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Old 11-22-2011, 07:43 AM
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Just finished building a carf mig 15..PHEW!!!! How much nose weight does this plane need? It seems like I need more than 1,5kgs. Is something wrong in my plane or is this normal? I am using a p120 engine. EVERYTHING is in front.... any more and it will be out of the nose....

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:00 AM
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Anurag,
Very normal for this model.. I added over two kilos of lead in the nose ring and with every thing up front, it almost balanced.
FYI there are several long threads on RCU and some others about all the traumas with the CARF-Mig 15. I sold mine before I finished it, but I have been told it's worth all the effort when you get to fly it.
Good Luck!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:39 AM
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Yes i would tend to agree about the traumas... But mine is now 99% ready... I will surely fly it...  Its a tiresome build...but my god, its the most gorgeous looking airplane...
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Hi Anurag!

Do you use the original tailpipe? You might concider installing a lighter tailpipe from JetCat.

I bought a MiG-15 ready to fly. It was build by my friend Heiko Gärtner from the german jet team and is one of the three kits that were made for the jwm. It has the turbine further forward and with the original tailpipe I still need 1kg lead in the nose. But it flies beautiful. Once I get time, I will change the tailpipe and finish the model, for now, I prefer to fly it


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I have the original tail pipe from carf.  How can I get the new light tail pipe? I also wondered if its possible to move the engine forward... didnt know it was possible due to the wing tubes etc.
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One thing you can do to lighten the tail pipe is to remove the springs that they use as spacers and cut off 60% of them. THen rebend the hooks and put the spring back on. This saved me about 3oz total in the tail. Every bit helpes back there. I also drilled lightening holes in the motor mount rails. Scotty
Old 11-22-2011, 01:13 PM
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The new 2011/12 Reworked Mig kit will really help make this model a pleasure to build and fly rather than just fly!!

Looking forward to mine coming.

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Mark

Can you be more precise about this new kit ?
Do you think it will still be a scale model like the A4 or the other kits of this category ?

Thank you
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:08 PM
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Its the same super scale detail, updated pre-fab, gear doors etc sorted out, New wing mounting to get the turbine further forward.
The old kit would need major surgery to achieve the same. It has lots of wing and still flys great with the "whole" church roof up front.

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It takes plenty but flies great.

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Did they address the landing gear mounting plates? Mine flys great but the gear plates from factory would not handle one good landing much less a harder one.
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ORIGINAL: Ragz

Just finished building a carf mig 15..PHEW!!!! How much nose weight does this plane need? It seems like I need more than 1,5kgs. Is something wrong in my plane or is this normal? I am using a p120 engine. EVERYTHING is in front.... any more and it will be out of the nose....

thanks
Just needed 800grams with a AMT Mercury (and AMT turbines are on 'the heavy side' compared to others) , 1,5 kg seems a lot ? I also use/ build the airbrakes,



Frank
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Dave,

Very good news to know that CARF will update the old kit :-)))
Thank you for your answer

Jean-Philippe :-)

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