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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:57 PM
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I don't think anyone has had problems with them.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Someone told me that there is a issue w/the type of servo used in this. Has that gotten sorted or is it rubbish?
Hope not, The guy that told you that may have experienced some problems, (electronics)-It happens.
I now have 53 flights on my hurricane with the stock eflite 13g digital Sub Micro Servo's and not a hickup,never a problem.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Moonbeam, were you able to pick it up?
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Cliff told me they'd be in the shop on Thursday, so hopefully that happens. I had to call Monday to let them know we'd pick em up, and that we wanted to add a third one to the order. The guy I talked to (Greg?), said he made a note and our order for the initial 2 was in the system and secured. Cliff told me today that they sold out (400+ ordered!!), so hopefully they got that 3rd one on our order!

If all goes well, we'll have a Hurricane build party at the house Saturday, maybe Friday evening. After some flights we'll repaint them all. Our friend Jon (who will hopefully get that 3rd plane), already picked out his paint scheme. My brother & I are still on the fence deciding. There's about 4 that I like, so I'm staying up a bit tonight to try and make a final decision. Below is what Jon's will look like:
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Here's a few interesting ones. The "XR-J" of the 71 Eagle Squadron is one of personal meaning since the last Fighter Squadron I was assigned to in the Air Force was the 334th. The 334th are direct descendants who's lineage goes all the way back to the 71 Eagle Squadron. So that might be my pick, though there are some other really cool looking paint schemes.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Here's an example of conflicting info. This sort of thing happens a lot when researching a historically correct paint scheme. I'm NOT doing this one, but it's interesting to see the differences in the info. It's possible this squadron went to a "night fighter" scheme after a while, I'll have to dig into the 87 Squadron history a bit more. I never looked into it, just noticed the differences while Google Imaging Hawker Hurricanes:
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Someone told me that there is a issue w/the type of servo used in this. Has that gotten sorted or is it rubbish?
Rubbish
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:06 AM
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Someone told me that there is a issue w/the type of servo used in this. Has that gotten sorted or is it rubbish?
There's a "someone" in every crowd. It's been my experience they normally don't own what their complaining about. My airframe along with the others I know off had had no issues.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Here's an example of conflicting info. This sort of thing happens a lot when researching a historically correct paint scheme. I'm NOT doing this one, but it's interesting to see the differences in the info. It's possible this squadron went to a "night fighter" scheme after a while, I'll have to dig into the 87 Squadron history a bit more. I never looked into it, just noticed the differences while Google Imaging Hawker Hurricanes:
Yes 87sqd did spend time as a night fighter unit. LK A was wing commander Ian Gleeds plane

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:08 AM
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I had originally planned to do my second Hurricane on floats but decided to put into Soviet markings. I have finished the artwork for this and will be printing this on decal sheets. I will send a photo when its done. I love the E-flite Hurricanes and mine shows little wear with over 30 flights except for the re gluing of the antenae. I was at a recent swap meet and purchased a built Brian Taylor 70inch Hurricane which I want to put in electric as well
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Here's an example of conflicting info. This sort of thing happens a lot when researching a historically correct paint scheme. I'm NOT doing this one, but it's interesting to see the differences in the info. It's possible this squadron went to a "night fighter" scheme after a while, I'll have to dig into the 87 Squadron history a bit more. I never looked into it, just noticed the differences while Google Imaging Hawker Hurricanes:
Well, keep in mind that LK-A is just a squadron code and not an identifier of a particular plane. Your photos show different planes at different times in the development of the Hurri - one with a two blade Watts prop, some machine gun armed, some with cannon which makes them different marks. Also photos of models can be misleading.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Someone told me that there is a issue w/the type of servo used in this. Has that gotten sorted or is it rubbish?
I don't recall any reported issues with Hurri servos, certainly not in my case.

If fact I've never experineced any problems with HH servos in any of my many PZ / E-flite birds .... (other that when I've managed to strip the occasinal gear when I've severely wacked a servo-arm .... e.g. fouling an aileron servo linkage, on rough ground, during an emergency belly-landing.)

Altogether, impressivley robust and reliable.

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:47 PM
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I don't recall any reported issues with Hurri servos, certainly not in my case.

If fact I've never experineced any problems with HH servos in any of my many PZ / E-flite birds .... (other that when I've managed to strip the occasinal gear when I've severely wacked a servo-arm .... e.g. fouling an aileron servo linkage, on rough ground, during an emergency belly-landing.)

Altogether, impressivley robust and reliable.

That has certainly been my experience as well.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 02:59 PM
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Yes 87sqd did spend time as a night fighter unit. LK A was wing commander Ian Gleeds plane

Thanks! Yeah I knew it was Gleeds plane, (at least the one that gets all the attention) but could never find a good definative pic of it.

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Well, keep in mind that LK-A is just a squadron code and not an identifier of a particular plane. Your photos show different planes at different times in the development of the Hurri - one with a two blade Watts prop, some machine gun armed, some with cannon which makes them different marks. Also photos of models can be misleading.
Lorenz
Yes indeed. I actually knew those weren't all Gleeds plane, but there were at least 3 that claimed to be and were all different. Not a big deal though. I just need to decide which paint scheme I'm doing. Probably 71 Squadron (Eagle Squadron), but there are so many, who knows?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 04:11 PM
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OK! My Hurricane arrived today. The kit included EFL297518 retract covers. I also have a set on order with the struts.
One glaring problem is the configuration of the flap horns. They are perpendicular to the flap surface and the clevis holes are in line with the hinge pins. This causes the pushrod to have less and less leverage as it deploys the flap. I think someone mentioned "spongy" to describe the flap at the full down position. How it should be done is to off set the clevis hole aft so it is straight above the hing line at 1/2 of flap deflection. Do the same with the servo arm. Straight up (or perpendicular to the pushrod) at 1/2 flap travel. This will give the best leverage over the range of motion. If you want the flaps to be super rigid in the full down position, set the clevis hole so it is straight up at full flaps. This will have less force to keep the flaps closed but that shouldn't be a problem.
I deal with this a lot with my sailplanes which have a flaperon throw of +20 to -45. Flutter can destroy a 9oz. DLG if the linkages are not solid. They can hit 70+ mph at launch followed by a 12g pullup.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:11 PM
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UPS brought my Hurricane today.....still can't believe I got it for just $139....sold the receiver to a club member for $40 (I fly Airtronics and FrSky) that gets the price down to $100 + shipping, great deal.

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