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11-01-2004 01:38 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Phil_Mart

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Well first, my brain has finally logged that it's a Jet Ranger (not Long) that I'm building

I've got all the mechanics built, tested and installed into the fuse and test flown it. I'll set up me gallery tonight with some of the build and flying pics.

So to the questions:

I want to include some navigation lights into the fuse, but what and where? I saw a Jet Ranger flying over the house last night and it seemed to have flashing strobes, one at each and of the horizontal fin. Are there any hard an fast rules for the nav lights, or is it just some general positions?

In flying the fuse I noticed that the cyclic was quite sharp to respond, but once the model was moving, back - forward or side ways, it took a lot of correction to stop it. This may well be due to the weight of the model (X-Cell Pro mechanics), would you normally dampen down the cyclic response for scale flying?

TIA,

Phil Martin.

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11-07-2004 11:49 AM  13 years agoPost 2
sarp

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hey
I am also working on my shuttle plus and trying to fit it in a funkey longranger fuse. could you describe how you did workout the exhaust system ?? it seems prety tight

thanks

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11-07-2004 12:04 PM  13 years agoPost 3
MikeDD

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I want to include some navigation lights into the fuse, but what and where? I saw a Jet Ranger flying over the house last night and it seemed to have flashing strobes, one at each and of the horizontal fin. Are there any hard an fast rules for the nav lights, or is it just some general positions?
On the Jet Ranger the port/starboard lights are on the tips of the horizontal fins. The tail light is in the tip of the tail cone. The first strobe is on the top of the vertical fin. I think additional strobes are optional.

Michiana R/C Choppers

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11-07-2004 03:16 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Phil_Mart

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Mike, many thanks for the lighting position info

Sarp, I've fabricated a 'special' exhaust outlet. I have to hand some super brazing rods that will braze to stainless steel. Some solder that will solder to stainless steel, and some solder that will solder aluminum. With that little lot to hand it wasn't too difficult to work out a routing for the exhaust

I'll post some pictures to me gallery later on this evening to show the finished exhaust pipe installation.

Philip Martin.

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11-09-2004 12:55 AM  13 years agoPost 5
doorman

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Phil_Mart

The flying does have quite a different feel when in the fuselage... and it does seem to me that the added weight is what causes the feeling... it is like inertia.... once you get it moving you have to work harder to stop it... I usually do not fly with expo on my pod and booms, but I do use it to "soften" the controls on the scalers... also you will want to smooth out your pitch/throttle curves so that your recovery from forward flight to hover can be done smoothly withour having to "bang" the sticks... this usually means bringing up the pitch form your low setting to the hover position... maybe 3-5 points on each step, and more if you need it until you are not fighting the fall from FFF.....
Hope this helps you out...

Your Jet Ranger looks very nice... I have the Long Ranger that I am fitting X-cell mechanics into this "building" season....

Good Luck Stan

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