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Forum: RC Jets
01-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Good Grief Len Mount I knew him when I used to...

Good Grief Len Mount I knew him when I used to fly with Bunny and John from Ripmax, over fifty years ago now, he was flying scale WW1 biplanes in the nationals in those days.
Forum: RC Jets
01-03-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Another thing i now remember is having to Hysol...

Another thing i now remember is having to Hysol the incidence pins into the wings to prevent boom movement and trim changes during flight, happened a lot on the Mk II versions, may be worth rigging...
Forum: RC Jets
01-03-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Just been reading through some notes, and I ended...

Just been reading through some notes, and I ended up with the UAT removed to get the C of G 35mm behind the recommended setting, my Elan would sit down on the booms at the rear on its main legs and...
Forum: RC Jets
01-02-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

To be quite honest I don't remember, but I was on...

To be quite honest I don't remember, but I was on this thread in the early days and may have posted the weight then.
Forum: RC Jets
01-02-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

I had the version II I think and I put the RX...

I had the version II I think and I put the RX batteries (two A123's) in the compartment just behind the turbine under a spar if I remember correctly, balanced without any ballast.
Forum: RC Jets
12-30-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

No big trim change, a pitch up of the nose, but...

No big trim change, a pitch up of the nose, but not excessive easily controlled, but masses of drag, obviously all of these settings should be tried at a suitable level before trying to land with...
Forum: RC Jets
12-30-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

Have a look at the CARF Rookie, I used all the...

Have a look at the CARF Rookie, I used all the canard equipment from one, no mass balance, just a good servo.
Travel is a personal thing as is Expo, but no more that 20mm up and down, and 70 degs...
Forum: RC Jets
12-29-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

Unless you are into square loops the Reaper does...

Unless you are into square loops the Reaper does not need alleviators, with full flying canards it is more than capable of being lifted into vertical for any type of manoeuvre you wish to do, but...
Forum: RC Jets
12-28-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

Ray Read post 22 above.

Ray

Read post 22 above.
Forum: RC Jets
12-28-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

Be careful on the maiden the elevator controls on...

Be careful on the maiden the elevator controls on a delta are sensitive when compared to a conventional airframe too much pitch control could end up with lots of oscillations on the take off, lots of...
Forum: RC Jets
12-28-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Beautiful build, glad you turned the struts...

Beautiful build, glad you turned the struts around, if only for appearance when doing a fly past, but it all adds to the drag and possible damage when landing wheels up, one further refinement is to...
Forum: RC Jets
12-27-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,424
Posted By BaldEagel

Seven year old thread, however this is how I set...

Seven year old thread, however this is how I set mine up.
1. Just half span Ailerons, but be mindful that the servos should be much closer to the TE than shown on the plans, building as the plans...
Forum: RC Jets
06-03-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 465,966
Posted By BaldEagel

It's not a carbon fibre fuselage, or at least...

It's not a carbon fibre fuselage, or at least mine isn't it's glass fibre, just run them as you normally do one horizontal one vertical inside a bit of hollow push rod.
Forum: RC Jets
03-17-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5,033
Views: 1,044,020
Posted By BaldEagel

Well in the Uk none of them had fully sheeted...

Well in the Uk none of them had fully sheeted wings, and none where made to take a turbine, until they where re-named Kestrel.
Forum: RC Jets
03-17-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,033
Views: 1,044,020
Posted By BaldEagel

Crickey its such a long time ago I bought a...

Crickey its such a long time ago I bought a version 1 I can't remember, but I do remember thinking it was probably OK for IC power, but no way for a turbine the rear platform was just a glass shell...
Forum: RC Jets
03-05-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6,752
Views: 1,302,443
Posted By BaldEagel

Shouldn't the vent be higher than the feed?

Shouldn't the vent be higher than the feed?
Forum: RC Jets
01-22-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 38,487
Posted By BaldEagel

That's a bit far to come and have a look at my...

That's a bit far to come and have a look at my version, however I will have a look for the manual for you, meanwhile you could try Dave Wilshere at Motors and Rotors to see if he has a copy.

Mike
Forum: RC Jets
01-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 38,487
Posted By BaldEagel

Where in the UK are you?

Where in the UK are you?
Forum: Kit Building
09-30-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,733
Posted By BaldEagel

Why not just send an e-mail to...

Why not just send an e-mail to [email protected] and ask for a copy?

Mike
Forum: RC Jets
09-23-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 19,839
Posted By BaldEagel

Have a look at any of the Rookie or Kangaroo...

Have a look at any of the Rookie or Kangaroo threads they both have all moving canards.

Mike
Forum: RC Jets
08-18-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,752
Views: 1,302,443
Posted By BaldEagel

Bit difficult to see from your diagram, but if...

Bit difficult to see from your diagram, but if you have the two digital flap servo's on a common lead (+ and -) and only plug in one servo they will burn out, only happens with digital servo's the...
Forum: RC Jets
08-09-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 285,573
Posted By BaldEagel

If that's the standard of what is exposed, make's...

If that's the standard of what is exposed, make's me wonder what the unseen superstructure is like

Mike
Forum: RC Jets
03-03-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Yes they do come out nose heavy, however I had a...

Yes they do come out nose heavy, however I had a P120 in my last one and putting all the batteries in the back just in front of one of the rear bulkheads I did not need any nose weight, the P120 is...
Forum: RC Jets
02-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Rudder bias is to allow sufficient elevator...

Rudder bias is to allow sufficient elevator movement, carful you don't compromise this, leave the tail skid free they then swivel if you inadvertently touch them on landing or taxying, its a long way...
Forum: RC Jets
02-06-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 126,531
Posted By BaldEagel

Surely the Rookie II gear is undersize for the...

Surely the Rookie II gear is undersize for the Elan, I have both and the proprietary Elan gear is much bigger?

Mike
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