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View Poll Results: Will this RC Harrier jet ever be built or work?
I think it will work. I have 20$ to burn so here you go. 8 13.56%
I think it will work but you don't have the skills to do it so no $ for you. 4 6.78%
I would help with sponsorship but your plane kind of looks like crap. 4 6.78%
LOL another dead Harrier thread! Nice try loser. Get a job and buy your own damn stuff. 43 72.88%
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 01:39 AM
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Thanks for checking in guys. Still in one piece so that's at least some good news.

Gorilla glue is working much better than the hot glue was for holding the motor mounts in place. Now after hovering they stay just as crooked as they were before the flight. I'm very happy with the hover stability now so I've started forward flight testing.

So far I can't get it to go down the runway without tipping over. At high speed it starts to wobble like a penguin and tip over. I think it has to do with the weight of the motors being on the wing tips. If I hit a small bump at high speed the wings act as levers allowing the weight of the motors to torque the light fuselage over. I'll try a lower CG and some other things to see if that helps.

I thought getting it to hover was supposed to be the hard part, not going down the runway.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 06:58 PM
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I think I found the reason for the drifting in the last video. Looks like the hot glue holding the motors in place got a little soft allowing the motors to move around during flight.
Never use hot glue to fasten motors, it will melt as soon as the motors gets hot!
Also, never glue motors directly to foam, as foam has almost no structural strenght.

Instead, use some 2-4 mm ply or balsa for a motor mount, and epoxy to glue the motor to it.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Now you tell me about the hot glue melting

I was going to use a ply plate for the motors but didn't like the weight penalty so I went straight Gorilla for now. So far I'm impressed with the strength of foam.

Here's a last hover test before I resume forward flight crash testing.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:07 PM
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looking awesome can wait to see it transition to fwd flight. Keep up the awesome work.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Looking awesome.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Still not doing well in the poll so remember people, tis the season for giving and it's better to give than to receive so Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

...now if that doesn't get some LOL votes, I don't know what will

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looking awesome can wait to see it transition to fwd flight. Keep up the awesome work.
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Looking awesome.
Thanks. The AwesomSprey is doing well. Found a local park so I've been doing lots of crash testing lately working on the 45 degree flight mode. Hope to have something to show soon.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Forgot to mention that I stripped a servo gear on my last landing/crashing.

Could use a spare plastic gear from a Corona 939 or 929 metal gear servo if anyone has some.

I have three in my functional quad plane but they are hot glued in place so I'd rather not tear up that plane just to get at the precious plastic gear if I can avoid it. HobbyTown near me had no gears that would work for this servo. Took a look at the Osepp servos a Fry's electronics but I can't tell if the gears would work and at 20$ a servo I don't think I'm going to find out.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 PM
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If the weather is good tomorrow I'll be busting out the camera. Those that wish to repent for their LOL votes should do so now and I may be merciful.

Special shout out to my peeps at the local flying field that have wished me luck with the build or told me that they have been watching its progress. Much appreciated.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Lockheed call me. Lets do lunch

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Nice job fella.
Congrats on a mission well accomplished. Is it time to get back on the harrier?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Thanks. Big thank you to bhoov128 for sending me his TX and RX. This would not have happened without it.

As for the harrier. That gets built as soon as the defense budget allows it. Congress, A.K.A. mommy, has made some massive budget cuts recently and I need to go see the new Hobbit movie.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:49 AM
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very cool
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Oh WOW success mate, That looks sweet and really stable Congrats
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Thanks. Got the the conversion to 90 degree motor tilt for forward flight pretty smooth now.

China call me. I have VTOL secrets to sell. Sorry Lockheed, you had your chance.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:22 AM
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That flys really nice mate. Looks like you got it dialed in too. Love the vertical take off and landing too.


Edit... I would be frightened to fly with all them light posts about though lol
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