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Ton van Munsteren25/06/2014 23:09:37
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Mike ,

Any news about the kit or are you started already with the build, thanks for selecting the RedEagle for your next project.

Herbert,

Not sure what wind speed a breeze would be, but its not an glider that will penetrate well because its to light weight for that. The model is also not designed for adding more weight its just for flying on calm days or those lovely summer evenings. I do fly it on winds at 3-4 bft but use the motor to get it back after doing a thermal. And the controle will also be more difficult because with more winds its better that you have ailerons for controle.

Cheers

Ton

Mike Stevens13/07/2014 10:25:41
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Tom

What is the difference between the short and long kits. I think I bought the full kit - materials, plan, cd rom etc?

I have to say that I have just started looking at the wing and the first thing I notice is that the spruce spar is too wide 6-7mm approx. which kind of defeats the object of purchasing a pre-cut kit.

How have others overcome this - sourced spruce elsewhere or trimmed ribs to fit face 11

Fuselage is coming together well - just need to carve the nose now and get some lightweight balsa filler for the holes where the bulkheads pop through.

 

It would appear that I did indeed buy the full kit but the spruce for the spar is the wrong size?

 

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Ton van Munsteren13/07/2014 15:12:45
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for selecting the RedEagle as you new project.

Sorry to hear that the spar is to wide but I can't help you on this, its up to RBC to select the materials they put in there kit.

Trimming the ribs is very easy to do and needs to be done most of the time because there is always some tolerance on the material sizes.

Would love to see some pics if possible.

Cheers

Ton

Mike Stevens13/07/2014 16:06:28
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Yes Ton

Some judicious use of a scapel has worked around the problem.

I might drop the kit supplier an email as in UK this would be described as - 'not fit for purpose'...LOL.

I will post some pictures of fuse plus first section of wing build shortly.

Regards

Mike

Mike Stevens13/07/2014 16:17:18
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Ton van Munsteren14/07/2014 15:05:25
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Mike,

Thanks for the pics the RedEagle is looking very nice already.

What do you think about the building is it easy.

Looking forward to some more pics.

Cheers

Ton

Mike Stevens21/07/2014 07:26:37
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Will add some more pictures later - coming along - just the outer right hand wing tip to build and then some sanding to do.

Should I coat with sanding sealer before Oracover or will that add unnecessary weight?

Andy G.21/07/2014 08:32:45
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Hi Ton, and other forum readers.

Saw the Red Eagle in last months mag and just fell in love with it's great looks. As my then current artf glider had decided to end it'flying career that very week I sent for the short kit and started building straight away! ( that did mean that my existing build, a scatch build Predator Drone, had to go on hold till this one is done). Anyway, kit arrived quickly and the build is easy. The spar size issue mentioned elsewhere is easily resolved wwith a blade and sanding block. I did feel that the rib/t.e joint was a little flimsy for my liking so I gusseted all these joints. Other 'mods' I made were,,, a thin ply hatch underneath for acsess to esc and motor connections and a small chin pod immediately under the nose to allow for alittle cooling air and to allow for clearance for the motor wires as I'm using a 28mm motor.

The build is straightforward and the kit quality excellent. Mine is nearly built now, hoping for maiden flight within a week or so and I'll post some pics of the completed plane soon, although with my colour scheme theres no way that I can call mine,,, RED EAGLE!!!

Mike Stevens26/07/2014 07:05:40
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Any thoughts on sanding sealer anyone?

john stones 126/07/2014 07:39:25
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Don't need it Mike, just get all the dust off, H.K covering is good also, very tough and much cheaper.

John

Mike Stevens26/07/2014 18:31:15
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Many thanks John - duly noted. Nose is a bit of a game and can see myself with the car body filler shortly.

I have my Oracover already and find it very much easier to work with than some other films.

Getting there......

Mike

Mike Stevens26/07/2014 20:40:12
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Can't find any mention regards the fillet on top of the wing...can it be done like WOT4 with cling film and body filter?
Mike Stevens27/07/2014 08:55:02
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Made up some fairing pieces out of 6mm balsa and blended the fuse into the wing.

Also have made up a packing piece to sit on top of the ply from 3mm balsa under where the wings bolts go through as there seems to be a lot of air underneath - anything wrong with that?

Mike Stevens27/07/2014 21:00:28
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More pictures to follow

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Mike Stevens28/07/2014 07:13:42
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Few more pictures of build. The nose needs some considerable work still.

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Andy G.30/07/2014 13:15:05
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Thought I would 'get in on the act' and post a few pics of my ''Red Eagle'', although given my colour scheme I may have to rename it!. lol..

Loved the build so far.. Hopefully be complete soon.

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Ton van Munsteren05/08/2014 18:09:52
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Sorry for the late reply was on holiday and my laptop crashed hate it when that happens.

Andy, Looking great and it would be nothing else than an RedEagle, its got the red wing and will fly like an Eagle when its finished wink

Mike, Looking good the RedEagle with the mods and like the fairing to make the wing go smooth into the fuse very nice and clean. The balsa inlayer is not really needed I only tighten the screws with my fingermail, so there is nog tension at all on that point and extra support is not needed, but also not a bad thing and good thinking.

Thanks for the pics and hoping to see many more.

Cheers

Ton

Jamie sawyer05/08/2014 20:01:34
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I'm going to build one of these. Lovely design !!! Very traditional smiley.

I'm going to add ailerons on the wings. I really hope you dont mind me deviating from your design Ton.

Going to order the wood in a week or so.

Really nice glider yes

Jamie

Mike Stevens05/08/2014 21:55:13
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Picture of covered wing to follow but having issues uploading from phone.

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Ton van Munsteren05/08/2014 21:59:27
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Jamie,

Thanks for selecting the RedEagle as your next model, maybe its an option to build both wings start with the way its designed and make a second wing with ailerons.

Looking forward to your build pics.

Ton

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