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Jun 04, 2010, 08:08 AM
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;-) thought i would have more effect on the elevator... just pulled to less...
...and there was a mixer throttle->depth programmed from a former model

But, no problem, i could just start again after i had found the prop....
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Jun 04, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Impressive crash tolerance!
Jun 04, 2010, 08:58 AM
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Jepp, thats what i like about small, light EPP-planes

some images from yesterday (still with old prop)





Jun 04, 2010, 09:03 AM
Is my CG correct?
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Ailerons definitely need work on mine. I don't like the set up at all, and not sure if changing the side that control horns are on will help all that much. Hinges are really stiff as well, so that should help somewhat. Tempted to put balsa control surfaces on and tape hinges. I would like to change how the servo is set up as well, but just using a bit stiffer wire might help a bit
Jun 04, 2010, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by discostu956
Ailerons definitely need work on mine. I don't like the set up at all, and not sure if changing the side that control horns are on will help all that much.
FWIW, it made a world of difference for mine. The wire is kinda OK in that the slop is all applied to the down-going aileron, which I don't care so much about. Stiffer wire wouldn't help the stock setup, and it might be challenging to get it to bend so sharply.

What would have helped the original setup would have been tubing with a finer ID and control surface horns with holes the right size.

= Mike
Jun 04, 2010, 09:48 PM
Is my CG correct?
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Cheers for that Dr. Will have a play with it. Still tempted to make balsa control surfaces, but will see how freeing them up helps
Jun 05, 2010, 03:24 AM
3 Strykers,your out !
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Hk Minswift , New MPX Merlin size comparison .


Someone asked me whether the HK Miniswift was the same size or a copy of the MPX Merlin.
No, M/Swift is smaller .

Last edited by junglegym; Jun 05, 2010 at 09:51 AM.
Jun 05, 2010, 03:15 PM
Glow 😡 no no no
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Originally Posted by junglegym
Someone asked me whether the HK Miniswift was the same size or a copy of the MPX Merlin.
No, M/Swift is smaller .

Thanks gym nice to see the size difference.
Jun 05, 2010, 06:27 PM
Chillaxin dude!
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anyone else noticed that the swift tailplane seems oversize for the mains? I think I might copy the V-Tail version that was done with my spare set. Or even maybe convert the original.
Jun 06, 2010, 08:36 AM
Chillaxin dude!
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flew mine today for the first time is quite a bit of wind... absolute pearler! With rudder mixed into aileron, turns great! Very happy and a couple of observers were quite impressed with the performance from such a cheap model.
Jun 06, 2010, 08:51 AM
Good Better Best quest.
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Caught up with JJ today and noticed his was doing the motor wire twisting just caught it in time ,lucky he had some medium cyno and a long thin applicator and drizled some around the motor mount plate from inside the cockpit, cant believe they use such a crap adhesive, be warned guys this looks like being a common fault.
I find I dont have to use the rudder and a 450Mah 2sp works well for ballance.
Jun 06, 2010, 04:08 PM
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which cam did u use for these pics?? a little off topic sorry

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Originally Posted by (Jo)Hannes
Jepp, thats what i like about small, light EPP-planes

some images from yesterday (still with old prop)





Jun 06, 2010, 04:21 PM
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EXIF data says Canon EOS 300D.

= Mike
Jun 07, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DrZiplok
EXIF data says Canon EOS 300D.

= Mike
Then this should be it. Was the cam of a frind, don't know exactly, but definitely a Canon EOS


BTW. we did some even better pics with a NIKON D70 on the weekend...
Jun 07, 2010, 08:31 AM
WHAT U LOOKIN AT!
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this little model looks cool! might be a good little street flyer! Im hanging to see some more pics and videos guys!


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