New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Dec 26, 2011, 01:43 PM
stegla is offline
Find More Posts by stegla
Registered User
stegla's Avatar
Guernsey
Joined Jan 2002
1,314 Posts
I had to use 4g of modelling clay in the nose

Steve
stegla is offline Find More Posts by stegla
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 26, 2011, 02:09 PM
Kevin Cox is offline
Find More Posts by Kevin Cox
EDF Jet Jam 2015 , May 28-31
Kevin Cox's Avatar
St. Louis Intl, Missouri, United States
Joined Jan 1997
7,049 Posts
Great job Steve. The FJ1 is also one of my favorites. The lex does move the CG forward, I am glad you got it worked out. A bigger, much heavier model would have probably not survived .
Kevin Cox is offline Find More Posts by Kevin Cox
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2011, 04:43 PM
esweet is offline
Find More Posts by esweet
Registered User
Portland, OR USA
Joined Mar 2005
34 Posts
Lex?

Forgive my ignorance. What does LEX stand for? Leading Edge ???

Thanks,
Eric
esweet is offline Find More Posts by esweet
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2011, 07:12 PM
Kevin Cox is offline
Find More Posts by Kevin Cox
EDF Jet Jam 2015 , May 28-31
Kevin Cox's Avatar
St. Louis Intl, Missouri, United States
Joined Jan 1997
7,049 Posts
LEX means Leading Edge eXtension

On the FJ1 it is the section ahead on the wing, at the root. One of the most common examples would be the F/A-18 Hornet.
Kevin Cox is offline Find More Posts by Kevin Cox
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2011, 08:54 PM
corsair nut is online now
Find More Posts by corsair nut
fly like an EAGLE ;)
corsair nut's Avatar
tehachapi, CA
Joined Jan 2006
25,317 Posts
thats great news! id love to build a big fj one of these days. cant wait to see vid!
corsair nut is online now Find More Posts by corsair nut
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 01:13 PM
stegla is offline
Find More Posts by stegla
Registered User
stegla's Avatar
Guernsey
Joined Jan 2002
1,314 Posts
Thanks Guys,

The next flight will be video'd.

A big FJ-1 will be awesome. Here's an idea of where the CG will need to be placed..........don't go anywhere near tail-heavy!

Steve
stegla is offline Find More Posts by stegla
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 03:08 PM
NitroCharged is offline
Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Team30 Micro EDF
NitroCharged's Avatar
Adelaide, Australia
Joined Apr 2004
11,325 Posts
Wow! That's surprisingly forward of where I would have tried on the maiden!
NitroCharged is offline Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 03:36 PM
stegla is offline
Find More Posts by stegla
Registered User
stegla's Avatar
Guernsey
Joined Jan 2002
1,314 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroCharged View Post
Wow! That's surprisingly forward of where I would have tried on the maiden!
Indeed, it makes me question my conclusions. But you can't argue with the facts.............. it went from an out-of-control monster to a sweet flying pussycat.

I have heard of others like this, namely the Polikarpov i16, needing the cg almost on the leading-edge.

Steve
stegla is offline Find More Posts by stegla
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2011, 10:01 PM
pdawg is online now
Find More Posts by pdawg
Need 4 Speed!
pdawg's Avatar
United States, OH, Dayton
Joined Apr 2004
5,782 Posts
Normally my guess would be an incidence issue requiring additional nose weight however knowing Steve's tremendous building skills I doubt that is the answer.
pdawg is online now Find More Posts by pdawg
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Visiting Edwards AFB
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2011, 06:31 PM
corsair nut is online now
Find More Posts by corsair nut
fly like an EAGLE ;)
corsair nut's Avatar
tehachapi, CA
Joined Jan 2006
25,317 Posts
these small models tend to need a farther fwd cg than larger models. plys all that fat fuse forward of the cg changes things a little....panthers are the same way...they like the cg way up there.
corsair nut is online now Find More Posts by corsair nut
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2011, 07:31 AM
stegla is offline
Find More Posts by stegla
Registered User
stegla's Avatar
Guernsey
Joined Jan 2002
1,314 Posts
The repairs, paint, pilot and noseweight has brought the AUW to 78g.

Steve
stegla is offline Find More Posts by stegla
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2011, 08:09 AM
jahel is offline
Find More Posts by jahel
Registered User
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Joined Jun 2011
245 Posts
Wow 78g! Nice!
jahel is offline Find More Posts by jahel
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2011, 09:10 AM
pdawg is online now
Find More Posts by pdawg
Need 4 Speed!
pdawg's Avatar
United States, OH, Dayton
Joined Apr 2004
5,782 Posts
Wow....looks great Steve! Can't wait to see some flight video
pdawg is online now Find More Posts by pdawg
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: Visiting Edwards AFB
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2011, 12:25 PM
corsair nut is online now
Find More Posts by corsair nut
fly like an EAGLE ;)
corsair nut's Avatar
tehachapi, CA
Joined Jan 2006
25,317 Posts
wow! that looks awesome!!!
corsair nut is online now Find More Posts by corsair nut
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2011, 02:42 PM
NitroCharged is offline
Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Team30 Micro EDF
NitroCharged's Avatar
Adelaide, Australia
Joined Apr 2004
11,325 Posts
Looking real nice there Steve!
NitroCharged is offline Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion 40mm FJ-4 Fury stegla Micro EDF Jets and Power Systems 80 May 17, 2013 07:19 AM
Sold F-86F Sabre/FJ-2/3 Fury by Jet Hangar Hobbies $350 sagomon Aircraft - Fuel - Jets (FS/W) 0 May 04, 2011 05:45 PM
FJ-1 Fury Niels Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 4 Apr 11, 2003 08:28 AM