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    L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Guys,

    Is there anything to be wary of with the L39? Does it do anything particularly well or badly? Narrow track tend to cause issues? Is it like the Hawk where the larger versions fly better and are less tip stally?

    Thinking of Skygate or TomaHawk L39....

    Cheers
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    L39 's fly very well
    I have flown lots of the small Savex ones, very nice no tip stall probs.

    I think you will like it.

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Mark

    I think you'll be pleased with either of those. My little Skymaster L39 is lovely to fly and to be honest it's a bit fat for it's size but still displays very good characteristics especially a the lower end of the speed range. I needed a gyro on the rudder to damp out it's tail wiggle at higher speeds. I'm sure they will both fly like kites, I'd go with the Skygate model as I think it's a better representation of the full size even with those massive air brake intakes . The larger Tomahwk design didn't do it for me on the scale front but impressive none the less.

    Cheers, Alex

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Mark, can only speak for the JL 1/5th but they fly very realisticly, slow down nicely and have great presence in the air
    No vices unless you pull too much elevator in a banked turn in which case they will tuck the nose down, they like to be flown smoothly/scalelike.
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Mark
    you ask especially for Thomahawk or Skygate.
    First of all; Skygate don't exist more.
    But I know both, all of them has same characteristics the fly like big gliders, no bad habits.
    Brg
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??


    ORIGINAL: Heer

    Hi Mark
    you ask especially for Thomahawk or Skygate.
    First of all; Skygate don't exist more.
    But I know both, all of them has same characteristics the fly like big gliders, no bad habits.
    Brg
    Fritz
    Fritz,

    Skygate Models were bought out by Comp-ARF so all of their models are now available from C-ARF! As a rep, that is why I am looking at pulling the trigger on the SG L39!

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Mark
    yes I know, actually I work on a SG L-39 for a friend.
    Brg
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hello friends:

    I think Skygate is full scale, Tomahawk is a little more big, but not is perfect scale, also the kit not has instructions, yes I know when you buy and built one kit like this I think you have enought experience buiding jets, but it is really expensive and not has instructions, WHY ??????????

    I guess Skygat has instructions, this is very important when you spend a lot of money in a jet and you need complete confidence that you're doing well.

    Regards from Spain.

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Carlos,

    No instructions with the Skygate kits either - just a CD of some pictures!

    Yes, Skygate (or Comp-ARF now) is full scale whilst the Tomahawk is less scale but bigger.

    Do you have pictures of panel lines/rivets on the Tomahawk?

    Cheers
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Mark, like Gary I also have the JL version, although mine is in the Breitling scheme, which I think looks the nuts, and also has the scale lighting system, you are always very welcome to come and view mine. (and the rest of the fleet)

    Hi Fritz, love the paint booth and that gorgeous blue you are using, should look great!
    cheers,

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Mark:

    This L-39 not bring Cd with photos, I get some photos from Tomahawk, but not enought. I am building it to my way.

    I not am able charge the photos, if you want, give me your email by PM and I will send you all photos that you want.

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Mark,

    there ara a lot of rivets and panel lines on the L-39 from Tomahawk....

    Hope to tell you about the flight characteristics after next weekend [8D]

    Greetings

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi:

    I can put photos again.

    Christian, good luck in your maiden, please, put photos and video.

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    hi Mark,
    Get the skygate and start a build thread!!
    i love mine, i just need gear and other small items that where not available from skygate at the time?

    my biggest issue is picking a scheme, Im thinking military.

    cheers,
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi ro
    here you can buy the complete gear for the SG L-39.

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Thanks Fritz,

    I will give them a ring. Do you think comparf will have a better price?

    You guys should post some pictures/flight videos when you have time. I was telling Mark i saw a video of wofgang flying the L39, it was one impressive!

    cheers,
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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hi Guys,

    today my L-39 had here maidenflight. It fly s really well and landing is a
    easy job.
    IΒ΄ m really happy with this plane.



    Regards

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    RE: L39 Flight Characteristics??

    Hey Mark,
    Flew my Skygate L39 this week. Awesome flyer! I love it. Worked through some landing gear issues, but finally got it sorted out. No bad habits at all.
    Very similar to the SG Hawk flying characteristics.
    Do it!
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