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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:14 pm

Nobody writes anything ... Suspect
Mark - you can't keep all the gliders forever - give'em to the chaps Laughing
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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:32 pm

Picked mine up off the BoyBarnes this evening. Tis a damn fine kit for the money! The wings are very nicely finished, and seem to be surprisingly strong. I gave them the old "bend them over my belly" test, and I can confirm they are stiffer than a Filip400/600, about the same as my old Graphite 2e wings, but not as stiff as my Viking mouldy. That said, it is probably cheapest of the lot, so I have no complaints!

the fuselage is nicely moulded, and just needs a touch with some sandpaper to flatten the moulding seams back a touch. It has a fair bit of carbon down its tail too, so should survive some landing abuse nicely!

Now I need to get the thing built.

Oh, and Rob, I'll check the graphics fit this evening, and give you a shout about some sticker sheets if you are still interested?

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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:33 pm

Thanks for the feedback Andy - I'm very happy to hear you like it so far Smile
Yes please let me know about the stickers .
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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:28 pm

Nothing to exiting to report at the moment, just gluing the wing joiner in


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Re: Hammer

Post by Andy Sayle on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:05 pm

So this is the bit where you decide to build a one piece wing then?

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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:21 pm

nope still 2 piece just careful use of the glue Wink

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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:47 pm

Wing prep nearly done, took along time waiting for glue to dry, and doing bits in betwen GP Quali and football.

This feels like building and I hate it even though its going well. Hardwood blocks mounted in the wings, wing joins done and now the capping ribs are glued on. So near as damm it done.





Thats it until next week as I'm off to Barkston Heath early doors tomorrow as for some reason I'm competing in the first UK Classic Pattern event at the festival of flight.

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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:33 pm

Here s a few pictures of my build - I'm just 1 step behind Mark Wink



I have also wood blocks glued in - will post picture tomorrow Smile
So far so good - minimum building skills needed Very Happy
Looks like the wing joiner bit is the most tricky and needs to be done correctly the first time - cleaning the channel from epoxy will be right pain in the back side Wink
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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:45 pm

Nice one Robert, I will be back on with mine this week for a weekend maiden hopefully.

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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:06 am

little update
Not much more done, but I have the wood blocks in place and the plywood strips glued over - so now waiting for servos - should be with me on Monday - then covering with white Oracover Smile


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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:36 pm

Beloved part of the build started - covering...
Rudder will be done today - wings are waiting for some room, and some ideas - the gap in the ailerons/flaps is really tiny - may have to sand it a bit scratch



Got to say - Oracover is easy to remove all the wrinkles - if they ever start producing anti wrinkles cream for woman's - they will make a fortune Rolling Eyes
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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:44 pm

And last picture for a few days - tails is covered Smile
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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:28 am

Nice one Rob,

I found the hinge gaps very close so have took the sander to them to make the job easier, should get mine covered or sprayed this week hopefully.

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Post by Mark Barnes on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:35 pm

Progress has been slow on my Hammer due to "real" life getting in the way but Ive managed to get a couple of coats of varnish on the wings so there now ready for spraying.

Shame to cover up the wood really as they have come up really well. I used Ronseal Diamond Hard Clear Gloss Varnish dead easy to use and gave it a light sand in betwen coats.

Pic tonight if I get chance

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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:06 pm

Already decided that next one will be just Varnished, I'm useless with Iron and wife do not want to help Laughing
Show us the pics mate !
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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:25 pm

Small progress - wings are covered Smile



Now is time to drill some holes in the fuss ...
Also - got hs82mg on the table - but got also few corona wing servos DS-239mg - which should I use ?
Or which one should I stay away from ? Wink
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Re: Hammer

Post by Tim on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:37 am

Hi-Tec.

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Re: Hammer

Post by Allan Patrick on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:49 am

Or which one should I stay away from ? Wink
Gorse bushes! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:25 am

All servos are in - Hitec is the servo of choice - most vote for this one - and hitec will be to thick to fit into my next project Smile

servos in the fuselage


temporary fitted servo covers - blenderm tape holds them down - but the edges got dust already and looks not very nice :/


Old saying is - he didn't have problems so started FA horns...
Instead of just drilling holes thro the wobbly parts to mount the horns - I went for the Blejzyk way - 2 small holes - foam removed around the place where the horns go - filled with epoxy and everybody's happy... ailerons and flaps will be nicely flat on the upside - without any plastic cups to hold the horn in place.
It looks nice - but ... next time I just drill the holes thro.... or get a syringe before I start ...
picture to follow soon.
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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:22 pm




I'm veeeery pleased with the model, CG as per manual, no ballast (video shows Neals Hammer with 700gr of lead) - the weight makes difference if you are after some speed - if you want just sail from left to right then no ballast is needed.
I have coupled the ailerons with flaps (flaps moves aprox half what ailerons) and it rolls fast enough.
Defo needs all the rest of mixing and playing with differential - but I failed with programming my radio in time so it was all "hand mixing" - that means C.... mixing - Neals felt like on rails - my was all over the place.
Crow needs a lot of movement -but we had a lot of laugh when Neal was landing with crow and just about 2 m above the ground he got some thermal and model just went up few meters Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy - so avoid landing with crow where the thermal is LOL
I had 2 quite rough landings - first I went about 20cm nose into the ground ..... 1 bolt snapped
then I had a half circler (?) - left wing cough the ground and it went nose in again - another bolt snapped
no more damage - hey - lets try that with a mouldy Very Happy

Here is Sunday flying with Neal S - location Horcum

Ok guys - get yours done - already booking day off to meet you at the Great Orme Smile
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Re: Hammer

Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:55 pm

To be fair it looks awesome in that vid,

BB - note to self get the damm thing finished

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Re: Hammer

Post by Rich on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:50 pm

BB - note from RB get the damn thing finished after the 55cc model.

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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:54 am

I found complete set up for my radio for f3f model Smile
http://www.rc-soar.com/multiplex/4000/model_setups/vf3fsnap.pdf affraid
If you know anybody who has to much time and will do it for a reasonable amount of beer - let me know - I'm up for it Laughing
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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:03 pm

And here is finally the video of me flying the Hammer.
Nothing special, but you can see what difference makes 700g to the same model.
and the flying skills Very Happy
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Re: Hammer

Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:25 am

Some more spamming from me Embarassed but as I know you were thinking of E version this might be handy .
Another Hammer - E version


Few more pictures and bigger size can be found here >> E-Hammer pictures
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