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Old 03-18-2009, 02:49 PM
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Hey Everyone,
Just thought I would post a couple of pic's of a new plane I just finished. I drew the Halifax from a 3 view. I am waiting on the clear coat to cure so I can apply the Markings. I still have to finish installing turrets and other clear parts.. Here are some stats on the plane.

146" wing span
40 lbs ready to fly
4 Scorpion 4020-16 motor on 6 cell lipos
40 lbs of thrust at take off.
Shindin Retracts
All balsa and ply.
Painted in flat latex paints and a polyurethane satin clear.


Ty
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:10 PM
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Dear Ty
Great stuff, your Halifax looks superb a very under modeled aircraft.

Thanks for posting it on here, well done that man.

Regards Phil G.

Old 03-18-2009, 04:27 PM
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Wow! Nice!

I saw your 110 cockpit install video on Youtube and this plane too. It's beautiful. I still need to get you the $ in PayPal. I have just been swamped at work and softball with my daughters.

Love that plane! Electric is the way to go on these multi-engine planes. I would love to make Vickers Wesley or Lancaster some day. A B-36 would be cool too. With electric motors now someone could do a nice Spruce Goose.


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Old 03-18-2009, 11:11 PM
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Thanks Phil and Jeff...
Jeff take your time about the 110 stuff I have been very busy trying to get this one ready to fly....

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:42 AM
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Ty,

Can you drop bombs from it? I have one of the electronic bomb drop units and four pylons. I have one on my Stuka, two on my P51D and one will go on the Me110. It works great! I just have one control unit and purchased extra pylons to mount on the planes.


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I have been in such a rush to get this one finished that I don't have it set up for that yet. But I have a large belly pan and will add that in the future...I figure I better se if it flies first....

Ty
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I am sure it will fly fine. How's the Me110 coming? I haven't started on mine yet. I have a KMP Hurricane coming next week...I hope. Andrew just said they will arrive on Friday. I think that will be first on my list, then the Me110.

I still have a Stuka cockpit kit I am trying to install. I can't figure out where to re-locate the servos. Not much room for them under the floor. I think I will have to cut an access hatch behind the cockpit on the top of the plane. I had to do this, but it looks like the only way.

Please post some flight photos/video of the Me110 and Halifax when you get them. I should build a Halifax since that's the name of the street I live on

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The 110 is done. I am just going to go over everything again .I am balancing mine at about 6" the manual is about 5" if figured from the leading edge at the fuse. which is 20% of the cord?? 6" would be about 25%.

The spinner i tried to make just was not running smooth enough. I really wish I had the ones from KMP already.. So I will fly it without any spinners...


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Hey guys,
Well its been 10 months and 5 days since I started drawing up the Halifax. I have been nervious all week waiting on Saturday to come and hoping for good weather. Well It was great today. 72 degrees 5-8 mph wing mostly down the runway from right to left and occasionally turn to a cross wing from behind.
It took me about 30 minutes to set the Halifax up and get everything checked out. My final weight was 46lbs ready to fly. I was worried about the power , given the weight had increased by 6 lbs heavier thatn I had planned. The final weight was 46 lbs ready to fly. I was comfortably able to fly it at Half throttle. I had put a few clicks of up trim with the sub trim dur to th elast model I designed needed about 1/8 " up elevator to fly level. well it turned out that I ended up trimming it back to zero to fly level. It did take a few clicks of left alieron to fly level.
I was able to get 2 flights today and I have them both on one video: I flew for about 4 minutes th efirst time and took about 2500 out of the 5000mha lipo's. I have both flight on one video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhDxrB6c-W4
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:50 PM
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Looks good Ty! Congrats on the test flights!

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Great Flites Ty. You the man on the Multi's. Hope you can make warbirds over Georgia at Mac's. Stuka Jon

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:03 AM
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What kind of current draw are you getting on each motor? What prop size are you using? Looks like it flys nicely.
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Thanks Guys,

At take off i am getting about 1050 watts turning a 16x10 prop. I fly comfortable at about 650-700 watts of power.

Ty

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