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Old Nov 18, 2010, 04:11 PM
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I have never had much luck with trimming down into thermal setups.
But, neither of us know where his elevator trim is at with the wing in section. It could be one click of up trim more than you run your Typhoon at in section....
In that case, adding one click of down would only bring it to exactly the same setting as you are currently at.

My point is, it's better to maintain speed than to slow even slightly stall any time the plane is flown hands off. That's my own personal experience, anyway.

Adding camber effectively increases the incidence between the the wing and tail. Unless the CG is far forward, normally this requires a very small trim adjustment at the tail, and is very easy to handle with a all flying stab.

But whatever works is best.
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Hi guys,

I have enjoyed the posts and pictures from the Typhoons. I agree that's a agile speedy and exciting glider.
At the start of my second flight I couldn't reach the aileron stick due to the Tx-glove quickly enough so it crash-landed inverted. This did the flap servo attachment to the wing no good but wasn't apparent at the next start. This resulted in a serious crash. We could speak of a domino disaster.
The pod which isn't made of carbon but of a rather thin layer of glass was destroyed, The nosecone was partially cracked. I made a new pod from plywood.
Because of the internal repair of the nosecone I had to sand away a thin layer of the white gelcoat which unveiled the carbon.

Cheers, Jacco


Typhoon in stormy weather (4 min 32 sec)
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Is that the Jacco that I know? Hello mate! Good to see you enjoying it - great day, and great site!

Zim
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Hard to find a typhoon in stock.
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Old Dec 02, 2010, 11:44 PM
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No your not Mike. I am right behind you.Sucks that they can't get any.
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How long did it take you to get your Typhoon after you ordered it (out of stock)?

I was told 6 to 8 weeks in mid Sept.

I'm just past 11 weeks now & they cannot even tell me when they are going to have it in stock.

Am I out of line being disappointed?
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 02:02 AM
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They are a really nice plane. Well worth the wait in my opinion. There are faster planes, and there are better thermal planes, but I really like how well rounded this plane is. It does everything very well in my opinion. Great bang for the buck.
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 04:25 AM
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Here's a short vid of Electronutter's Typhoon flying in light winds and being joined by Skaffen's Strega:

RCRCM Typhoon (3 min 22 sec)
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 01:16 PM
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Hello KK:

I like:

a) Background music. Sounds a bit like one Julian Bream, but can you give me a reference for the record/cd/whathaveyou to see if I can fish it off the web somewhere, or even BUY it in a SHOP?

b) Your pilots' fingers. Excellent SMOOTH flying. What we should all strive for, but, in my case. seldom succeed.

c) Your camera work.

All together a very enjoyable, high quality vid! Thanks for doing it and sharing it.

Cheers,
Christopher
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 03:02 PM
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I'm not sure , but I think that music is called "Classical gas" by Eric Clapton. I like it too.
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 06:54 PM
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Nice Vid. Classical Gas for sure. Also done by:

Mason Williams
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsj...ical-gas_music

Chet Atkins
Chet Atkins "Classical Gas" (3 min 55 sec)


And others.
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Old Dec 03, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Hello KK:

I like:

a) Background music. Sounds a bit like one Julian Bream, but can you give me a reference for the record/cd/whathaveyou to see if I can fish it off the web somewhere, or even BUY it in a SHOP?

b) Your pilots' fingers. Excellent SMOOTH flying. What we should all strive for, but, in my case. seldom succeed.

c) Your camera work.

All together a very enjoyable, high quality vid! Thanks for doing it and sharing it.

Cheers,
Christopher
Thanks Christopher, the vid is just a quick lash up taken with a cheap head cam so lacks in quality, but the set up is versatile. The guys are great pilots and Ruapuke is a fun place to fly with an excellent landing area.

Yep the track is Classical Gas by Mason Williams, with him playing one of his unaccompanied guitar versions. My favorite vids on YouTube are of him playing surrounded by an orchestra and the technno/pop version by Vanessa Mae.
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Old Dec 05, 2010, 02:49 PM
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Nice vid, seems to capture a nice relaxing chill out kinda day.
My kinda vid


And low and behold my model facing it up ..
Power of the internet..

still has the tape on the surfaces- so I must have took that pic the day it arrived.
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 01:34 PM
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Got it done

Well after the wait, it finally is in & built. Hope to get it in the air in the next couple of weeks weather permitting. Came out at 1470 Grams with just under 200 grams in the nose. Push rods still hit the joiner if you don't lower the holes but no biggy.
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Finished and flown.

Finished my (Carbon) Typhoon a couple of weeks back.

Spektrum AR6200 Rx
4 X Hyperion DS095-FMD for flaps and ailerons.
2 X Hitec HS-5085MG for rudder and elevator.
4 Cell 2000mAh Eneloop square pack.

Maiden was uneventful and I've been enjoying flying her ever since.
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Old Dec 23, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Don't they cut a fine figure going through the air.
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