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Old 02-16-2011, 05:58 AM
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Drinker with a flying problem. Dont worry your kit was complete nothing missing.
Old 02-16-2011, 06:12 AM
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Im getting ready to mount my uat with a P-70 in the back would the uat be better in the front by the air tank or back by the main tank for balancing?


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Old 02-16-2011, 09:23 AM
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Im getting ready to mount my uat with a P-70 in the back would the uat be better in the front by the air tank or back by the main tank for balancing?


Thanks Frank
Toward the rear. Nose heavy is a characteristic of the design....so put it by the main tank.

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:15 PM
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Kenrico: Can you post a couple of pix showing your canopy attach method. I understand the system...it's the same as my Flash...but the pix in the manual are not clear especially the rear attach point. I just want to save some time and potentially copy your method. Thanks.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:42 AM
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Finally got mine done with a P-70 it came out at 15.7 lbs dry.My throttle trim on my trans. crapped out wile setting up the radio so off it goes to get fixed.For the cannopy I put a piece of wood in the front to slip under the fuselage and I added a piece of wood in front of the former by the rear and put a screw in from the top of the canopy.I will try to get some pictures up soon.The cg came out at 1.10 lbs on the scale.


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Old 02-19-2011, 07:00 AM
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Finally got mine done <SNIP>The cg came out at 1.10 lbs on the scale.
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Frank, is that 1.1 pounds, or 1 pound, 10 ounces?

If it is the later, you are good to go (it's where mine is) you'll just need a fair amount of push when inverted.
If it is 1.1 ..... you will be grossly tail-heavy.

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:37 AM
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I really suggest you guys use 1.5 lb on the nose and if you are a little nose heavy it's ok but tail heavy not a really good idea.
Old 02-19-2011, 12:54 PM
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It is 2 oz nose heavy
Old 02-19-2011, 03:35 PM
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It is 2 oz nose heavy
OK. You're going to be fine, but if you can move things back (easily) to get the nose to 1 1/2 pounds you'll be better (written as I am moving the engine aft....)
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:52 PM
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Any more flight reports?
Old 02-21-2011, 08:06 PM
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I think I might have to get one, looks like a great home for my K80 and after reading this thread it makes me want one more!
Old 02-21-2011, 08:11 PM
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Ok... how bout some detailed flight reports already!!! ;-)
I'm hearing it flies like its on rails, and from Henry's few vids looks like it, but I'd like some comparison flight reports... like to a BVM Bobcat? or a Falcon?
Thanks
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:24 PM
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It seems like this thread just died off! I would have thought for sure that atleast one person would have a flight report and maybe perhaps a vid or 2...common guys! [8D]
Old 02-21-2011, 08:57 PM
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It seems like this thread just died off! I would have thought for sure that atleast one person would have a flight report and maybe perhaps a vid or 2...common guys! [8D]
Umm....It's February and most of the country (northern 2/3 of the continent?) has crappy cold and windy weather.
I had to drive 835 miles to get my flights!

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It seems like this thread just died off! I would have thought for sure that atleast one person would have a flight report and maybe perhaps a vid or 2...common guys! [8D]
Umm....It's February and most of the country (northern 2/3 of the continent?) has crappy cold and windy weather.
I had to drive 835 miles to get my flights!

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Oops... forgot about that... good point.
How bout an answer from the other 1/3 of the continent... you know in the southern half;-)

Z
Old 02-21-2011, 09:03 PM
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:14 PM
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And the worst part is that their is 4 ft of snow outside my door!!! Stupid winter. Oh well...should give me lots of time to get my Tornado setup properly.
Old 02-22-2011, 05:48 AM
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I maden mine last weekend, sorry no video
It flew very well and very stable
Only modifications I made were in the struts, I shortened the front strut by 3/4" so the plane was level wile sitting on the ground, I was afraid that the take off may be abrupt but actually it takes off by itself
For does how are thinking in bigger turbines please don't, mine has a Bee II but I'm flying at 7500' over sea level, that means that the turbine looses more than 30% of the thrust and the airplane lift is affected in the same way and I was cruising at less than half throttle, full throttle passes were very fast (faster than I felt comfortable) and it can clime forever
CG and throws were the recommended and they are perfect for first flight
Sorry for the spanglish
Old 02-22-2011, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the info Jetmon. Very much appreciated.
Old 02-22-2011, 05:00 PM
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hi all
keep a look out for a hot start .... it burns very fast
Old 02-22-2011, 05:02 PM
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hi all
keep a look out for a hot start.... it burns very fast
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:05 PM
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oh man! that's bad, Did you glue the Stab to the Booms.? if not maybe you could get a new Stab from Henry. What engine is it? if I may ask.
Old 02-22-2011, 05:08 PM
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Wow!!!!
A freind of mine advised me to make an exhaust tube for avoiding this kind of burning.
Have you tried it before?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:10 PM
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Kenrico,
Have you flown yours with the K 80.
How was it?
Isn't too much power and weight in the back?
Marcelo
Old 02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
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Wow that sucks. I was wondering about gluing in the horizontal stab for that very reason..I know in the instructions they show you to glue the stab to the booms. Has anybody flown the Tornado without gluing the stab on? Looks like I will be building a start tube like this one: http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/ns/im...rbine-tube.jpg

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