Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

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Elliot Howells
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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Elliot Howells » 19 Sep 2018, 21:02

Hi Terry, good to know someone is watching!

This is actually my second conversion, but the first that will ROG. I love big scalies, but not knowing anyone locally with a tug bigger than 60cc, it's become very frustrating.

The process of converting the ASH was a little stressful to start, cutting a perfectly good fuz like that is always going to make you a bit nervous. BUt now I've done it, I intend to do it again several times. Prolly use the Torcman setup next time so that I can remove the prop and yoke and leave the nose pretty much untouched, although it's £200 a pop, so not a cheap alternative.

The Hacker motor is superb, I've just changed the prop blades to 13x10 so the ROG will benefit from a little more clearance, as you can see, our field 'helped' launch the model. As per Carolynne's advice, I kept a little up elevator in to stop the nose dropping and the prop striking and as you can see, the model leapt into the air in a very confidence inspiring way. I now have swapped out my Jeti Mezon ESC as it started playing up, so hopefully I will be able to do a lot more testing as soon as the weather clears up.

We do a lot of aerotowing at our club and Jared has an FES 1/3 Ka6 he regularly flies, so my model was within normal activity really, certainly quieter and less stressful than aerotowing.

My advice to any glider flier would be to do it, you won't look back, I can't wait to get the next big glider on the bench, just have to save for another setup...

Cheers, Ell.

PS. I know the landing was awful, must have been the pressure :)

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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Phill Tadman » 23 Oct 2018, 19:24

Hi Elliot

How much ground clearance did you have with each of the props?

Phill

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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Barry_Cole » 23 Oct 2018, 19:33

We do a lot of aerotowing at our club and Jared has an FES 1/3 Ka6 he regularly flies, so my model was within normal activity really, certainly quieter and less stressful than aerotowing.

Did you mean:- We do not do lot of.??

P.S. I know the landing was awful, must have been the pressure :)

Or it could just have been the iffy pilot... :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Elliot Howells » 28 Oct 2018, 15:30

Barry, nope, I meant we do :P

Phil, there's plenty of ground clearance if you have a smooth runway, I've now made a dolly for this model as you can hear the prop strike just before take off... I tried going down to a 13x10 but there's nowhere near enough grunt, 14x10 is perfect.

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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Barry_Cole » 28 Oct 2018, 16:12

Elliot,
If you go from a 14 x 10 down to a 13 x 10, you will get about 2/3 of the power. You need a 13 x 13 to get about the same power.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Let ASH26 with a hacker in it

Post by Elliot Howells » 29 Oct 2018, 18:45

Thanks Barry,

I had realised that I'd get less power, but the difference at our slightly lumpy field is dramatic, the 14x10 absolutely leaps off the ground.

I can't find anything close to 13x13, it would seem to be an exotic size.

Ell.

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