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Old 09-05-2010, 11:44 AM
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Hi Baldeagle

You and I have a simular minds as we keep ending up in the same places,
I am cosidering a reaper and wondered what you thought of a p80 se in one of these, Im a little concerned about flight times as I am seeing 2 liter tanks in them and from the little bit of flying the p80 has done its quite thirsty.

What is the biggest tank you could squezze in one?

I assume you have yours finished how did the cannards work out?

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Old 09-06-2010, 04:01 AM
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Yes fancy seeing you here, the max tank I got in was 2L as you say, but I few mine with a JetCat 120 and got just over 5mins which was not enough in reality, so I retired it to the loft, I now have a Jets Munt 90 so may resurrect it again.

The Canards worked out well, especially with flaps inboard and full crow, no chance of bouncing or ballooning and it does come down, a vast improvement on the standard set up, if you read through this thread, everyone says it won't come down and in the next breath says it does not need air brakes or flaps go figure??????

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Old 09-06-2010, 11:22 AM
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SEnd me some Shots of your reaper please I would love to take a look and as the 120 is physicaly the same size as the 80 It might be worth a bash.

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Old 09-09-2010, 05:52 AM
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I am on vacation at the moment so do not have access to photo's or the Reaper, will see what I have when I get back home (20th September)

The P80 would be perfect for the Reaper, especially if you put flaps on it and use crow braking, don't take any notice of our US cousins they fly off billiard tables and motorways, on our typical small patch's need the extra drag and spoiled lift to get it in.

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:46 AM
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Thanks BaldEagle

The more I look at this model the better it gets.

I look forward to some photos, Enjoy your holiday.

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Old 10-16-2010, 05:19 AM
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Havn't forgotten you, I am having difficulty finding the photo's its a long time since I put the Reaper in the loft, but I will keep looking to see if I can find them, I have to amitt to thinking of getting the thing out and glassing it for a more durable finish and use it as a winter hack, take the retracts out and use a fixed UC, no need for brakes with the length of grass we get during the winter, the more I think about it the more sence it seems to make.

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Old 10-16-2010, 05:53 AM
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Ooooh this is inspiring me to get on top of my reaper, she is glassed already just needs a paint job, and dose any one have any ideas on where to get a decent fuel tank from, as the 3ltr water bottle just ain't cutting it for me. and has any fitted flaps/air brake to this as i am thinking the p-120 road.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:51 AM
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Wow she is going to awesome when shes painted!!

A 120 will be increadable in that I have only seen one with I think an 80 size ant that was quick enough, How long will you get flighttime wise on a 120 and the tanks that fit this model.
As I recall they are not the biggest !
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:56 AM
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On my 120SX I get a good 7mins with a 2.5Lt tank without a UAT, that was on my Elan so with a Reaper I would think another min would be OK.

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Old 10-18-2010, 08:16 AM
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Looking to put extra drop tank on the under belly to carry extra fuel and then smaller wing tanks to carry smoke system fuel, but i am concerned about the p-120 as i have heard that these suffer from high speed flutter, so the p-120 will be running on half throttle. Dose anyone else think that servos are too far away on the wings and this is what cause the high speed flutter? paint scheme i am thinking of doing the same as my Mirage (Tiger Meet)

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I would say that the length of the push rods is the major cause of flutter on the surface's, easy fix whilst building to put the aileron servo's and flaps if you are going to have them towards the TE of the wing to get shorter push rods, if you do this the counter ballance on the end of the ailerons will not be needed either IMO especially if you have the control horns towards the middle of the suface length.

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Hello everybody...
I am interested in the reaper as a first large EDF plane...
Can someone tell me what is the distance between the rails to bold the turbine ?
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:02 AM
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112mm from memory.

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:58 PM
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The magazine South African Modeller has an article about Super Reaper.
August / September 2011 and October / November 2011.
I've been trying to buy these magasin in Traplet Shop .Traple Shop does not sell the magasin South African Modeller to Norway .Does anyone have a copy them canTraple Shop does not sell to Norway send me email.


Excuse my bad English.

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Help.I've misplaced my instruction sheets.If anybody could send a copy of them via email I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks.
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Why not just send an e-mail to mickreevesmodes@gmail.com and ask for a copy?

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I did. Just tapping all sources. Thanks.
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I scaned the mark II instructions sheets for you 5 minuts ago, if you need them just give me your email in PM.


This is my first post on rcu, and you have to make 10 post before being allowed to post pictures, so I can only describe what I am doing right now.

first of all excuse my poor english

I am framing up a super reaper for the moment and here is how iI plan to turn it out
-Jetcat P80
-robart electrical retract
-operational canard
-two axis ( no operational rudders)
- stock ventral speebrake except, ( the actuating servo , hinges and control horn will be inside the plane and not outside like describe in instructions)
-enclosed ailerons servo repositioned more backward in the wing in order to have shorter pushrods
-blader tanks. One 2.5 liters for the engine and one 1 liter for the smoke system ( those tanks will be custom made to fit the plane )
- for the finishing I plan to iron the wings, canards and vertical fin, but I will paint the fuse and plastic parts.

that's my winter project

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