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Folland Gnat

Scale inlets and no cheat holes?

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Yorkman29/03/2020 11:51:13
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I think you need a pre-takeoff checklist Simon-just read your sea vixen build thread where you also launched with gyro off....or just have the gyro permanently switched on!

I'd like to know how you manage to get a decent finish with Depron and Uhu Por. I've built a couple of Mosquitos with fuselage construction similar to yours though fewer planks and thicker depron- and as you have said, the depron sands but the glue doesn' I could never get the joints to disappear...

Simon Chaddock01/06/2020 23:31:32
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Having at last got it sorted and the lock down reduced the Gnat flies and with the Gyro on!

An edited video as the breeze and sun directions made low flying for the camera rather awkward.
The launch does show the benefit of a gyro in fact if you don't do something about it it will just fly away! wink 2
It also managed its first loop.
As you can tell from the sound track it can cruise on much reduced power. I shall have to find out for how long.
It also glides pretty well as demonstrated by the 'long walk' resulting from an enforced high approach.
Barrie Lever01/06/2020 23:41:27
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I like that model, nice.


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