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Old 06-24-2016, 03:03 AM
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Check out this URL. Lots of Lysander pictures and information there. https://www.scribd.com/doc/234216992...Icons-Lysander
Thanks for the link. I really like the looks of the Westland P.8. Your mods are looking pretty good. For myself, I've been flying since the early 80's and believe it or not this is my first Warbird and for me I'm not to worried if it's not to scale or not I fly Giant Scale and I've always wanted a Warbird and this one caught my eye being big and a WWII plane.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:38 PM
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This is probably the easiest ARF to build I have seen. The hardware package is good and everything seems to fit properly. The mounting holes for all the servos are just slightly undersized. I am a little concerned about the glue joints. It appears the parts are snapped together then corner joint glued. I have epoxied several critical joints.

The tail feathers are in and functional, Tomorrow I do the wings. I'm still waiting for a motor mount. I did spend a little time detailing the cockpit. Here are a couple of progress shots.

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I have modified my hatch for magnetic attachment. I will be putting all switches and fuel dots under this hatch. I used 10 rare earth magnets and a 1/4" Forstner bit to cut the recessed pockets. A little GOOP in the pockets hold the magnets in place. No flight experience yet, but it takes a pretty good tug to tilt the hatch forward and separate the magnets...

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Old 06-29-2016, 09:25 AM
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Galen,

Good idea for mounting the magnets. That solves my problem. The cockpit is as finished. Now on to making the landing gear a one piece deal.

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Old 06-29-2016, 09:51 AM
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Paul,

Where do you get your pilot bust and what scale is it? The 1/5 scale busts I ordered are too small..
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:05 AM
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I got it at a swap meet a couple years ago. I am always on the lookout for pilots.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:52 PM
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Looks great Paul. Love the pilot!
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I've been making some progress. Got the motor mounted as well as the dummy radial. The receiver is mounted and wired and the cowling is in place.

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:23 AM
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I've been making some progress. Got the motor mounted as well as the dummy radial. The receiver is mounted and wired and the cowling is in place.

Very nice looking. Looks like you are just days away from the maiden flight. What dummy radial engine are you using?
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:10 AM
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The dummy radial is a Williams Brothers 1/5 scale WASP product Number 308000. http://www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com/rc.html
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Galen,

Good idea for mounting the magnets. That solves my problem. The cockpit is as finished. Now on to making the landing gear a one piece deal.

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Can you give us the height and width of your pilot please. The 1/5 scale pilots seem to be way to small.
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The pilot I used is six inches tall from the waste up and four inches across the waste. He is slightly big for this cockpit, but he is the best I had. He is probably somewhere half way between 1/5 and 1/4 scale. The picture shows to his left a ESM 1/5 scale pilot. The bust is too short and there are no arms and I didn't feel like carving the missing parts. The third pilot is a 1/4 scale Great Planes German pilot. The fourth and biggest is the pilot that came with the plane. The thing to remember here is the Lysander was a huge plane with a very spacious cockpit.

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I built the exhaust stack this afternoon.

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Old 07-07-2016, 09:08 AM
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Paul,

All the mods look great. I am all electric as of late last year and I'm so tempted to go electric on this one but the Satio 3 cyl 60cc gasser sounds so good. The clear birdcage behind your canopy, did you just cut out holes for the wing tube, anti rotation pins, & wiring? Does the clear birdcage fit between the wing root and the fuse (upper structure)?

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Old 07-26-2016, 02:58 PM
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Paul,
Have you flown your Westland Lysander yet? I'm curious how well the AXI motor flys the plane. Is it under or over powered? I have an extra Eflite Power 360 setting here that runs on12S if I decide to go electric.
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I hope the Balsa USA comes out looking that nice. I am hoping BUSA puts some kind of shock absorber in the landing gear. Anxious to hear how it flies.
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Hello, I am very new on this forum
This is my Lysander that almost finish soon. I do the same thing after I opened the box I can't stand with her long nose so I cut that cowl about 1 inch shorter. I cut on the cowl flap and double the cowl together with micro balloon and epoxy as well.

I planed to use TP70 4 strokes engine on my bird and the weight is pretty awesome for the shorter nose CG. A 3 blades 24x8 was installed with aluminum 4 inches spinner pretty well fit!

I am working on the scale detail such as light and cockpit hopefully will finish them soon for the maiden flight nest week.


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Very nice work! Keep the pictures coming! I would like to learn more about the landing lights and how you installed them...
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Looking good Thamaroj. I just got an email from Becky at Sig Manufacturing about the new delivery date for my Westland Lysander. The boat just left Vietnam so it now looks like the middle of September before they arrive. By the time Sig picks them up and ships them out it could be the middle of October before I get my hands on mine. What a bummer.
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Zippi,

Can't answer your question now, I plan to fly her this weekend.

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Paul,
Did you get a chance to fly your Lysander over the weekend?

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Hi, I want to know how you guy setup the position of CG as the manual? any suggestion?
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Zippi,

I didn't get to fly her this weekend. Just prior to taxing for takeoff thee left elevator servo started fluttering and vibrating. I didn't have a replacement servo of that size so that can cancelled the flight for that date.

Thamaroj,

I set up the CG as the manual specifies. I also verified the CG with a set of lysander plans. My plane balanced perfectly as built. To be on the safe side I added 9 ounces of lead under the motor just to make sure she is a little nose heavy on the first couple of flights.



Here she is ready to go ...... I thought.
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Paul,

From the looks of your pic the weather would have been great for the maiden. Maybe next weekend. Can we get a pic with the canopy off with the battery's installed? If I end up going electric I'll probably cut the cowl down as you did since the CG came out ok. Looks great. Just waiting to hear the report on the power of your AXI 5345. I will be running a 3 blade prop.
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I hope the Balsa USA comes out looking that nice. I am hoping BUSA puts some kind of shock absorber in the landing gear. Anxious to hear how it flies.
BUSA told me they are re selling some else's kit. It is not their kit, but I forget who they said the manufacture was..
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