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VQ Hurricane - re-cover and electrification

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Simon B17/10/2012 23:50:05
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Was it a shaped balsa cowl though, or a fibreglass one?
Tony Bennett17/10/2012 23:51:31
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shaped balsa

ah is this one fiberglass then.

shame as i hate having to take the wing off to change a battery.

Simon B18/10/2012 08:33:28
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Yeah, it's been a while since i've done it, but I can't see a better way of achieving it

Simon B14/11/2012 22:57:03
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Well I ended up making a plate to go where this fuel tank thing is supposed to go apparently. Not sure what that did, so i've put a velcro strap round it and it'll take a 4s Rhino Lipo nicely. I've used a 3300 5S Nimh battery strapped to my motor mount, so all the lead you'd normally need in this model is redundant. HUZZAH!

Quite pleased with how it's looking though. Decals from Pyramid. £30 for some stickers. Eek...

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If I do say so myself, it looks better than it did out of the box with that nasty vinyl covering...

Here's the closest i've found to my model

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Tony Bennett15/11/2012 09:07:40
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looks heaps better than when it came out of the box.

you have done a great job.

the shiney finish puts me off artf's that and the cost.

Simon B17/11/2012 00:22:50
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Cheers Tony. Just need to work out where i've put the second retract now, so I can test everything...

the unmagnificent man17/11/2012 21:27:49
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Looking good Simon, I'm building one of these at the moment and found it to be a well built ARTF. Just a few minor tweeks to correct small errors in the manual but nothing too drastic. Biggest problem was with flap servo buzzing but I seem to have found a solution for that today. (at last) Photos of the before and after to follow soon on the VQ Hurricane thread.

I painted mine too as the look of the plane in the black and tan didn't do it justice. Look forward to seeing it finished. UM

Simon B17/11/2012 21:51:58
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Mine's the 46 size. I'm assuming yours is the 60 size, as you mentioned flaps. Mine doesn't have them and hopefully won't suffer for it. I assume VQ knew what they were doing. I'll pop over and have a look at your thread for tips

the unmagnificent man17/02/2013 20:15:59
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Any news on the Hurricane as its been quite a while. Mine all done now except for the balancing. I had to go to the fishing shop to buy a massive sea lead weight, cut it up and now I just have to bolt it in place. I dont like adding weight but this one is a must to get anywhere near the CoG unfortunately.

Let us know how you are doing. UMM

Simon B17/02/2013 23:31:20
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I flew it a few weeks ago and it was a bit of a handful, so I dialled down the throws and took it out today. Something wasn't right and it took off, didn't have enough airspeed and tipstalled off to the left and nose first into the ground. It's probably repairable, but I can't decide if I want to bother yet. Most of the nose is a write off...

Simon B30/03/2013 00:10:35
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I've repaired it. I'll pop some pics up tomorrow...

Ausferret30/06/2013 08:18:32
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Nice job, shame about the prang.

How did you manage getting off that rubbish sticky covering and its residue? I have a FW190 I should like to recover but am put off as I assume getting all the adhesive off the airframe will be a major pain.

Simon B30/06/2013 11:07:13
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I used some detergent. Wasn't ideal, but it got a lot of it off. I didn't worry about getting it all off, as it was something else for the brown paper to stick to.

I've sold it now. The vicious tip stall worried me, so I decided to replace it with a second hand Nijhuis Hurricane.

Ronos21/01/2020 22:03:46
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I know this is a old thread but I hope there is still someone out there. Just got the VQ Hurricane 60 and got the Electrospeed Boost 60 pack from Hobby Plastic, which comprises off,

Electrospeed 5055/60 580kv Brushless outrunner and a XP2 80A SBEC ESC. With a APC 14X7 electric prop, on a Turnigy 4s 14.8v 3200mAh lipo, but a full throttle it seems a bit under powered and getting about 7300rpm with a tachometer. The motor and esc is what the is recommended so should be ok, or not. Your replies will be appreciated.

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