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Old Apr 08, 2013, 10:47 PM
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ESA Mig 3

Hello all

My last fighter









A little vidéo of Mig 3

Soon

fabrice

All photos in detail mounting : http://spad-mania.forumactif.com/t549-mig-3-epp
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 02:16 AM
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Marek's kits are hard to beat, and you did a fine job on that Mig.

The filler pieces you made for either side of the motor are not present in the finished plane. Were they left out to enhance motor cooling, perhaps?

Is that a Hyperion spinner?

What method/material did you use to apply the red in your graphic?

Is the belly scoop bothersome on landing?

Video is quite good, the plane performs well and was flown with confidence and skill. Well done all around.
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 03:40 AM
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Hello Mazzepa1

Yes I removed the sides of the engine to cool, the spinner is usually a nitro engine.
Drawing with permanent marker and acrylic paint.
No problem for landing with "belly scoop bothersome", the mig weighs 390grs!!

The flight is very nice, it is a very good product Marek.

Soon

fabrice
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 06:34 AM
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What did you use to sand the EPP?
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 09:04 AM
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To start, I use a Cutter (new blade mandatory!)

And sandpaper 80 to 120 maxi ! (Without pressing too...)

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Old Apr 09, 2013, 07:24 PM
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I built the ESA PZL P11c. The fuselage was 2 pieces and the interior cavity for installing the elevator pushrod, battery and electronics was present.

Did you have to hollow out the Mig 3 fuselage to install these components? It appears as though the fuselage may be a monolithic block.
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Old Apr 09, 2013, 11:06 PM
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Hello Mazzepa1

Yes, there is no preparation and I'm locations with a soldering gun





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Old Apr 10, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Any problem keeping ESC cool?

Perhaps you have provision for air flow that I cannot see.

I'm quite curious as I am considering an ESA Yak 3 kit which I'm sure would be very similar.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 02:48 AM
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The mig, it is difficult to cool. But with a 20A esc and flight + -7 ' temperature is "reasonable"
I fly regularly without any problems, I just let cool between 2 flights ....

I built this moment a Polykarpov. This model has a larger fuselage, it will be possible to produce cooling holes.

I hope my Chinglish is pretty decent for your understanding...

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Old Apr 10, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Spaderman,

As we were wont to say in the Army; "I read you Lima-Charlie.". Translated to civilian that means: "I hear you loud & clear and understand you perfectly.". You'll notice I've never had to ask for a clarification.
I appreciate you going to the trouble to answer my queries, as well as trying to bring some attention to Marek Rokowski's ESA planes. They do require an above beginner level of skill to execute properly, but are not what I'd call difficult, either. The payoff is a quite close to scale in proportion model that has excellent performance and durability.
Y'all should take a look at Marek's website. http://www.napolskimniebie.pl/
Yes, it's in Polish, but between Google translate, Marek's functionality in English, and Paypal capability my order wasn't difficult to accomplish. Kit arrived in Harrison, AR in 9 days. Many have English manuals, all have beautifully cut symmetrical airfoils, adhesive backed vinyl decals. Ooh-la-la
Checking in on Marek's website, I see he's added an F4U Corsair, the I-16 and Hawker Hurricane. Good thing my wife appreciates how my rc hobby keeps me out of her hair, because I see an order for an F4U, maybe a Yak-3, man that IAR-80 sure is tough looking, talk about cool - that JER-3 is almost too much......
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Hello Mazzepa1

Yes, I know the site Marek Moreover, the video mig is under the photo of the Mig
I've already ordered two f4u but for now, I must finish Polykarpov !....
I agree with you following the construction kit is simple enough, but we still have a little experience, and the flight is not really for "beginners"

have a nice day

soon
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Fabrice,

Recently received one of Marek's F4U kits. The fuselage cavities for electronic equipment must be prepared in the fashion of the MiG 3 kit.
I'm not happy with any of the devices I've improvised for removing material from the fuselage or wing cavities for servos. Would you be so kind as to provide details of your equipment used for this purpose?

To All,

Detailed description of improvised devices for scooping out foam as specified above I'm sure would be appreciated by many. We're not talking about cutting through foam, but removing a "pocket" of material without cutting all the way through.

Regards,
Franco
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