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Old 08-27-2009, 11:47 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

If you read around, it looks like it is cheaper because it is bigger and heavier, almost the size of the 120 and for the thrust it produces the P70 is much better value so they lowered the price for people to consider it. Moreover it is an old design with high availability of parts ... The P70 is relatively new ...
Old 08-28-2009, 12:18 AM
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ORIGINAL: akaram

If you read around, it looks like it is cheaper because it is bigger and heavier, almost the size of the 120 and for the thrust it produces the P70 is much better value so they lowered the price for people to consider it. Moreover it is an old design with high availability of parts ... The P70 is relatively new ...

i don't know where you're reading at but the P-80 is now an all new SE version. the reason people stayed away from them in the past was the VERY poor throttle response, that's now been fixed and the low price is to get their popularity back up. just prior to the introduction of the 120 and 160 SX the 60SE the 70 and the 80 (wasn't an SE yet) were all the same price.
Old 09-21-2009, 10:21 AM
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Anyone have lying in a drawer a set of wire legs that come for the fixed gear version or know if they can still be got ?

I bought my Boomerang S/H and they have had a bit of work and would like to fit a new set especially the front leg. I could bend them up but the origionals are nice shiney metal Bound to be plenty lying about when guys fit retracts.
Old 09-21-2009, 10:59 AM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Hi

I still got a new set that I never used as I used Jet A1's might take a bit of finding though [sm=71_71.gif]

Alan
Old 09-21-2009, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

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Old 09-21-2009, 12:31 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Knew there where ones hiding somewhere

Just redone the colour scheme on mine (like the XL) and a new set of legs will make her like new.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:09 AM
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Last week I made to my boomerang the fly number 200!! ( 203 flights now on it). Amanzing airplane. I have the original CA hinges, and original harware, ( kwick links, push rods, etc) No problem at all.
Lets go for 300!!!

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Old 04-29-2010, 02:48 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Looking for ideas for graphics for the side of my recovered boomerang.

I am happy with it from the top (see picture couple of posts above) but someone took a shot recently of it climbing out and I thought it looks very bare from the side, both on the booms and below the cockpit.

Had thought about a USAF insignia below the cockpit, but not a standard one as I would like to keep with the wavey theme.

Any ideas? I have a vinyl plotter so graphics I can make if I have the ideas !!
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:52 PM
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Just converted my Boomerang intro to a full autostart Wren 54 turbine from the manual start it originally had. I now have problems figuring out the CG... The stated CG in the manual is not quite effective and it seems a bit off... Any recommendations??? Would really appreciate the help!!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:04 AM
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ORIGINAL: Xairflyer

Looking for ideas for graphics for the side of my recovered boomerang.

I am happy with it from the top (see picture couple of posts above) but someone took a shot recently of it climbing out and I thought it looks very bare from the side, both on the booms and below the cockpit.

Had thought about a USAF insignia below the cockpit, but not a standard one as I would like to keep with the wavey theme.

Any ideas? I have a vinyl plotter so graphics I can make if I have the ideas !!
How about something based on the Irish flag or national emblem, if not Irish then Scots, or Welsh or even English, but not US for pity's sake. LOL

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:40 AM
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ORIGINAL: toto_sal

Just converted my Boomerang intro to a full autostart Wren 54 turbine from the manual start it originally had. I now have problems figuring out the CG... The stated CG in the manual is not quite effective and it seems a bit off... Any recommendations??? Would really appreciate the help!!!
I think the recommended figure is 190mm back from LE, I had stick on weights inside the nose of mine and just kept taking them off until I found it the way I wanted it, mine is about 205mm now. The former behind the tank is not far away, be sure to balance it with a full UAT.

Mike
I think the Irish flag would not suit the scheme, I like the wavy one British airways used to use, surprised no one other than yourself had any suggestions, but I suppose this thread is dead now for some time.
Old 07-08-2010, 07:48 AM
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Bit like the Elan thread, once the first foray of people build one all the information is there for the searching, Alan will have to bring something new out to keep the interest going or at least modify one of the originals, how about rounded booms for the XL and Sprint, even composite wings, now that would have some interest especially for the stub wing on the XL incorporated into the fus as is the Elan.

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Old 07-08-2010, 08:03 AM
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How is that for differant? It is a scatch built one, I made some changes but the basic diemesions are the same as the Nano. I built it mostly for my son, we frist test flew it in spring and he has about 100 flights on it now.

John

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Old 07-08-2010, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Made few changes to mine when it got a new fuselage.

Old 07-08-2010, 12:00 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Still recon they are the best jet for having fun with from any flying site
Old 10-04-2010, 04:32 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

I have one question regarding the CG. I know on a Sprint you balance it with the wings off. But what about the Intro? Wings on or off? I bought this second hand and I redid the install on it and now I am checking the CG. It is supposed to be 11.5" - 12" from the trailing edge. But mine is tail heavy with wings off, but nose heavy with wings on. I have flown it once and for level flight the elevator at neutral is about 1/4" up.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:21 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Never heard of balancing any aeroplane with the wings off, fit the wings, and balance on or slightly forward of the former in front of the turbine/behind tank.

If you have about 1/4" up then you are still nose heavy.
Old 10-04-2010, 07:27 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

I would have to aggree they are good fun, and stress free to fly, whilst no turbine jet is cheap it doesnt have the mega buck investment should the worst happen.

They are getting hard to find now too.

Keep posting Boomer flyers

P.S. Xairflyer your up late tonight too.
Old 10-05-2010, 02:49 PM
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P.S. Xairflyer your up late tonight too.
Bit of a night person not a morning person

I have fixed gear on my Intro and always find after a days flying I have to 'tweak' the legs especially the noseleg as it gets a lot of abuse taxing etc as we always fly off grass.

So I decided to make my own trailing link noseleg, the leg itself is 10mm alum and the fork is 2 strips of 10x2mm alum. The new leg simply fits onto the cut down original 5mm wire.
After about 20 flights and about 30 landings (now into touch and go's ) the leg has not needed any attention and the (sacrificial) 5mm piano wire is still streight.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:07 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

I just picked up a used Baby Boomerang. It was shipped to me, but unfortunately did not come with a users/instruction manual. Does anyone know of a downloadable copy somwehere? Although I could probably muddle through it, it would be nice to see how the booms, horizontal stab and wings are supposed to be attached. And, other general info like CG position, stc, would be nice to have.

Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:46 PM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Came across a new Intro kit a shop in the uk still has in stock if anyone is looking for one


[link=http://www.westwalesmodels.co.uk/epages/es114103.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es114103_es121994722150/Products/%22Boomerang%20Jet%20ARTF%20with%20Spring%20Air%20 Retracks%22]West Wales Models[/link]
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

I need to repair the blue trim on my jet. Does anyone know the color code for this? I have the red/white/blue scheme. Also, Ultracote and Oracover are the same thing, right?

Thanks
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

Let me ask again: Does anyone know the color codes (Oracover or Ultracote) for the red. white, blue, and yellow used on the red/blue Baby Boomer?

Thanks!
Old 02-14-2011, 04:47 AM
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Default RE: new Arf Boomerang 14lb thrust

The Oracover colours on the yellow/blue boomerang in my workshop for a refit is cub yellow number 30, white is no. 10 and Dark Blue No. 52, don't have the red.

Dont know if Ultracote is the same as Oracover which is also known as Profilm in the UK

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