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Nov 05, 2008, 10:31 AM
Lori, hey, you're home early
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Tim-- The plane is really, really nice but that pilot looks like a seatback and headrest!

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Nov 05, 2008, 10:40 AM
Smoke, Fire, ahh SMIRE!!
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The "Snowman" is looking better and I love the colours of this Raf', nice work and thanks for sharing!
Dec 10, 2008, 06:48 PM
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I'm afraid about the weight of the plane , enought power to enjoy and how many time in flights ?
Dec 11, 2008, 02:45 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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Hi I am currently building the rafale and have done some tests with the lander 3900 fans they will provide greater that 1:1 thrust and on 2 2500 4S lipos will give 5+ minutes which is enough for me with this very quick sleek looking jet.
Dec 11, 2008, 07:41 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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Well I'm at the point of joining the wings on this bird, so far the build has been pretty straightforward.

A question to those who have flown this beautiful bird or those that have built similar the wings are butt jointed to the fus no carbon spar etc, I'm a little nervous of this expecialy with the power this baby will kick out, am I just an old woman or do I have a point ?
Dec 11, 2008, 05:57 PM
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Wait to have news about the flight ,you will be with two 4s or 3s ?
Dec 12, 2008, 03:06 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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I'm going with 2 4S 2500 lipos, i got more done last night shes quite imposing really ....
Dec 12, 2008, 09:04 AM
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Looking "mighty" good Jimmy!
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Dec 12, 2008, 10:33 PM
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will these retracts hold up on grass,or a baseball infield?
Dec 13, 2008, 02:30 AM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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I'll be going for grass after the maiden so will keep you infomred, they retract forward not back and they are reinforced so on short flat grass they should be ok.
Dec 13, 2008, 11:28 AM
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anyone got this bird over 100mph yet?
Dec 16, 2008, 04:43 PM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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I don't know about 100mph but this plane has flicked my switch, I finished the main build last night and this morning my wife came downstairs to find my sitting in freezing the garage having a cup of tea learing at it

I am praying for good weather on december 28th to maiden her, she is truly a beautiful plane and the pictures do not do her justice at all, the lines are slek and scale, the contours flow like a finely crafted sculpture, its no wonder my wife is worried

If your after a twin EDF monster then look no further .......
Dec 17, 2008, 11:53 AM
Let er Rip
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Jimmy H

How we doing on this monster? Sure is pretty. How about shooting some pictures of the finished bird (topside and side views). I can see this one will be joining my fleet along with the F16 and SR71.

Dec 17, 2008, 12:04 PM
Jimbo and the Jet Set
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Will do Jim, all that's left is to fit the nose cone, intakes and decals.

Will shoot some tonight after above complete.

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