Started by Hairyflier, July 30, 2014, 16:43:04 pm
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Quote from: Butzi on July 30, 2014, 20:23:22 pmI have the Windrider version in blue and I tarted it up to resemble (very loosely I might add) Hanna Reitsch's version.Even though it sports the humble Clark Y wing section, it's still capable of a very scale like aerobatic repertoire and the airbrakes work really well.
Quote from: tilmanb on July 31, 2014, 08:19:26 amIts a pretty good build. But you won't get very far without the instructions, which HK does not include.In early finished mine now. With detachable horizontal stabilizers. I can later add a few pics.It takes a ton of nose weight.
Quote from: tilmanb on July 31, 2014, 21:05:48 pmMy detachable horizontal stab.Epoxied a square spruce pin into the elevator. Treated with release agent so I can pull it out again.
Quote from: Mike_T on July 31, 2014, 21:56:17 pmIt's a lot of wing, indeed. I have it balanced on the foremost recommended point, so after the maiden, some of the church roof may come out, who knows?I looked at the removable tail, but decided I had enough engineering on my hands to get it straight, so settled for fixed. I mentioned my beefed up joiner. If anything accounts for the weight in the tail, it's this:
Quote from: SteveBB on July 31, 2014, 21:28:28 pmI think I'd be not using a spruce square peg as an elevator hinge. Spruce isn't very good at taking twisting forces before it splits. Ask me how I know.
Quote from: Mike_T on August 10, 2014, 14:39:52 pmBear in mind that you'll need a lot of that space in the nose for the lead!BTW, I also gave up on the magnets to retain the hatch. Put a dowel in the front edge and filed a matching slot in the fus. The rear end is secured with a hatch-catch. A nice firm fit and quite unobtrusive.PS - I can see you've installed a tow release. I fitted one of the cheap HK ones as well, in the vain hope that someone at the field could give me a tow (so far the only person who can do that is...me)
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