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Jun 08, 2018, 01:43 AM
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So this week saw the first engine starts of the NGH 38 FS and taxi trials. After the first runs there was the usual list of mods needed. Pretty standard for any big model build. Next runs made with the blades on to check if the head would take the load and that the blades would spin up. Pleased to report that the solid Tulip wood blades spun up and had a nice whooshing sound as they came up to speed. However.....the motor/prop comb was not giving anywhere near enough thrust and the undercarriage was too soft.
Next day, after a long night in the mancave. We tried again with a different prop, no spats and a beefed up undercarriage, and got the first true hop. Sadly I have to report that the usual over confidence took over and a small hop turned very quickly into a big hop and as the instruction was ďif it gets too high donít go for a circuit or a turn just land it ď, thatís what was done, into the standing crop of barley, 3 foot off the patch, nosed over and one of those monster blades took the tail assy clean off in front of the stab and spun the model round 180 degrees. All that energy had to go somewhere. Not terminal but it wonít be at OW this weekend.
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Jun 08, 2018, 02:58 AM
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Bring it and we have plenty of glue .. can do it while waiting for a flying slot !!
Jun 08, 2018, 11:27 AM
What could possibly go wrong!!
Quality rebuild at OW . Steve is the man!
Jun 11, 2018, 01:33 PM
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Thankfully the small DAG didnít need any repairs........yet. Have to say it was a great day. Lost count of the questions from JP re 3 blade v 2 blade, pusher v tractor. How did I get promoted to PR Officer?
Jun 13, 2018, 04:57 AM
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Your the man Tim .. enthusiastic and knowledgable !!

Steve
Jun 15, 2018, 01:26 AM
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Your the man Tim .. enthusiastic and knowledgable !!

Steve


Also doesnít know how to,shut up.


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