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Peter Miller03/09/2018 21:02:43
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And please do something with that awful cockpit canopy

Paul Marsh04/09/2018 17:46:03
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 03/09/2018 20:32:18:

Don`t use more than 4.8V on those 591`s or you will have problems. Looks a good buy to me.

Strange you mention that, I had a 5v UBEC spare, using 5 cell batteries and knew about the 591's limitation. Still enough voltage headroom for the rx, but not too high to burn the servos out on a freshly charged battery.

Roo Hawkins04/09/2018 18:12:17
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20180828_094623.jpgI have just got from a mate . a jaskolka .and is 4 meters in span. my mates dad john watkins did the plans for it in the 1980s.and you can get the plan and canopy from sarik hobbies . this one is the first one to be built by him. it also came with the plans that he drew up before they w published .ther20180828_094633.jpg is also a log book that he did with all the flights he did with it from 1989 to 2015 . I have not added the hours up but it is a lot.

Andy Meade05/09/2018 10:32:09
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Just beautiful, Roo yes

KiwiKid05/09/2018 16:27:53
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Really an awesome sailplane Roo with a great history. Very photogenic model, although I had to spin one pic around to save my poor neck cheeky

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Ikura05/09/2018 17:20:54
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That really is a beauty Roo. Absolutely lovely.

Paul Marsh05/09/2018 20:38:24
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PC9 Tuccano.

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Paul Marsh09/09/2018 14:23:29
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Flew the P-47. Flies well. Does anyone know who's kit it was? Also, Peter said the cockpit is awful. Why's that? Suppose it's a cartoon scale, as the wing is bigger proportion to a scale P-47, but it has a benign stall and flies quite easily, considering a warbird. (hence why it's been flown so much and looking old...)
Also, altered the decals, as they were wrong and should not be on both wings.

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martin collins 109/09/2018 14:53:47
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img_1879.jpgHere`s my latest project, 1/4 scale GeeBee Model E Sportster, i think it is built from the Tom Weemes plans which say .60 2 stroke up or.91 fourstroke up, flying weight 11 Lbs. I don`t fly glow so it is a toss up between electric or petrol. Mostly i fly electric, the only downside of that on this plane will be battery access as it is too nice to cut a hatch in the top and taking the wings off for access means removing the rigging wires. Any thoughts, if i went the petrol route ca anyone recommend an engine which would fly it with authority but fit within the cowl?..........Martinimg_1877.jpg

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Paul Marsh09/09/2018 15:11:16
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A DLE 20 would be ideal.

Paul Marsh09/09/2018 16:03:16
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VQ Models P-39 Airacobra. 9ch Spektrum Rx, OS 61FS pre-surpass engine. This needs loads of channels, 2 flap, 2 elevator, 2 aileron(Y-lead) , rudder, throttle, flaps, retracts.

Ran out of channels, so Y-lead is on aileron, which is ok, anyway...

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Devcon109/09/2018 18:01:07
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That looks super.

Always impressed by the thought process on the Airacobra in terms of motor and armament location.

Can you not get all 9 channels allocated to each surface/ control?

Let us know how it flies as this is my 50/50 warbird choice with a Hurricane.

Always wondered why we can't do the same motor placement without the Centre of Gravity issues.

Devcon109/09/2018 18:01:12
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That looks super.

Always impressed by the thought process on the Airacobra in terms of motor and armament location.

Can you not get all 9 channels allocated to each surface/ control?

Let us know how it flies as this is my 50/50 warbird choice with a Hurricane.

Always wondered why we can't do the same motor placement without the Centre of Gravity issues.

Peter Miller09/09/2018 18:06:11
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 09/09/2018 14:23:29:

Flew the P-47. Flies well. Does anyone know who's kit it was? Also, Peter said the cockpit is awful. Why's that? Suppose it's a cartoon scale, as the wing is bigger proportion to a scale P-47, but it has a benign stall and flies quite easily, considering a warbird. (hence why it's been flown so much and looking old...)
Also, altered the decals, as they were wrong and should not be on both wings.

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Look at a picture of a Razor back P47. Look at the windscreen. It extends further forward and has significant framing. A very noticeable feature in fact.

Richard Ashworth10/09/2018 15:37:04
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A lot less fancy than some of the superb models in the thread but my first build (stripes to put on when I know it flies!)

Pegasus - Galaxy Hornet

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52in span, 4.85 lb (2.2kg), battery in ready to go.

Thumper 3548 900kv 750w Turnigy 4S 3000

kevin b13/09/2018 00:57:05
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I needed some light relief this week, so I played with my laser cutter.

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Just need to get some folding props.

Peter Miller14/09/2018 10:25:37
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Just finished my MAK 15 MP, Russian Powered glider. from 1956

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72" span, 616 sq. in area. weight 2lb 12 oz. Small electric power.

pete taylor14/09/2018 11:22:35
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Yet another interesting looking aeroplane! Where do you find 'em?..

It should fly extremely well at that weight - around 10oz/sq.ft I make it. Is that including all that fuselage area too?

Peter Miller14/09/2018 11:30:50
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Hi Pete

Yes, all the wing area.

Hoping to test fly tomorrow afternoon.

Yes, just over 10 oz per sq ft

Erfolg14/09/2018 11:37:47
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Ah, yes, another convert, having seen the light, or is it drawn to the dark side.

The model certainly has some appeal, in being visually unusual. Although I do wonder what the technical merits of the configuration were thought to be.

Maybe it was modular, to be assembled near a border and a way of escaping socialism?

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