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Old 11-23-2009, 06:54 PM
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I will shortly be embarking on a build project for a friend in the shape of a Graupner Epic Victory, being as it is one of the first kits i will be starting with a relatively clean sheet and thought it would be a good idea to see if anyone out there has any build tips, things to look out for, pics of there installations, recommended improvements etc before i start. It will be powered by a Jetcat P160, we are currently debating what power supply/system will be used, it will be guided by Futaba FASST/14MZ (never mind!) via Futaba brushless servos . . . . . the owner is on the case with this as i type! i am looking forward to this one as it will certainly be a different shape in the sky at UK jet meets, i believe there is another being built and would be quite nice to see them in the air at the same time. As it seems to be a bit of an unknown quantity any pointers could prove useful as the build progresses. The model will be finished as in the pictures attached, looks very smart!
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:34 PM
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I too am building a Epic Victory for the Owner of Epic Aircraft Company. I have a preproduction model and all I have is the glass parts and a box of bulkheads. No drawings or anything. I will be following this build and posting too as I make progress.

Good to see I am not going to be alone on this one!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:28 AM
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I think the kit that i am getting has similar contents, looking forward to it!
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:29 AM
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Jamie

I'll fill in the blanks as we go along...you just need a proper modelling car to collect the kit...
Graupner's instructions are getting close to being finished, I have some more wood parts for you too.

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:31 AM
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I'll fill in the blanks as we go along...you just need a proper modelling car to collect the kit...
Graupner's instructions are getting close to being finished, I have some more wood parts for you too.

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Dave,
I think Martin will be collecting and delivering, but you are right i do need an estate car . . . . the passat saloon is not ideal, although i can get the Bobcat, Bandit, ground equipment and a couple of conventional sport models in it at once! but i am reluctant to get rid of a car that has not given me a moments trouble since i bought it considering the amount of travelling i do . . . . plus i like it too much!. I swap cars with the missus motorised shopping trolley sometimes as it is alot more economical than mine but can get s!d all in it!
I would like to get the Nano Jetcat when it arrives and a Super Bandit before i change the car.

I think it will be picked up next week on his way down to me, will be seeing him Wednesday.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:44 AM
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A few pics of the model . . . a familiar face in one! video clip of the full-size in action aswell as the model


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw8vjnF1Ctg

http://www.airmix.de/modellbau-2279-...-graupner.html
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:12 PM
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Ah that was in the evening at Nurnberg Toy Fair when I was trying to work out how to get the demo model on the flight home!

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Can you guys tell me if Graupner has made changes to the beta model as thats what I have. Rick has asked me to move the turbine forward to help with balance. Is this the case with the production models? Are they producing a longer tail pipe to adjust for the move?


Dave, any help you can send my way will be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and I agree the model is HUGE. It took up the bed of my F-250 pickup truck just to get her home.
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Have you got the latest wood pack? If not he should get Graupner to ship a set.
Also clear tinted windows are being produced so that the model can be "scaled" up.
I'll get a second disc of construction photos burnt-pm me a mail address and I'll ship one over.
The further forward you can get the turbine the better, but building everything into the nose will help-its a lonnngggg nose! At the end of the day it's a big model a little weight will be fine

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:10 PM
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PM sent!

Thank you!
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Ok I'll sort it.

regards

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Old 11-25-2009, 04:34 AM
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Hi Jamie and Dave,

cracking looking aeroplane, love the lines, looking forward to seeing one these in the air. [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Hey Dave, wow, you sure cut a dash all suited and booted nearly didn't recognise you
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Jamie / Dave,

I am so looking forward to taking delivery of the model. I am undecided on whether to use two receivers or not; I will be using the R6014HS and probably BLS152 servos throughout.

Here are some more pictures to whet the appetite of those interested.
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Martin

With the F word I'd play safe...

Looking forward to the space in my warehouse ;-)

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:29 AM
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Martin

With the F word I'd play safe...

Looking forward to the space in my warehouse ;-)

Dave
Pointless trying to make him see sense, had both John and Martin ganging up on me last night at his place! but i stood my ground! i think we have a plan for getting it to me, workshop will be getting crowded!
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Just say ticking bomb...

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Funny i've not seen Jason "the bandit" Fletcher have any problems with the F factor. Maybe the others were user error?? I'm on spekky, so of course haven't had any problems


Nice model Jamie, i take it your going to get a go on the sticks after all your hard work. Is the A10 finished yet?
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Just say ticking bomb...

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Well theres a few of us with these ticking bombs but none have gone off yet... I don't know anyone who says they have had a problem with FASST.

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It's not FASST as a system...but anyways this thread is not about that!
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Hi Jamie, from the title of this thread and you being a navy boy I thought you were building this !

I saw the fuselage on M&R's stand at the recent LMA show, it was massive.
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Funny i've not seen Jason ''the bandit'' Fletcher have any problems with the F factor. Maybe the others were user error?? I'm on spekky, so of course haven't had any problems


Nice model Jamie, i take it your going to get a go on the sticks after all your hard work. Is the A10 finished yet?
I hope Martin may let me have a 'stick twiddle' at some point but i expect i may have to wear a FASST T-shirt as a condition when flying! The A10 is still down in cornwall and work is sporadic due to me now being in Portsmouth and him working away a couple of weeks at a time in and out odf the country, having our time off coincide is difficult to arrange. We have decided on a power supply/receiver system and have planned the install but there is a hold up with the Fuel tank arrangement and trying to clarify some of the LMA requirements, it will end up in my workshop sometime after christmas for final work by which time the owner should have bought all that is needed to complete. I want to see both in the air by the JMA AGM, may have the MACH 1 done by then aswell . . . . going to be busy, but i love it!!

SPEKTRUM RULES!
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Hi Jamie, from the title of this thread and you being a navy boy I thought you were building this !

I saw the fuselage on M&R's stand at the recent LMA show, it was massive.
The way things are going mate, we are likely to end up going back to that!! the new carriers . . . . if we ever get them! will probably end up sail powered to save money!
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Any Progress on this build? I am waiting for the Photos to get to me before I make my first cuts....
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I am collecting the model and taking it down to Jamie. We are spending the evening discussing the build and sampling a few beers (or pear cider in Jamie’s case). I have got the camera ready, so I can post some pictures of the parts before we start. The servos have arrived (8 x BLS152) and the receivers (2 x R6014HS), plus a few others for nose-leg doors. I am looking at using a PowerBox because of the power of the servos and the long servo leads. I think I’ll probably end up with the Royal, just because it has a screen, I’m not going to use the internal matchboxes.

We are also going to work out the best fuel tank to use; my options so far are the Graupner Hawk tank or one from [link=http://www.angelfire.com/wi/jettech/page2.html]Jet Tech Custom Fuel Cells[/link].
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