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06 Dec 2018 19:58 #241 by THE BLACKBIRD
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i have finished the retract, it was ment to be a test piece to see if it would work but im very pleased with the outcome that it has become one of the legs, ill start the other on tomorrow
Cannot put any pics up as they are on the phone and for some reason it will not connect to the internet
Probably out of credit /?? far more expensive to run than the old one, i suppose i have to pay to use the internet :( :( :(
I will now have to make all new retract doors as the new ones are bigger
Still raining here, thunder storm after thunder storm very violent some of them

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06 Dec 2018 23:01 #242 by Quorneng
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Are you by any chance with O2 (or a supplier that use O2 services) because they have a software problem that has cut out the internet to 25 million users in the UK alone!

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07 Dec 2018 07:40 #243 by THE BLACKBIRD
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Quorneng wrote: Are you by any chance with O2 (or a supplier that use O2 services) because they have a software problem that has cut out the internet to 25 million users in the UK alone!

No Simon I'm with a Cyprus company, I had no credit on the phone:blush: This is it finished i think ??
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07 Dec 2018 09:57 #244 by Eric
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I don't like these 'new' not-so-smart-phones. You have to put at least £10 in every month, even if you haven't used up last month's credit, or the company cuts you off. They claim it is to make sure you are using the phone, and if not, to free up the space for other users!
And try getting your money back if you change sim cards!
Big rip-off!

if you are calm and collected when all about you are going berserk - you've missed something important!

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07 Dec 2018 12:27 #245 by Quorneng
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Looks very good and pretty scale too.
I appreciate you will be flying from a salt flat but I trust the retract unit (and what it is mounted too) is strong enough to take any rearward loads generated by that long U/C leg. ;)
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07 Dec 2018 15:36 #246 by THE BLACKBIRD
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It is mounted to two square Ali tubes 23mm square the unit is all metal so fingers crossed, and as you say we're on very flat surface plus it should have some flare on for landing which should reduce backward pressure
Hope :unsure:

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08 Dec 2018 14:58 - 08 Dec 2018 15:00 #247 by THE BLACKBIRD
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Nearly got the other leg done , but this carbon is dirty and toxic stuff to work with, but hopefully it's got the job done, also been extending the retract door moulds for the new doors
But if found a booby i made, the fins on the wing tanks
I made the parallel to the ground with the wings fitted
They are not, the fins should be at the same angle as the wings
Do I leave and who will notice or cut them off and do it properly
Don't think I can leave them I would see them every time I looked at it, bugger
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08 Dec 2018 16:20 #248 by Eric
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I'd re-set them. you might find as they are, they will act as Up elevators!

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08 Dec 2018 17:16 #249 by Quorneng
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I would leave them as is. All it means is the tanks fins will always create a bit less lift than the wing does in normal flight.

I believe the tank fins are there to damp down any aerodynamic tank vibration that might arise when in place and to make the tank aerodynamically stable when "dropped".
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08 Dec 2018 18:40 #250 by THE BLACKBIRD
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Hmmm I don't think I'll be able to leave them, think it would iritate me to much, besides after all this effort it needs to right and they are VERY visable

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