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« Reply #75 on: October 01, 2021, 10:16:14 AM »

Weather (mostly due to wind) and family matters have kept me from updating, but the JETSTREAM is finished, but no chance to even get a test toss Sad.

One thing I changed at the last minute was the tow-hook.  I had been looking thru some of my A1 and A2 plans and kept coming back to the TALON A2 from Jetco - another glider that has been on my "want list" since it was published.  I noted that the adjustable tow-hook was really quite simple, tho requiring intermediate bending skills for the "supplied" (not stated on plan) wire gauge.  An A1 doesn't need such a robust hook, so I bent one (second try Roll Eyes) out of 1mm music wire.  Two servo screws to mount and has a total adjustment length of 3/8ths inch.

My wish for a TALON has also been answered in that I was offered an original kit after responding to a thread about an Estate sale on FB.  Should arrive in about a week (from Canada).
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« Reply #76 on: October 28, 2021, 01:30:43 PM »

I finally got all the electriky parts sorted and all the lines for the DT/rudder trimmed.  I DID have to change the servo output cut-out to the top 'cause the timer had no way to reverse the servo - actually better as it moves the DT line out of the way making launching easier.  The model, ballasted to the plan CG is right at 160 grams.

I have not been able to get out to the field, mostly due to getting my car ship-shape for the inspection and repairing some minor niggles, but the wind has not been very co-operative either and it's getting downright cold.  Yesterday evening, I was able to get in a few hand tosses in my back yard which showed a marked tendency to dive.  Removed some weight out of the nose, but it still seemed nose heavy.  Incidence is per plan, so I might remove a bit more lead and/or shim up the stab TE once I get to the field.

The timer from Den's works a charm and will order a few more, but I would still like to get a couple of band-burners.
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« Reply #77 on: October 28, 2021, 01:44:25 PM »

If you want a band burner then look here, bmks.co.uk/collections/all
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« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2021, 04:34:52 PM »

Thanks a bunch, Ron.  I wasn't aware of that shop and just ordered a couple of timers.  Remote DT next month Smiley.
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