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Old May 30, 2011, 11:47 PM
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Phil, you'll be happy to know that I'm going to be getting back to the Jaguar build after my A-4 maidens this week. slightly different direction with it though. foam and balsa traditional construction, instead of making a mold and plug. I can always do that later, once I prove it can fly. LOL.
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Old May 31, 2011, 03:12 AM
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Phil, you'll be happy to know that I'm going to be getting back to the Jaguar build after my A-4 maidens this week. slightly different direction with it though. foam and balsa traditional construction, instead of making a mold and plug. I can always do that later, once I prove it can fly. LOL.
Hey Rich thats good to hear, beginning to think you had given up on the Jag. Foam and balsa means you can get it done quicker, i also plan to make a plug if this one goes well.

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Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:51 AM
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Ok, im starting to think about getting the fans for the 'froggy'. I was originally going for minifans with high spec motors and esc's, but the old 'purse strings' are a bit tight at the moment. So started looking at HK's website. Anybody had any experience with these fans?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17220

Progress report on the build - top half of fuselage is glassed. Ive just finished closing up the openings that i had for retracts seeing as im now going for a dolly launch, so just now need to spackle and sand those areas ready for glassing the bottom half. Also, 1 more fan hatch to make.

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Old Jun 22, 2011, 02:33 PM
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those are RCLander fans, just being sold at cost. you'll have no worries with those being used. the only worry perhaps will be finding them in stock, since they sell out so fast. LOL.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 03:43 AM
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My only concern with these is the intake lip and using it with ducting.

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Old Jun 24, 2011, 06:08 PM
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you would have to cut the ducting off, or buy the rings without the lip for about a tenner each. the lip can and does screw off these fans. if you go over to Bert's build, he's got a pic with the lip portion screwed off. the out turned bell lip wouldn't be that difficult to cut off. I think it's Bucc Driver that says he's got a decent way to cut that lip off.

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Old Jul 14, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Well, progress at last. All glassing done and sanded, first coat of primer going on then sanding and more primer. I can see that light at the end of the bloody long tunnel!!!

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Old Jul 14, 2011, 06:51 PM
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! would ya look at that! I like it a Lot (in my Jim Carrey voice).
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Great, I'm betting on it you will maiden the plane in a month or two. Nice progress...
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Old Jul 14, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Now we're talkin'!

Looks great.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 11:35 AM
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When are you gonna start working on mine ???

She looks beautiful. No idea why we don't see more of these!

Did you figure out which EDF will be pushing her about the friendly skys?

No rush to answer but also the "Gear".
Did you come up with a rotating gear solution? Not sure if you looked at any door sequencers but I've found RCBees do an excellent job as it can hold a set of doors open like usual, but also close a set back after gear is sequenced down like needed for the SU-25!
All off the single gear channel and can be independently powered.

Not sure if you have that much of the plumbing done yet.
Looking forward to the maiden!
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 11:40 AM
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where do you get the RCBees sequencer? is that the name of the website. I just picked up a brand new Jomar sequencer for 25 bucks. can't go wrong with that. saved myself 20 bucks on the cost of one from the factory.

edit: just checked out the website. very cool stuff and great if you are using pneumatic gear. consider Jomar if you are going to use electric retracts. or you could use the Airfield sequencer, but it only leaves the doors open. Jomar can close them, P-51 style.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 11:59 AM
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where do you get the RCBees sequencer? is that the name of the website. I just picked up a brand new Jomar sequencer for 25 bucks. can't go wrong with that. saved myself 20 bucks on the cost of one from the factory.

edit: just checked out the website. very cool stuff and great if you are using pneumatic gear. consider Jomar if you are going to use electric retracts. or you could use the Airfield sequencer, but it only leaves the doors open. Jomar can close them, P-51 style.
Yours may be the better bargan. http://www.rcbee.com/index.php?Page=11 they are $50 each. What I liked about them is you can request the sequence point to have them set at from the factory. I.e. at what point in the channels through, in usec to start the sequence up or down. This allowed me to use the gear channel for bomb doors also with a 3 way switch options from my TX.

I'll look up the Jomars. actually Jomar comes up with too much other stuff. Do you have a link for them? Actually never mind found it http://www.emsjomar.com/

Edit: actually I should add I only use mine with Etracts not air. Same idea though since its only a setable timed interval between the three options or open, gear down, open and close after gear down....
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:15 PM
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the Jomar unit is probably a hair smaller than a standard servo. it's a neat little thing and they work great.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Where are you getting them for $25? From the EMS site the Jomars are $45. I do love that linear servo conversion unit thought. Perfect for a swing wing or flap/slat.

The RCBEE is 18g, is the size of a standard servo but doesn't handle a single sequence, it handles three sequences.
So from a single channel it sequences in the order you choose
door open timed interval to 10sec
gear down timed interval to 10sec
door open then close timed interval to 10sec

and the reverse in the order you choose.
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