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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Hi ZRX212,


Ohhh....... Be sure to post pics of the raw kit when you receive it. I bet I sell a few of them for TRC at our field

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 01:25 PM
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ME 163 gear

Hi Herb
Just made gear for mine.
I have no rudder so i have to steer by banking, but not more difficult that flying a towing glider.... I think.
Test flight will be tomorrow.


ME163 gear. (1 min 14 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Me 163 gear Test (1 min 15 sec)
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Nice Looks like you got it to work once
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Allen, please do us all a favor and don't post a picture of your new red Me-163
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Allen, please do us all a favor and don't post a picture of your new red Me-163
???, Well TRCP sent me the wrong plane , hopefully I'll get the
Red Kommet by weds, WKYP.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Is here!!

The new TRCP RED KOMET!!, It will be a while to complete this one
will try for end of july, flying season is in full swing and is hot in my shop.

I'm lucky all my gear survived the crash, just need to install.

WKYP, Allen
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 04:25 PM
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That's it !!
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Oh! great ! now we all have to order one !
I'm in !

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Old Jun 22, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Flew my Me-163 last Sunday at at some point I had a slight orientation problem which scared me.

At a distance this thing just looked gray gray top/bottom . The red one should be easier to see

I also moved the CG back far enough, I thought it started to act funny ... Me thinks it flies better with a slightly forward CG and some 5mm or so up reflex.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Hey Herb, here is the maiden of my comet last night. This really is such a cool airplane. Had a little trouble with the right amount of reflex,, but after some adjustments it was ok. I set the cg right where you said and it was perfect. Thanks! Check it out and see what you think.

Jon's me 163 Komet (6 min 28 sec)
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Wow Katana !
Welcome to the 163 Squadron.
Herb has be a wealth of info for us all.
Great video, I like the gear drop, wasn't expecting that.
Do you think it's fast enough for you? it really moves.
Those of us who have 163's really like the way they fly, good job !

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Old Jul 06, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Very nice, and beautiful video !!

Glad everything worked out, just don't move that CG too far back - and keep the reflex.

Some time ago in January a friend at my field (Raul) moved the CG back till he got rid of the reflex . He lost it when he tried to flat spin it ...
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 12:06 PM
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...Some time ago in January a friend at my field (Raul) moved the CG back till he got rid of the reflex ...
Didn't know you could do that on a Komet/wing!

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...He lost it when he tried to flat spin it ...
Guess you can't!

I am still thinking about getting one to toss off a very windy hill.....there is lots of room for ballast! Landing could be tough though! Did I see that someone cut in flaps?
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Didn't know you could do that on a Komet/wing!



Guess you can't!

I am still thinking about getting one to toss off a very windy hill.....there is lots of room for ballast! Landing could be tough though! Did I see that someone cut in flaps?
On mine the CG is at the most aftt point recommended, 6.5 inch, it still has
aprox. 1/8 in. reflex, it does good, but stall manuevers are not in my flight
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