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BIG A-5 Vigilante build

Old 05-22-2020, 03:02 PM
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Just looking for a time and a place to try it again.
Old 05-22-2020, 04:40 PM
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Probably Baldwin Michigan 3 weeks from now [img]blob:https://www.rcuniverse.com/132e4a12-ce58-492d-9eb8-d379c5a9f71f[/img]
Old 06-09-2020, 08:51 AM
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I did a little work this weekend. I balanced the Vigilante where the glider flew well, with the plane tipping nose down on the front spar. It took a lot of lead, Just like my Panther. I made a tray to secure it as far forward as possible. the fixed gear seem to be handling the weight .



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didn't get a chance to go to any jet meets in 2020 so maybe a test flight next year......... I wasn't going to put any more work into the Vigilante but I am tired of looking at it......... I glued a new probe on the nose and sprayed the repaired area on the nose. I'll probably wind up spraying on the gray and white and putting on a few rivets. The plane I modeled 149278 was shot down during the Viet Nam war. They both got out ok and eventually made it home. Hopefully the model flights are a depiction of the full scale flights in reverse order.
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:03 PM
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Many of us know how you feel, we know for sure that you will make the Vigilante fly again, it only took me 11 years and 5 months to get to the maiden day for my Turbinator, I'm so happy I got it done, it flies so good.

I hope you keep working on it little by little 'till it has flown again, hang in there.

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