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Old Apr 15, 2009, 09:15 PM
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NO NO NO!!!! NO %$#@%$@^ Germs!! Don't even thunk it! YOu'll be quarentened! Although would like to meet you, but no germs! so stay home, work on something else and stay well and happy!!! Walt
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Old Apr 15, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Well, actually thinking more along the lines of an old man.........

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Your only as old as you act so your about 15-20 max...
Old Apr 19, 2009, 03:29 PM
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Beanie, here is the way I did my flying stab. It's how I do all my flying stabs. The vertical stab is thick (maybe half inch) where the metal sleeve is at. It's hooked up to a servo and it feels real strong. It barely has any play in it.

This may be a bit optimistic, especially considering how long it took me to get this far, but I think I might get it in the air by next weekend. Really all I have left to do is add the motor/esc, make a battery tray and skin the bottom, then fly!

FJ
Old Apr 19, 2009, 03:47 PM
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looking nice jumper. man, your build quality gets better with each model. great job man.
Old Apr 19, 2009, 03:53 PM
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Nice work FJ. Git "R" Done!

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 07:01 PM
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looks good blake! keep up the good work.
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Old Apr 19, 2009, 08:26 PM
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Thanks guys.

Done with working on the panther for today (I think). The nose still isn't perfect, needs more sanding.... It's coming along nicely, I loooove the curves on this bird!

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 08:57 PM
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Looking good there FJ!! Keep up the great work! This is a great looking plane.. Walt
Old Apr 19, 2009, 11:40 PM
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Thanks Walt.

Anyone know a rough idea of where the cg is supposed to be? I need to know before I make my battery tray...

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 11:52 PM
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not really... that's why you're the beta builder! you can ask J or CN where his CG was and that should give you a good starting point.
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:31 PM
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So is the motor going to be mounted at/in the exhaust nozzle or on the tail? A prop slot would be required for an exhaust mount and I imagine the tail would need some reinforcement since it will take a lot of the aero forces generated by the elevator.
Old Apr 20, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Great job Blake!!
Old Apr 20, 2009, 02:43 PM
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osprey- yes, you're right, the motor is designed to be coming out of the exhaust port. a notch will need to be cut into the fin. the fin is double thick and has either balsa LE reinforcement x2 or CF. its a pretty short stubby fin, so i'm not worried too much (unless a massive prop is used).
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 03:00 PM
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I don't think a massive prop will work John had to cut his just to get a 7x5 in there
Old Apr 20, 2009, 11:23 PM
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Thanks Bob.

Some more progress made on the Panther. Mounted the motor on it, I'm using a Grayson hobby super mega jet. Made a canopy in the meantime, it will be glassed then pulled for a clear canopy. I think I'm also going to make a pair of wing tanks to go on it, I think it looks so much better with them.

The more I skin it and look at it the more I realize how big it really is. Can't wait to fly it.

FJ


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