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Old Feb 22, 2009, 04:20 PM
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I had to take mine apart again to remember how I did it.
I didn't trust the fan to hold with just the tabs. so I put a line of epoxy
on each tab before closing it up. The glue will keep it mounted well, but will still
break lose if I ever have to take it out for any reason.

Tim
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Well, finished my Slamander this morning before work. Weather looks fine for tomorow so it looks like it will be maidentime!

btw, my stock Fan does 550g of thrust on a 3S. That actually rocks for a 615g Plane!

I supported the tail too, melted away some of the foam with the soldering iron and glued in a 5mm carbon tube.

Wish me luck fo tomorow!
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:23 PM
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That looks great! Looks like you did a repaint?
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:44 PM
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Good luck Reverend.
Let us know how it goes.

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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Hi!

Thanks! Yes, repainted it with a paint roller after airbrushing all the panel lines black. Looks quite nice in real.

Also did some work to the cockpit.

Will get some nice in flight shots tomorow I hope.

Rgds,
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Like a house paint roller? Did you use craft paint?
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Right, maidened the Heinkel today.

First, that 162 in the "gay music" video definitely does not have the stock motor.

BUT: Flew three packs today. Didn't start the Heinkel myself, had a friend toss it. You have to toss it slightly up as it loses some height while picking up speed. Plane flies quite well actually. It is true, that the Heinkel has an awkward tendancy to "fall" out of the turns but if you don't overdo the angle it tracks through well. Balanced the Heikel to the recommended CG for the first flight. Added 15g of weight for the second and third flight. Great improvement!

Landing is easy, power off and glide her in! Glides very well!

@sammyB: yet, normal spongue handroller. The roller is 5cm (aprx 2in.) wide. works very well with water based acryl and is very wife friendly as there is almost no smell (have to work in the appartement in winter).

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Old Feb 28, 2009, 12:09 PM
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Right, maidened the Heinkel today.

Added 15g of weight for the second and third flight. Great improvement!


Rev
Nice report. Did you add the weight to the nose or tail?

Also, very nice photos.

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Old Feb 28, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Thanks!

added 15g to the nose due to a larger LiPo (1400 instead of 1350)

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Old Mar 11, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Hi all. I just purchased my own He-162 from Hobby Lobby with their "spare parts" special. I was able to get everything to make my own "kit" for $104. All I need now is a manual. Does anyone know where I can download a PDF? What I really need is the CG location and basic internal installation.
Did anyone ever try the 4800kv Don's RC Wicked motor in this airframe?
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 11:42 PM
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I can scan the manual for you and email it. Might take a little time as I have to get it down from the rafters. Regarding Don's motor. Email him. He will hook you up nicely. This fan is used in a lot of these China jets so he has done his testing.
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 06:58 PM
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SammyB whatever you can do I'd appreciate it. I live right close to where he flies so I might go up and make a transaction this weekend. Weather looks good for flying Saturday, at least here in Ohio! :-)
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Old Mar 12, 2009, 07:09 PM
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Did anyone ever try the 4800kv Don's RC Wicked motor in this airframe?
I have one installed and ready for a test flight. That is if the #$%^ weather ever warms up here.

Ill tell you this, running it up static there is no comparison between "stock" and Don's setup.

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Old Mar 20, 2009, 04:07 AM
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Cg

hY GUYS,

I receive this week my HE-162 and i have a question.
Wat is the good CG for this model ?
Thanks a loot for your help and greats from Belgium
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Old Mar 21, 2009, 01:19 AM
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It is true, that the Heinkel has an awkward tendancy to "fall" out of the turns but if you don't overdo the angle it tracks through well. Balanced the Heinkel to the recommended CG for the first flight.
Even more so when you fly it with insufficient power. I finally flew mine with a 3s-1345 EVO, but I think the batt is no longer quite up to par. I was amazed at how slow it would fly, as I barely hovered 5 feet above the ground for a half circuit. Should have grounded it, but dummy me figured "well it seems to be flying well for what little power I have, so we'll slowly gain some height and keep going". Sure enough, I got a pretty strong crosswind while approaching a line of trees. Turned the plane, but it would simply bank and not turn, with the insufficient power. As Murphy would have it, the plane found the tree.

I'll test it now with a 3s-1800 EVO, and won't fly again until I see reasonably more power on the meter. I'm really looking forward to flying this plane again, as it flew so well, for being just, and I mean just, above stall speed.

Model Masters RLM76 is basically a perfect match for the bottom.
The green is another story. Mixed a good match, which blended virtually unnoticable, using the airbrush. Used MM medium green, an MM light flat grey, and some blueish green also, topped with flat afterwards. It's now fully repainted, and actually looks almost as good as new. I won't sweat the first few scrapes anymore, as we always do with a new plane.
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