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Saturday 7/7/18

2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by melfyn on 2008-12-02, 13:57

Here are some photos of my latest project a Jamara 96" Pilatus Turbo Porter. I have yet to decide on an engine for it, at the moment it is a toss up between a 120 two stroke glow or a 26cc petrol.
The weight of the airframe at the moment with six servos, U/C and cowl but without engine, batteries, switches and throttle servo is 9 pounds.
The tail plane and undercarridge have been made removable to enable the fusellage to fit into the car. As well as the three M4 nylon hold down bolts the tailplane is also barced by a pair of 2mm steel rod struts.
Each of the strut braced two piece wings is located to the fusellage by a pair of 6SWG piano wire pegs and an M6 stud secured by an M6 nut and washer. The aluminium wing struts are of thick walled tube with a 90 degree bracket at the lower end which connects to an aluminium bracket on the fusellage, and a heavy duty M4 ball link at the top which connects to an M4 stud in the underside of the wing.
The undercarridge is not the original one, this being a heavy guage wire affair which was missing from the kit. The one fitted is a Carbon Copy quater scale unit.
I will add more pictures as the build progresses and provided Photobucket will allow me to upload more of them without having to pay.

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2008-12-02, 16:48

Hi Mel that looks a deffinate candidate for having a glider release fitted to me, expect to be nagged by the aerowtow boys Wink

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Post by melfyn on 2008-12-02, 17:48

Hi Bri, yes that idea had crossed my mind. I just need to work out the correct location on the fus for it. The other job I have in mind for it is a camera ship. So I shall include both items during the rest of the build.
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Post by Brian Colclough on 2008-12-02, 18:13

Mel if you want to go with a release have a chat with Rich Badham he'll put you right on that one Wink

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Post by melfyn on 2008-12-02, 18:22

Yes I'll do that, hopefully he will read this thread and reply with the info. If not I'll catch him ASAP and get his advice.
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2008-12-02, 19:02

Nice Bird Mel,

Defo needs to be a tugger mind, and good luck with the camera ship idea, I used my blue and pink one with my HD video camera last year but the result was poor with all the vibration

Look forward to seeing it come togeter

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Post by melfyn on 2008-12-12, 17:33

Well It's almoast complete, just a few odds and ends to finish off. The engine I finally chose is a CRRC Pro GF26i petrol, a very compact little unit and fairly light too. As can be seen from the photos the cowl which started as a ten inch long substantial ABS moulding has been reduced to just a tad over four inches in length.

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2008-12-12, 17:39

That's looking good Mel, I have a feeling John Barrows has got the sister ship to that in the Blue and white scheme, look forward to seeing it fly Wink

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Post by Rich on 2008-12-14, 14:45

Hi Mel,

Looks like a nice installation your going on with, here's a link to a couple of different release methods pick the one that suits your airframe, the release needs to go in the fuz not the wing. I've used them all in the past, keep it simple is the best advice I can give. Give me a call if you need persuading at all

http://www.scalesoaring.co.uk/VINTAGE/HintsTips/Articles/TowReleases/FittingRelease.htm

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Post by melfyn on 2009-01-09, 17:45

Here are the specs for the completed model:

Wingspan 96" 2,438.4mm

Overall length 69.5" 1,765.3mm

Wing area 1,344 sq in 8.656 sq mtrs

Weight 13.25lb 6 Kg

Engine CRRC Pro 26cc petrol, prop JXF 18" X 6"

Rx Futaba R149DP 9chan PCM

Servos Supertec Mini standard X 4, Tower Pro MG995 X 2, Tower Pro SG5010 X 1

RX battery GP 2100 Mah 6V 4/5AF NiMH Ignition battery 1100 Mah 4.8V AA NiMH
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2009-01-19, 09:55

Looks good that Mel, I bet it would go nice with a Wren Turboprop in the nose Smile Smile

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Post by melfyn on 2009-01-20, 13:48

Looks good that Mel, I bet it would go nice with a Wren Turboprop in the nose

Yep probably would, but way beyond my budget I'm affraid silent
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2009-01-20, 14:09

We'll just have to make the wooshing noises in our heads then Smile Smile

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