NEW 2017 HYDRO JET Official Thread

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  1. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    Newt, would you consider putting an A frame of two tubes of carbon from the small spar to the cockpit area on your next build to reinforce the prop slot and fuselage from lighter bumps?
     
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  2. Newt

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    Very good idea. It is s little weak there

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  3. Newt

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  5. bogusbandit56

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    I thought thats where it would go in a bump, I wish I had done it when laying down the wing plate.
    I can still pop some in along the top of the KF step, probably not as effective, but I can see myself running into the bank whilst being chased by angry swans and breaking the nose:)
     
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  6. bogusbandit56

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    Oh , I see it broke behind the slot. I will run some DWTape along that joint.
    Mind you I haven`t seen the crash yet, it looks like one of those when no amount of glass and carbon will save it.
    Thanks for posting the pictures:)
     
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    Yeah no doubt Eh i mean were talking few bucks on foam compared to a pound of Glue lol
    To bad she crashed she was a pretty duckling :)
     
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  8. Newt

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    Exactly what I was thinking - about a pound of glue.

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    Dave has pulled another rabbit out of his hat ! Fantastic !
     
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  11. bogusbandit56

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    Such a shame, she looked to be flying really nicely before the accident.
     
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    At least you can point to mechanical failure ? .....argh !!

    It still hurts ... and you're right to build over again Newt. It will never be water tight that way again otherwise. Once the foam softens up that way it acts more like a sponge.
     
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  14. That looked really good on water, snow and in the air... Too bad it crashed just bcoz of a faulty controls horn...
    The paint looked good too!
     
  15. bogusbandit56

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    Hi Newt, the thought occurred to me after hearing that squealing. I had that on a plane when I overloaded the ESC then when you gunned it the accident happened. I wonder if the ESC failed and the control horn broke on impact.
    Out of curiosity, can you test the ESC and let us know if it still works OK?
     
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  16. Newt

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    Power system is still good. I tested everything when I got home . The noise is still there although much quieter since the foam amplifies the noise.
    The motor was still running as it headed in.
    Then horn broke when I yanked the plane up. With only one elevator it immediately rolled and spiralled in..

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    Thanks.
     
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  18. bogusbandit56

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    I have done as much as I want to the plane and it is ready for its maiden flight.
    Weighs in at 15.9 oz all up with a 1300mha battery, but I will need to add some nose weight to get a neutral CG.
     

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    Looks great! Good weight too.

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    Thanks, Newt. I am hoping for some calmish weather tomorrow, although rain has been forecast.
     
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