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    Hi Shane, that's a very neat installation that...

    Hi Shane, that's a very neat installation that you have done on your jet! I especially like the colour matching air tanks. You mention landing lights and was wondering what you were thinking of...
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    I have been having a ball with my Excalibur...

    I have been having a ball with my Excalibur lately and thought that I would add some lights. Saw some small Dorcy LED torch globes at a electronics shop for around $4 each, so bought them and tried...
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    This thing will never fly!!

    Apparently this was designed to self launch hang gliders, but one has to wonder what happens when you fall off into the water!? Looks like a couple of Trim Aircraft fans.
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    Zonker, great flying! You seem to get a very high...

    Zonker, great flying! You seem to get a very high flight time, so was wondering how much fuel that you carry, and where do you carry the smoke and header tanks? Stating the obvious, but I guess...
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    Guys, had a local jet meet last weekend and...

    Guys, had a local jet meet last weekend and managed to get another couple of flights in. The more I fly it, the more I love this jet! I'm using a PST800R and this is a perfect size engine for this...
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    Beachy, that will look amazing in the air,...

    Beachy, that will look amazing in the air, especially on those overcast days that you NEVER get in England!!
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    This was a post that I did last year on adding...

    This was a post that I did last year on adding lights. It actually worked really well, but certainly not as nice as this new example from Beachy!
    Just click on the post link to show the pictures of...
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    Dave, first flight felt a little under-powered,...

    Dave, first flight felt a little under-powered, but still plenty. I checked the ECU and found that the engine was only reaching 130K, instead of the rated 153K. Reset the parameters and as you know,...
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    I had the first flight last weekend, and I did...

    I had the first flight last weekend, and I did not touch the trims at all, which is a first for me! Three flights in total, and I much prefer it to my Falcon 120, and alot quicker to set up at the...
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    Good news Ken! Hopefully mine will be next, and...

    Good news Ken! Hopefully mine will be next, and where did you end up with the CG?
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    Thanks Mort, really looking forward to getting...

    Thanks Mort, really looking forward to getting this airplane in the air! Ken, did you end up using much lead in the nose to get the balance point right?
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    My jet is all ready to go, but weather last...

    My jet is all ready to go, but weather last weekend ended up being unsuitable for a test flight, so now just waiting for another day, keeping in mind that I need to be there with turbine inspector....
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    Maybe this is what you need!19743061974307

    Maybe this is what you need!19743061974307
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    Good point Dave. Of course I found the four...

    Good point Dave. Of course I found the four pieces of hard wood AFTER I had mounted the turbine, so just to make sure, I think that I will use those, and that will raise the engine by another 12mm....
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    Well, have almost completed my Excalibur! I did a...

    Well, have almost completed my Excalibur! I did a couple of things slightly different and one was to use my own juice bottle tank of 2.4 liters instead of the supplied 3...
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    Ken, I knew that you could not resist one! I...

    Ken, I knew that you could not resist one! I guess that you will be using the stock landing gear, as it looks very nice. With my work commitments at the moment, mine should be ready in around 3 weeks.
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    Well people, my Excalibur arrived this afternoon!...

    Well people, my Excalibur arrived this afternoon! I must say that I am very impressed with the quality and have already started the build. I t would be nice to use the retracts made for this jet, but...
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    I started out with a P60 and mine was very nose...

    I started out with a P60 and mine was very nose heavy. It needed 2lbs of lead in the booms to balance. I now have a K80F@19lbs thrust and it balances perfectly without the lead. Also, everything is...
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    Looking forward to delivery next week and start...

    Looking forward to delivery next week and start the assembly. Ken, it will go ballistic with a 100 in it! Still, that is what the throttle:p is for.
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    I was sorting through all of my old collection of...

    I was sorting through all of my old collection of RC Jet International magazines and came across this article from April/2001. It would seem that jet modelers have been playing around with type of...
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    Well, bit the bullet and ordered one off Ken...

    Well, bit the bullet and ordered one off Ken today, so maybe the first one in Aussie? A couple of questions, as I will be using my own U/C as I have one spare. I will be powering it with my PST800r...
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    G'day Ken, will give you a ring tomorrow and talk...

    G'day Ken, will give you a ring tomorrow and talk to you about it. As you know , I'm still down one jet after my Viper met it's maker at Temora!!
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    Hi Dave, nothing on Model Engines web site. I am...

    Hi Dave, nothing on Model Engines web site. I am very interested in buying one of these, and was wondering if you know of anybody else selling them over here, or whether anyone has one flying yet?
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    We have had several failures over this way with...

    We have had several failures over this way with the Chinese ARFs and even though they look fantastic from the outside, they can be a time bomb hidden away inside the skin! I am not mentioning any...
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    I had a very similar problem with my Viper and...

    I had a very similar problem with my Viper and the KingTec K80F engine. I found that I had knocked the EGT probe out of its hole slightly and at high RPM it was not sensing the correct temperature. I...
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