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Old Sep 20, 2006, 01:09 PM
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Bob beautiful job

and I am glad to know you are a Beauty and the Beast fan it adds to your character
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 01:27 AM
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Rod - so you still haven't painted it after how long?

Atindra, please let me know how it goes! BTW, is your Panther still flying?

What all up weights do we have for those who've finished them? Mine was 1.6kg(ish).

Stu.
Old Sep 21, 2006, 11:18 AM
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I think Atrinda's is right around 3lbs
Old Sep 21, 2006, 03:01 PM
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Real nice, Bob!!! Make sure you get some flying pics!

Now, where are the other 20 or so F104's? I know of 3 that are flying, but the rest? C'mon guys, it's not such a scary plane when you get used to it!

Stu.

We just need more kits for those of us who have come late in the game

John
Old Sep 21, 2006, 04:26 PM
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oooooh ooooooooooooh do i get to maden this one??????? atindra i think your going to have just give me that ov-10 bronco look and floor it!. BOB and company, can you please show me the bungee setup you guys are using and you auw and noted cg with your pack? greatly apreciated. elevator throws would be every nice aswell.


thanks!
dan
Old Sep 21, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Hey Jonnyjetprop,

I got mine! I will bring it to the field so you can touch it, but it will cost you $5 bucks.

Regards, Bill Adkins
Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:01 PM
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Awesome Bob!
Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:32 PM
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Thanks guys, lets see when Atindra gets it from Greyhound. Hope he likes it.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 11:38 PM
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Hey Gordito(Bill), some day this thing will see air under its wings..Been dinking with other projects..rc and a full size J3..and 175..just need to put the batt cables in and paint it....Owell it drags on.
Scott.
PS the retracts seem to work OK..the gear is a bit slopy and wont completley retract in to the fuse but still looks pretty good.
Old Sep 22, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Scott,

Thanks for the update. I'm anxiously waiting to see how yours ROG's.

Regards, Bill
Old Sep 22, 2006, 02:04 PM
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oooooh ooooooooooooh do i get to maden this one??????? atindra i think your going to have just give me that ov-10 bronco look and floor it!. BOB and company, can you please show me the bungee setup you guys are using and you auw and noted cg with your pack? greatly apreciated. elevator throws would be every nice aswell.


thanks!
dan
Hi dan,
Here goes..............
Stu's CG location of 250mm forward of the fuselage joint between front and rear works well.

All Up Weight (AUW): 57ounces/3.56lbs/1.61kg

My bungee is 15' of the red heavy duty 7/16" OD stuff. I stretch it back '28 paces' for the F-104. Just a plain vanilla rail launcher.............

Control throws, etc:
Ailerons +/- 9mm
Stabilizer: Measured at the leading edge of the Stab at the fin.
High Speed +4mm, -3mm with 30% expo
Low Speed/Launch/Approach +/-5mm with 30% expo

High Speed level flight Stab trim is approximately 5 degrees angle (leading edge nose up) measured off the upper horizontal panel line on the vertical tail. Slow flight/Approach trim is approximately 2mm Stab leading edge down from high speed flight setting.

Picture is of high speed level flight trim setting.

Haven't weighed since the rebuild, maybe I'll do that today & report.
-Mike
Last edited by Speed is Life; Sep 22, 2006 at 08:20 PM. Reason: Added AUW......
Old Sep 22, 2006, 03:32 PM
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thank you very much for the information, your auw would be very helpfull. need to make a launcher to give us enough room for correction if needed This should be very intersting. As atindra says " we do not allow any hanger queens!"

looks very nice, time to make up bungee setup..

thanks,
dan
Old Sep 22, 2006, 06:53 PM
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just cant find the word,they are all awwwwwwssssssooooommmm.
will that do?
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 08:21 PM
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thank you very much for the information, your auw would be very helpfull. need to make a launcher to give us enough room for correction if needed This should be very intersting. As atindra says " we do not allow any hanger queens!"

looks very nice, time to make up bungee setup..

thanks,
dan
AUW is 57ounces.........
Has flown as heavy as 65ounces with an older pack.

Check 6,
-Mike
Old Sep 23, 2006, 06:45 AM
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rebuild


Very nice job on the rebuild Mike.

She looks beautiful.
Have fun
Geo420


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