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Old 11-04-2009, 05:08 PM
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Dave,

kick the dog whilst he is down!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, it was not my fault! As I told you at the patch, 100% a JR lockout, think I better get my hands on that Futaba radio you keep telling us about.

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Old 11-04-2009, 05:27 PM
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:18 PM
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Flap linkage complete, the centres on my model are approx 105mm on the pushrod.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:06 AM
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Hello Dave,

What is the retract used ? It looks like Behotec gear...

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Old 11-05-2009, 02:55 AM
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Progress is never as quick as I would like however when you consider this is only three evenings work it shows how fast this model will g together.
As you will see I used the same servos as Dave in the tailplane but mounted mine on ply plates. These were then put on a linisher to thin them a little and a Dremel sanding drum taken to the covers to relieve these a little. I am using Eurokit retracts and Dave Behotec. The end may be in sight for Saturday but the weather forecast is not friendly.

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:05 AM
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Stéphane


Yes I did not have any Eurokit units in stock so used Behotec C36 with the AT Harpoon trailing link legs...nice and light.

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T. Yep V quick, well thought out kit...well impressed so far.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:53 AM
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Thanks for the build thread. Jet looks good.
Anyone selling this kit in the USA ?
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:58 AM
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Trevor,

Your model is coming together nicely. Looks like Dave could take a few pointers of you

Looking forward to seeing them fly over the weekend.

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:24 PM
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Bravery, is stupidity...

Sunday is the day, 6mph and 10 degrees!

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Old 11-05-2009, 05:40 PM
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Not much done today, "Fire Works" night and Dad taxi meant I'm catching up now.

Tube started today in the office, tailplane finished and set up in radio. Instructions call for taped on covers, but I've used BVM screws.

Dw
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:54 PM
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Dave,

Little done tonight myself as the tailpipe I am using is a Wren item for increased thrust and lighter weight but that also means sorting out a mounting system for buth front and rear. At the end of the night i find my oh so carefull measurements are off (as usual) and some adjustment is required but happy with the layout.

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Old 11-06-2009, 06:36 PM
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Wel,l it is finished enough to fly and on charge now while I go and walk the dog. Five good evenings has this model finished which is testament to how ARTF the kit really is. Nothing outstanding just the little bits that are done for you save a huge amount of time. During the build i managed as always to knock the model around and it is as tough as they come, very good quality and I wanted it for a winter hack it fits the bill. Roll on tomorrow.

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Old 11-07-2009, 04:09 AM
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Good job your not a slacker like me, hardly any progress on mine, too busy at work on Friday with another turbine delivery to sort, so no time to complete all the messy jobs in the warehouse-see you at the field.

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:50 AM
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First one flies.

The Inspiration has flown, 5 days after starting the build, the tinted screen and decals already make it look great! Even with a small turbine the take-off roll on wet grass was only 50m. couple of peeps of trim and that was it!
Not much more info for now as a mismatch on the wren tail pipe and CARF bell mouth made the turbine fluff on spool up and a dead stick meant the flight was cut short, until a new tail pipe mount without the carbon bell can be done.
The stock tail pipe is very heavy and for small turbines it's worth looking for a different option like the Wren item.

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:12 PM
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Well done Trevor - super quick build and it looks v impressive in the air. This is what ARTF's should be like !
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Dave,

Trevor has certainly shown you how to build a plane to a deadline! All those Golden arches must be slowing you down

If I did not have my Flash and 2nd Hawk to budget for I am certain that this plane would be on the shopping list. Has very clean lines and looks very good in the air.

Looks like Graupner have found a challenger to the other sports jets on the market.

Now, will Dave finish his before he has an other quater pounder [X(]

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:38 PM
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Need to find a pix of the great wing decals too ;-)

Taking wife out to dinner tonight...so who knows!

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How would you compare the Inspiration too the C-ARF Flash?

Someone had to ask.

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Dave

Good to see your pics. I bought the same plane at the Jetpower 2009. Start to build it in two weeks.

-Did you paint the canopy?
-How did you fit the covers for the Servos? In my kit the covers are about two millimeters higher then the edge of the wing (Tail and main wing). Did you sand ist?

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Mike

I haven't flown mine yet, it will be next week now. From watching Trevor on the same day as several Flashes flew it took off in a shorter distance, but the tail pipe issues stopped further testing. I'm expecting it to be a great, it wont take the range of turbines the Flash does, but for someone with P60-70 or Super Sport, Booster 80-Evojet 90 and probably the merlin 90. It's perfect.

Martin, Yes the canopy is tinted with "smoke" tint, the photos show it black but its more subtle-thought I did it for Trevor in a rush before we met at the field.

I sanded both covers to reduce the edge. I have a large belt sander that eats the wood in seconds! Mine are not as much as 2mm...maybe 0.5mm off.

What turbine will you use?

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Dave

Ok, mine is probably not 2mm too. I don't have the plane next to me so I was just guessing. I was not sure if this is the way how to do. I'm going to ask a friend to use his big belt sander.

I am going to use a Evojet 90. Retract will be a Jet-1A.

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Thanks for the responce, I have to admitt the EvoJet 90 is looking very attactive for this jet as a winter no frills airframe.

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Yes, we have always used the Flash as our grass field winter toy, great to have a choice now. May even go in the Galaxy together!

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Martin, Yes the canopy is tinted with ''smoke'' tint, the photos show it black but its more subtle-thought I did it for Trevor in a rush before we met at the field.
Dave,

Which product do you use to smoke the canopy ? I'm waiting for my Inspiration and, like you, I prefer it with smoked canopy instead of clear one.

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Its a car lexan body tint....RC something, I'll look in office tomorrow and give you brand. If you can get Pactra smoke is the same.

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