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etibedossa 02-16-2011 11:23 AM

"French" Futura Maiden
 
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Hello,
Today were the maiden flights of my new 2,5 Futura.The flights were,as expected,absolutely perfect with the recommended settings of Tomahawk ! The engine,a Rhino JetCentral with 17kgs,delivers plenty of power,well enough for me,with unlimited knife edge flight and verticals.The dry weight is only about 16kgs ! The plane was ordered via Als Hobbies,and I want to thank Ali who managed to have a plane for me in a really very short time! The Futura is decorated only with stickers furnished by Duncan,the quality of these stickers is professional .The aircraft was superbly built by my friend Jeff Lallemant,here is the build thread(in french!):[link]http://www.aero-big-scale.com/article-ma-65171879.html[/link].
Also I would like to point out that my plane is equipped with a Futaba receiver 6014HS with the standard antennas in the nose, far from the carbon parts,and I didn't encounter a single glitch during the 3 Flights,although I was a litlle bit worried before !
Regards.Etienne.

readyturn 02-16-2011 11:41 AM

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Very nice... The decals/stickers look great, gives the aircraft great lines. ;)

Rick

Duncan 02-16-2011 12:40 PM

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Hi Etienne

Congratuations on the maiden flights, your Futura looks great. I'm glad you were happy with the vinyl, the colours certainly bring it to life.

many thanks

Duncan

schroedm 02-16-2011 01:25 PM

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Etienne, looks excellent! I like the 2nd picture!

Looking forward to finishing mine now.

Rgds,
Mark

Sonicwings 02-16-2011 05:38 PM

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Etienne Hi,

Fantastic job, looks Great... Your very Short on space in the radio area in the front...:D

Cheers Jeremy.

Ali 02-17-2011 02:43 AM

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Congratulations Etienne.
I am so pleased to see that you are enjoying your great new model. I only hope it gives you as much pleasure as mine have? Enjoy.
Regards Al

Rider-60 02-17-2011 03:55 AM

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Salut Etienne,

it would be french if you had renault citroen or peugeot stickers:) well ok it would not be the same.
Congratulations anyway for such an unusual plane

a+
Florent

Nhalyn 02-17-2011 04:03 AM

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Salut !

Félicitations ! Tu as été plus rapide que moi pour le monter (enfin Jeff...) !

As I've buyed the basic kit configuration, I have a little more work to do, and I'm not a really quick builder... With the Ali's build thread and now that french news, I'm in a hurry to finish that plane now...;) Winter will surely come to stop at a moment...

I will be pleased to meet you in the French meetings !

Bravo !

Nhalyn 02-17-2011 04:04 AM

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ORIGINAL: Rider-60

Salut Etienne,

it would be french if you had renault citroen or peugeot stickers:) well ok it would not be the same.
Congratulations anyway for such an unusual plane

a+
Florent
Why not Renault F1 team ?...:D

Ali 02-17-2011 04:09 AM

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I have this as one of the colour schemes in mind ( As its a nice design) but really to do this scheme you would need to paint it, as there is very little white, and these Vinyl applied schemes really need to go on a base colour of white.
Now get back and finish your Futura and stop dreaming of colours. ;)
Regards Al

Nhalyn 02-17-2011 04:21 AM

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Dôh ! [&:][:'(]

I'm really not as fast as it should be! During the time you've built an entire 1.90m Futura I've only puts servos on the wings of mine... [sm=drowning.gif][sm=confused_smile.gif]

I need my boss to fire me out to have more spare time !

Eric B. AviationDesign Team Member 02-17-2011 11:01 AM

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Hi Etienne,
Very nice plane, very nice flight and very....very :D:D;)
@++ Eric B

MLJETS 02-17-2011 11:52 AM

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Hi Etienne,<div>Congratulation with your new toy. Great job and nice pics. Hope to see you with it soon.</div><div>Marc Levy</div>

etibedossa 02-18-2011 02:13 AM

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Thanks all,
I must say ,like I guess most of us,I was not really impressed by the "beauty" of this plane when I first saw it at JetPower!But,when Ali flew
her with the splendid stickers made by Duncan and him,I changed my mind completely... Then,before taking my decision,Ali told me the Futura was the most pure jet he had ever flown, and,once again , he was right,as always...

jetrichie 02-20-2011 01:14 PM

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I had a go on the sticks and must say it is nice to fly but it does nothing for me in the looks department, the big L39 is my glass of wine!

Xantos 02-22-2011 10:36 PM

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Hi Guys,
My Futura 2.5m is also ready for test flight.
Mine was completely painted with a P200 for power
I required about 600gms of nose weight to get the CG between the middle and end of the wing tube.
Is this normal ?
How much nose weight did you require

etibedossa 02-22-2011 10:55 PM

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Hello,
I think it is normal,my engine is a Rhino and weighs 1700 g,so much lighter than P200n,and the weight in the nose is about 900 grammes INCLUDING
Batteries. Regards.Etienne.

Xantos 02-22-2011 11:17 PM

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Thanx Etienne
I was a little worried when i had to add 600gms

Nhalyn 01-28-2012 03:54 PM

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Get back on this post a long time after last post...

Please find on my Youtube channel the video of the very second flight of my big Futura in france during summer 2011... We are in the thread of French Futura's isn't it ? :D
http://www.4ados.com/emoticons/315.gifhttp://www.e-moticone.com/emoticone/...n-francais.gif

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnMGPur4oH4&list=UUIbluY0-Y7WuqooSUivCKFQ&index=1&feature=plcp[/youtube]

Enjoy !


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