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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.


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.



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!


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.


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.


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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