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    Henke, yes, our Russian friend was my inspiration...

    Henke, yes, our Russian friend was my inspiration for my conversion! He stripped everything out of it, including the entire cockpit, which is guite heavy, plus flying with no armaments. I have a 2300...
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    This jet has been flying for some time with the...

    This jet has been flying for some time with the stock EDF setup and has accrued a bit of hanger rash over time, but still in good condition. i have a Jetcat P20 and decided to install it in this jet...
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    This one is exactly the same setup that I have,...

    This one is exactly the same setup that I have, and is a pretty typical price, at least for Australia.

    http://www.rctrader.com/category/342/Aircraft-Jets/listings/29405/JSM-XCALIBUR.html
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    I have both aircraft, and I don't even fly the...

    I have both aircraft, and I don't even fly the Falcon any more! There is nothing wrong with the Falcon 120, but it is time consuming to assemble at the field and you can throw the Excalibur around...
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    I have a PST 800R in mine and it reguired about...

    I have a PST 800R in mine and it reguired about 250 grams of lead up front. I made up a LED light system and power it with a 3S LiPo and a RC switch. With that battery up in the nose, was able to...
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    I have bought HK electric retracts before, and...

    I have bought HK electric retracts before, and while they work, the metal used tends to be quite soft. This may mean real problems with a 8 kg jet. Personally, I would spend a bit more and get good...
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    Ha ha!

    Ha ha!
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    They look OK, but you would have to cut a hole in...

    They look OK, but you would have to cut a hole in the wing and stub roots, as the leg retracts AWAY from the unit. Also, the leg hole is 11mm, whereas most oleos for this jet are 1/2 inch or 12.7mm.
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    My jet comes in at 16.5 lbs with a full UAT up...

    My jet comes in at 16.5 lbs with a full UAT up front. I also have four LiPo batteries in the nose, 2 RX, 1 ECU, 1 3S for my light system. Also 150 grams of lead in the nose with a PST800R down the...
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    Mort, I purchased a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quad to...

    Mort, I purchased a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quad to help a friend with aerial photography and recently used it to find a lost model in the trees near our field. You can take HD video or 14 Meg stills...
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    Great idea, Iv'e got some chrome UltraTrim lying...

    Great idea, Iv'e got some chrome UltraTrim lying around, so may try "brightening" up the jet!
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    Dave, they look great! If that USAF scheme had...

    Dave, they look great! If that USAF scheme had been available when I bought mine, I would have bought that. The grey military scheme that I have looks good, but can sometimes be hard to see,...
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    Greg, I use Vasolene on my brakes and haven't...

    Greg, I use Vasolene on my brakes and haven't scrubbed a tyre yet.
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    For some reason I stopped getting email...

    For some reason I stopped getting email notifications about new posts on this thread, so just thought that it had gone quiet! Today I received a email alert about the thread and found that a lot has...
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    I have applied for time off covering Temora, so...

    I have applied for time off covering Temora, so if approved, I will be there. I was there last year and it's a great event. I will be interested to see how you go mounting that light and what you...
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    After looking at mounting options for a centre...

    After looking at mounting options for a centre light, I ended up putting it just forward of the nose leg, onto the bottom of the fuselage. I now have a total of 240 lumens of light for a total cost...
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    That looks really nice! I bought a similar one at...

    That looks really nice! I bought a similar one at Jaycars, but it's only 24 lumens. BTW, nice looking field you have there and you have given me a brilliant idea! I'm going to mount the light in this...
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    Jeremy, if you buy the Ecolume globes, make sure...

    Jeremy, if you buy the Ecolume globes, make sure you get the COOL WHITE ones as they are a lot whiter and brighter than the WARM WHITE type.
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    Jan, it may pay to have a spare day and start...

    Jan, it may pay to have a spare day and start from the beginning of this thread, but this link may help.The link has the original instructions.

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    Thanks for all the replies! I think that any fuel...

    Thanks for all the replies! I think that any fuel that I have any doubts about, I will just dispose of it, and only use fuel that I have mixed myself. As I work in the airline industry, I can get Jet...
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    Guys, thanks for the kind comments on the lights!...

    Guys, thanks for the kind comments on the lights! My first set of lights were rated at 6-8 volts and 40 lumens, and could be run directly from the ecu battery. These new globes are rated at 12 volts...
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    As per my previous post, I am very interested in...

    As per my previous post, I am very interested in fitting lights on my jets. So far, I have been very pleased with the result, considering that I have not spent much money, but I came across some more...
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    Jet A1 help needed

    Does anybody know how to tell if turbine oil or any other approved oil has been added to Jet A1 by just looking at it? I'm wanting to know that pre-mixed fuel being given out at a meet, has in fact...
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    Thanks Russ, the strip was built years ago for...

    Thanks Russ, the strip was built years ago for all types of models, but particularly jet models.Every May, we have a large jet meet where pilots from all over the country come here and enjoy three...
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    We had another club flying day last weekend, and...

    We had another club flying day last weekend, and for the middle of winter had beatiful weather. Another Excalibur turned up on the day and had it's maiden flight, and as usual, flew perfectly! I...
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