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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.

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:20 AM
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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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Old 12-18-2017, 09:49 PM
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Here's a couple of shots of my ESM Hurricane which i obtained from a guy who had ripped out the landing gear causing major damage to the wing .
I decided to give her a new lease of life and set about repairing the damage and while doing so i decided to extend the leading edge of the main wing by approx 10mm because to my eyes at least the offering from ESM has to much back sweep giving it a slightly odd look, but it is only my opinion, it also entailed making completely new wingtips from solid balsa
The wing was then recovered in Sig Koverall ,the fuselage was rubbed down and the whole plane was repainted in RAF SEAC Command squadron markings.
She is based on the Hurricane which the BBMF operate in the UK .
She is powered by a DLE 35RA turning a 19 x 10 prop, it has the ESM air retracts which hold pressure just fine and as i use these units on my La7 with no issues and they came with the plane, i decided to use them to save some cash.
It has the cockpit modification from Ty's planes and she requires a pilot from Warbird pilots plus some minor finishing like fitting the cannon and painting them black plus painting the gear doors, but apart from that she is ready for some engine runs
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Old 12-19-2017, 05:05 AM
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Dave - your Hurricane repaint looks marverlous, did you strip or sand off the paint off the fuselage?
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Old 12-20-2017, 03:05 AM
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I just sanded it back, the fuse is quite thin so it was only roughened to take the new paint.
After than i masked the whole thing mid grey as per the underside, then i sprayed the upper surfaces brown then masked up the camo and sprayed the green.
I used 3mm car tape to get the shapes then followed the edge with 6mm tape and paper to mask everything correctly.
The white was done last, decals are accurate in size to the real thing and were made at a local sign writers
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:04 PM
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I've seen several ESM Hurricanes with rivets applied. Are folks using pre cut vinyl rivets. If so from where. ?
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:35 AM
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On her 6th flight the servo arm for the elevator broke. Able to get her down but had an argument with a barbed wire fence post that cost me a wing, she'll fly again. Been using HD 1501-MG servos for YEARS in my warbirds but just ran into a batch with brittle arms. Upgrading to heavy duty arms.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:00 AM
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Some pics of my build and customisation I did a few years go... I loved the way this flew so smooth. Pity we in the UK cannot get any more of these ;-(
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