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Forum: RC Jets
03-26-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hi Les I did apply a small amount of crow,...

Hi Les
I did apply a small amount of crow, approx. 5mm of up aileron at full flap this was mostly to help with reducing the amount of elevator trim needed.

At one time early on I had the inner...
Forum: RC Jets
02-06-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Any time, glad to help 👍

Any time, glad to help 👍
08-10-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Lead layout from the Rx for the fly leads into...

Lead layout from the Rx for the fly leads into the control box for your reference as the manual is a bit confusing.
Control Box socket R03-Gear, R04-Brakes, R07-Aile, R08-Elev, R09-Rud, R10-Flap and...
08-08-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

The Tip Tanks on this HSD T33 have 6 oz of old...

The Tip Tanks on this HSD T33 have 6 oz of old iron in there nose "Why" Well here is what I found out.
asked HSD China several times "no answer" I then saw the same question on HSD Owners of FB a...
08-08-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Faild nose gear and HSD China being a cheapskate...

Faild nose gear and HSD China being a cheapskate helping with parts
08-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Wobbly fin any one :cool: The tail-planes and...

Wobbly fin any one :cool:
The tail-planes and fin are retained with two fixings in each surface were they meet the fuselage on plastic molded mating surfaces, very neat and easy.
This works well...
08-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Rudder linkage rookie mistake at factory :-/...

Rudder linkage rookie mistake at factory :-/ "Advice" always check all your linkages folks, you know it makes sense!!
The rudder linkage push rod on my HSD T33 was a tad short but not a problem for...
08-08-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Servo geometry and throws. As is the case with...

Servo geometry and throws.
As is the case with most ARTFs the setup is easy for them to fit at the factory but not an ideal setup for the end user.
As it comes from the factory to get the required...
08-08-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

First a complement and then a criticism! The...

First a complement and then a criticism!
The servos fitted to the HSD T33 are very good, very smooth and hold well.
"The Criticism" they have been installed by being glued in holes dug in the foam...
08-08-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

On to the air frame itself Its nicely finished,...

On to the air frame itself
Its nicely finished, not quit on par with the smaller Freeing T33 but that T33 is a high bar for a foamy.
Assembly takes only an hour or two and everything fits OK but...
08-08-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

There is a down side to ordering direct from HSD...

There is a down side to ordering direct from HSD when they are on the other side of the world.
Unfortunately the HSD T33 was damaged in transit :-(
This was in part down to the shippers being the...
08-08-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,212
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hsd t33

A few weeks ago here in the UK I sat looking at videos of the new HSD T33 and was impressed by its size and flying performance.
So inspired I tried ordering an EDF HSD T33 from the dealers in both...
Forum: RC Jets
10-24-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,757
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Jet legend as we know already have a developed...

Jet legend as we know already have a developed and sorted F35 from before they bought an interest in BVM, see my post early for an example in this thread.
I've owned this one for a number of years...
Forum: RC Jets
01-05-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,701
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Mine had a Jets Munt 100 to begin with and it...

Mine had a Jets Munt 100 to begin with and it flew just fine but it was felt a little more power, say on a windy day wouldn't hurt.
To that end a Jets Munt 140 is now fitted (only other turbine I...
Forum: RC Jets
01-03-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,701
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hi Gkjr I started a thread on the Jetlegend...

Hi Gkjr
I started a thread on the Jetlegend Cougar a while back. The JL Cougar is, in fact, the same Cougar that is manufactured by JL but solely distributed by BVM in the USA.
Its a fantastic...
Forum: RC Jets
10-31-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

For Ref here is a picture of the front door ram...

For Ref here is a picture of the front door ram before the mod.
It won't show the angel of the ram wile shut but it shows how it was "on the piss" and the strain placed on the fixing/pivot bolt at...
Forum: RC Jets
10-31-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hi I also had my nice new shiny 1/5th JL F16...

Hi
I also had my nice new shiny 1/5th JL F16 front gear door pop open during its first flights and after a close look decided the geometry of the door ram could be improved.
When shut the ram is...
Forum: RC Jets
10-14-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 81,684
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Well flown, you certainly showed the F18F good...

Well flown, you certainly showed the F18F good handling and put it through its paces, I know its very light but you have plenty of power from that K160.
I had an early SM F18 that was heaver and...
Forum: RC Jets
10-12-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 81,684
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

"Really" credit were credits due, William Ke had...

"Really" credit were credits due, William Ke had been flying and developing this Jetlegend manufactured F18 in China and has had "many" successful flights including partial and full spin recovery...
Forum: RC Jets
09-23-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

I pinched this 3 view from the BVM site, hope Bob...

I pinched this 3 view from the BVM site, hope Bob dosent mind, ;-)
Forum: RC Jets
09-22-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

"A question to any owners as how easy it is for...

"A question to any owners as how easy it is for transport? Do you need a large van or does it break down easy?"

The tails and fin remove very easily so you only need to transport the fuz in...
Forum: RC Jets
08-27-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Cool Hi Reever45 Your correct the CG marked on the...

Hi Reever45
Your correct the CG marked on the airframe when it arrived is approx 69mm. When I first flew with this setting it flew it was notably nose heavy.

I managed to find time and get the...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hi Roy, I have mostly flown the Cougar with the...

Hi Roy, I have mostly flown the Cougar with the CG at 48 mm but have experimented with substituting one of the 2x Jeti 5200ma Rx packs for a Jeti 2900ma pack at half its weight, IE removed 90g from...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

A few more pics of my under cockpit area, If I...

A few more pics of my under cockpit area, If I can I like to keep things as uncluttered as possible.
As you can see I have moved the central controller and valves to the side, this allows me to...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 65,502
Posted By Mark Vandervelden

Hi Gary, I hope these pics help. The red...

Hi Gary, I hope these pics help.
The red markings on the tank are the recommended more forward CG and were I now fly it which is much closer to the center of the tank
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