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Old Nov 01, 2011, 08:52 PM
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A fellow modeler sold me one of these as he said his wife didn't like it. Checking it over I see the problem that other guys with this plane were having with too much drag with the elev pushrods. No real neutral. I see why when I pulled the plastic tubes out. Way too tight of S bends in the tubes. No wonder. I drilled a straight through hole for a straighter run but still too much drag in the tubes. After researching the real Harrier, I see it has a flying stab. Having built a few of these before I'll go with that. Nice lightweight model for its size otherwise.

Gord.
Slight heating up using heat gun of guide tubes with the push rods in and some oil lube does the trick, never had any issue, El. on both of my models runs very smooth, Joe.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 08:53 AM
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A fellow modeler sold me one of these as he said his wife didn't like it. Checking it over I see the problem that other guys with this plane were having with too much drag with the elev pushrods. No real neutral. I see why when I pulled the plastic tubes out. Way too tight of S bends in the tubes. No wonder. I drilled a straight through hole for a straighter run but still too much drag in the tubes. After researching the real Harrier, I see it has a flying stab. Having built a few of these before I'll go with that. Nice lightweight model for its size otherwise.

Gord.
I replaced the tubes with a new set from Dubro, problem solved. Nice, smooth operation now.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Yeah, I replaced the plastic outers with some spare from a gws kit. I couldn't be bothered trying to straighten the ones that were pre fitted at the factory. I re routed them slightly too, to give a smoother action.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 05:02 AM
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Here's a few pics to show my progress.
First, the nose section




The reshaped 'cold' nozzles



And the tail, with correct RAF font for lettering!!

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Old Nov 13, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Dave, that is looking Grrrreat!

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Old Nov 13, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Dave, that is looking Grrrreat!

Phil
Cheers mate, I've still got to add panel and surface detail with the good old 'Sharpie' and get the canopy done, but she's nearly there. Hoping to test fly on the 15th Dec to commemerate their retirement
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 02:43 PM
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Been working on the cockpit area





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Old Nov 17, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Wow I cant believe how slow that thing will fly with out droping a wing tip I like it
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Wow I cant believe how slow that thing will fly with out droping a wing tip I like it

Build it light and the performance envelope is great.
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:15 AM
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Build it light and the performance envelope is great.
Out of interest, what is the all up weight of yours?
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Out of interest, what is the all up weight of yours?
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Old Nov 17, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Oh yeah, sorry! 825g is very light, I'm afraid mine is going to be a bit more than that, but we'll find out very soon.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:00 AM
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Hi Guys, few more flights today with my "Harrier" she moves pretty well at being well overweight, Joe. (short clip follows)
P1020950.mp4 (2 min 35 sec)
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 03:48 AM
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Hi Guys, few more flights today with my "Harrier" she moves pretty well at being well overweight, Joe. (short clip follows)
I think she moves REALLY well! I'm getting close to finishing mine and excited about flight test day. I reckon mine will come out at about 1100g so I'll be interested to see how well it flies
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Just installed servos for aileron and elevator and wondering if anyone who has flown one of these can tell me what deflections/expo you used?
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