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Old 07-27-2012, 05:46 AM
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Was having the same problem. Make sure your steering cables aren't too tight. It needs just a bit of slop and the nose gear will lock down everytime. Also make sure the retract sits flat on the rails if it rocks it will bind when the screws are tightened down.
Thanks for all of your input, I have the spring air gear that was origionally sent and I thought that I had the steering cables loose enough.  No problems locking down when sitting inverted.  I changed the retract unit now to another that was on my Kangaroo origionally.  It has a stronger spring and a different lock down bar.  I also made sure that the steering cables are looser now as well.  Will see how it works next weekend, but if I can't get it to stay down, then I guess I'll have to switch to fully pneumatic retracts.

I had both versions of the Rookie but never setup the canards for braking.  Now, wish I had.  I have a buddy that does that and it does make a big difference.  Loved the canards for flying though.
Old 07-27-2012, 06:29 AM
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If you put a restrictor in the line (to slow down the gear) in the wrong spot that will also cause the nose gear not to lock down
Old 07-27-2012, 06:47 PM
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Are the plastic wheel wells a must???

My retracts fit nice but I will have to cut a lot to make tha pastick wells work.

How many left them off????
Old 07-27-2012, 06:53 PM
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Default RE: The new Tornado sport jet

Dblex Check out the mod Henry has on modellbaus website.
Old 07-27-2012, 07:35 PM
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Can't find it, got a link?
Old 07-27-2012, 09:02 PM
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Default RE: The new Tornado sport jet

Dbex - wondering the same thing.  if you go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT8gDy6a8gw henry is previewing the v2, no plastic wheel wells at .50 and 1.29 into the video.
dieselman - went to modelbauusa and couldn't find mod?
Old 07-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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I created a listing for the Tornado hardware, only 1 flight old servo and retracts


http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...658&electric=0
Old 07-28-2012, 08:06 AM
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Is it me or does the engine have left thrust built in to the mount? Oe does she need to be dead centerline??????
Old 07-28-2012, 09:35 AM
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8 x Yellow/Black and 8 x Red/White Tornados V3's sat at Stanstead Airport waiting customs clearance

Arrival at our offices 2 August

Norray canopies already in stock

Ian
Old 07-28-2012, 01:01 PM
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ORIGINAL: rcpm5

Dbex - wondering the same thing. if you go to http://<font color=''#0066cc''>http:...Dy6a8gw</font> henry is previewing the v2, no plastic wheel wells at .50 and 1.29 into the video.
dieselman - went to modelbauusa and couldn't find mod?
Wow your right it used to be in the downloads section. You just cut the wheel well covers to where you only have the part that covers the tire itself IE just make them perfectly round and remove the strut section. I'd take a pic of mine but I'm out of town for a few weeks
Old 07-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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Thanks!!!!!
Old 07-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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i flew the V1 tornado without wheel wells, and its still flying today with its second owner the same way. should have well over a 170 flights by now.
Old 07-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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Well she is done...

I would love to maiden her tomorrow....l.but.........

She wont fit in my Honda Odessy!!!! Lmao!!!!!!!!!


I can always undo the booms and unplug her everytime.....


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Lmao!!! I can't get her to the field now!!!!! Lmao
Old 07-28-2012, 05:05 PM
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Fits in my Town and Country.
Old 07-28-2012, 05:22 PM
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Your back door is 64" wide????? Wow!!!

Show me a pic of it in there!!
Old 07-28-2012, 05:30 PM
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No, it goes in one piece by the sliding door. Front passenger seat forward, then fish it in nose to rear. Just got to be carefull getting the stabs in. Wings fit easily in the width by the sliding side doors. Piece of cake
Old 07-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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I'm good!

All seats out and she is in!!!! Maiden her tomorrow morning!!!!!!
Old 07-29-2012, 07:38 AM
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Got 3 flights in today before my ECU pack got low. These Kingtech's do not like a low battery! So I will need to purchase 2 more for back up! LMAO!!


I had a great maiden and a great 3 flights total! She is a beautiful flying plane.....so gentle and so docile landing.

Oh by the way, NO WHEEL WELLS!!!! and she is fine!!! Stock landing blocks...AND SHE IS FINE!!!!!!

Thanks to Henry and his guidance and all of my turbine brothers on this page, thanks for all the guidance and feedback on my build. It was an honor today in my flying career. Ive been flying since I was 9 and this was the tops!

Thanks to everyone for all the help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqJ4Ta4oDKs

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:06 PM
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Great flying Dblex what airport was that Robstown? Get yourself a leaf blower to help cool the turbine after shutdown that way you don't use so much battery on cool down. That will help a little bit. You should make the short drive down to McAllen sometime so we can do some flying.
Old 07-29-2012, 02:20 PM
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Default RE: The new Tornado sport jet

Hey guys just FYI i got 5 Tornado V3 avialable from people who cancelled orders. First come first serve. Call me or email ASAP
[email protected] or 954-224-1700.

Will not last past today im sure of it.
Old 07-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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PM sent Henry
Old 07-29-2012, 03:43 PM
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Henry ,
Just emailed and sent you a PM
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:38 PM
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Woohoo just ordered my yellow v3 looking forward to it, been very happy with the 70+ flights on my v2. For those of you that have a v3
Are the composite booms painted or still have covering film?
Old 07-30-2012, 01:44 AM
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There painted
Old 07-30-2012, 05:00 AM
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I have been told that my Tornado V3 is now at Stanstead airport awaiting customs clearance along with the rest of the UK delivery, so not long now! i have a P60 for it, someone must have fitted one of these to a Tornado? how does it perform?

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