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Jeffrey Cottrell 211/01/2020 22:29:04
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Hi Guys

Rather fancy one of these. Anyone built one, got any thoughts, opinions etc.



Karl Jackson 117/01/2020 21:40:39
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Hi Jeff,

I'm currently building one of those . Made a number of modifications to the construction of the fuselage and wing. Currently I'm at the covering stage so no idea yet on flight performance. Will post some pics once I've finished it.


Jeffrey Cottrell 219/01/2020 09:55:00
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Hi Karl

Thanks for the reply. Beginning to think I was the only one to buy one of these kits.

Anyway, my kit is with the couriers and should be with me soon. Will give it a good dose of looking at when it arrives.

Meanwhile interested to hear what mods you made to the structure.

Not averse to making changes myself, either for strength reasons, or different build techniques. Would like to see what you did.



Karl Jackson 119/01/2020 19:11:23
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20200119_180048.jpg20200119_180007.jpg20200119_175935.jpg20200119_175856.jpg20200119_175840.jpg20200119_175814.jpg20200119_175805.jpgHi Jeff. Take a few pictures of some of the mods I've made. Made the vertical fin by sandwiching several pieces of balsa together with the snake running through it to hopefully improve on the original push rod layout. Decided to use 2 servos for the ailerons instead of torque rods. Will add some more pictures of the wing when I've got it assembled. Added a lite ply horizontal plate to sit the receiver,battery, speed controller and elevator servo. Set the width to suit the 3s 1300 lipo pack I'm going to use. Added a new motor former out of my spares box with some balsa triangle to allow the front to be shaped more. Added my own top hatch to allow access for mounting my speed controller , this will be covered over once speed controller is tested and fitted. The bottom hatch has a magnet and give access for fitting motor and battery. I've got a few pics of the tail during construction which I'll upload once I find them. Not sure how it's all going to balance but I've tried to allow for a variable battery position.


brfc720/01/2020 22:43:21
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Watching with interest


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