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Thursday 22nd

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:56 pm

Whats the weather looking like in Aberegele/ Rhyl at the mo? - might try to knock another tree over if its not looking too bad! Very Happy
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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:35 pm

Weather report from St Asaph looking over to the field in Rhyl:

Currently sunny, with about 2/8 cloud cover. Temperature is about 16 degrees, but it feels warmer in the sun. Wind is currently about 10-12mph, westerly.

I'll be eading over for a couple of hours after work all being well Smile

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Mike S on Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:28 pm

Just returned from the field. Had a flight but the wind was a bit on the strong side. Blowing straight down the strip though. Very Happy Pete Slater and Will Bertoni have just left too. Will was running in his 4 cylinder OS. Awesome!! You could hardly hear it on tickover.
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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Rich on Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:43 pm

Gutted I missed that

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:14 pm

ahh gutted

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Mike S on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:02 pm

Can't wait to see it in the airframe, it'll sound great.
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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Brian Colclough on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:32 pm

Been on the Orme all afternoon with Dave Moran Jem Zaidy Rocket Ron and fireman Dennis, lift was superb. cheers

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:32 pm

Hundreds at the field when I got there about 4:30! Very Happy

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:40 pm

Oh yeah, forgot to mention I second maidened my Unicorn which flew like a dream, with only a couple of clicks of trim! - sh#t off the proverbial shiny shovel!
PLUS not a tree branch in sight! Two great flights, two great landings and left about 5:45 (ish) when the light started to go!
I love this hobby! Very Happy

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:52 pm

Nice one Stubbsy all was empty when I passed at 6pm


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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:58 pm

Just finished work now. Dark Sad

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:14 pm

Can lend you a torch if you like Andy! Laughing
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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:09 pm

Meh. Tell me more about this Univorn then, what sort of power is it pulling, did you measure it?

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Stubbsy on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:14 pm

Put a 2600kv reactor on the back end which is pulling 30.4amps at max rpm on the 6x4 prop. Single piece of aluminium U channel is bolted to the metal plate on the underside, and the motor is held on by an alloy stick mount.
Needed an extra 50 of lead to get the C of G back to 10 inches from the nose so overall it is now heavier than I had hoped for, but never-the-less not the end of the world!
Will vertical climb which im happy about - glides reasonably well actually despite the extra weight, and is like a bloody bullet when you open up the throttle!
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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Rich on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:16 pm

Like the scheme too

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Re: Thursday 22nd

Post by Andy Sayle on Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:13 pm

Nice one. The Unicorns do glide nice, even when built a little lardily Wink

I'm half tempted to do a winter upgrade to mine, and get some more power on board. I'm running at about 24Amps at the moment, so I'll be keen to see yours in flight with a few extra watts. Give me a shout if you are heading down to the field at all this weekend Smile

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