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Old 05-09-2016, 08:18 PM
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Looks great, Good luck on the maiden and I hope you can post a video..

BTW, what is the total up weight? with fuel and without?
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:13 PM
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Looks great, still one of my favorite models, I'd not flown mine for 8 months but with the test flight of my friend Rob's on Saturday I decided to take it along. Still flys as good as ever!
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:04 AM
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Hello Dave, what do you think the final weight for the 2nd gen Global Mig 15 will be with a P120? I am debating their kit or the larger Carf Mig which comes in at about 26-28 lb dry. Thx in advance for your answers...
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:53 AM
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Too heavy with nose weight needed.Both would be over powered, the P-100 in mine is too much really, though perfect for real scale flight. I'd go CARF, though both models struggle with availability of Gear!
Rob's example set up exactly as mine with a P-100Rx needed 700g of nose weight...mine has none! I guess the tail construction is the variable
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:19 PM
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Ehab

not sure of the final weight yet. This will be a little heavier as it needed quite a few repairs to get it flight worthy again. This one has a Merlin 100 in it and Mike the former owner said it was a good match. At that I have all my batteries and cockpit and pilot as far forward plus some lead to get it to CG.

Im missing my gear doors from the prior crash so may just fly it without them for now. I have them on order from GJC.

Last thing on finishing her was to use some pastels to get the rivets to pop and clear coat with mini wax clear satin. This really helps the paint settle down and gives it that. Matte look.

Going to try to fly it next weekend at the field where we have Best in the West. I'll post the good and the bad.



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Old 05-10-2016, 03:31 PM
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Hi Rich, Your doors are ready at our Irvine location. Please go pick them up. Thanks. Mike
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:42 PM
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Thanks Mike that was fast!!! And thanks for the years of excellent customer service. I'll come by tomorrow.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:33 PM
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Sure, I look forward to see it fly soon. Mike
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:50 PM
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Thx for the info Rich and David. Good luck on the new maiden
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:34 AM
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Well the MIG is back in action. Great flyer. I put in a igyro so that just locked her in. Plenty of power with the Merlin 1/2 throttle was great performance. The wheels roll for ever ...so I need to trouble shoot my brakes as that was my only issue.

Very happy with with this one. Drew lots of compliments and attention

Thanks Mike.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:57 AM
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I just purchased the MIG 15 about a month ago and just getting a chance to assemble it and this is the 1st time encountering this problem with ailerons and elevator halves not sure how or what to use to hook them up
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Did anyone ever find a good replacement spring for the mains?
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Hi! Some questions of balancing the ship:
The tail-assembly seems rather heavy, looks like I will need a lot of weight up front.
You are balancing with empty tanks & full UAT the normal way I guess? The UAT I have are so small I think it will not matter much.
What of the front-tank - this will have some effect on the CG from full to empty, but from what I read this almost never fully drains so maybe it will not make much difference?
I found somewhere in this thread a CG-point of 6 inches forward of TE. Does this sound about right?

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Old 02-06-2017, 09:58 AM
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By the time you put 2 receiver batteries, and ECU battery in the front, the balance is about right, with full UAT. 5-6" forward of the TE at the wing root area is the C.G. area. balance at full UAT, and empty tank. This jet is very tolerant of C.G. location, Mke
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By the time you put 2 receiver batteries, and ECU battery in the front, the balance is about right, with full UAT. 5-6" forward of the TE at the wing root area is the C.G. area. balance at full UAT, and empty tank. This jet is very tolerant of C.G. location, Mke
Thank You. I will try it from there!
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Tow, mine needed no extra weight in the front to balance. Mine was balanced 145mm forward of TE. Right on rear spar I believe. Was spot on for the CG. It will sit on tail with no fuel in it. Once fuel is added it is ok. It is a great flying jet. It will float on landings, and roll forever on the bearing wheels.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:05 PM
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You guys all talking about balance with no fuel!? I told Tore to balance with hopper full and front tank 50% as that's how it generally lands!
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Hmmm............ Just curious. I `m well aware of from my larger MiG (the CARF one) the CG isn`t all that critical on these machines, but as this one have a much higher wing-loading I just want to get it about right for the maiden at least. What I learnt from Dave, not as prone to get into the kangaroo-state on landings either. As of now the climate here does not invite to flying much, but as they say......Time will show.......
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Dave mine is powered by P70 and I only use the 2 saddle tanks. Balance is with full uat, no fuel in main tanks. My UAT is under cockpit floor. Right at 23lbs dry weight. Gear is down.
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Finally got everything on board. With a VT-80 she ends up a tad under 10 kg dry wich is good I think. When attempting balancing as per Daves recommandation I end up rather nose-heavy at 145mm. Looks more like the sweet point will be on the main former (fuselage split). Still very light on the nose-wheel thou. Should I assume everything to be OK then?
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Mine was quite light on the nose wheel, like Mike said its not overly fussy. It does have a small tail, so loading it up with a bit of nose weight is not an issue.
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Well, now all we have to do is waiting for a break in the weather I guess :-)

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In all its Pride and Glory ! Didn`t quite get the color-cheme I wanted, but so be it!
A glimpse of the internals. Plenty of room here.
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It took its time but I finally got around to maiden the MiG! :-) Flew great and will be even better when getting the throws and CG a little more sorted out. First impression is positive I must say, part from I feel it could use a little more power than the VT-80. Then again - Will need a lot more testing. Sorry no pics at this time, will come later!
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