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Old 07-31-2010, 01:18 PM
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Here is one photo. Not too close, but you get the picture.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:00 PM
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Here is one photo. Not too close, but you get the picture.
Very freakin nice i like it, i like it a lot.....
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:57 PM
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Thats a clean looking Hellcat [8D]..and if thats a landing....smooth

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Old 08-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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I'm getting ready to cut my cowl right now. The 100 saito muffler comesout in the center of the bottom
Hey Harold, can you post a pic of your cowl cut out for the muffler exit at the bottomif possible,i want to see how much has to cut away for themuffler exit, thanks bro...
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:03 PM
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I'm getting ready to cut my cowl right now. The 100 saito muffler comesout in the center of the bottom
Hey Harold, can you post a pic of your cowl cut out for the muffler exit at the bottomif possible,i want to see how much has to cut away for themuffler exit, thanks bro...

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Old 08-03-2010, 05:23 PM
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I'm getting ready to cut my cowl right now. The 100 saito muffler comesout in the center of the bottom
Hey Harold, can you post a pic of your cowl cut out for the muffler exit at the bottomif possible,i want to see how much has to cut away for themuffler exit, thanks bro...

Thanks bro, good looking out.....
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:16 PM
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Does anyone know how to locate the cowl and dummy radial engine so thats its centered and straight the manual doesnt give good enough info to me on this section, i dont want to mount it crooked, all suggestions are appreciated thanks guys... [sm=confused.gif]
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:18 PM
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Has anyone noticed when mounting the fuse to the wing then measuring the distance from wing tip to the tip of the back of the fuse on each side that the distance is off big time on the hellcat, i know that they tell you to slot the wing, but on one side i get 43 inches, then the other side i get 43 1/2 inches thats a lot of slotting, if there a fix for this please let me know, all help is appreciated thanx...
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:18 AM
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Well after a few setbacks in the rebuild and a vacation i got back to building and i'm almost to the point where no more glue is needed and the finishing touches are ready to be put in place. Hopefully I'll be ready to fly tomorrow evening. Here are some pictures.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:04 AM
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She's looking good Flyboyxc, i see you been werking hard trying to get her back in the air, keep on it bro, hey did you fab that aircraft stand yourself or did you purchase that from a hobbie store....
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:56 PM
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Thanks Warbird Kev, I have been working a lot on it and its been pretty fun really. I bought the stand from extreme flight for just 30 dollars!!! Its called the 4 in 1 stand because each way you turn it, the upside is a different size to fit a wide range of sizes. Very nice stand and at a price thats very reasonable for all it does.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:38 PM
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I was just asked in a pm if I had to cut the lower spar to get my Lados installed and if I reinforced after that.

Yup, to install the LADOs you have to remove about an inch of the lower spar.

So I made a plywood and carbonfiber sandwich and cut out two U pieces. The Us wound up more than a half inch thick on purpose. They were epoxied with the tops of the U connecting the ends of the spars. The lower part of the U epoxies to the upper wing spar and the sides of the U fit tightly between the two ribs in there. Those suckers are glued to everything except the pilot's boots. Bullet proof? might be, but really should bring back the spar strength that was sacrificed. I'll take a picture next time I got the gear down.
It took me a few reads to understand how you approached the reinforcement, but it finally clicked. I went back and looked at my wing and it made sense. So you placed the "U" on the leading side of the spar? The trailing side doesn't look as if it would accomodate1\2". Great idea though!

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:03 AM
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Im trying to find out how much nose weight i need to balance my hellcat out, its tail heavy and i do have a c.g. machine its set up correct and i do have the correct measurements for the c.g. my question is how much weight are you guys using in the nose and where are you installing it, in the cowl or on the firewall, or fuse, thanks all help is appreciated... oh yeah im using the saito 100 4 stroke...[8D]
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:17 AM
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Balance it with the gear up.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:49 AM
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I used a 100 saito, no extra wt needed. In fact it was nose heavy, had to move battery back as far on the servo tray as i could. I'm using a 2000mah 6V battery. Flys and lands great.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:12 AM
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I used a 100 saito, no extra wt needed. In fact it was nose heavy, had to move battery back as far on the servo tray as i could. I'm using a 2000mah 6V battery. Flys and lands great.
Whats going on Harold thanks for the reply, i have the spektrum dx7 radio system going and im using the stock batt and servos. im i did place about 5.5 oz weights in the far forward bottom of the cowl and she balanced out perfect with a lil nose down, but im wondering is the cowl a safe place to install them.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:42 PM
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I am installing a G26 in mine has anyone tried this yet?
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:46 PM
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What a plane! First flight I was a bit nervous as this is my first 60 size warbird. A little back pressure on the stick and she coasted up to nice level flight with just a little elevator trim needed. Even in the wind she tracked nice with only a few little bumps. I thought she would be a hanger queen, but I can't wait to get back out to the field with her as often as possible before the weather takes a bad turn here.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:21 PM
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Maiden flight with mine today flies great and lands great .The zenoah g26 ei really gives it zip Winds out of the north at about 12 mph . She handeled great. I didnt use the stack on the carb
so I didnt have to cut the cowl exceot a little on th bottom for the spark plug and muffler.
I left the dummy engine off so I could flip thechoke on & off.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:22 PM
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I have a nice Hanger 9 Hellcat with Century Jet Retracts and an RCGF 20cc gasser. Had it about a year with lots of flights. Flys and handles good. A little heavy with the gasser and extra battery at 11.7 lbs but not a problem with the big wing. The plane has a fairly good scale profile. The only thing lacking is flaps, so I decided to add them. Started with a good three view drawing. I drew in the out line of the flaps on the bottom and top of the wing. Then I very carefully cut out the section. Difficult because cutting at about a 45 degree angle. I added a 3/4" triangular balsa peice to the leading edge and rounded off for the leading edgse of the flap. I the used a moto tool to bevel the end of the exposed wing ribs to the contuor of the flaps and then filled in the space between them. used Dubro hinges on the flaps. The hinge had to be 1/2 inch back for the leading edge of the flaps so as not to leave a large gap on the upper side when extended. Seem to work ok. Havn't test flow yet.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:33 PM
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Nice work! Very inspiring.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:35 PM
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I got to test fly the Hellcat with the flaps today. A little windy and gusty but flew anyway. I had a 5% up elevator mix with the gear down to keep trimed. However when I put the flaps down at about 1/3 power, had significant pitch up. Trimmed out and Landed ok. Took out the mix. Flaps counter the pitch down of gear. No mix needed. These flaps are quite effective in lowering the landing speed and look more scale. I tried a stall with the flaps down. Flys slower than I thought, and when stalls, drops the nose slightly and slides off to the left. Tried again and found the left turn can be controlled by rudder. Seemed the pitch was slightly more sensitive. The servos are slightly behind the cg, so cg move back 2mm. Both receiver and ignition batteries are installed in a compartment 8 inches behind the wings to counter the weight of the gasser so are not easily moved to shift the cg forward. She handles fine on landings so I may just try some more negitive expo on the elevator and leave the cg alone.
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Anyone interested in a brand new set of Lado retracts for this model, please shoot me an email at curtusua@comcast.net

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Maiden flight went very well yesterday with my hellcat, that thing flew great just a couple of clicks of rite aileron and a coupleof clicks of up elevator, and as straight as a pin she flew, this is my second 60 size aircraft, and i must say i love it, good going Hanger 9..
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