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Old 06-25-2017, 10:40 PM
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OK chaps !!
Tail end now complete ... all glass work done.
Have decided to try the two blade 19 x 8 option for the initial flight.
Hmmmm ....
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:44 PM
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Love the look of those mufflers and tail wheel!
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I posted a couple pictures on here that were requested and they have been removed for some reason. Anyone know why they would be no longer on here ?? Thanks, it will help me know if I did something wrong or what happened.
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Progress has been gradual but is happening; after 3 years the fuz and centre wing is done and wings should be completed in a month, once the lights are in.

I'm planning on a test flight before December and then getting Cobber Kain's 'Paddy III' paint job done in time for the Warbirds Over Awatoto meet in February at Napier, NZ.

Project - constantly changing requirements, over time and over budget - but a lot of fun :-D

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Old 09-16-2017, 03:39 AM
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Joined the club last week, maidened her and almost turned her to splinters on the first flight. Heavily tail heavy but my builder/test pilot got her down. After proper adjustments she's a beauty in the air.
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:18 AM
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Joined the club last week, maidened her and almost turned her to splinters on the first flight. Heavily tail heavy but my builder/test pilot got her down. After proper adjustments she's a beauty in the air.

Good show mate!
Tell us more on your Hurri, engine, prop, retracts?
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:51 AM
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Why was an expensive warbird flight tested that was "heavily tail heavy?"
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:35 AM
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Why was an expensive warbird flight tested that was "heavily tail heavy?"
All though suspected not confirmed Is that some of the arf manufacturers pin a side view of the fuselage on the wall, then when blindfolded throw a dart to mark the C of G thus tail heavy. A buddies ESM Hawker Typhoon balanced on the shown c of g was almost list on the initial flight, an additional two pounds of lead in the nose was needed for the second flight.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:50 AM
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As a rule of thumb, you can always balance between 28 and 32 percent of the chord for test flights.

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Why was an expensive warbird flight tested that was "heavily tail heavy?"
Because we balanced it according to the directions and only discovered the "heavily" part once airborne. With ESM it's always a crapshoot.

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Old 10-06-2017, 09:28 AM
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Good show mate!
Tell us more on your Hurri, engine, prop, retracts?
cheers! - ken
The most we could get into the cowl that I was comfortable with was a DLE-35RA. Good but not great power, looks good in the air but not my fasted Warbird. Used a 19/10 maple prop, works well. Retracts are Sierra Giant (yes, 65% the cost of the ARF) since the ESM version are subject to "self disassembly". Used HD1501 servos all around, metal gears, massive torque and inexpensive. Spitfires are beautiful and I wanted something different. She always get attention at the field.
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