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Jan 17, 2012, 01:24 AM
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Cool, really nice, well done!

regards Martin
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Jan 17, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cbalgra
It is such a beautiful aircraft that is so anonymous.
Perhaps the Fury is anonymous because it never went to war?

The little Fury had another outing today and at times I was craving more power. It is time to replace noseweight with a 3rd cell

I'm slowly getting more comfortable about using the kp24 on 3 cells but there will be no ground running and plenty of throttle use. The Turnigy 1015 has the benfit of full cooling as the kp24 only has a facplate, none of the casing is covered by plastic.......................this must help to keep things cool?

Steve
Jan 17, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Sweet little jet!

Nice Job!

Matt
Jan 17, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Steve, I remember I drilled cooling holes in the end caps of my 1015 and it dropped the running temp significantly.


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Jan 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
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pdawg and turbonut,
You are both correct. Took my day off yesterday and paid a visit to Yanks. I was already at the airport and since this thread started, I have become very interested in the Fury, so I had to see it in person. The museum claims to maintain their aircraft in airworthy condition, (which most are) but the Fury seemed to be just shy of flying. It was missing its' wingtips and a large panel on the belly of the aircraft. All the plumbing and electrical are in better shape than some of the planes I have flown. Also, its' air intake and exhaust openings were covered which led me to believe the engine was intact. This aircraft has only a total of 257 flight hours, so I'm holding out hope that they will make it airworthy and we may soon see it fly at the Chino airshow. I would be there in a flash!
Jan 17, 2012, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the pics cablegra. They really show how well Stegla did in terms of the scale fidelity of his micro fury.
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Jan 18, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Indeed, many thanks for the pics cbalgra.

My model has true scale outlines but the nose is a little out of shape now after a repair and also the fuselage would have benefitted from some decent cross-sections.

An airworthy FJ-1 would be incredible! That would really get the aeroplane some well deserved attention.

Steve
Jan 29, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Flew the Fury this weekend on 3 cells...............no shortage of power

Steve
Jan 29, 2012, 06:30 PM
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GREAT Job!!!....The outline kinda reminds me of a BearCat without the prop...Again, great job!!!

Kevin
Dec 17, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Just a quick update.

The Powertrain has been upgraded with an Eflight edf motor and a 12A esc. I'm still using the kp24 fan and a 3s 240 pack. The fan was dynamically balanced using Nitro's sticky-tape trick.

The little Fury now has almost unlimited vertical performance...........just wish there was a rudder to keep things tidy.

Steve
Mar 07, 2013, 12:53 PM
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I've been investigating the forward cg anomily that I had with this model, namely, it had to balance on the leading-edge to fly nicely

It seems that the problem all along has been that the model is very sensitive in pitch................ that I confused for tail-heaviness.

The elevator throws have been reduced considerably and plenty of expo was introduced, this has allowed the model to fly with a more sensible cg position. However, the cg position still needs to be way forward, probably due to the smallness of the model

The model itself is still joy to fly and punches well above it's weight

Steve
Mar 08, 2013, 11:59 AM
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How Sharp is your LE Steve? A sharp LE can really mess up a perfectly good airplane. I once had a very snappy test flight on an Electrolyte. After rounding the LE (at the field) the 2nd flight felt like a completely different, well behaved model.
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Mar 08, 2013, 12:49 PM
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The front of the Jedelski wing is made from 3/16 balsa. Once the wing was carved to shape the le became 1/8" thick then the le was sanded to a round.

A similar wing on my 32mm Gnat (RIP, must make another) behaved well.

Nevertheless, a 1/8" le could be considered sharp! so maybe?

Steve
Mar 08, 2013, 07:13 PM
its TALON TIME!
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theres a coupel factors playing in here, the first beeing, this is a relatively tiny model, they like the cg fwd, on top of that, youve got that big fat fuse, and it toys with the cg a little. 1/8" raious le should be sufficient
Jun 07, 2013, 07:49 PM
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What plans or drawings did you base the FJ-1 on?

Thanks,
Scott


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