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Steve Jones 225/05/2020 21:01:14
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Going to gether really well, easy and straightforward build.. on to the cockpit and pilots

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Steve Jones 225/05/2020 21:03:36
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Eye on the prize ...5aea1376-df01-46ab-9415-463a03190f07.jpeg

Steve Jones 228/05/2020 12:06:24
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A bit more done, office complete smiley

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Steve Jones 228/05/2020 12:06:25
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A bit more done, office complete smiley

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Steve Jones 228/05/2020 12:08:46
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Added too some extra pins for the under fus tank .. sometimes my landings can be bumpycheeky

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Steve Jones 202/06/2020 12:28:46
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So, construction complete less vac bits and covering . Lovely build again Tony

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Dwain Dibley.02/06/2020 12:38:34
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Looking good Steve. Looks like it's doing Mach 1 just sat there.

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Ray Wood 402/06/2020 14:46:14
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Hi Steve,

Where did you get the drawing from ?? Is Tony selling them ??I

Or have I been asleep 😄

Regards Ray

Steve Jones 202/06/2020 17:11:02
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Hi Ray,

Yes from Tony, not published yet on on his site but mailed him and he sent one at the same price as the others - as the model is the same size - Gnat, Hunter, Provost etc..

VAC bits not available yet tho.. but At least I would keep busy in lockdown - ahead of the curve !!

Its a cracker and the easiest of the 4 I have built so far... Just need now to wait for the rest to finish and go enjoy etc

Steve

Steve Jones 205/06/2020 09:32:56
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A little more progress.. Callie graphics arrived from USA also ..80c53d4c-0ef6-470b-9937-c9d261d3a88f.jpeg

Murat Kece 123/06/2020 16:43:20
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Fab.. That is a lot of elbow grease..

Steve Jones 224/06/2020 20:24:37
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Vac set has arrived and side pods fitted and painted .. only canopy to go 5e35c762-bff2-4a5f-b922-0f343551aba4.jpeg

Steve Jones 201/07/2020 16:14:07
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ff0bd8ce-e807-4b1b-bb4a-9cbb0c4adf1c.jpegSo all done, fab Callie Graphics and some smaller details. Ready for the Maiden in a couple weeks .

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dan h01/07/2020 16:34:19
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Looks absolutely brilliant! I have the freewing hawk that flys really well. I think i may have to add this to my list of build projects. Callies graphics are an excellent company i have used them.

What is the price of the kit?

Dan

Steve Jones 202/07/2020 20:49:21
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Thanks Dan, if you want one of these then plans or cnc wood pack are on Tony Nijhuis website .. as all the mini jets

steve

dan h03/07/2020 07:21:27
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after I wrote my comment I had a look on tonys website. They are now available which is great.

Good luck for the maiden.

Dan

Steve Jones 213/07/2020 22:15:24
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So with perfect weather on Sunday the big day arrived.. a few flights with the provost, Gnat and Hunter to calm the nerves..

As usual I do my own hand launches, an issue with Mode 1 but I always like then to blame a bad launch and crash on me and no-one else..

The first launch was .. 'interesting' to say the least.. a dive for the floor and a snap roll to the left.. a few hairy inputs and we were climbing away holding half full up elevator to keep level !!. I think a slight forward cog and a hard launch contributed.

The battery was mounted a little forward from that shown on the plan to get the cog correct, held in position with blue foam blocks which I can remove.

Once in the circuit, trims quickly added and we were straight and level... The first thing which struck me was how little power she needed, throttling back to about half and into the cruise.. With rates set and 30% expo she settled into the flight and felt just like the Gnat !! so so smooth in the turns at fast and medium speeds with no sight of a wobble or tip stall. A final bonus was the noise - I swear it sounded like a jet with intake rush....

The landing was next and the flare was not enough and the tank underneath brought the model to an abrupt stop - good job I added the location pegs into the fuselage.

Several more flights and much better landings and to say I am chuffed is an understatement !!. Awesome model Tony .. she really does fly as well as she looks ...

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Steve Jones 214/07/2020 16:34:33
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Here is the first launch Guys .. Bike clips at the ready !

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Steve Jones 205/08/2020 22:09:08
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Steve Jones 224/08/2020 22:27:11
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