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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 07:22:30 pm »
That looks amazing!
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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 08:29:21 pm »
That looks amazing!

I agree.  Not only that, I think the plane's style would be perfect for making a similar flying EDF out of foam and other composites.

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2020, 09:48:07 pm »
beautiful Simon, good job.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2020, 01:30:42 am »
  Nice work Simon!
 Isn't fun building with balsa!! ;)
 

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2020, 05:16:14 pm »
Simon,

Is this footage of your new Electric Lightning project?  Wishful thinking.  Any time we start to think we may be accomplished builders we get put back in our place by a project like this.  Amazing work.... your project too. ;D

Starts at 10 seconds:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM13xeK8m_o&frags=pl%2Cwn

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2020, 01:59:01 pm »
Just look at that classic shape!  What an aeroplane?  Capable of breaking the sound barrier in a vertical climb. 55,000 + ft/min.  Not bad for a 1945 design and 1960's build.

Good job Simon. Can't wait...
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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2020, 01:35:07 pm »
Covering is almost done, now (thanks a lot to Vadim and Frank!) I’m actually waiting on servos and a motor to finish the build, and then I need to add the elevons.

In the meantime here are some teasers....

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2020, 01:42:14 pm »

Getting close Simon!  What are you going to power it with?
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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2020, 05:48:52 pm »
Roger,

Let me Simonize your question "what are you going to over-power it with?" ;D

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2020, 07:57:37 pm »
The plans call for a 2700kV inrunner of the 28mm variety.

So I ordered a 3000kV motor!!! Planning to use 4.7x4.7 prop on 3S with 40A ESC. I estimate somewhere around 250 and 300 watts.

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2020, 08:40:25 pm »
Still waiting on the motor and servos......

......I just had to add decals!  :D

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2020, 06:10:28 pm »
Yesss! Motor arrived today!  8)

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2020, 11:09:42 pm »
14 Days!

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Re: English Electric Lightning RC model?
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2020, 07:03:36 am »
What isolate for 14 days  :(
Noooo that's punishment  >:(
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