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Old 02-10-2012, 05:34 PM
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This is a fantastic addition to our favorite hobby! Can't wait to see more developments on this....keep posting! Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:41 PM
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ORIGINAL: Legnum
hard to beat the 1/1 scale, flown at Tauranga Airshow in NZ about 4 weeks ago.real impressive.
How can you see this....

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that looks nicely done, shame I don't like the hunter...
And say that???

Truly one of the great MA of it's era.

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:29 PM
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Here's one on the ground, shows how big it is. these pics where taken by a mate mine. Steve Engle. should get him to post a link to the whole show. some great shots.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:19 PM
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first photos were better ....sorry Colin I couldnt resist that
Hey Robert, don't worry, even I cringe when I look at my ugly mug - but I am slightly worried that you prefer pictures of my crotch I think a P100 would be fine - but a Merlin 140 will be the nuts - great power to weight, low fuel consumption

Someone asked about Sabrinas - they are included in the kit as well. They are left off for the builder to decide whether they want to fit them or not.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:53 AM
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Colin ....get the finger out ,we hope to see one in the flesh at Offally jets,last weekend inMarch,
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:57 AM
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:20 AM
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Can't leave the Sabrinas off[X(] The girl has to have an ample bosom you know. Just part of the character of this magnificent jet.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: bobg

Colin ....get the finger out ,we hope to see one in the flesh at Offally jets ,last weekend in March,

[X(] - I will see what I can do - just popping out for a bit of snow flying with my Parkzone Icon A5. Its only - 4C so shorts weather today. Then I will be back to start the build. Cant wait to get stuck in !
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:26 AM
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I have a Merlin 140 on the way and I have always wanted a hunter, think I may have to get one after the summer as my winter project.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:53 AM
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Now Robert
that should give you a decision on what Jet to get next it would sure look well with the rest of your fleet
It always has been one of my favorites as I used to travel 15k on my bike almost every Saturday afternoon to see the Hunters ,Venom's and Vampires of the Swiss air-force that was what gave me my addiction and I can see that the only cure for this in the short term is to get one of these but naturally I will have to but Swiss markings on it
Well Colin or Dave you might have to bring a couple of these to Offaly Jets

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Old 02-11-2012, 06:31 AM
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You guys in the UK and Europe get everything first. I hate that!

It wil be years before we get jets like that. We still have the same-old, same-old jets ... F-18, F-4, F-86, F-16, F-15 ...

Living in the USA sucks. In technology and R/C, we are at least 5 years behind the times. All of Europe had cameras in their phones years before we got them in the USA ... same with video, then with a flash for pictures, then with GPS, then with global calling. AND NOW THIS HAWKER HUNTER !!!!  I'm pissed, and packing my bags ...  I'm outta here!
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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ORIGINAL: rrragmanliam

ORIGINAL: Legnum
hard to beat the 1/1 scale, flown at Tauranga Airshow in NZ about 4 weeks ago.real impressive.
How can you see this....

paul0888
that looks nicely done, shame I don't like the hunter...
And say that???

Truly one of the great MA of it's era.

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Its easy its not a Lightning or a Vampire
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:13 AM
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Cheer up Bobby,

Come over to the UK and watch/do some jet flying.

I thought us Limeys were 5 years behind you Yanks !

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ORIGINAL: carl.huxford125

I have a Merlin 140 on the way and I have always wanted a hunter, think I may have to get one after the summer as my winter project.
Yeah I would like a Hunter too. Oh that's right I have one already. Now were is that guy who was going to build it for me
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mmmmm Hawker Hunter with a mate!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:03 AM
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ORIGINAL: SJN

and for what I think is just a ridiculously low price of £2399
I must have the wrong job if you think it is so inexpensive


The hunter lookes great
I would agree with that. Very nice though and long awaited but not inexpensive
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OK, started the assembly now. I elected to do the wings first on this one which basically involves flap and aileron servos. Servo mounts are the 90 degree angle pieces, first time Ive seen these in plastic rather than aluminium but good material and very strong. These in turn mount on to the wooden formers in the wings. I am using Spektrum 20kg digi servos on ailerons and flaps. Probably slight overkill on the torque but they are very good servos and attractively priced.

I found the mounting formers on the aileron and flap to be too low in the wing for my liking so I milled out some pieces of 2.4mm epoxy board and stuck them on the wooden formers to bring the servo closer to the outer skin. Then drill, tap and secure with supplied M3 countersunk screws. I found on the flap servo covers the opening for the servo arm was quite far inboard so by the time I had opened it up enough it looked rather big so I decided to mill out another pair from epoxy board with the openings in the right place. I will have a go at mixing up some paint later to paint these and the clevises so they blend in nicely. The slots for the control horns are already milled for you so that is basically your datum for lining up the servo in the hatch. Nice linkage hardware is provided with a ball link at one end and clevis at the other. Not strictly necessary to have the ball link as the servos are at right angles to the hinge line but I will use them as the offset of having the ball link on one side lines up with the servo output arm.

Whilst I was fiddlin' and fettlin' I took the main gear out to have a look - decent size cylinders so should go up and down with authority and what a bonus that all the gear door hinging is done for you ! I reckon the door hinging would have taken me a day on its own!

I have put the wings to one side now whilst I do the tail and will then come back and hysol all the horns in at the same time. Supposed to be having a family day today so will try to get back on it when everyone has gone to sleep tonight [8D]
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:38 AM
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Colin - simple solution... Nice jet though you lucky, lucky lucky man!

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Yes Colin seems to be a common thing with the servo mounts too low down in the wing so longer arm needed to stick out and now your 15Kg servo is about 10kg.
How thick is that ply mount stuck to the the top skin? looks like you could only get a couple of screw threads in it before going through the skin.
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Hi Seamus, I think one of those pics is giving a bit of an optical illusion - the wooden blocks are not down on the top skin, they are about 6mm down from the bottom skin so you can put screws all the way through them. With the packers I basically made the servo flush with the underneath of the servo hatch cover so maximum leverage could be achieved.

Marc - nice mount ! In fact I liked it so much I thought I would indulge in a spot of plagiarism and sat down and drew out something rather similar for the tailplane . There are no mounting points for the elevator servos so the options are either to glue some blocks in or make / use a mount under the servo cover. The servo hatch cover is nice and strong so fine to be mounted to although I will be replacing the small fixing screws with some more substantial ones.

Standard size servos will not fit it in the tail so I have used Savox SH1250MG. These are 4.6kg metal geared midi size units. the equivalent JR would be something like a 3401. So after using Marcs servo cradle for "inspiration" I drew up something similar to fit the midi servo, albeit with thinner ply and top strap as space is limited. I was rather chuffed with the result but was swiftly knocked off my pedestal when I found it wouldn't fit in the space between the top and bottom skins So after 2 hours sodding about achieving nothing I spent 10 minutes with the supplied angle brackets and cyano'd them to the servo hatch cover. I will of course tie them down further with hysol when I get the glue gun out.

Some pics of my efforts this evening...


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Colin, I had the same isues with my T33. I mounted the servos on the covers.

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Great looking model! Just to clarify will they be avialable through M&R or Boomerang Jets and will you have stock? I know you said it will be directly through Ripmax but your helping out does that extend to stocking the kits. (I doubt they'd be in stock very long though) I've never realised I work so close to M&R and would like to have a look at a kit. I'll bring the CC...

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Hi Alex
They will be on www.alshobbies.com to pre order as of tomorrow
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The arrangement you ended up with will work fine Colin.

I had a similar depth problem with the elevon servos in my Fei-Bao Mirage and got around it by making some cradles up that minimised space used 'above' the servo. This is no use to you now but someone reading might find the pics handy!

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