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    Caelus V2: Fuselage Part 5 Mounting the Gear

    The gear is mounted on a 1/4" aircraft grade plywood platform. The gear and mounting holes are precisely drilled. It fits perfectly into the mounting platform. The platform is epoxied into the frame...
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    You know, I wonder if Dave didn't put that in...

    You know, I wonder if Dave didn't put that in there for me...
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    Caelus V2: Fuselage Part 4

    The landing gear appears to be standard F3A type gear with a matte finish. Very good and tough. No issues here. Let me just say that the wheel pants are a work of art!! These are perfectly formed and...
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    Caelus V2: Fuselage Part 3

    As you can see from previous pictures, the exterior of the canopy is flawless and looks beautiful. It is very nice. There is one comment though that I need to make about the layup process on the...
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    Caelus V2 Fuselage Part2

    Now for the interior of the airplane.

    The first thing I notice is that the front 1/3 of the Caelus has a layer of carbon fiber cloth that wraps through the fuselage 360 degrees. The front of the...
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    Caelus V2 Fuselage Part1

    So here are some pictures of the exterior of the fuselage. Once again, excellent fiberglass work. No wrinkles, gaps, seams, uneven spots... nothing. I grabbed on to the horizontal stabilizer and the...
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    Caelus V2 Tail Feathers

    The construction of the horizontal stabilizers is of the same excellent quality as the wings. These are very sturdy and well made structures. With a Futaba S9650 servo (26g) and control rods, the...
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    Caelus V2 - Inside the Wings

    Here are some pictures of the wing structure and a comparison of the wing against the Osiris 2M prototype in my basement that I am working on and the subject of another thread.

    The fiberglass work...
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    Caelus V2 Wings - First Look

    Wings
    I unpacked both wings and weighed each. Note: I have servo (JR 9411HV 38.6g), linkages, extension and hinges installed. The wings weigh out as:

    Right: 400g
    Left: 405g

    Impressions:
    The...
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    Unpacking Caelus V2 and Assembly

    Thanks to Mike and Dave Snow my new and nearly assembled Caelus V2 just arrived and I started to unpack it. I'll be posting my impressions in this thread of the airplane. Please note that Dave did...
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    Snowman44 thanks very much for the additional...

    Snowman44 thanks very much for the additional comments. I want to put in a Plettenberg Advance 30-10 and Jeti Advance 90 Opto Pro. I know that I can do the Hacker, but the guys I fly with are raving...
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    Reducing Weight

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    Just wondering if you have any suggestions on where we can bring down the weight? I am already buying supplies for the airplane I ordered and this is going to change a couple of ideas I have...
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    Great clinic!! Thanks very much for all of the...

    Great clinic!! Thanks very much for all of the handwork!!
    Ken
  14. Here's a lot of information that I collected on...

    Here's a lot of information that I collected on finding the CG with a bunch of help from the pattern community.

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2276579&page=4
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    As was previously pointed out, this airplane is...

    As was previously pointed out, this airplane is owned by David Oreck and is down in New Orleans at his airpark. I believe that it was restored in 1996 or so and put in it's current colors. If you...
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    Mike, The Miracle K-012 Throw Meter is...

    Mike,
    The Miracle K-012 Throw Meter is absolutely stellar. It is an analog meter with a ball bearing movement. I would put it up against an electronic meter. It is very light and does not deflect...
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    Electric only at our field.

    Electric only at our field.
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    I am all for standing with the AMA, but the...

    I am all for standing with the AMA, but the webcast on Friday didn't make me feel warm and fuzzy. I was looking at my computer thinking, "Where's the strategy? Can somebody tell me how we're going to...
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    Well, well well... News is breaking tonight on...

    Well, well well... News is breaking tonight on the new drone rules. See google news. You will need a pilots license.....
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    Sorry, we're sliding down the slippery slope if...

    Sorry, we're sliding down the slippery slope if we redefine the mission of the FAA according to how some view Pirker. FAA's role is to "regulate civil aviation to promote safety." (see FAA website)...
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    Granpooba. We have lots to worry about: Pilot...

    Granpooba.
    We have lots to worry about:

    Pilot licensing
    Government defining how aircraft can/can not be flown
    Criminalization of flying RC aircraft
    Restrictions on how manufacturers compensate...
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    The elephant in the room is that the next step is...

    The elephant in the room is that the next step is requiring all of us to get a pilot license to participate in the hobby. If you are a regulator and you can't monitor and audit each and every flying...
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    Be Worried Now. NTSB Says RC=aircraft

    Maybe we should be worried now? AMA... your turn to bat now to save this sport/hobby/industry. The language here is pretty clear. Model aviation should be regulated by the FAA. Not my words... the...
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    Here's the current guidance...

    Here's the current guidance
    http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2007/10/01/tsa-statement-information-regarding-remote-control-toys...
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