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Jul 03, 2019, 10:06 AM
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Throttle servo is in, fairings on the elevator control rods, CG Marked out (not tested yet), Ignition and remote start box installed, getting very close to finally firing this bad boy up! Should finally be ready to maiden next weekend!
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Jul 10, 2019, 03:31 PM
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Made a hole in the top of the wing center section for the wiring to reach the fuselage.

Aileron linkages screwed on and tightened down.
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Jul 10, 2019, 04:30 PM
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Looking great!
Jul 10, 2019, 04:52 PM
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Looking great!
Thanks man! Im so close! Maiden this weekend!
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Jul 11, 2019, 01:39 AM
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Hey John, Do you have any idea if the cowl for the Banshee the same size as the Dauntless?
Jul 11, 2019, 10:02 AM
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Hey John, Do you have any idea if the cowl for the Banshee the same size as the Dauntless?
Pretty sure its the same!
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Jul 12, 2019, 09:17 AM
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Pretty sure its the same!
I believe it the same plane
Jul 12, 2019, 05:46 PM
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Wiring, getting everything labeled and working the right way on the right switches.
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Jul 13, 2019, 12:57 AM
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Dam it John, this plane has been on my mind all day

I want the precious. I wants it.
Jul 14, 2019, 12:34 AM
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Dam it John, this plane has been on my mind all day

I want the precious. I wants it.
It's a beauty. Engine tuned in yesterday. Buttoned up and rtf today. My club had some secret squirrel event. And it was windy today, so hopefully tomorrow this baby flies!
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Jul 14, 2019, 09:29 PM
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The feel of it


Good luck John. If its doesn't feel right,don't take off.
Jul 15, 2019, 12:42 AM
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It took off today. Twice. video coming tomorrow.
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Jul 15, 2019, 01:56 PM
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She flies!

VQ A-24 Banshee MAIDEN FLIGHT (7 min 32 sec)


Things to note: Make sure you leave adequate clearance between the gear doors and the wing, and tires. I made sure I had alot of space from the tires, but not enough up at the wing, so when the gear leg moved back from the grass they snapped off. Also, add more magnets to the hatch.

Just like my VQ Bearcat, this baby flies SO GOOD! There was a little wind, and it tracked great, felt light, and was alot of fun! The 35cc is plenty of power, and ran great!!

The landing bounce is all me, I had too much expo in it, so it took too long to flare and I bounced the mains first, the second flight was much smoother, as you'll see soon enough!
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Jul 16, 2019, 03:51 AM
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Hey congrats! Great video too.
Jul 16, 2019, 09:53 AM
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Very nice! I’ve had my eye on that one. I would probably use a DLE30 with side exhaust I have available - do you think that would be enough?


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