will sort it for you weekend when we return from holiday.

John

bert baker17/09/2019 20:04:39
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Many thanks

alan p17/09/2019 22:38:19
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I've still got my instructions from 1989 ish or there about. Mick states it was comfortable in flight at half throttle on a HP61F . (It was a long time ago) Mine was well powered with a super tigre 90 2st.

C of G 115 mm (41/2 inches) back from leading edge next to fuselage(Tank empty) fuselage level when balanced.

Control throws

Ailerons 16 mm up/19 mm down

Elevator 13 mm up & down

Rudder 32 mm each way

Even with the 90 up front still needed lead to balance, but he does say most models will need it.

bert baker18/09/2019 05:47:10
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Many thanks, will set it up as per instructions.

does it not need aileron differential

Jon - Laser Engines18/09/2019 08:32:44
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I used to have one of these. Flew with a laser 120 and was about 14lbs i think. I sold it in the end as it wasnt scale enough for my taste and i was going to use the cash to finish the DB Hurricane i had. Didnt quite pan out though as i must have sold the model 10 years ago and still havent finished the DB!

alan p18/09/2019 09:12:05
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Hi Bert

As on list aileron movement 16mm up and 19 mm down. This was the instruction recommendation think mine was equal up and down still flew fine. floated a lot landing with that thick wing only needed half throttle with the 90 up front and 3 blade prop.

bert baker18/09/2019 09:14:59
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Many thanks , now looking forward to the maiden

fly-navy18/09/2019 19:56:34
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Hope all goes well Bert. Have word with Pete Fullard (on tother forum) he has a lovely scale one with modified cowl much more scale looking. Hope to get on with mine soon after many years of promises.

Edited By fly-navy on 18/09/2019 19:57:14

Ray Wood 418/09/2019 20:47:01
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Hi all,

I had the MR Hurricane in 1982, it does fly with an Enya .60 two stroke just !! With 2 lbs of lead screwed to the firewall 😀 're-engined with an OS 91 fsr it flew safer but still the same speed.

Regards Ray

bert baker29/09/2019 13:17:44
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Nearly already to go.

the cowl has been leaded up to its max by previous owner

Just the c-g to check and were good to go

if it’s good I may treat it to some retracts

Geoff Sleath29/09/2019 14:41:17
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Posted by alan p on 17/09/2019 22:38:19:

I've still got my instructions from 1989 ish or there about. Mick states it was comfortable in flight at half throttle on a HP61F . (It was a long time ago) Mine was well powered with a super tigre 90 2st.

C of G 115 mm (41/2 inches) back from leading edge next to fuselage(Tank empty) fuselage level when balanced.

Control throws

Ailerons 16 mm up/19 mm down

Elevator 13 mm up & down

Rudder 32 mm each way

Even with the 90 up front still needed lead to balance, but he does say most models will need it.

Before I comment I'll just say I know nothing about the Mick Reeves Hurri as such. What does puzzle me slightly is that the aileron throws suggest more down than up. On my models I usually set aileron differential with about half as much down as up - eg in this case 16mm up and 8mm down. Is there any reason why this particular model has what I would think of as reverse differential?

Geoff

bert baker29/09/2019 15:27:11
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Me to think it’s odd,,

but then if it was ok for Mick Reeves

i’ll find out this week hopefully

alan p29/09/2019 15:45:36
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Hi Bert

Have rechecked the instructions would post a photo but printer/scanner has had a episode, so quoting the written.

Ailerons 5/8" up (16mm)

Elevator 1/2" up and down ( 13mm)

Rudder 11/4"each way (32mm)

C of G 41/2" (115mm) back from leading edge next to fusalage.

Wishing you a good flight

Alan

bert baker29/09/2019 15:59:02
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Many thanks Alan

is it definitely 19 up on ailerons

alan p29/09/2019 16:04:11
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Yes Bert sorry my typo definitely 3/4" (19mm) Down on ailerons, but as said no worry if equal up and down

Regards

Alan

bert baker29/09/2019 16:09:19
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Cool will be fun

auto Farnborough passes then

Jon - Laser Engines29/09/2019 16:25:44
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when it comes to warbirds i tend to use as much aileron and rudder as i can, and then a little elevator as possible. As long as the elevator moves its probably fine

After the maiden its then a case of adjustment as required.

Ray Wood 429/09/2019 17:41:11
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Hi All,

The MR Hurricane can be flown with just rudder and elevator if your lucky ! I did a complete circuit of West Malling airfield and landed back on the runway, I forgot to plug in the Aileron lead, did pre-flight checks after that 😮

Regards Ray

bert baker06/10/2019 19:10:52
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Oh boy what fun.

carried out the first flight to find that using fingers to check the C-G was a bit ambitious, result was tail heavy

was a fairly short flight as the engine decided to muck about then quit.

fast arrival with complementary nose over,,, wow these things can take a fair bit of punishment.

having dug out the c-g stand and added a bit of church roof it was ready for another go

Second fight was better more controlled take off and more manageable flight,

started to experiment neither a few Aeros, sonthen thought best do some line ups with the runway,

Hmm turned in and dropped in on finals to find the throttle had stuck at wide open,,,,,, hmm

now the dilemma of how much fuel to how much Recivers battery life....

so climb to good safe height and test it’s 3D capability,,, was fun and bemused a few in the Pitts

multiple loops gave engine a good work out and it seemed that after a few the engine would pack up, nope as soon as level flight was started the engine would pick up again,,,

eventualy it quit and it was back on the ground again .

this is the second Reeves plane of this size I have had recently and both have ended up with full right aileron trim just to maintain level flight ....

are they all like this or is it just me

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