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Old May 31, 2012, 02:42 AM
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I reckon CG back until the glide is right, probably close to the F/F location is my guess, then just add downthrust until happy with the power trim is the way to go. Which, strangely enough, is exactly the way you would trim a F/F rubber version! Nothing new in the world.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Gipsy video

It was nice and calm this evening and no kids playing on the cricket ground across the road so over we go to shoot some video. Apologies for the poor quality but the camera is a $10 discount shop job. Still, you can see she flies. Gary
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Nice Gary, just the type of flying it will excel at. I like the classic "open the throttle with your nose" launch! I always thought that humans had a design fault, we clearly should have had three hands.
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 07:38 AM
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I like the classic "open the throttle with your nose" launch! I always thought that humans had a design fault, we clearly should have had three hands.
Of course we could fly mode 2 like them ''crazy people''!
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 10:05 AM
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You mean fly the proper way? I came to proportional from Galloping Ghost not reeds so for me Mode 2 is the only way to fly! In fact for years I flew a purpose built Micron Tx with a three function stick, rudder on the twist knob. Nowadays with my conventional FF8 Txs I always use a neck strap so with rudder or aileron on the right stick I can hand launch a model and operate the throttle easily without wear and tear on the nose!
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 11:41 AM
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It was nice and calm this evening and no kids playing on the cricket ground across the road so over we go to shoot some video. Apologies for the poor quality but the camera is a $10 discount shop job. Still, you can see she flies. Gary
Absolutely terrific, Gary - that's just the sort of flying I like! Now you've got me thinking.........
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Absolutely terrific, Gary - that's just the sort of flying I like! Now you've got me thinking.........
Too much thinking gives us older folk headaches Colonel. Time to stop thinking and start building?
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Too much thinking gives us older folk headaches Colonel. Time to stop thinking and start building?
To tell the truth, I've not even seen my Gypsy for several years..... When I get the chance, I may just move loads of boxes in the loft and see if it's still in the eaves - and if it is, whether it is still in large pieces..........

As the fuz framework was built, and the wing was built twenty years ago, I suppose I wouldn't need that much space to build the tail feathers...........

You're a wicked man!
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Old Jun 03, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Twisting your knob for rudder?! That's an interesting technique!
Come on Colonel, Get a wriggle on! I've shown you mine now let's see yours!
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 07:53 AM
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First investigations are not good - the bare bones of the fuz was there, nestling behind the fuz of a Rupert Moore - designed Tiger Moth (in a similar state of undress) - but no wing and no tail feathers.

I'll have another look in a few days!
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 08:21 AM
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First investigations are not good - the bare bones of the fuz was there, nestling behind the fuz of a Rupert Moore - designed Tiger Moth (in a similar state of undress) - but no wing and no tail feathers.

I'll have another look in a few days!
Shouldn't be a problem Colonel, the wing and tail are a nice simple build!
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They sure are! I knocked 'em off in a couple of days.
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Come on Colonel, Get a wriggle on! I've shown you mine now let's see yours!
You asked...... I may try and do summat about it soon - but the Ajax is taking all the time at the mo!
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Old Jun 16, 2012, 07:55 PM
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You asked...... I may try and do summat about it soon - but the Ajax is taking all the time at the mo!
Excellent! It's nearly done isn't it? Though I must say I much prefer the yellow tissue to the newspaper covering! Mum lives in Perth eh? we might be neighbours. Your Ajax is looking good so far,I'm glad we coerced you into having a go. Gary
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Yep, Mother and middle sister both live in Armadale, and eldest sister in Ellenbrook. Last time I visited (six years ago) I got to fly the Royal Aero Club Tiger Moth out of Jandakot. A great experience!
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