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Old 04-22-2013, 04:06 AM
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Ihave 4 esm models and they all needed some work to get them right. its why i order them with no paint now. In any event i am looking forward to getting her in the air but it will be a little way off yet as i need to sort out the P39, a Hurricane (not esm) as well as a load of other repairs and things to finish off. I have decided to bin the kit flaps and make new ones with more details on them. its not alot of work and it will improve the model in my opinion.

One thing i do need to know is how to join the flaps as my kit didnt come with the joining wires. are the bendy or rigid?

Old 04-22-2013, 10:04 PM
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The flap joiners are not bent. It is a thin flexible pianowire.
Old 04-23-2013, 12:31 AM
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ok thanks for that. I also went for a 5 inch spinner on mine and I am sure that 5 inch is the scale size. I will need to make a baffle plate to cool the engine but that's no problem. all I have to do now is clear out all the projects in front of it!
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I agree that a 5" spinner is the scale size. I use a 4" because I already had one. Wil you go for 2 or 3 blade prop ?
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I will be using a 2 blade prop as they give better efficiency and are easier to get. also the real sea fury used 5 blades so 3 would not help any from a scale point of view
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5 inch spinner is the way to go [/URL]
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Maiden done yesterday. Sorry for the poorly shooting. I will do some small adjustements before next flight.

[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU0eFp1PePY[/link]
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that lands really slowly! good job on getting it in the air. it looks a little tail heavy?
Old 07-01-2013, 08:43 PM
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Hi !

The model is not tailheavy. The incidence of the wing and tailplane is not correct from factory so I had to correct with downtrim for the elevator to compensate.

The flaps settings/ angel mensioned in the manual is perfect for smooth landings.

Is it any progress for your model ?

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My model is very firmly on the back burner at the moment. I have at least 3 models for maintenance/repair and at least 2 to finish building before I get to the Sea Fury.
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Hello Guys
Also I'm finishing the sea fury, and I put a DLE 55 RA with electric ignition.

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Nice !

A DLE 55 will give you plenty of power
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Saturday we did the test flight and everything went, well the model ready to fly weighs 9.5 kg.
Soon I will post photos and video of the flight.
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Originally Posted by Redback View Post
Please stop this at once!

I do not want a Sea Fury
I do not want a Sea Fury
I do not want a Sea Fury
I want a Sea Fury

Dang!

Terry
NO, I don't
No I don't
I really don't
Na, not really
Pretty sure I do
Now I can't find one
OK, I want one too
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Originally Posted by RC Flier View Post
NO, I don't
No I don't
I really don't
Na, not really
Pretty sure I do
Now I can't find one
OK, I want one too
Just to twist the knife a bit I scored a Top Flite kit special ordered by my LHS that was never picked up! I even have the interior kit to match!
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PlasmaJoe in Lexington KY has one also
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Originally Posted by RC Flier View Post
PlasmaJoe in Lexington KY has one also
Has he started building it yet?
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Its been a long time coming but my Sea Fury is now moving at a pace. The tail is sorted as is the cockpit and pilot. I have the retracting tailwheel in place, the wing fairing has been adjusted so the wing actually fits and the wing is pretty much complete. I just need to add the second flap servo and route all the cables. Then I need to hook up the inner undercarriage doors and get to painting. I also need to get on a build the engine as it wont get far without that!! I will post some photos soon.
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Great! We are watching with baited breath! (And what possessed us to eat bait in the first place is anyone's guess!)
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oops....sorry guys, I forgot all about pictures and updates and....im sorry anyway, my model is finally finished It has ended up at 23lbs and is powered by a laser 360v twin. I am very much looking forward to getting her in the air. I was surprised to be so much lighter than everyone elses but I am not complaining
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Congratulations! I'm sitting on the edge of my sit waiting to see the pictures and hear all about the maiden!
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Alas I have been thwarted! the retract controller box has pooped itself D:
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I feel your pain!
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well...it flew! but..its broken

sadly my landing was not perfect, but of greater issue was that the little Chinese man who built it didn't put any glue on the gear mounts. Its an easy fix but still somewhat irritating. Anyway, while not great quality here are some pics




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I hope this mean it lives to fly another day!

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