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Old 12-29-2011, 02:19 AM
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Hello again guys, I have almost got the Tempest finished with the last of the fiddly bits nearly finished. I have one more battery to mount and then fit the dummy exhaust and I will be ready to balance. I have weighed the total plane in peices and it comes to10.5kg (23pound roughly) and will prob need a generous amount of lead in the nose. I am on holidays for a couple of weeks so I want to at least get the motor running before work goes back. Cheers Trent.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:50 AM
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Hello guys, I decided to assemble the Tempest to take a photo or 2 to show the additional markings that have been painted since the last pics. I also need to get the C.G. as my plans dont state the distance. I could go 25% at wing at fuse but also anyone can chime in with a measurement from a similar size tempest. The wing is a scaled down Vailly Aviation design so I could use the measurment and reduce to suit this size. If Alan 'Spitmad' reads this post pm me with the measurement. Keep on Truckin.
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Looks better all the time Trent.
Even with say 4.5 Lb in the nose it should be just right.

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That birds looking great! Although it's a little big for the barbie, or grill as we say lol. Fine little ground crew there too!

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:30 AM
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Hello guys, Casey yeah the kids love being outside with me and the little bloke 'Tom' steals my tools and runs out of my shed with me close behind him. I hope the kids want to get into the hobby but I wont push it and wait and see. Brad cheers for the comments and when I get a chance to balance I may have to raid the scrap metal merchants for lead. I know it will nedd quite a bit so now I am preparing myself for up to 2 kg and see how we go. Cheers Guys Trent.
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hey trent , happy n year , nice looking bird . THE weight in the nose issue is pretty common on these .
.on my bates i think im going to be alright , because i'm putting an 80 ounce 3w 70 up front , but i also may have to extend the nose a little
still working on the upper half of the fuse and tail , jeeze these kites take time



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Old 01-02-2012, 02:42 PM
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Looks fanastic Trent !!!

Can't wait to get them both in the air at the same time for some formation strafing !!!

how did you go with the CG ??

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Hrllo again guys, Alan thanks for the C.G. and I recently did a rough balance and it looks like about 1.8 kg ( approx 4 pound) is req. I have made a ring of lead and epoxied into the very nose just behind the spinner and because the fiberglass around this area is not removable it should have enough strength. I took the Tempest down to PARCS today and started the engine for the fist time and did some tuning. All went well and I will try to get some more run time soon on the engine. Cheers Trent.
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Good luck with her on the maiden! (when she is ready)

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Getting close now Trent. Video,,,, we will need video. From start to finish mate.
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Thanks guys, i will try to get some video but dont have a good cameraman. I also tend to avoid crowds when test flying and may end up doing it early and away from everyone. Cheers guys.
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exactly what I do Trent, I hate test flying with onlookers and people in my ear except for my inspector. [:@]
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Hi Trent
did you ever get the Tempest up and going ?
how about a report
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Hello G.T. not any progress on the Tempest, motivation has been the big issue and other projects have been a distraction. Soon it will happen and hopefully that wont be too far down the track. Cheers Trent.
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Yeah, hurry up mate,,,, my face is going blue from holding my breath.[&:]

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gee mate it should be purple by now what with the wait for my 47 ...

did that P40 ever get completed and fly?
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Hello Pete, the P-40 is pretty much ready to go. I have run the motor a couple of times and balanced, only needing to cycle the gear and hook up gear doors. I get planes 90-98% completed and move to the next one. I think it may be a confidence thing and not having any hesitation to just fly them with the same manner as I do the cheap arse foamies. Also I have not flown anything big from the club field I am a member at and the love of building wins over flying( you cant write off a plane after a 12month build sitting in a safe workshop). I am currently building a plug for a 85inch P-51 mustang which I am enjoying and have a growing Interest in the composite aspect of our hobby. Rock on dudes. Cheers Trent.
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gee mate it should be purple by now what with the wait for my 47 ...

did that P40 ever get completed and fly?
[&:][&:][:@][&:] Yes Pete,,,, I think RCU will hold a great party on the day you fly that '47'.

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F me! If they fly me to the US for it I'm in LOL
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gee mate it should be purple by now what with the wait for my 47 ...

did that P40 ever get completed and fly?
[&:][&:][:@][&:] Yes Pete,,,, I think RCU will hold a great party on the day you fly that '47'.

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I'll even lend him my best camera man for that day!!

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Hi, any updates, how did the maiden go? cheers -ken
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Hello again and merry Christmas to everyone. I thought that I better get my Tempest finished and test flown as I have had it stored and collecting dust for almost 2.5 years. I got everything fine tuned and double checked and went to a quiet club field away from everyone early this morning and started the MLD 35cc and let it idle for a while and then thought what the heck and took off nice and smooth. It needed a bit of down and right trim and it was flying well.
After about 4-5 min it started spluttering and then stopped ( I expect overheating) butfortunately I was quite high and managed to execute a decent dead stick landing on the strip into a nice smooth head wind. Minor damage to the strut covers due to a bit of a bounce on touch down but not too bad.
I will have to look at opening up the front of the cowl some more to allow air in and out to help the heating. I was not able to get any video as I was on my own but I will attempt to get some footage soon.
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Hi Trent
what a great Christmas present you have given yourself !!
great to hear you have flown the Tempest, may your have many more flights with her..

Merry Xmas mate
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Full thumbs up.
Merry Christmas.
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Hello guys, Brad and G.T. and I hope you have had a great chrissy day. Thanks for the thumbs up re the Tempest as I decided I don't want to have these nice birds sitting under sheets in the shed and not being used. I may as well just so them if I am not flying them so I have lots of time off and also intend to get the P-40 flying as well. Good wishes to all and keep on truckin.
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