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Old 03-27-2011, 10:54 PM
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Hi Rob,
Sorry to hear of your problems. Perhaps I should have mentioned it, but I too had a hydraulic line swell into a bubble many months ago. I saw it before it burst and replaced the line, with mine I know that heat was not an issue and I look at the lines in my preflight check. My system is now operating well, the only problem I have now is I am now on the fourth of the UMS hydraulic pumps. They all leak and let air get into the system, I have just ordered a Eurokit pump.






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Old 03-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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I think Jet Central was before saying their kero start pulls 18A for about 10 seconds.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:00 AM
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John,

So you had a line bubble also. Very interesting. I'm going to research the availability of high pressure 4 mm lines for replacement of all of my lines. This was the last place I expected problems as I had cycled the gear at least 40 times w/o any problems whatsoever. My problem with the line may just have been coincidental with the location of the turbine electrical lines. Dunno.

As far as the flying went, I think your CG at the back of the cross brace was right on. I needed about three clicks of down and two clicks of left and she flew straight and level. This airplane definitely has a presence in the air.

Haven't disassembled the gear yet to learn the extent of the damage. I think it will be fairly simple to repair. I also noticed one of the door hinges that broke was the really small one on the left main door. I've not seen these available anywhere in the after market. This could be a challenge to locate one.

It appears Murphy's Law is still valid. On the 41st. cycle, which also happened to be the maiden flight, the line burst. Why didn't it burst on the 39th. cycle on the ground?

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:06 AM
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Rob,
My bubble was in a 3mm line from the main gear where it rubbed on the fuselage. The other thing I have noticed is that when the model is in the air the main gear turns and retracts against the airflow, this in turn must load the system up much more than on the ground. I get airborne and throttle back until the gear is away.





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Old 03-28-2011, 06:59 AM
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my Eurokit set came with a BLUE color line (non Festo). which line were you guys using ?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:46 AM
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:27 AM
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Awesome plane!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:17 PM
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My Mig 29 will be ready soon and i would like to ask you guys:

1. whats the recommended control throws ?
2. recommended CG is at the back of the main wing cross bar, right ?
3. Did you put any ballast weight in the stabs ? with Hitec 7955 servos i get a buzz in the servos and stab, probably because the stab's trailing edge is heavy..
4. Did you mount the end of the pipe about 5-10mm inside the tail cone like JL recommends in the plan ?
5. did anyone mount a P-160 in the Mig ? if so can you post pics ? it seems that with the above pipe mounting the engine would have to go forward a lot, and probably the starter would have to protrude through the front of the inlet ducting.
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Here is a picture of Jeff Sewells installation with a Wren 160. I am fitting a Merlin 160 in mine and my starter will have to protrude throught the centre of the intake ducts. I alsways statically balance my stabs. Others don't bother. Moot point!
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Here is a picture of Jeff Sewells installation with a Wren 160. I am fitting a Merlin 160 in mine and my starter will have to protrude throught the centre of the intake ducts. I alsways statically balance my stabs. Others don't bother. Moot point!
Interesting:

1. Is the Wren 160 shorter in length than the P-160 ? seems like it.
2. are everyone having to mount the batteries so far back in order to achieve the correct CG ?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:08 AM
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Yes and Yes.
I am fitting a Merlin 160 and like the Jetcat it is longer so needs the duct cutting out for the starter as I mentioned.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:18 AM
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Can anyone post some install pics of a P-160 ? how did you route the fuel lines ? did you manage to install a FOD net inside ? this would be a problem since the intake will disturb the net.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:21 PM
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My Mig 29 will be ready soon and i would like to ask you guys:

1. whats the recommended control throws ?
2. recommended CG is at the back of the main wing cross bar, right ?
3. Did you put any ballast weight in the stabs ? with Hitec 7955 servos i get a buzz in the servos and stab, probably because the stab's trailing edge is heavy..
4. Did you mount the end of the pipe about 5-10mm inside the tail cone like JL recommends in the plan ?
5. did anyone mount a P-160 in the Mig ? if so can you post pics ? it seems that with the above pipe mounting the engine would have to go forward a lot, and probably the starter would have to protrude through the front of the inlet ducting.

This thread seems to have gone to sleep - my Mig 29 will fly in a week or so - can you guys advise the recommended control throws ?
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:35 PM
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Hi,
I used the throws on the plans - seem to be ok but for a little tweaking to taste.

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:43 AM
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I dont have the plan by me at the moment - any expo or anything else required ?
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:11 AM
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My Mig-29 had 5 wonderful flights this past weekend at Ein Yahav - Israel.

Maiden flight was with a 15 knots cross wind and was still a breeze !

Some pics...
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Congrats, on your maiden. They fly well don't they!!





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Old 05-15-2011, 12:14 AM
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Very well !

This is only flight #3, with a special landing

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFoCQ5gJ6LI[/youtube]
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:40 AM
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Congratulations, this plane just looks great, enjoy
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Some more pics of the first flights, taken by our wonderful photographer Mr. Avgar Idan.

Thanks for the pics Avgar my friend !
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For those interested, here are some more videos of my MIG-29:

Maiden flight (in 15 knots cross wind ) :
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl0EL3FEbT0[/youtube]

flight #2:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeHSyPkYt1w[/youtube]

flying with some SM Viperjets (with Nessy Gil and Yossi Shveka):
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlWxt8ufiek[/youtube]
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Dear Bart
Your advise on the hydraulic conversion is very helpful. Could I ask you just to list all the the extra festo items and quantity of each you suggested to, have the unit working correctly.
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Some more of the JL Mig-29...

nice landing:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFoCQ5gJ6LI&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

some lights from details4scale:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU4lRa216rw&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

simulated after burners also from details4scale:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMSa97h4fKI&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

I also installed navigation lights (on fins and wing tips) - no video yet...
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Hi,
I've now logged about 40 flights on my MIG and am really enjoying it. Feels locked in and very smooth and easy to land.

Mine is using the 'updated' retract system with the secondary locking cylinder. There has only been a couple of issues with them failing to lock up or down; one were one of the mains snagged on a loose pipe (my fault) and another with a problem with the nose door.

I have filed the peaks on the slots on the side frames on the secondary cylinder slightly, as the main cylinder can lock the system under higher pressures. This happens when the main cylinder applies force on the secondary locking pin and this pin cannot withdraw over the peaks of the locking mechanism whilst under high load.

The only other thing that this system needs is to be kept clean and lubed properly, as part of regular servicing.

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