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in the shops 8th March

Les Holloway01/07/2019 17:15:33
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I’m a bit late to the Oodalally party, but in case anyone is still interested, here’s my take on Peter Miller’s great design. I kept the RCM&E plan from years ago because I liked the look of it and finally got around to building this last winter.

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No longer able to lug fuel containers, starters and other i.c. gear around because of age and infirmity, I opted for an electric version. You can see my solution for mounting the Rimfire .32 motor in one of the pix – alloy standoffs from a substantial ply firewall to get the prop in the right place. The bottom of the cowl is largely cut away to promote a free flow of air over motor and ESC.

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A large top hatch with a spring latch fixing allows easy access for 4s 4500 lipos.

Quite a lot of lead went into the cowl to get the balance point where it should be – I guess the Rimfire is a lot lighter than Peter’s original .32 SC engine. Should have lightened the tail feathers!

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However, the maiden flight last weekend was a delight. No trim needed to get straight and level flight, unlimited vertical climbs, and by the second flight I was looping and rolling all over the sky. Many thanks to Peter for a super design and to fellow builders for their tips on this blog.

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Levanter01/07/2019 17:25:20
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Lovely model Les

Must kickstart my build to get it finished. Mine has an inverted Saito.

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Peter Miller01/07/2019 18:06:09
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That is very smart.

I must admit that I too am finding that lugging all the gear is too much. I keeppromising that I will take an ic model to the field but always feel too tired and weaksad

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