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Old 02-13-2018, 09:55 AM
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Dantley,

This plane is at my place now to build for a mate of mine. Mine is due in a month or so and I have to admit I'm in two minds about the satin finish. The plane looks fantastic - it's got real presence in this scheme and the satin is really cool but the gloss version would be easier to protect and look after. Mine is coming in satin but I think the gloss will look just as good and be a bit easier to live with.

Seeing the videos and having been having a lot of fun with my J10 for a while now, I can't wait to get mine done. I've decided just to bite the bullet and go with the 300 straight away on mine.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:12 PM
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Saw this model in the flesh this evening and have to say it looks great.

Looking forward to seeing it fly.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:47 PM
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They are breeding in England!. Another green Sports scheme was delivered today.
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Hi Dave,
are most people you sell the MEPHISTO to putting the model together and breaking it down at the field? (Two piece fuse)
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:18 AM
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Everyone...It's the whole point. We timed assembly and strip down times and it was under 5 minutes. Because the gear is in the centre section, and the flap servos are in the centre section too, the wings are one servo lead and a carf thumb screw accessed through the main wheel well.
The rear fuselage is just three M4 screws and the servo lead connections. I have my elevator leads separate (my prefered set up) and the rudder and two vector servos on a Powerbox 3 way connector. Others use 2 x MPX doubles and a 3 way, so three leads. I keep the flying tails on the rear fuse, I just remove the fin.
The fin is a single front screw.

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It really goes together quickly.
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Thanks Dave,
Sounds like it's very doable.
I am giving it some serious thought.
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Originally Posted by Andrew Bird View Post
Dantley,

This plane is at my place now to build for a mate of mine. Mine is due in a month or so and I have to admit I'm in two minds about the satin finish. The plane looks fantastic - it's got real presence in this scheme and the satin is really cool but the gloss version would be easier to protect and look after. Mine is coming in satin but I think the gloss will look just as good and be a bit easier to live with.

Seeing the videos and having been having a lot of fun with my J10 for a while now, I can't wait to get mine done. I've decided just to bite the bullet and go with the 300 straight away on mine.
Satin wins me over in the looks department, but I think Id lean towards gloss for the reasons youve stated. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the plane after the maiden.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:24 AM
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People asking about sizes for vehicles. It breaks down really well. Here are some shots of the rear fuse and height.
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:17 AM
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A few random photo's of build on Tim's plane. Things will get tidier as it gets closer to completion
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:34 PM
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It's gained a turbine. Looking forward to mine arriving now I've worked out how to build one on someone else's plane
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:25 AM
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Owner Tim was here with Birdy's build for balance and weight session. This one has smoke set up, still comfortably under 20kg dry.
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Old 03-10-2018, 12:47 PM
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Here is some pictures of my build. Have fitted a ATJ 220.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:03 PM
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How long are the two main pieces when the fuse is broken down?
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:47 PM
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Is a Behotec 220 50lb turbine enough to hover a Mephisto or does it need a 300?
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:55 PM
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Hopefully Tim should be flying his with the Behotec 220 this week so we should find out. I was planning on going 300 when mine gets here but a big military order with Jetcat means they don't have any available for quite a while So might run a 220 first.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:42 AM
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If you want to park it in the hover, no. There is no margin. I don’t see many people wanting to hover the Mephisto in a J10 way, so the 220 is perfect. RF and FJ should provide a good indication of the various power plants being used.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:13 AM
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So no straight out hovering, but how about high alpha harriers on a 220?
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:41 AM
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Hi Guys,

Where can I get some good quality stickers for the Mephisto?
I am looking for that "Devil" on the rudder as seen in some of Carf's website.

Any ideas?

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Contact CARF, they cut them in house.

Dave

Tim test flew his this morning. He only had the first no gyro flight and one while we dialed that in. No hovering yet, but no at 1:1 the pull out would be very slow. High Alpha passes and then push to pull out yes.

2 peeps of trim and he was hands off, rolled as axial as mine, big loops and some knife edge. Rudder power as mine is immense, did 180 degrees of a knife edge loop in 60m dia!! Landing roll out as mine is 20m.
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Tim's getting some miles on his and hopefully mine will be here in a week or two. Not sure I'll be as brave with the Mephisto as I am with the J10
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Nice! Any more pics of the J10 and Mephisto together?
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Got a couple more. No flying shots today though but hopefully soon. Was a fun day.


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I got my Mephisto and came without the front former for holding the tanks

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You glue those formers in. Are you missing them all together from the supplied woodwork?

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This are all the parts came with kit plus t canalizer winglets and bypass tube
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