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New Models for 2020 4 weeks 1 day ago #1147

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I wonder how the full sized A/C managed?

Given that these 1950's planes had nothing much in the way of electronic stability, they relied on inherent stability.

Was it a different weight distribution to our Rapier powered models or was the pilot just very busy all the time?

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I have a book with the Tiger's first test pilot's observations. 'Roll coupling' was evident, but that apart, he found it a nice airplane [sic] to fly; indeed, it was the 'Blue Angel's' longest serving display mount.

We'll see how the model goes in due course ... there are model jets out there which can be a handful - Steve Bage's 'Thunderchief' springs to mind. Mike Stuart, who knows a bit about trimming, found it non too easy to get a decent flight out of it.

My smaller semi- profile F-100 for L-1 flies beautifully and reliably (winning Peterboro Flying Aces last year in very tricky conditions), whilst the larger (and a bit more rounded) one for L-2 is very twitchy.

As they say, "go figure!". :woohoo:

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New Models for 2020 4 weeks 1 day ago #1148

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ahmetcalfe wrote: Looking good.

Sure does:



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can't resist (sorry!) adding this picture of the prototype I made in 2002, the one Steve Bage based his version on:



I still have templates for the decals if Daniel is interested.

Right behind you, Gents. :)
Waiting for a nice morning to maiden the 20mm EDF R/C version this end.
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New Models for 2020 4 weeks 1 day ago #1149

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Daniel R wrote: Voila!, my anti glare hand painting isn't the best but it'll do.
Yes I know its white and not silver I wimped out on account of how 'revealing' silver is.



Onwards.:unsure:


All the best.


Oh dear! Do I see a 20/ 15mm EDF R/C version in my future??? ;)

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careful, my son, the Devil is at your ellbow! :evil:
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New Models for 2020 4 weeks 5 hours ago #1155

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Another little beauty.

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New Models for 2020 4 weeks 1 hour ago #1157

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Looking forward to the Old Warden scale weekend. Just got back from a reconnaissance trip in the 172 and I can confirm OW is still there!!! Who's going?
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New Models for 2020 3 weeks 5 days ago #1159

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Roger said, "My smaller semi- profile F-100 for L-1 flies beautifully and reliably (winning Peterboro Flying Aces last year in very tricky conditions), whilst the larger (and a bit more rounded) one for L-2 is very twitchy."

I've never tried this strategy of making a profile model to test the stability, find a CG position and so on. I'm intrigued although it sounds like it works. But I'd not expect it to...because surely a profile fuselage with a representative bulge such as a canopy is a lot more like a fin so if its in front of the CG it will destabilise more than the equivelant fuselage!?

So what is the thinking you profile guys? I'm sure I'm missing something!

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