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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2017, 04:25:53 PM »

Very nice indeed, love the finish you have achieved.

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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2017, 05:32:15 PM »

I didn't see this before as I don't usually look at the R/C stuff. That is superb!

Cheers,

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2017, 05:52:20 PM »

Ditto what they said! Another lovely model, and it's amazing what you do with Mylar.
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 04:31:55 AM »


... giving a loading of .55g/sq inch.


Impressive statistic Ralph.  And there's no evidence of 'drudgery' in the finished model, which looks fab!

Post a video for us, in due course, of some air action...  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2017, 11:01:59 AM »

Thanks all for nice comments.  I don't understand why more scale builders don't use mylar covering.  It isn't all that difficult - although you can't print onto it so have to use decals.

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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 03:44:42 PM »

That is a lovely piece of work.
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2017, 04:12:19 PM »

Lovely work Ralph ... inspired to take the plunge some time soon with mylar
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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2017, 07:21:09 PM »

Top Notch work.

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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 10:08:33 AM »

That looks really good.

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« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2017, 05:46:44 PM »

Great effort - flying video please. Impressive finish for that weight.

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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 12:09:20 PM »

Thanks again Lurk, Russ, Scott, John, for nice comments.  Keep building and flying.

Great effort - flying video please. Impressive finish for that weight.

Winter has set in now.  I had intended first flights outdoors but may be some time in March if the Manchester velodrome becomes available again. Video as soon as it can get in the air.
 
As regards weight - the mylar helps. Wink also I have gone for very lightweight brushed motor/radio/servo set up that with 1S battery weighs about 14g. Airframe weight is about 29g that seems reasonable for a Veron design. There are some similar sized models on this site that have brushless motor/full range Rx and independent servos with 2S batteries that weigh twice as much as this model and fly all right.  I was trying to keep the speed down.
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2018, 03:38:57 PM »

All I had to do was fit the returned and repaired 3ch rx and go fly on the first sunny and dead calm day for weeks. 
Wrong.... the motor would not run after the first burst.... a bit like ic engines without the castor oil mess.  In
desperation I unwrapped a new 6 ch rx unit, connected it outside the plane and found that it would enable the motor to run okay,
so perhaps the small rx won't support the P51 motor gearbox.

The only problem was that the servo functions were now on the wrong side and the rx was physically bigger.  I stripped
the rear fuselage underside covering and re-routed the pushrods.  By the time I had connected and re-covered everything then re-programmed the tx, it was too late to get to the field.  (We can only fly safely in the mornings to avoid trees, obstacles and the sun.) 
So must wait until we get some still conditions again, but we are getting there.

Pics show the new rx in place, the bind light working, the radiator box in place, the lower cowling in place and the motor
running up - safely chocked.   
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« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2018, 05:23:41 PM »

That's a bit of bad luck with the smaller receiver Ralph. It sounds like you may have exceeded the current limit of the on board ESC.

Anyway it's ready and waiting now!

Happy flying and looking forward to a video if possible.

John
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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2018, 02:32:58 PM »

Well, at last it gets to fly.  After the early technical problems, then the cold, hard frozen ground in the early part of the year, then the very hot summer that left the ground as hard as in the frozen winter it seemed impossible to find a good test flying day. When the weather settled a bit I was ready to fly the Fury but the farmer needed hay and cut the long grass that was to be the crash landing site and I was doubting that it would ever get airborne. 

Now the grass has grown back, the wind dropped, the so-called travellers were evicted from our flying site and the sun came out.  So time to fly.  I had a quick flight and realised that a bit more right sidethrust was needed.  Now it must fly or be forever a hanger queen. 

Clubmate Stewart brought his camera along and kindly offered to try to keep up with the model jumping about as the wind increased to 5,6,7 mph.  No more excuses.  Throttle up and launch.  It handles okay.  Ailerons would make it more controllable But it is only a vintage Veron design and it flies.  Now............ where did that sight screen come from?

see  https://youtu.be/xTsNisdjO-g
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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2018, 02:45:15 PM »

Superb model and nice video of it too. Glad to see it's not remained a hanger queen :-)
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« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2018, 05:41:18 PM »

     Delightful flight !  Grin    No "Hangar Queen"  there ...   Good work by the cameraman too!   Smiley

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« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2018, 07:50:50 PM »

It flies quite well Ralph - thanks for the video. It was certainly being blown around a fair bit, it had a brave skilled pilot keeping it under control.

John
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« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2018, 04:42:55 AM »

Superb model and nice video of it too. Glad to see it's not remained a hanger queen :-)

Thanks.  Nice to hear from another mylar user.
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« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2018, 04:46:09 AM »

     Delightful flight !  Grin    No "Hangar Queen"  there ...   Good work by the cameraman too!   Smiley

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Thanks.  I will pass it on to the cameraman. 
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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2018, 04:49:09 AM »

It flies quite well Ralph - thanks for the video. It was certainly being blown around a fair bit, it had a brave skilled pilot keeping it under control.

John

Thanks John.  A bit of wind makes it interesting.  If it had been freeflight it would have involved a long walk!  As for the pilot were you referring to the man in the cockpit or me? Grin
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« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2018, 05:15:19 AM »

The fellow in the cockpit was probably petrified and leaving his breakfast all over the side of the fuselage Smiley

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« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »

Lovely. Winced a bit at the close approach to the sight screen though.
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