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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Nice stuff, Dave.
Were the Guillows models built using kit wood or your own?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Nice stuff, Dave.
Were the Guillows models built using kit wood or your own?
The white FW-190 was contest wood and the painted FW-190 is built with kit wood. Here is the build thread for the painted 190.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...guillow+fw+190

The Hellcat is Kit wood. Here is the thread

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...guillow+fw+190

The DV is a laser kit from DPC models

http://dpcmodels.homestead.com/
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Thanks. Really nice models, and they fly great.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing Dave, great builds.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:10 AM
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Outstanding Dave! Well made and good flyers too. I always seem to get one or the other...ha ha
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Here's my recent rendition of the Piper J3 Cub 13" span Peanut based on the Micro-X plan.

AUW is at 5.95g intended to be flown indoors (only apply 1 layer dope).

The build was intended as an introduction and guide for my indoor flying friends and buddies into building & flying indoor scale here in Malaysia. Please find the lengthy step by step build info in our Malaysia forum here:-

http://malaysia-rc.com/index.php?topic=32045.0

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Nice Piper build.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Nice Piper build.
Nice propeller also.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Thanks Treetop & Aeronca52.

Considering its constructed from 1/16" wood, I was very pleased that it came out light & sturdy.

The propeller was a masking & airbrush job and it came out as planned. Originally, I was going for an all brown wood kind of look, but the black and white tips seemed more vibrant.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:53 AM
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The Piper J3 (Micro-X) needed a thicker rubber, ie. 0.085" (14 inch loop) and it did fly just for a short moment last Saturday, albeit in very big right circles and was stalling (needed additional weight upfront at the nose). I launched it too close to the wall and it banged the wall and broke the prop blade thus ended my flying session on Saturday (as the prop blade kept breaking upon impact or landing on the ground.

Subsequently, I added nose weight to balance the model further upfront. Added close to 0.8g at the nose. So AUW now (without rubber) is at 6.8g. Added a rudder right trim tab and compensate with a wing tab just under the right side, and the flight circle got much smaller, about 15 ft radius.

I had some time today after work to go to my nearby hall to fly the Piper J3 Cub. It flies like a dream now with the same 14" 0.085" loop, and had a ball of a time at the hall. I had 6 perfect flights, and I had trouble flying it low from hitting the walls, the ceiling and the ceiling lights. This hall ceiling is slanting down from the centre to both sides of the ceiling with the lowest side portions about 15 - 18ft high.

I could only put in max 1,200 winds to just keep it just under the ceiling, and I was getting consistently 50+ seconds (with one particular flight was close to a minute). I think a thinner rubber say 0.070 - 0.080" will be ideal for the low ceiling venue whereas the 0.085" will be ideal for bigger and higher site. I believe the model can go past 1.5 minute plus at our regular indoor high ceiling flying site once I crank in 1,500 - 1,800 winds (can't wait to do that during my next flying session).

Here one flight that I recorded with my phone (you can see the obstacles that the plane had to go through).

20121203 131211 (0 min 45 sec)


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Old Dec 03, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Hklam,
Nice! That would be an amazing performer in a larger venue. Good job!
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Hklam,
Nice! That would be an amazing performer in a larger venue. Good job!
Thanks Chris! I'm looking forward to flying it at a bigger and higher venue very soon. A video of it flying then will be posted for sure.

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 09:21 AM
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can't see the pictures of the cub build on the website for the cook up...must have to join to see the pics ??
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