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Old 05-26-2011, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Don't look to closely, there are a few wrinkles.....
Old 05-26-2011, 07:55 PM
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Thats awesome, I dig the chrome canopy, Im doing that to mine too.
So John,

U gonna have that thing ready to maiden at Princeton?

I'll be helping maiden one with a buddy.

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:06 PM
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Princeton is always planned on weekends when there is events down here, so I wont be making it again.
Old 05-26-2011, 09:35 PM
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Some pics of a new Reaction P70 power. Will be maidened at Princeton rally next weekend. [8D]

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Old 05-27-2011, 03:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: picard1

Thanks for the kind words guys. Don't look to closely, there are a few wrinkles.....
Still looks awesome...I also have wrinkles...every day more...lol
Great looking plane. How hard was it to cut that?
JR
Old 05-27-2011, 05:12 AM
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Mike and Paul, both your R54s look terrific! I'm really happy and proud to see new R54s continuing to pop up from time to time. Be sure to get more pics when you take them outside.

Mike, one quick idea for you... I really like the chrome canopy too, but you might try outlining it with thin black striping tape (1/16 or 3/32). Will help contrast it with the surrounding platinum Monokote.
Old 05-27-2011, 06:49 AM
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When mine is done, I'll show you the Reaction in the caribbean sun....
Have a great weekend,
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:13 PM
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Looks great, Paul
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:57 PM
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Great thread, better kit.

Has anyone done gear doors one one of these?
Old 05-31-2011, 07:35 PM
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Paul,
Love the color scheme!!! What type of covering did you use for that carbon fiber look? Bruce, great idea on the black pinstriping tape.


Mike
Old 06-11-2011, 05:20 AM
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Hi Dave,
The Reaction 44 finaly flew. I sold it unfinished to my friend in Western Australia. He did a great job of covering and installing the gear. He flies it all the time and says it flies very well. Perhaps I should have kept it.!!

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Old 06-11-2011, 10:30 AM
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Hi Dave,
The Reaction 44 finaly flew. I sold it unfinished to my friend in Western Australia. He did a great job of covering and installing the gear. He flies it all the time and says it flies very well. Perhaps I should have kept it.!!

Regards

Looks GREAT Tommy! I'm sure the new owner is pleased! Stay in touch!

Dave Rigotti
Old 06-27-2011, 06:19 AM
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I finally got a decent video of my R54 flying. I put BVM brakes on it due to my short field. It made landings much less interesting which is good. I am still getting to know the plane, but it flies better then I could of hoped for. My club now has 3 turbines and we were all there flying this weekend. I think we have started something at the clubas thereare at least 2 other guys who are now talking about getting into turbines. I can’t wait for my next chance to get out to the field and fly again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNHT2Nw3Rk8

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Old 06-28-2011, 06:54 AM
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Nice landing Chris!! And good decision on the go-around (or was it just a slow pass?). You had a nice little headwind which really helps shorten the landing distance. Didn't look like that landing needed any brakes at all. I hope your jet group keeps growing down there; that's extra cool...
Old 06-28-2011, 07:16 AM
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Hey Bruce,


Sorry we missed each other last weekend. I will be back up there soon for some more riding so maybe the timing will be better. The first approach was just practice. I spent most of the day shooting landings. I am feeling better that the plane is not going to fall out of the sky even though it feels like it is on the base turn. Love the plane.

Thanks,
Chris
Old 06-28-2011, 08:39 PM
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Paul,
Love the color scheme!!! What type of covering did you use for that carbon fiber look? Bruce, great idea on the black pinstriping tape.


Mike
Mike,

I think it was an Ultracote covering. Don't really know for sure as a buddy of mine handed me a leftover piece just enough to do the job on the canopy.

PaulD
Old 06-28-2011, 11:01 PM
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Some pics of a new Reaction P70 power. Will be maidened at Princeton rally next weekend. [8D]

Sheesh Paul, and I thought my garage was a mess...

Kelly
Old 06-29-2011, 09:01 PM
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Some pics of a new Reaction P70 power. Will be maidened at Princeton rally next weekend. [8D]

Sheesh Paul, and I thought my garage was a mess...

Kelly
Clean shop, sick mind, guess that's 2 of us. [&:]

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Old 06-30-2011, 06:44 AM
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ORIGINAL: picard1

Paul,
Love the color scheme!!! What type of covering did you use for that carbon fiber look? Bruce, great idea on the black pinstriping tape.


Mike
Mike,

I think it was an Ultracote covering. Don't really know for sure as a buddy of mine handed me a leftover piece just enough to do the job on the canopy.

PaulD
It *is* Ultracote - about $20 for 1m!
Hangar 9 UltraCote Carbon Fiber 1 Meter HANU910
Old 07-03-2011, 05:15 PM
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Hey guys,
I can't find my plans and need to know the cg range. Currently I'm at 6.5" from thee leading edge.
I'm bringing it out of mothballs as a backup for Kentucky Jets with a bigger engine and lighter batteries. Had to add 1.25 lbs in the nose to get at 6.5"
Test flight tomorrow.

PS- I know it's in the thread somewhere but got tired of looking
Old 07-04-2011, 04:34 AM
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Mark, the balance range from the plans measured from the leading edge at the wing root is 6" back for the forward extreme to 7" at the rear extreme. You are right on target with 6 1/2".
Old 07-04-2011, 06:08 AM
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Thanks John.
Old 07-04-2011, 02:36 PM
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I found the plans after all
Got a test flight in today. Since my F-16 is out of commission and my Flash's engine will meet me in KY, this was the first jet flight of the year. I usually have about 50 by now.
Anyway, I can't remember the last time I landed any plane that slow Of course it's been a few years since I flew the Reaction. Only got one flight in do to a leaking festo filter. I knew I should have got rid of that thing [:@]
Old 07-05-2011, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for sharingall this information -
the Reaction looks like a plane for my fathers son

Mav
Old 07-06-2011, 06:11 AM
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Hello,
I need some help please.
I am installing the Kingtech K-80 in my Reaction 54 but have a couple problems.
I need those fuel line adapters that go from lets say 3mm to 4mm. I got one that came with the turbine but need a couple more. I also need inline shut off valves.
This is my first jet and I have no clue where to get these.
A couple links would be highly appreciated.
Thanks,
JR

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