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Old 06-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: STAN-CAUSSEL

Hi David
Same painting scheme on this.
( AD, Size 1/5, demo flights at JetPower )
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Hi Stan

all I can say WOW!!! It makes me re consider our decision again...

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Old 07-24-2015, 08:03 PM
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checking in after i saw this thread.
I have a brand new fully assembled rafale that I havent flown since i bot it almost 10 years ago. too afraid to fly it.
I bot it without ever flying a jet and dont plan on it until i have flown others, whenever I get to it.
here it is.
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Old 02-17-2016, 02:46 AM
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Hi guys, need some help from those of you who have built the single version.

The tail pipe is fixed from the front end to the bypass with screws, but the rear end of the pipe i guess is supported with a wooded ring which glues into the rear tailcone, the problem is the rear tailcone wooden ring is too large, for support.

unfortunately i only have the twin setup plans for which the tailpipe mounting is different.

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Chatty,

There is another set of wood rings (mounted about halfway back in the nozzles) that support the exhaust pipe. Attached is the best pic I have of it on my computer (sorry, on a business trip or I would have taken a better pic of my Rafale).

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Old 02-17-2016, 01:28 PM
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Thanks Jim, I guess these are the same rings in my pics, which glue around half way in the nozzles,
just realised the rings do not contact the pipe at all 3 points, I guess contact at 2 points should be good enough. Unfortunately I do not have the single turbine plans which show the rings orientation.
a pic showing the wooden rings would be helpful for sure.

Thanks anyways.
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Make new rings so they contact the pipe at all three points.

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Old 02-17-2016, 08:44 PM
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Or, just extend the 3 bumps on the rings you have for a snug fit. You could screw on small pieces of aluminum or glue on 1/8 inch or so of plywood. I don't think the exact location of the rings is critical as long as they secure the pipe.
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Thanks Craig, thats exactly what i though of doing, just extending 1 tab with a piece of ply.

One more question guys, the L/G area has carbon plates reinforcement, not sure if BVM modified the design later, or if i still do need to install these plates as i see two formers in the fuse compare to the plans which show only 1. Bvm has no hole predrilled in the former, unless they expect the modeller to drill it.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:23 AM
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Can someone confirm what scale the BVM Rafale is? I'm assuming it's around 1/7th but can't find it listed anywhere in the manual or otherwise.....thanks
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Yes, I think it is 1/7.

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Aviation Design and BVM are the same, 1/7 Rafale !
https://www.aviation-design.fr/?rc-jet-model-rafale-1-7-scale

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Thanks guys...
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