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Old 01-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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Those pictures remind me of my plane...
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:20 PM
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Those pictures remind me of my plane...
Are you still flying yours? How is it holding up?

I have the kit but never got going on it. Does the elevator linkage really need to be improved?

I have a new 91 fx for power. I thought with a tuned pipe it should move out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:03 PM
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The elevator and rudder linkages definitely need attention. Make em absolutely slop-free. Use epoxy bearings for the torque rods, or something similar, as long as it's absolutely slop-free.
It's no big deal if you plan it into the construction as you go ahead.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:58 AM
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Seeing these updates on this model kindles some interest in resurrecting/rebuilding my model. I had a crash on the third flight after a dead stick - did not make it back to the runway.

Since I have gone totally electric (no glow planes remaining in the hanger), I had thoughts of bringing mine back as an electric powered model. I have looked to see if anyone else has built and flown this model with electric power, but have not seen any reports. I have a few projects that I am currently working on, but if there is a lull in my model building projects, I might take this on as a challenge.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:23 AM
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Hello Vic,

You did a beautiful job on your SU 27. Is that piped 91 FX I see there? Did it provide enough power when it did run? I wonder if it needs a fuel pump for more reliability. With this size airplane, can you go electric without adding weight? I imagine the batteries required would be quite heavy. How about a DF unit between the tail fins?

Rudeboy, when I was getting ready to build my kit, I was reading the build threads and saw those epoxy hinges you are talking about. Some people were also recommending larger torque rods for the elevators too. Probably not such a big deal but both of these issues made me put the project aside. I always thought adding flaps would be cool too.

I noticed all the builds are finished in demonstration colors. No camo? Probably easier to see when flying that way.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:45 PM
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That is an OS 91FX. It flew the plane well with the long Rossi tuned pipe, 13 x 8 APC prop (11,500 rpm). As for the paint scheme, there is no camouflage scheme that looks nearly as good as any of the Aero Team paints (IMHO).

I also fabricated Epoxy bearings for the Flanker.

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What servos are you guys using with the flanker on the elevators rudders and ailerons? I am curious to know what has held up with the higher speeds?
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