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Old 03-09-2018, 01:17 AM
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You can reach them from the intakes.
Mind the manual where it says '6 cm' - if you just choose a random height, you might end up with the rods bothering you when you close it.
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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey I m still scratching my head on the canopy retaining rods.
I understood that the front is secured by the carbon rod and the baud and metal rods pass thru the rear , but where are they accessed from outside the canopy ?
Anybody have pics of the standard setup as per the manual?
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The rod should be long enough to stick your fingers in the inlet on the outside wall and pull or push them. I put an L bend at the end of my rods to help grasp them. When you slide the rods toward the nose mine sit about an inch past the inlet opening and when the canopy is on about 5 inches or so inside the inlet.
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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey I m still scratching my head on the canopy retaining rods.
I understood that the front is secured by the carbon rod and the baud and metal rods pass thru the rear , but where are they accessed from outside the canopy ?
Anybody have pics of the standard setup as per the manual?
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Hello Xantos,

Great jet, you are going to love it. The Rebel is my daily and can't imagine not having it. This is what I did, hope it helps. Note that I installed wheel collars & a little piece of tubing to create a soft stop when pulling/unlocking the canopy against the carbon rod guides. I hysol'd plywood blocks where the rods exits the canopy in the back and sanded down the exit in the front to ensure smooth operation. I included a couple close shots for you to see the ends and collars. Rod guides are hysol'd in for a smooth fit. Please be mindful of Mauro's suggestion. If you are not careful the rods or guides may hit the top of the fuselage when installed. I tried to keep mine as symmetrical as possible and clear everything. Works great.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by skunkwurk View Post
Hello Xantos,

Great jet, you are going to love it. The Rebel is my daily and can't imagine not having it. This is what I did, hope it helps. Note that I installed wheel collars & a little piece of tubing to create a soft stop when pulling/unlocking the canopy against the carbon rod guides. I hysol'd plywood blocks where the rods exits the canopy in the back and sanded down the exit in the front to ensure smooth operation. I included a couple close shots for you to see the ends and collars. Rod guides are hysol'd in for a smooth fit. Please be mindful of Mauro's suggestion. If you are not careful the rods or guides may hit the top of the fuselage when installed. I tried to keep mine as symmetrical as possible and clear everything. Works great.
Hey Thanks for the Pics it clears up things .
Another question - Im planning to run a Rhino 200 , are the Intakes big enough to let the Rhino breathe or should I consider cutting out NACA inlets in the fuse ?
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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey Thanks for the Pics it clears up things .
Another question - Im planning to run a Rhino 200 , are the Intakes big enough to let the Rhino breathe or should I consider cutting out NACA inlets in the fuse ?
Not needed Nands...
Around 30 flights now with the RP and Rhino 200. No mods. Stock intakes are large enough.

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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey Thanks for the Pics it clears up things .
Another question - Im planning to run a Rhino 200 , are the Intakes big enough to let the Rhino breathe or should I consider cutting out NACA inlets in the fuse ?
No need to do anything, there are many many flying with 200 class turbines.

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Yeah no need for more gets plenty as is.
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Hey Guys
My build is coming along quite well.
I just had one question on joining the 2 fuse halves.
If i choose to go with the standard Method A with the 4 bolts is it enough?
I dont need to take the model apart to get it to the field & can open it by unscrewing 4 bolts to get at the tailpipe or rear fuse if necessary.
Any other structural issues ?
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:34 AM
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Method A (4) bolts joining the fuse works fine. More than 70 flights on mine no problem. The fuse can be taken apart if necessary with just a little work.
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Hey Guys,
The Standard 6L tank that comes with the Rebel Pro does not have any baffles inside ,its quite a large volume of fuel in there.
All airplane Ive built so far BVM , CARF etc all have had baffles inside the tank to prevent fuel from sloshing around
Isn't it a problem to have it sloshing around ?
Im thinking of either cutting the tank and installing baffles or buying a new kevlar tank
Any ideas?

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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey Guys,
The Standard 6L tank that comes with the Rebel Pro does not have any baffles inside ,its quite a large volume of fuel in there.
All airplane Ive built so far BVM , CARF etc all have had baffles inside the tank to prevent fuel from sloshing around
Isn't it a problem to have it sloshing around ?
Im thinking of either cutting the tank and installing baffles or buying a new kevlar tank
Any ideas?
I got one with the 6 liters tank and one with the 5 liters tank, neither have baffles, haven't noticed anything weird in flight.
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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Hey Guys,
The Standard 6L tank that comes with the Rebel Pro does not have any baffles inside ,its quite a large volume of fuel in there.
All airplane Ive built so far BVM , CARF etc all have had baffles inside the tank to prevent fuel from sloshing around
Isn't it a problem to have it sloshing around ?
Im thinking of either cutting the tank and installing baffles or buying a new kevlar tank
Any ideas?
Over thinking it, I have one and normally dont fill it up all the way due to being more fuel than needed and I have never had an issue nor has anyone else. Because we have free floating clunks and its really a small tank in relation to the jet size, near the center of gravity and on center line this to me would be pointless.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:21 AM
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I've had no problems with the standard 6 liter tank, this is my 3rd year with the Rebel Pro.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:53 AM
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I have 230 10 minute flights on my Rebel Pro from tumbling it, lots of vertical hammerheads, Red Flag Competition,and many other maneuvers! You dont need a baffel! But, as all tanks, inspect, glue if needed, then pressure test under water blowing into fuel tubing!
I fill it 2/3 full for plenty reserve with a Behotec 220 for normal 10min. flights and return with 1/3 tank. But, I fly throttle as needed not just leaving it up!
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Thanks for the input guys
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:46 PM
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Guys where have you guys been putting your uat/hopper tanks
i have the PB Mercury, Electron retract ECU, Turbine ECU and hopper all to be installed on the top deck.
can you please post pics of your installs
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I've had three flame outs. Due to excessive air entering the UAT. I ended up fitting a larger UAT. Problem solved.
To be fair it wasn't the fault of model , my plumbing, the tank, or the UAT.
I was just giving my Rebel a very hard time.

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Hello friends, I make a Kevlar tank for this model with baffle inside.

https://cmjets.com/pirotti-models/60-rebel-pro-6l.html

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Originally Posted by Xantos View Post
Guys where have you guys been putting your uat/hopper tanks
i have the PB Mercury, Electron retract ECU, Turbine ECU and hopper all to be installed on the top deck.
can you please post pics of your installs
if you scroll back a few pages the build thread shows my setup, some folks do things similar to mine and I seen others with everything underneath out of site.
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Originally Posted by cmjets View Post
Hello friends, I make a Kevlar tank for this model with baffle inside.

https://cmjets.com/pirotti-models/60-rebel-pro-6l.html

Regards from Spain
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Good stuff, can't go wrong here if your looking tanks hey CM can you you lay any image into the tanks?

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Hi again, I upload photos here.




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OK Finally got my Rebel in the Air this weekend.





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Liking that rear end take-off pic - Nice
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