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Old Nov 05, 2008, 09:31 AM
Cut the yellow wire
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Tim-- The plane is really, really nice but that pilot looks like a seatback and headrest!

Mike
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 09:40 AM
Smoke, Fire, ahh SMIRE!!
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The "Snowman" is looking better and I love the colours of this Raf', nice work and thanks for sharing!
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 05:48 PM
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I'm afraid about the weight of the plane , enought power to enjoy and how many time in flights ?
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 01:45 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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Hi I am currently building the rafale and have done some tests with the lander 3900 fans they will provide greater that 1:1 thrust and on 2 2500 4S lipos will give 5+ minutes which is enough for me with this very quick sleek looking jet.
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 06:41 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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Well I'm at the point of joining the wings on this bird, so far the build has been pretty straightforward.

A question to those who have flown this beautiful bird or those that have built similar the wings are butt jointed to the fus no carbon spar etc, I'm a little nervous of this expecialy with the power this baby will kick out, am I just an old woman or do I have a point ?
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Wait to have news about the flight ,you will be with two 4s or 3s ?
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 02:06 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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I'm going with 2 4S 2500 lipos, i got more done last night shes quite imposing really ....
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Looking "mighty" good Jimmy!
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 09:33 PM
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will these retracts hold up on grass,or a baseball infield?
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:30 AM
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I'll be going for grass after the maiden so will keep you infomred, they retract forward not back and they are reinforced so on short flat grass they should be ok.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:28 AM
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anyone got this bird over 100mph yet?
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 03:43 PM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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I don't know about 100mph but this plane has flicked my switch, I finished the main build last night and this morning my wife came downstairs to find my sitting in freezing the garage having a cup of tea learing at it

I am praying for good weather on december 28th to maiden her, she is truly a beautiful plane and the pictures do not do her justice at all, the lines are slek and scale, the contours flow like a finely crafted sculpture, its no wonder my wife is worried

If your after a twin EDF monster then look no further .......
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 10:53 AM
Let er Rip
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How we doing on this monster? Sure is pretty. How about shooting some pictures of the finished bird (topside and side views). I can see this one will be joining my fleet along with the F16 and SR71.

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Old Dec 17, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Will do Jim, all that's left is to fit the nose cone, intakes and decals.

Will shoot some tonight after above complete.
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