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JEEMO Turbine Glider Set Up

Old 07-20-2022, 09:22 PM
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Ok, sound good!
At what location did you tapped the spar, close to the fuse, or at the end?
Did you reinforced the wing at the location where the bolt goes thru the wing?
Old 07-21-2022, 04:49 AM
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1 from end no reinforcements
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Old 07-30-2022, 02:08 PM
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Hi,

After getting the thrust tube installed, and the turbine as well, the next item to install is the fuel tank.
Prior this, I think that the attachment of the cockpit would be a better idea, as once the fuel tank rails are in place,
acces to the location to install a blind nut for the canopy fixation will be come inaccessible.

How did the majority of the JEEMO guys attached their canopy?



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Wood Block in the front and bolt in the rear, two steel pins mid section for location pins.





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I was finally able to get the Jeemo maidened by the master, Ali Machinchy, at the Bill Beach Classic (Rosewood Indiana)
Ali put the Jeemo through its paces and it was a pleasure to watch.

The Rosewood club has the perfect field setup for the Jeemo, paved runway for the dolly, and a beautiful manicure grass area for landing.

After a couple of flights is was clear that the take off dolly needed a bit of tweaking, it was pulling to the left and the AOA didn't seem right.
So I drilled the front wheel holes a 1/2' lower (Raising the LE of the wing), and added some CF plate material to stiffen the plywood.
After that the dolly tracked straight and the glider lifted off with little effort.

My first flight was a blast! I am really going to enjoy this model.


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Old 10-09-2022, 03:57 PM
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Here is a phone video of one of the flights by Ali.

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Congrats on the maiden!!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2022, 10:59 AM
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I just wanted to post an update since the maiden of my Jeemo,
Prior to Ali performing the maiden flight I had the C.G. set to the factory recommended position of 120 mm (4.72") back from the LE using the balance fixture that I made.
When I asked Ali to go over the setup, he picked it up and just held it by hand using his finger as the pivot point, he said to add about 1/3 more weight to the nose.
When he flew it he said the C.G. was prefect for his preference.
I finally had a chance to weigh the total lead ballast in the nose and it is 800 grams (1.76 lbs).
I hung it on my C.G. fixture and it balances at 110 mm (4.33") back from the leading edge.

Old 10-22-2022, 11:06 AM
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I did get a chance to fly again today, I needed to be at the Titusville airport this morning so I took the Jeemo along, it was a great fall day for flying, just a tad bit windy though.
The Dolly worked great off of the grass.


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I have been asked to repost the C.G. Fixture PDF as the one posted early in this thread is not displaying any longer... thank you RCU.

I took the opportunity to update the fixture to show the 110 mm CG point
I tried to upload the PDF and I get a file upload error, once again thank you RCU...
Also AutoCAD.dwg drawings are not allowed, so if you need the file send me a PM with your e-mail.
Zip files are allowed so I tried to upload, that also failed...


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Ali M at Jets & Props




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Ali sure gets around

Is that a wheel mounted?
Do you know what wheel assembly was used?
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Originally Posted by RCISFUN View Post
Ali sure gets around

Is that a wheel mounted?
Do you know what wheel assembly was used?
Sorry no, it was only on the Green colour scheme at Jets & Props





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