HOW TO E-ASSIST WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT:THE WHOLE ROTTEN SAGA

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Re: HOW TO E-ASSIST WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT:THE WHOLE ROTTEN SAGA

Post by Elliot Howells » 31 Aug 2018, 09:58

Geoff Pearce wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 13:13
Ok so without being caught, who will try it out on the Mynd?
naughty! ;)

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Post by mick a » 01 Sep 2018, 18:13

here is my attempt at e-assist
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Post by terry white » 01 Sep 2018, 20:29

Just perfect Mick well done. I like the threaded recess and nose piece, Brill. Ter.

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Post by Trevor » 01 Dec 2018, 19:57

Well, inspired by this thread, my AV36 has joined the Movember movement. More details at:
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Post by terry white » 02 Dec 2018, 00:15

Hi Trevor, super pici's and motor install thread, please keep us informed on its progress and maiden. Ter.

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Post by chris williams » 02 Dec 2018, 00:15

Nice job, Trevor... ;)

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Post by Trevor » 02 Dec 2018, 10:11

Thanks for the kind words guys - and also to Barry C. for his advice and encouragement. I've now ventured outside and run up the motor. Full throttle current draw is around 45amps giving about 500 watts. This works out at around 70w/lb which ought to be okay. It may have to wait until the Spring to find out though - at this time of year I tend to reach for the models that involve little or no slopeside assembly!

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Post by Geoff Pearce » 04 Dec 2018, 06:47

Well done Treror, looks nice, look forward to seeing it sometime.
Has it been maidened ?

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Post by Trevor » 04 Dec 2018, 07:55

Yes, as a glider it's pretty well sorted so, as long as I've fitted the cg back in the same place and the thrustline isn't too far out, there shouldn't be any surprises on the re-maiden. But you've heard that before :)

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Post by Elliot Howells » 07 Dec 2018, 09:17

how much downthrust did you go for Trevor?

Be interested to know, given the very short moment of the model.

My Ash, I guestimated 5 degrees then used an inclinometer to set it all up, turned out to be perfect from the first flight, I was very lucky...

My little MPX merlin looks like it has about 10 degrees!

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