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Old 10-17-2005, 06:23 PM
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rtn9105. Hi , no I got side tracked with other projects.
The Saito 220 went in a YT Katana 2 metre and I'm building a couple of smaller profile models.
I will still go for the Tunnel Vision at a later date.

Do you know of any other Tunnel Vision videos apart from the electric one ?
Old 10-18-2005, 12:30 AM
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There wioll be some up on my site Wed. if the whether holds.

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rtn9105. Hi , no I got side tracked with other projects.
The Saito 220 went in a YT Katana 2 metre and I'm building a couple of smaller profile models.
I will still go for the Tunnel Vision at a later date.

Do you know of any other Tunnel Vision videos apart from the electric one ?
Old 10-25-2005, 11:54 AM
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Where is the tank location? Is it possible to mount it opposite the Motor, like on most smaller profiles? I'd rather not fiddle with a pump.

Thanks
Old 11-01-2005, 12:58 AM
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I test flew mine today. IMO it is the best flying profile I have flown. It went together very quickly. I used the standard hardware with a OS 160 on a mousse can muffler with a 18X6 Menz prop. Mine came out tail heavy but it is very manageble. It floats in for landing. Hovering, harries, torque rolls. rolling harriers, elevators, high alph knife edge. This plane does them very easily. Coverdup, the fuse has a cut out for the tank to fit in and it is on the opposite side of the motor



Ailerons Futaba 3010
elevators Futaba 3010
Rudder Futaba 9303
Throttle Hitec HS 85
Old 11-01-2005, 09:01 AM
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Tank mount location... opposite the engine... very close but you still may have fuel feed issues with the 1.60....

Chip recommends a header tank on the oppostie side right next to the needle...

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Old 11-03-2005, 03:49 AM
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Actually guys no hopper tank is needed if using the OS with the Jerry Smith mouse can muffler, as long as the tank itself is not to large. Mine is running flawless with a 16oz tank and gives me somewhere between 9 and 10 minutes of flight time. We had one with a 24oz tank on it, and it required a hopper for the engine to remain constant throughout the flight. I think that tank was just a little tight and maybe the vibration was foaming the fuel.

I will always go with the 16-18 oz tanks from now on just because there is less to go wrong and 9 minutes of all out 3D is enough for me. Hope this helps

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Tank mount location... opposite the engine... very close but you still may have fuel feed issues with the 1.60....

Chip recommends a header tank on the oppostie side right next to the needle...

Old 11-10-2005, 05:44 AM
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Please could someone post a link or something to point me towards the Jerry Smith moose/mouse/mousse? can muffler/pipe mentioned a few times? I'm guessing that that's what's pictured in the Manual?
Thanks.
Old 11-10-2005, 08:03 AM
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According to here:

http://www.azarr.com/smith_power_pipes.htm

They can only be ordered direct:

[email protected]
270-554-7413
Jerry L Smith
3970 Contest Road
Paducah, KY 42001



But there is a better alternative... see here... these are all welded (Jerry's can uses JB Weld and it comes apart ... My exhaust tube came loose within 5 flights)

http://ohiomodelplanes.com/pipes/

Old 11-10-2005, 12:11 PM
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Thanks very much. Have contacted OMP.
Old 11-13-2005, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE from MAUDIB:
"I have had mine up and flying for the last few weeks. (Chip asked me to put together the manual, such as it is - located here: TVision Manual

Hope you find it useful. If you find any errors or something unclear... please let me knowso we can update the manual.
"

I've worked out how to prevent the outer wing panels sliding off in flight, but perhaps the manual should mention it?
And perhaps a note about the U/C legs being pre-drilled for(?Dubro?) axles? The pre-drilling is helpful,but doesn't leave much spare metal for DIY alternatives.
Not carping,BTW, it's an impressive product, very good value for money,IMO.
Old 11-13-2005, 02:50 PM
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Thanks for the input... we'll need to get the wing attachment method added.

THe axles being drilled however, is a common feature of many ARFS as not everyone has proper tools to drill a large hole in aluminum or steel.
Old 11-15-2005, 04:34 PM
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The manual suggests the following lengths for the servo arms:
AIL---- 1"
EL----1.25"
RUDD---2.5" (3" if closed loop)
I can bolt Epoxy/glass extensions(printed circuit board) onto the heavy-duty Hitec arms I already have,but having become a bit "ARF spoilt", I just wondered if anyone knows of a ready made alternative?
Old 11-30-2005, 09:19 AM
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Anybody use a EVO 35?
Old 11-30-2005, 09:20 AM
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The manual suggests the following lengths for the servo arms:
AIL---- 1"
EL----1.25"
RUDD---2.5" (3" if closed loop)
I can bolt Epoxy/glass extensions(printed circuit board) onto the heavy-duty Hitec arms I already have,but having become a bit "ARF spoilt", I just wondered if anyone knows of a ready made alternative?
http://www.swbmfg.com/
Old 11-30-2005, 09:53 AM
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Thank you very much.
Could't wait, made some myself, but they certainly look good for future reference.
Old 12-06-2005, 08:24 PM
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I have great interest in thie bird...I would like to see what it looks like with the gas tank mounted (better pic than the above pic)

Unfortunately the "ugly" looks of an external take is th only thing that stops me from getting it. I wish they would burry the tank in the WING!!!!!!

Kevin
Old 12-06-2005, 08:59 PM
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The tank out in the open isn't so bad as 1/3 is recessed in the fuse... a person could make some type of cover to "Hyde" it....

It really can't go in the wing unless you use some pump system for a glow engine... you just won't get good fuel draw otherwise...

Now if you went to GAS... well that's a different story. I'm getting another one to go gas with and may very well build a hatch and install the tank in the wing and use the tank bay for ignition & battery.

A BME 44 or 50 is perfect for this aircraft as they are railmount engines. A conversion of sorts could be done to mount rear stud engines pretty easily too though.

Old 12-31-2005, 12:44 AM
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What do you guys think about a YS 1.40FZ on this plane?
Old 12-31-2005, 03:32 AM
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I'm using an MVVS 160 2 stroke glow + tuned pipe on mine, and the power is OK-ish, but not spectacular--the model is very forgiving, so it's not too much of a concern, but pull outs from a hover are a bit leisurely,for example.
I'd guess that a YS 140 dz(and certainly a 160dz) would be OK, but a fz would be marginal.
Optimum power plants would be Moki 180/210, or a light 40-50 cc petrol, IMHO.

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