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Old Mar 21, 2008, 11:26 PM
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BVM Sabre

Well, the new jet factory is open for business . First new project is a very old BVM Sabre kit - plans dated 1994. The first panel got skinned tonight, plan is to have the other one skinned and maybe do all the control surfaces this weekend
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 12:30 AM
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cool curious to see how yourt AUW comes out. I got one on the boards right now, was already started but the guy did an exellent job so should be ok.

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 11:43 PM
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11.5 ounces per panel so far. Got both panels skinned along with the fin, added the LE's to both and did the aileron & tip one one today. Lot's of block planed flotsam and balsa dust
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 03:24 AM
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You've got some irons in the fire now! Is that the F-86 fuse in the background? Looks like a two piece deal. You're gonna need a trailer to go flying for sure.
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 07:05 AM
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That's the same vintage as my BVM Sabre, but you are lagging behind me a bit, I'm ready to install equipment in mine, most of the actual construction is done. I'm waiting for a Stumax fan now, so I can adapt the intake and modify the fan mounting rails to fit, and then it's time to get servos and other stuff mounted.

Eddie, yes that's the fuse in the background, it's missing the fin which is a separate balsaplanked foam piece, the tailpipe is the black area to the right, it has a layer of carbon reinforcement in the rear end.
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Old Mar 23, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Those Sabers allways look good in the air and on the ground.

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Old Mar 23, 2008, 10:52 PM
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Lagging eh? I just started Wed.

I'm 95% complete on all the wood work. Both wings have their flaps and ailerons, still need to do the hinges on one panel. The rudder is shaped and hinged and the stabs have their LE's attached but need some shaping and then tips. That'll be it for woodwork, need to clean the shop - chips and dust all over the place <g>.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 04:46 AM
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Just kidding

You will probably catch up real soon, but anyways, here's a pic of what mine looks like now. What retract setup do you plan to use? I have BVM retracts and will use air to actuate it, I also have struts/brakes/wheels as I got the whole setup as a deal so I might as well use it despite a weight increase compared to wire legs.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 06:39 AM
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Same here, picked it up from a guy who bought every option years ago then put it on the shelf . I have the air kit but I think I'll probably use the servo's for the gear, very haooy with the way they work on the Electra. Not sure about the doors - you? I'm leaning to no doors...
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Nice Chris. It looks like your releasing all that pent up "build" energy that got stored up while you where moving.

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Old Mar 24, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Same here, picked it up from a guy who bought every option years ago then put it on the shelf . I have the air kit but I think I'll probably use the servo's for the gear, very haooy with the way they work on the Electra. Not sure about the doors - you? I'm leaning to no doors...
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How much weight do you think the Doors will add. IMO you have to go with the doors, Use air line restrictors and pneumatic switch to close inner doors, should not be too much weight
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Excellent candidate for the Stu-max.....
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Oh, not much weight, perhaps a 1/4 pound? Small air tank + servo, ailines, 3 rams, hinges and links. Maybe 6 at most. It's more a matter of simplicity and log term durability off grass. You know they are no longer an option on the new kits, removable wing panels make it more problematic I think. Well see, still thinking...
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 12:37 PM
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BV's Sabre just has the outer doors.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Yep, that's what I meant if it wasn't clear. Those will go on in any case as they are a simple mechanical hookup.
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