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cymaz26/02/2020 20:19:14
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Nick Somerville26/02/2020 20:28:46
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I didn't have any issues with my original die crunched Stampe, 23 years ago and I wouldn't have been any more savvy re incidences back then...just built as per plan.

Cymaz, thanks for the p.47 link as there are soo many pages to troll through I was getting dizzy...and a tad jealous of some of the other great builds and mods looking for it.

My bus built over the plan as per Martin, but the latest SLEC kit with lovely laser and cnc parts. Can't fault it yet.

Jon - Laser Engines26/02/2020 21:12:27
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On the maiden if you ease the throttle up to about 1/3 and then just wait, tail up, 1/2 throttle, then coax it off the ground you should have ages to get a feel for the trim before you even leave the ground. It should sit horizontal with its man wheels on the ground and tail up. If its trying to nose over, or if the tail wont come up without a push it gives you clues long before you need to do anything about it. If you firewall the throttle from the get go its all going too fast.

Truth be told, the model is a pussy cat so even if you are a bit out of trim dont worry.

Richard Acland26/02/2020 22:36:45
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As mentioned before by myself and a few others a lot of down elevator is required to get the Stampe to fly level, despite building in the right amount of tailplane incidence. For some reason I also have to hold on full right rudder on the take off run to track straight, once airborne however she flies straight without any rudder input.

Richard

bert baker26/02/2020 22:49:00
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All the above is spot on,,

they can take off from a slightly fast taxi so just be careful

I have way to much down thrust on my Zenoah g38,,, result is it’s a pig to taxi and throttle up

and it has up trim during normal flight ( whatever that is)

bert baker27/02/2020 00:12:57
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Who’s doing wings and wheels year with the Stampe’s

Jon - Laser Engines27/02/2020 08:33:44
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I think we need more down elevator in level flight as, for the most part, we fly too fast. I have noticed that the full size sits nose down at high speed and my model does the same.

As for WW, i cant remember if i filled in my form. I might do it again just to be sure.

cymaz27/02/2020 13:44:27
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As in a previous post, I'm missing it this year. Wish you all well for 2020. I'm hopefully doing Woodsprings, Much Marcle and Green acres in June.

Nick Santovito10/03/2020 00:43:33
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Posted by Nick Somerville on 26/02/2020 16:51:38:

So I put it on the scales and the AUW is a shade under 15lbs. At the moment it balances dead level with my fingers under the rear wing bolts... Also those nylon bolts really are a devil to screw in what with the cabana struts in the way and the general friction of them. Any tips on how to make that part of rigging easier much appreciated too.

Hi Nick.

Mine weighs near 15 lbs. (may have gained a little weight in the last 6 years.

Has always balanced at the rear bolts on the top wing and flies very well.

I used 1/4 x 20 hex head bolts with blind nuts so I could use a socket with an extension to tighten easily.

Have been very happy with it.

You're too far along for blind nuts but you could replace the nylon with metal.

Hope to see some vids soon.

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Nick Somerville10/03/2020 08:15:20
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That's good to know Nick, and reassuring than you. I think metal may be the way to go with some felt washers.

I have run a tank of fuel through the engine and am awaiting an electric starter I ordered to arrive, as with the cowl in place I can't prime for hand starting. Wind just hasn't stopped blowing either but as soon as it does I will be off for some flying trials with someone to film the event.

bert baker10/03/2020 09:05:40
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Proud dad moment,

my Son started to repair a unfinished un flown but damaged Stampe

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bert baker10/03/2020 09:16:19
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bert baker10/03/2020 09:55:07
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cymaz10/03/2020 17:14:34
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Bert, you’re bad influence!! laugh

Nick Santovito10/03/2020 17:50:07
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Posted by Nick Somerville on 10/03/2020 08:15:20:am awaiting an electric starter I ordered to arrive, as with the cowl in place I can't prime for hand starting.

Here's a few pics of how I solved the choke problem.

Of course this is for the Saito 180.

I put a hatch in last year on the top to stick my thumb on the carb for choking.

Already had one on the side for adjusting idle mix.

On my upper wing bolts, don't have a good pic because I inset the bolt so that the head is hidden in the balsa. I epoxied a metal washer to the plywood after cutting a hole in the balsa to clear it.

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