jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

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Post by jack » 10 May 2019, 17:54

Gentlemen,the middle wallop maiden flight looms ever closer,my butterflies grow ever larger,but l view the approaching day with great satisfaction...its been a while coming for various reasons!....anyway,the all up weight is about 12.5/13 kg,now to me that seems on the light side for such a large airframe,so l checked it again..yep,thats what my scales are telling me again,l am suitably impressed,having had to locate some 3lbs of best church roof in the nose to put the c/g on the main wing joiner,and also not renowned as a light builder,l was expecting it to be between 15-20 kg,l have not added cockpit detail or a pilot yet,l prefer to get the maiden over with then do the detail stuff....so there we are,she is now fit to fly,all the wiggley bits wiggle in the right directions,the wheel goes up and down on demand,all l have left to do is the cockpit canopy latch...and find a willing test pilot!! ;) ,mr greenfield,are you busy at the moment,l have this little job for you?? :twisted: :roll: :twisted:

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by Nigel Argall » 10 May 2019, 20:02

B4s fly great! I know mine is only 1/4 scale but all will be well. Go for it!

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by john greenfield » 11 May 2019, 07:26

Jack

I will be happy to assist with the test flights, no problem. see you at MW.

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by Cliff Evans » 11 May 2019, 07:45

Look after him John, he is a bit delicate!! Sorry I cannot be there for the first one, in Ireland!

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by jack » 23 May 2019, 20:38

Hi all,first off,my abject apologies for not making it to MW,the gremlins bolixed up my alternator bearings and l ended up sitting at the side of the road for what felt like a couple of ice ages waiting for the RAC,then another wait for the recovery truck to arrive,mortified is the best description of my mood that day :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: …….however ,l WILL BE AT THE NEXT MW!!!!,by any means necessary, :twisted: :twisted: ,john,your offer of assistance is most gratefully recieved and accepted,hopefully cliff will be in attendance as well,so maybe there is a bit of an upside to my disaster after all,l am hoping to be down for the whole weekend,but l will most certainly be there on the sunday, :) :) :) ....jack

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Post by Cliff Evans » 23 May 2019, 20:41

Sorry to hear that Jack. Yes, will be at the next MW, off up to Sandhays tonight.

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Post by john greenfield » 24 May 2019, 08:45

Jack

Sorry to hear of your troubles, I did wonder where you had got to.
I will be at the next MW !!!? so still happy to help out.

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Re: jillies smit 1/3 pilatus b4

Post by jack » 24 May 2019, 15:58

Have fun cliff,john,very much appreciate your offer of assistance,my flying skills are mediocre at best,add to that first flight nerves and disaster looms large :oops: :oops: ,l shall be at MW bright and early,so will see you then...jack.

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