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Old 03-11-2014, 02:10 PM
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Default Aurora Sport Jet from Q Composites

I've been on the lookout for a large sport jet for a while and after seeing the Aurora i knew i had to have one. I went with a colour swap option on one of the available schemes and opted for a clear canopy and cockpit. Around 6 weeks later it arrived. Thanks to Smitty and Ian the plane is everything i had hoped.

specs
Length 2.7m, 107"
Wingspan 2.4m, 96"
weight 16kg, 35lb

Kit weight so far
6kg Complete fuselage with clear canopy
1.9kg each wing
340g each elevator
600g rudder

11.08kg total , 24.4lb

Here is a short introductory video and some pictures to start off the thread. more to come soon



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oioC1r-v3so&noredirect=1
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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Very helpful video.

Quality looks very good all round! Enjoy!!
Old 03-11-2014, 04:37 PM
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Welcome to the dark side Simon! time to change your RCU user name?
Keep posting, following along!
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Thanks for taking the time out to make the video, I look forward to the next instalment
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Excellent video and very informative. Some points from my perspective

1) Pity that the elevator servos will be on show. I would have thought there would have been plenty of space in the tail plane to put them in the other direction so all you see was the servo arm


2) Not a fan of live hinges they look ugly on the top re the flaps. Rounded backs and Robart hinges like the rudder are nicer in my view.


3) Gear doors look a nightmare I would have preferred to see a single door just attached to the leg and open at the bottom

Other than those points it looks very good and has some excellent features especially the preinstalled horns.

Looks like a very quick build enjoy that and the plane
Old 03-12-2014, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the feed back guys, i hoped i covered most aspects of what to expect when ordering one. if you have any questions just shout.


Sean ill have to think up a name change JetCrazy?
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Originally Posted by Jetflyer3000 View Post
Excellent video and very informative. Some points from my perspective

1) Pity that the elevator servos will be on show. I would have thought there would have been plenty of space in the tail plane to put them in the other direction so all you see was the servo arm


2) Not a fan of live hinges they look ugly on the top re the flaps. Rounded backs and Robart hinges like the rudder are nicer in my view.


3) Gear doors look a nightmare I would have preferred to see a single door just attached to the leg and open at the bottom

Other than those points it looks very good and has some excellent features especially the preinstalled horns.

Looks like a very quick build enjoy that and the plane
Jetflyer, There is definitely space to install an internally mounted servo for elevator. i might have a look at that option.
I think they could have done two doors on the mains, and kept it simple. so ill probably leave them off for now.
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Si,
Nice informative video ,couple of points the first being the Auw of 35lbs not that far off the limit of 44 lbs before you. Have. ,
to join the Lma get it registered with the caa etc etc
The forward hatch is a poor fit and finish and will require some of your talents to sort it out ?
Anyway get it built so i can have a go
Cheers Euan.
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Originally Posted by Euan View Post
Si,
Nice informative video ,couple of points the first being the Auw of 35lbs not that far off the limit of 44 lbs before you. Have. ,
to join the Lma get it registered with the caa etc etc
The forward hatch is a poor fit and finish and will require some of your talents to sort it out ?
Anyway get it built so i can have a go
Cheers Euan.
35lb is NINE POUNDS off of the 44lb CAA weight limit?!?!? I wouldn't say it was even remotely close to being an issue! You could install a 2.7kg house brick and still be more than 3lbs away from the limit............

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:07 AM
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agree
my AW panther was 19.4 kg , thats what i consider as being close
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My original Skygate Hawk was 43lb 13oz

Anyway, lets see what Simon's AUW is (of the model obviously LOL)
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Im close to finishing the install so will start to update the thread leading up to the maiden coming soon.

First off was to install the servos. i went with the Savox SV-1272 30kg servo on all surfaces.

To get the servo in require some trimming of the wooden mount to get the servo lead past, easy work using the dremmel. Then attaching the servo horn and installing it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:25 PM
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Next i installed Powerbox and Mpx connectors for the wings, elevators and rudder. Then soldered up all the leads.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:02 PM
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I've purchased the Behotec C50 pneumatic gear with electric brakes. The fit is almost perfect and the quality of the gear is awesome .i would like to have seen larger main wheels tho. To fit the nose gear ,I made up a cardboard template and cut out the nose gear opening.

I have made a modification to the way the wing mounts. Previously there was a 4mm bolt that is pushed from inside the wheel well into a blind nut located in the fuselage, this requires you go get underneath the plane to tighten the bolt. The modification now allows me to place a thumb nut onto a 6mm threaded bolt which is screwed into the root of the wing, from the inside of the plane.

I have mounted the tail pipe with two 4mm screws that go through the bellmouth and into some plywood on the engine mount instead of using the supplied aluminium brackets and pop rivets.
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Have to say that is a nice looking jet; I was never sure about the outline but the scheme works really well with the shape - I quite fancy one myself...

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Originally Posted by jeff sewell View Post
Have to say that is a nice looking jet; I was never sure about the outline but the scheme works really well with the shape - I quite fancy one myself...

Jeff

Thanks Jeff, Ive not taken any pics of the plane when its all together yet, so ive attached a few pictures the factory took before they added the clear canopy.
BTW Are you going to elvington?
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Cheers for that - looks very good, impressive flight capabilities and also very good value for money too...

Yeah, off to Elvington; have to really as it is my local jet club!

See you there...
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This should push the Aurora along nicely....
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:18 AM
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It'll go great with a 210!! Some real punch from the slow passes.....

Do you have the 110mm OD pipe?
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No Ive got the smaller pipe its a pitty i was not asked what size pipe i want at the time of ordering... so was unaware there were any options. Im not sure how much of a problem ill have with the smaller pipe.

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I wouldn't use an undersized pipe!
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Perfect weather today, so headed down to my local club to maiden my aurora. I was a bit worried about the 120 meter grass strip being to short but after using only half of that for take off and landing, i was like , grinning from ear to ear. The aurora is a p****cat to fly, bags of power from my new Kingtech 210G made it that much more enjoyable. Will hopefully have some video footage for you soon.
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Excellent.

I'm glad you finally got her in the air. Even more happy that you enjoy her performance.

All of the grass field flyers are impressed with the ease she rotates off, and the slow landing speed as she comes back down to earth.

Welcome to the Aurora family..
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Thanks Smitty, She is a sweet flyer and perfect for short grass strips. I'm going to look at possibly moving the cg back slightly as i had a little up trim. I'm also getting a high pitch whistle from what i think is the pipe, I've heard the same sound from some of the other videos. Do you think this is because of the smaller pipe?
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Simon, that's more than likely your turbine/pipe spacing. Try moving your turbine back 10mm.

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