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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Bit more progress, covered in superflite 104 (similar to Koverall) and 104 weight pinked tape. Ready to roller on a couple of coats of dacproofer (dyed nitrate).
Then spray coloured butyrate. Looks like we are in for a warm dry spell.
Happy New Year to you all
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:10 PM
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I'm following with interest your building since the beginning of this thread but..... what's the full size plane in the background?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Julian, where's your tailwheel?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Hi
The full size plane is a Just Aircraft Escapade, built it a couple of years ago. Similar fabric to the Falcon covering just a bit heavier grade and a two part polyurethane coat.

Hi Ian here is the tailwheel, gets fitted when attaching the tail section to the fuse.
Just put on a couple of coats of nitrate with a roller
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Hi
The full size plane is a Just Aircraft Escapade, built it a couple of years ago. Similar fabric to the Falcon covering just a bit heavier grade and a two part polyurethane coat.
Julian
Gosh! ..And I bet you don't even need R/C gears to fly it!
You guys build big planes!
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Nearly there !
Windscreen and windows to do and a bit of weight up front to balance. Must have put on too much paint!! 34 deg C in the garage today !
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:11 AM
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That looks terrific Julian!
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Very pretty, Julian!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Thanks, getting closer just setting the C of G at 30% which is slightly further than I would normally go but there are enough previous comments to suggest that this would be ok, anybody know different?
Have added silver strips between the blue and white and am just waiting on some logos, some fine weather and the weekend, maybe Sunday for the maiden flight.
Thank Goodness I don't live in Oz, 50 deg C + WOW!

Feeling a little apprehensive, as have sunk a fair amount of time and effort into this and having departed from the plans with the change in dihedral you never really know what will happen. !!!? but that's half the fun eh? and as somebody previously commented its ok for amusement, I am sure it will be!!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:24 PM
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Julian,

You did a terrific job on the paintwork and finishing -I'm envious.
As for being apprehensive, I can relate to that after spending a couple of years putting my Falcon together. It'll be fine though.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:13 AM
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Tomorrow looking good weather wise, just collected the logos today
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Well at last, she flies and with a bit more weight up front very well!!
A short video
2013 01 12 The Flight of The Falcon (4 min 5 sec)

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Nice work, Julian!

Are you happy with the ailerons at the size you made them? They do appear to handle the turns rather well. Very smooth banking.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:43 PM
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Very nice Julian. Hope I get to see this model at some point. Lovely finish and nice smooth flying. Allen
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Thanks
Handles very well, ailerons appear to be ok in size.
Had to add a lot of weight up front to get CG to about 27%, but flies beautifully at this, was definitely sensitive further back and flew tail down. Have had to add an elevator down to increase in throttle mix, as she we climb with throttle and I mean vertical!! Of course I assume that it what is was originally designed to do !
not sure whether I need more down thrust or less will try both and see what happens, the wing is at approx 2 deg to the tail
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