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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #160 on: March 17, 2016, 08:06:52 AM »
I normally weld the pvc/polystyrene parts together with a soldering iron on the outside and then glass them together in the inside, but like you, I do a lot with foam now, as it does a better job and the weight isn't that important on a larger model. ;)
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #161 on: March 31, 2016, 18:32:45 PM »
Been to have a look at the Hunter today most of the paint has been done and it looks stunning. Final markings to go on and hopefully I'll have it back to do the final fit out

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #162 on: March 31, 2016, 20:34:28 PM »
Like the clour scheme. I fancy doing it on mine, but yours is an F6 I think. Mine comes as an FGA 9. Still looking for nice schemes.
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #163 on: March 31, 2016, 21:37:45 PM »
Looking great, good choice of scheme from me too. :af

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #164 on: March 31, 2016, 22:44:44 PM »
Like the clour scheme. I fancy doing it on mine, but yours is an F6 I think. Mine comes as an FGA 9. Still looking for nice schemes.
John

I'm not sure what Mk mine is! I'll have to have a look on the drawings. I believe the colour scheme I've chosen was a earlier Mk as I don't think it had the dog tooth on the leading edge of the wing. Couldn't find much information on the full size there dont seem to be many left in this scheme. It's not supposed to be a exact scale replica just a representation of one with a few personal touches.


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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #165 on: April 01, 2016, 08:03:40 AM »
Nice colours, at least you can see it in the sky, not like my Rafale  :embarassed:
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2016, 19:49:06 PM »
Really coming to the end of this build now. I've been installing the fuel system, plumbing the air and installing the rest of the gear. Trying to keep everything simple, fairly neat and easy to get at whilst getting the antennas away from anything metallic and at 90 degrees to each other. I'm fairly happy with the outcome.

So a final check over and it should be good to go. Just waiting for access to some suitable tarmac and the weather to play ball.
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #167 on: April 30, 2016, 08:42:30 AM »
There's 2 x 2s 2500mah life batteries (for radio)and 2 x 2s 2200mah lipo batteries (for turbine) right up in the nose. I still needed just over 1lb of lead to balance it on the recommended centre of gravity. I have not weighed the complete model yet but it doesn't feel heavy.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #168 on: May 15, 2016, 22:12:21 PM »
I achieved 1 flight on the Hunter today. Not a complete success but by no means a complete disaster! Model was tail heavy so very sensitive to elevator input. Having said that it flew reasonably well although it was quite draggy as I never put the gear away. The landing wasn't the best with the over sensitive elevator and bounced bending one of the main retract pins and damaging the nose retract. Should be a fairly easy fix and ready to go again with more nose weight.


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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #169 on: May 16, 2016, 18:33:22 PM »
Great to hear, so when's the video ?. :''
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #170 on: May 16, 2016, 20:12:58 PM »
There's 2 x 2s 2500mah life batteries (for radio)and 2 x 2s 2200mah lipo batteries (for turbine) right up in the nose. I still needed just over 1lb of lead to balance it on the recommended centre of gravity. I have not weighed the complete model yet but it doesn't feel heavy.
I achieved 1 flight on the Hunter today. Not a complete success but by no means a complete disaster! Model was tail heavy so very sensitive to elevator input. Having said that it flew reasonably well although it was quite draggy as I never put the gear away. The landing wasn't the best with the over sensitive elevator and bounced bending one of the main retract pins and damaging the nose retract. Should be a fairly easy fix and ready to go again with more nose weight.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #171 on: May 16, 2016, 20:26:07 PM »
Yeah the blue zippys I use them in quite a few models with no problems.

Sorry no video but there may be a few stills on the way

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #172 on: May 16, 2016, 20:37:09 PM »
So did I until they put my big Xcalibur+ in a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #173 on: May 16, 2016, 20:41:18 PM »
That's not good. I run 2 in parallel so that's 25 amps theoretically

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #174 on: May 16, 2016, 20:47:24 PM »
Wrong Terry, most systems only use the battery with the highest capacity and then switch.
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #175 on: May 23, 2016, 19:24:08 PM »
Thanks for that Gary I did a few tests in my setup and it coped fine.

I added another 1lb of lead to the nose and this has helped tremendously! I had 4 flights with it last Friday unfortunately the gear didn't retract fully so never got it cleaned up properly. I'll do some tinkering with the gear over the coming weeks and hopefully all will be fine then.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #176 on: June 13, 2016, 09:17:55 AM »
A few photos from its maiden flight.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #177 on: June 13, 2016, 19:16:08 PM »
How lovely is that!

What a beautiful aeroplane the Hunter is and the model's none too shabby either ;D

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #178 on: June 13, 2016, 21:47:13 PM »
Looks nice, well done Terry.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #179 on: June 14, 2016, 04:13:32 AM »
Look great Terry, I do like the colour scheme, perhaps a video of her flying please  :)
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #180 on: January 29, 2017, 09:28:36 AM »
Terry, where did the CG end up, any vid of a flight. 👍

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2017, 08:23:24 AM »
Sorry no video. Last time it flew was at the Elvington LMA show. C of G pretty much as drawing.

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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #182 on: January 30, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
Hi TT what did the final weight come out at, im a bit disappointed with my scratch built one, it is exactly the same size as the MR one and it finished up at 27/8 lb with a JC 100RX in it, before painting it was 23lb bit without retracts then so im gobsmacked the paint weighs so much, at 23lb it flew nicely but now seems to me to be sluggish although when my friend flys it it looks great in the air
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Re: Mick Reeves Hunter kit build
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2017, 11:43:31 AM »
Sorry no video. Last time it flew was at the Elvington LMA show. C of G pretty much as drawing.

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