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Old Jun 18, 2015, 04:03 AM
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I raked my landing gear forward, and then moved the landing gear wells in the wing to better accomodate the gear and wheels when retracted.
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 09:11 AM
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Joe- it has fuel tube spacers under the area you mentioned. I've flown it several times over the past year or so. Some landings are textbook - flaps and no flaps. However, maybe 50% are unexpected nose overs, accounting for 3 replacement stock spinners.... argh.

Charley - Most of my landings include flaps both half and full depending on wind conditions.

My real only concern about the gear was the fact it looks weak, however it does seem to be holding up pretty well.

I think the best solution I've found concerning nosing over is shifting CG aft by shifting the battery. Lands a little slower too.

Thanks,

Dick
when I bought mine I was at a model flying field where they planted the grass they put on golf greens. it never needed meowing because it never went over 2 inches and a very fine grass. my pz me109 could land on the wheels there very well. the hurri with only a 1/16 shim also had no problems. the club im at now is just what grows there and they mow it to 4in for the retirees during the week. by the time the weekend is here im lucky if its only 5 in tall so the hurri has not been flown in a while (2 years). I keep intending to bump up the shim but know it will make no difference.

also start to move the battery back say 1/2 inch at a time. I always flew mine with the battery as aft as I could get it. same with the pz me109.

but if you are breaking spinners the nose overs are happening right after touchdown. that's the struts bending on touchdown. what is the size of your strut? 3, 3.5, 4mm I don't remember what mine are, though my notes say do not touch down with a negative AoA (that is typical strut is to small for the wt of the plane).

Joe
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Old Jun 18, 2015, 01:37 PM
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Did you ever try the lemon receiver?
I put in an Orange stabilizer V3 receiver and it was fantastic! Really smoothed out the flight without taking the fun out of it. Got lucky I guess because set up was incredibly simple. After turning the gains up to check for proper correction, I turned them down until tests felt similar to how my eflite P-51 behaves with AS3X. (I just rotated both planes on all the axis to get a feel for it)

Take off was very smooth. Gear up. Climb. Holding breath on the first turn because there is always a chance you got your gyro corrections wrong. (with my 6 channel radio gyro is always on if you have flaps/gear) Right away I knew I had it dialed in It didn't change maneuverability -- just subtly smoothed out the ride. You still have the challenge of judging crosswinds and knowing when to deploy flaps - half or full - and when to drop gear. But once lined up it cruised right in... Sweet! And with all my battles and repairs my Hurri is my Millennium Falcon. The orange stabilizer just gave it new life. Very pleased.
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Old Jul 10, 2015, 01:45 PM
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Great day!

Best flying weather of the season thus far! 73 degrees and no wind. My "Millennium Falcon" Hurricane has been through hell and back but now has new life thanks to orange stabilizer. I've really been pushing it through its paces now that I nail landings consistently. Super fast! Super fun! Great day at the field. Love this old plane May never get to use my NIB spare
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Old Aug 08, 2015, 04:13 PM
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Four excellent flights with mine yesterday. Scraped a wing on one landing, so again there's some filling and painting to do.
I noticed that the BBMF have repainted LF363 as Darkie Clowes machine, or has this already been spotted? http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircra...icanelf363.cfm
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 01:34 PM
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Yeah, I scrape my wing tips a lot. Had to put a little fiberglass on them with z-poxy to keep from completely shredding the entire wing tip.
This plane is the bird I always want to fly at the field, and with the lemon stabilized receiver in her,and a sound unit. the scale characteristics , especially with landings, is awesome .
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 05:22 PM
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Dubro Wing Tip Skids work great, paint and then they blend in.

http://www.amazon.com/Du-Bro-Wing-Ta...6RRY7QGM8BKSYW
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Old Aug 16, 2015, 03:37 PM
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Wing tips have been filled and painted.
Wing-tip skids also fitted; now that's a good tip and not just for foam!
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Old Aug 16, 2015, 08:22 PM
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4x3s/3200 over the weekend. Always love this plane. I put a brand new eflite prop on it...really performs well but an APC 12x6 does nicely too. My battery has been about a 1/2" in front of the Rx tray for over a year and gear shimmed. Nose overs are very rare. I cover the underside of my wing tips with clear 3M packing tape...doesn't change the look and protects the original finish.
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Old Aug 17, 2015, 09:37 AM
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E-tracts 85 or 90 deg???

I think my gear is the 85 deg version but I need you guys could take a look at the photo of my E-flite e-tracts and compare it to their units. Mine are angled inward and I think it aggravates even more the tendency to nose over.
The plane fly's so well and as mentioned the rear of the gear has always been shimmed , but it's frustrating to establish a good approach, make a text book touch down, and end up on the nose 50% or more each time.

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Old Aug 17, 2015, 10:27 AM
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I have one of these in mint condition I'm looking to sell. It comes with new/uninstalled retracts and two 4s lipos. $300 and it must be picked up. zip 21710
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Old Aug 17, 2015, 01:04 PM
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Capteasy-those gear legs look like they just need alittle bending to make 90 degrees-good luck man believe me i know your fustration. I've bent my gears and still have them shimmed-love the landings now almost as much as the flying ( super stable with good power ) good luck mate!
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Old Aug 17, 2015, 02:51 PM
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Capt....my 90 degree eflites bend like that under load specifically when I'm taxi-ing. Otherwise they are more or less at right angle to the mounts.
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Old Aug 17, 2015, 06:00 PM
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OK guys, first thanks for the input. The load on the gear is minimal and I doubt it has much bearing. I'm not comfortable bending them but may try it. They've been bent forward so many times now I'm sure the struts have weakened but we'll see. I'm also going to add more thickness to the shims. At this point I'll try almost anything, but I think the struts I have are not the correct ones for this Hurricane.

Soon as I fly it again I'll report the results.

Thanks much....
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