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Stephen Grigg23/05/2013 12:55:11
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Has anyone built one of these as ARTF just waiting for one to arrive from Steve Webb Models,Not used them before or had a Ripmax kit.Im used to Seagull and Galaxy

Stephen Grigg23/05/2013 12:55:55
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Mine will be IC using an SC 52 2 stroke

NigelH23/05/2013 13:29:10
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While you're waiting, you could download the manual from here

Tim Reeves23/05/2013 13:29:47
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Yes I have built one of these. I would go over the whole airframe with cayno as it is held together with camel spit. The under carriage is rather thin and bends very easily if landing is a bit heavy. The decals need a peice of tape on the ends to stop them lifting off during flght. Be careful when inserting the wire for the elivators as it is easy to push it through the serface and there dont seem to be enough balsa either side, so I glued 2 peices of ply either side of the wire for re-enforcement. To mount the cowl, I glued on some blocks onto the fire wall, as the screws were a bit close to the edge of the cowel. Check to see if the spinner is in the kit, mine was'nt, but did get one eventually.

After going over the above, the plane is a joy to fly. I have an Irvine 53 in mine and balanced it up in the centre of the 2 C of G positions.

I does tend to come in a bit fast and glides really well. I have had about 12 10 minute flights and it still puts a big grin on my face. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! smiley

Stephen Grigg23/05/2013 14:40:56
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Thanks for all that useful information Tim Much appreciated

Stephen Grigg24/05/2013 01:53:03
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The workshop is ready for its new addition or that is the table has been cleared in the lounge

ken anderson.24/05/2013 18:13:44
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go on stephen.......about time you got griggs aviation production line going.......

ken anderson ne..1 ..... SG fan club since day one dept...

Stephen Grigg24/05/2013 21:54:16
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Hi Ken lovely hearing from you,Steve Webb Models are to be commended Bullet arrived today

Stephen Grigg25/05/2013 08:44:47
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There is a check list from the shop which is nice.The different packets have labels which helps and it all looks good quality so far.

Stephen Grigg27/05/2013 01:09:21
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This model is now underway,photos to follow

Delta Whiskey28/05/2013 10:30:30
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Does anyone know if a .61 will fit in a bullet?

Stephen Grigg09/06/2013 14:18:01
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Ive fitted a 52 two stroke no problem and it has adjustable engine mounts so think it would.I also added 100 grams to the front so the weight should be ok.Ive finished the Bullet but it was to windy to fly today.I used a seagull link for the front steerable wheel as I couldnt get the Ripmax one tight on the shaft.I removed the rear part of the underside plastic finisher on the wing as I didnt like the bolts the way they they had them going through it.I changed most clevises because the supplied one were to big.I enjoyed the build and like the look of the model.Looking forward to the maiden

Stephen Grigg09/06/2013 14:19:25
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Stephen Grigg09/06/2013 14:24:58
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Stephen Grigg09/06/2013 14:25:13
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sussed

Stephen Grigg19/06/2013 11:38:42
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Maidened my Bullet yesterday and its fantastic.I need to get used to a trike u/c for take off.Have diffuclty steering with my left thumb on take off and it likes room to take off but its stunning to fly.fast,smooth and very responsive,goes where you want it to instantly.Very impressed and its a beauty to land.

Bob Cotsford19/06/2013 14:59:25
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at least with a trike you can steer regardless of the wind, I've a few taildraggers that are a little too keen on weathercocking in anything of a breeze. So will you be bringing it to any of the Retro does?

Stephen Grigg19/06/2013 23:33:16
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No Bob about to have a knee replacement so I can hardly walk at present and not sure how Ill be after the op.I was desperate to get a flight or 3 in before my op ,so pleased with things so far

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