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  • in reply to: RAAF Black Diamonds CA-27 Sabre #56366
    Avatardavek
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    Oh, I am itching – can’t wait to fly this thing. But have to wait for the main gear retracts – prob a few weeks yet. Aw!

    in reply to: RAAF Black Diamonds CA-27 Sabre #56336
    Avatardavek
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    in reply to: A-10 WartHog in the future? #33542
    Avatardavek
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    Oh yes please. I suggested an A-10 in late 2016 and Stepan replied he had that in mind for next year (2017) and although that has passed I hope it is still near top of the list. I would like to reiterate the A-10 request – I love that plane.

    in reply to: where to find 1.0mm steel rods #33465
    Avatardavek
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    I used 1mm steel “wire” from ebay. Just had to spend a little time straightening. Works well.

    in reply to: MadDavo's Corsair #33357
    Avatardavek
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    Ah, so that one shrank a little when it was annealed in boiling water, but generally it is 40cm front-back and the mounting holes are 49mm square.

    in reply to: Morgan's F2G #33356
    Avatardavek
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    Wow, beautiful! Please tell what is your setup? Also is there a video?

    in reply to: MadDavo's P38 #33336
    Avatardavek
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    Repaired and ready for 2nd flight.

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    in reply to: MadDavo's Corsair #33279
    Avatardavek
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    Ooh, a spanish question. That is testing me…

    Las medidas están en el manual. 1900 mm de envergadura, 1520 mm de longitud.

    in reply to: MadDavo's P38 #33211
    Avatardavek
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    Photo retry…

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    in reply to: MadDavo's P38 #33209
    Avatardavek
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    Well, such as it is, here is the maiden flight video!

    Maiden Flight

    I must own up to a bad bad landing – a very poor turn on final stuck it into the grass. The aircraft had plenty of power but I was too chicken to use it. Just as I got it in the air there were about a dozen people that arrived at the ground.

    Attached is photo of the damage. I am reprinting Fuselage #2 and #3 at least. The wires of the nose gear ripped off and the main gear struts bent, so a bit of repairs needed but nothing too bad. As long as the servos and retracts all still work that’s the main thing.

    You can see in the video I had an Eachine FPV camera/transmitter in the cockpit. The FPV signal was poor – only a dipole antenna. I will replace it with a circular antenna and maybe up the signal too from 25mW to 50mW. Also I think I’ll reposition the camera to the nose – that will also help with COG a little but more importantly give a more unobstructed view.

    Looking forward to flying this again!

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by Avatardavek. Reason: fix photo attachment
    in reply to: P-38 Control Throws #32711
    Avatardavek
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    I think what you’re after is about 1:15 into video #9. Ailerons up 14mm/down 8mm. Elevator up 6mm/down 6mm. I guessed rudder was as far slot allows and flap was around 45° in the video.

    in reply to: MadDavo's Corsair #32531
    Avatardavek
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    With the wings folded up it is about 65cm high. It would be more if you put the landing gear down (which I don’t have yet).

    in reply to: MadDavo's Corsair #32504
    Avatardavek
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    Avatardavek
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    Ha! Superb – tks! Darn S3D.

    in reply to: F4u corsair how much filament is needed? #31883
    Avatardavek
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    Aha! I was just about to ask the same question. Tks.

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