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Offline Pittsartist

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Glutton for punishment .........
« on: 12, November 2019, 05:27:18 pm »
It's gotten so wet that


........ I've started building again


Hope it stops soon or it will be finished by Christmas !  :)


https://www.flickr.com/photos/185502880@N06/

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Re: Glutton for punishment .........
« Reply #1 on: 04, December 2019, 05:26:46 pm »

6 weeks of almost continuous rain and it's ...........


Finished  :) [size=78%] [/size]

https://flic.kr/p/2hUN4uM


(well, the tail at least)

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Re: Glutton for punishment .........
« Reply #2 on: 04, December 2019, 06:46:48 pm »
Blimey, Impressive!

Could you remind me what it is you're building and I'm thinking it comes in some sort of kit form?

Mike

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Re: Glutton for punishment .........
« Reply #3 on: 05, December 2019, 09:57:17 am »
Hi Mike.


Here's the website. Mine will be the "taildragger" version with a 180hp Lycoming V/P prop and sliding canopy.


The kit will be "quickbuild" - you basically get an aluminium canoe and wings with no top skins. Still a LOT of work though !



https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-7/

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Re: Glutton for punishment .........
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:59:34 am »
The kit looks amazing!

I'm trying to work out if that is a servo driven trim tab?

Looks anything but "quick"!  :)

Mike

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Re: Glutton for punishment .........
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:42:36 am »
Hi Mike.


Yes, the elevator trim tab is servo driven. It's a linear servo made by a company called Ray Allen. Slow moving but powerful and comes with a position indicator to go in the instrument panel.


Just out of interest, some uncertified F/S aircraft do indeed use R/C servos for trim operation.


http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/servos.html


Regards Richard