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Forum: RC Jets
02-11-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 66,634
Posted By Andrew Bird

Andy is cracking on with the cockpits. Hopefully...

Andy is cracking on with the cockpits. Hopefully will have some gear soon so I can get finished up :)...
Forum: RC Jets
02-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Andrew Bird

It's a pretty difficult time for a lot of...

It's a pretty difficult time for a lot of resellers at the moment. So many of them end up filling the gaps where producers send something out the door and then wash their hands of it. Great to hear...
Forum: RC Jets
02-03-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,781
Posted By Andrew Bird

You’ll get there �� And thanks for sharing the...

You’ll get there �� And thanks for sharing the process with us who are stuck at work and not in our sheds getting to work on our own stuff. Just embrace the challenge - you’ve done a great job...
Forum: RC Jets
01-21-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Andrew Bird

Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RC Jets
01-19-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andrew Bird

I've recently bought some parts for my CARF SU27...

I've recently bought some parts for my CARF SU27 from them and they have been great to deal with. Not all companies get it right all the time but it seems like the issue was resolved. I'd have no...
Forum: RC Jets
01-16-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 66,634
Posted By Andrew Bird

Yea will do. Hopefully he has them ready soon so...

Yea will do. Hopefully he has them ready soon so can check all is good then you can go from there :)
Forum: RC Jets
01-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 66,634
Posted By Andrew Bird

I think I gave you Andy's email? He's not...

I think I gave you Andy's email? He's not committing to anything at the moment until he's produced the first couple for our two aircraft and then once he knows everything fits properly etc, I think...
Forum: RC Jets
01-15-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 66,634
Posted By Andrew Bird

My friend has been busily cracking along with his...

My friend has been busily cracking along with his cockpit design. The timing should work nicely 😄...
Forum: RC Jets
01-09-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,963
Posted By Andrew Bird

The Tornado sounds great and that sounds like a...

The Tornado sounds great and that sounds like a good size :)
Forum: RC Jets
01-07-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,781
Posted By Andrew Bird

Viper - Carbon is a great option (it's the route...

Viper - Carbon is a great option (it's the route I'd go down over ali or wood) but not all composite plate is equal. Just make sure you use something of high quality from a good supplier. I might be...
Forum: RC Jets
01-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,916
Posted By Andrew Bird

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/960x720/0ccf541d_621f_4bfe_b61d_4983dcb60e67_98caa7750e6d443d89e460861d5a936f519eb669.jpeg
Here’s the CARF SU27 gear.
Forum: RC Jets
01-05-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,916
Posted By Andrew Bird

As I understand it, Matrix are producing metal...

As I understand it, Matrix are producing metal wheels now for the SU. They told me this when I was looking into which gear to go for a month or so back. I’ve seen pictures of the new CARF gear with...
Forum: RC Jets
01-05-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,916
Posted By Andrew Bird

Could you guys not look into using the 5” metal...

Could you guys not look into using the 5” metal wheels people like Matrix and CARF are producing for the SU27? Means you can get harder rubber as well rather than the soft Robart’s.
Forum: RC Jets
01-04-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,838
Posted By Andrew Bird

Fantastic work. I want one!

Fantastic work. I want one!
Forum: RC Jets
01-02-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By Andrew Bird

Lol - there's always someone who kicks in and...

Lol - there's always someone who kicks in and says you need to fly something rubbish to get in to jets. The Shockwave is a *****cat. Easy to fly and highly capable.

The pipe goes over the carbon...
Forum: RC Jets
12-31-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,698
Posted By Andrew Bird

It's also worth remembering things aircraft like...

It's also worth remembering things aircraft like the F16 were built in a period less dominated by computer aided stability - many older designs are were built to work aerodynamically rather than for...
Forum: RC Jets
12-31-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

I was flying mine from our grass site today which...

I was flying mine from our grass site today which is about 120m as Dave said and even with virtually no wind today it was dead easy to get in with plenty of room to spare. My CG is a decent amount...
Forum: RC Jets
12-29-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

Thanks for taking the pictures Alistair! Always...

Thanks for taking the pictures Alistair! Always appreciated :)
Forum: RC Jets
12-28-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Andrew Bird

Thanks for the pics Alistair!

Thanks for the pics Alistair!
Forum: RC Jets
12-26-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

Hi Chaps - hope you have as much fun with your...

Hi Chaps - hope you have as much fun with your toys in 2019 as I have had in 2018 :) ...
Forum: RC Jets
12-25-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

The only issues I've had from the gear not going...

The only issues I've had from the gear not going up is when at too high speed or G. Just retract at lower speed.
Forum: RC Jets
12-24-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 66,634
Posted By Andrew Bird

I think I can live with the CARF version - my...

I think I can live with the CARF version - my car's not big enough for the Skymaster ;)
Forum: RC Jets
12-22-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

In fairness I only had to do a quick Antwerp...

In fairness I only had to do a quick Antwerp return. Claire's still not popped!
Forum: RC Jets
12-22-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

Lucky bugger! Would have been there but I was at...

Lucky bugger! Would have been there but I was at work :(
Forum: RC Jets
12-21-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 36,791
Posted By Andrew Bird

I'm only changing mine because the old one...

I'm only changing mine because the old one started jamming the vector in certain situations after about 70 flights. I'd just fly the pipe you have.

It sounds like this pipe should give a little...
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