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Forum: RC Jets
Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Progress update on Byron F15 turbine conversion

Here's a few pictures of my F15 turbine install. It's been a while since I updated. I read back over some of the earlier posts here, and ran across post #158 where I mentioned I'd been sick with...
Forum: RC Jets
Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Nice work overall, Airman!

Nice work overall, Airman!
Forum: RC Jets
12-02-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Cetigershark, that's good news you were able to...

Cetigershark, that's good news you were able to make a printed negative mold. My tank is so odd-shaped that there is no clear parting line and no draft to pop the tank out of the molds. My plan was...
Forum: RC Jets
12-01-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Each tank is 220 ounces totalling 440 ounces,...

Each tank is 220 ounces totalling 440 ounces, which gives about a 9 minute flight at full throttle. But of course I don't fly at full throttle during a flight so I'll land with about 20% left over,...
Forum: RC Jets
12-01-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

I'm pretty much done with the Byron F15C gear...

I'm pretty much done with the Byron F15C gear installation now. That was a months-long journey. Thanks to Zach Geragi for the excellent CNC machining of my Solidworks design. We have collaborated on...
Forum: RC Jets
11-20-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,750
Posted By Pull Up Now!

You have down-locks on the main gear struts? ...

You have down-locks on the main gear struts? That has been a problem in the past.
Forum: RC Jets
11-18-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

The entire gear assembly is now permanently...

The entire gear assembly is now permanently installed in the Byron F15C fuselage. This was a big, long term project, but now it's on to the next task. Fuel tanks. I'd like them as far aft as...
Forum: RC Jets
11-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

A ...

A
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/640x480/48aad9fe_0882_4905_a0db_d26555fbb2d9_4ba4c291f29fc358200d185d049e560a0909162f.jpegAnd with the “double length” alignment spar in...
Forum: RC Jets
11-14-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

N ...

N
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/566940d1_4570_4323_ae20_dc0140ca40de_b5d5e7ebfb733e8403750b675d6e79ae170e40f4.jpeg
Now turning the spar!
Forum: RC Jets
11-14-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Just for the record, before anyone notices, the...

Just for the record, before anyone notices, the retracts are each on the wrong side. The wheels go towards the outside! UPDATE: I fixed it. There are two more tasks before actually gluing these...
Forum: RC Jets
11-14-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 21,407
Posted By Pull Up Now!

It's been a while since I worked on the F15. I...

It's been a while since I worked on the F15. I was completing a TopRC Hawker Hunter. I love the look of those early jets. Anyway, I finally got the aluminum formers (of my own design) back from the...
Forum: RC Jets
10-26-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

So what can engine telemetry tell you that...

So what can engine telemetry tell you that provides early warning before it all shuts down and leaves you dead stick? Seems like flameouts are rather sudden events.
Forum: RC Jets
10-25-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

I assume you're talking about a thermistor...

I assume you're talking about a thermistor sensor? Why would I want to try that?
Forum: RC Jets
10-17-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Great summary Dave, thanks. I know I ask a lot...

Great summary Dave, thanks. I know I ask a lot of questions, but the details count. My plane is balanced right around the same place you mentioned (2" outboard of the sawtooth), but that's with...
Forum: RC Jets
10-17-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Glad the flight was successful. So, it balanced...

Glad the flight was successful. So, it balanced 2" outboard of the extended leading edge on landing fuel. Good information. But can you summarize the trim on takeoff, and then on landing? Did it...
10-16-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,298
Posted By Pull Up Now!

See post #49 for my Hawker Hunter.

See post #49 for my Hawker Hunter.
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Here's some pics of the Vanessa Swing I came up...

Here's some pics of the Vanessa Swing I came up with. It worked really well. Perfect setup for a large model. This was balance with approx half fuel load....
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Juan, did you do the 290 mm tanks dry? If not,...

Juan, did you do the 290 mm tanks dry? If not, how much fuel?

thanks,
Rick
Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

I fueled the jet about 3/4 full, enough to start...

I fueled the jet about 3/4 full, enough to start filling the top tank, with diesel fuel yesterday afternoon. I let the jet sit a couple hours to see if anything leaked, which it did not. Time for the...
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Like we've been asking, from 290 from WHERE? The...

Like we've been asking, from 290 from WHERE? The manual has two different starting points.
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Good luck with the flight!

Good luck with the flight!
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/815x704/toprc_hunter_full_view_1_d87b073c0e47d31f4d9e54a25fcb8ce26e107f94.jpg
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

Thanks for the info. I plotted your estimate of...

Thanks for the info. I plotted your estimate of CG onto my CAD drawing. That places it around 265mm behind the reference location as stated INSIDE the manual. The most important parameter is; is that...
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1317x733/toprc_hunter_full_view_7e2e6ad0f6c8ce4fff6404009a5fc34afd1a0611.jpg
This thing barely fits in my build space....
Forum: RC Jets
10-15-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,302
Posted By Pull Up Now!

I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I'm now...

I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I'm now balancing my TopRC Hawker Hunter and I want to address the CG location again. In my original post, I noted the manual says 2 different measurements...
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