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PostSubject: Ripmax Trainer Project 1981 +30   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 5:34 pm

This year is my 30th anniversary of flying RC models, not that I have been flying for all of that time, so in reality it been 20 or so years of flying, 10 years less mainly because of my apprentiship, collage / Uni ect, and my other passion restoring cars.. back in 1981 I purchased a Ripmax Trainer, this year I am making another exactly the same. its a very special machine to me as it was the first big machine I built, I was a junior member of the Maidstone MFC, who used to fly at Detling, the show ground, my Ripmax Trainer was tested by a instructor in the club, and I started to learn with him... doing well, untill I dicided to have a go on my own at Detling, this was my first solo which I never landed as I lost it in the woods in Detling, for 6 months, (which was winter time,1981. not unlike we had Christmas this year, snow, wind, frost ect...). I found it in the spring of 1982 in a tree, the fuz was stuck in a 'V' of branches, the wings and tail were on the ground, both the motor and radio gear were usable after a service, I rebuilt the model as it didn't suffer too bad ,I continued to fly the rebuilt machine, for some time, until a poor hand launch wrote it off..

the following pictures are of the original machine and work so far in the new build.... I will continue this thread with regular up dates as I am intending to have the new machine operational at the end of March this year as that is the anniversary..








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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 5:55 pm

Good luck with the build!!

Wasn't someone called ray that hand launched it by any chance lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 6:19 pm

No it was some wally called Graham Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 7:58 pm

Hi Steve, been practicing so any time you need a hand launch, I'm yer man!!!
lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 8:41 pm

Ray is our hand launch King lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 12:20 am

GBEE wrote:
Ray is our hand launch King lol! lol! lol!

This was altered by Admin as it originally said " Ray is our hand job King." queen king
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 7:53 pm

ya beat me to it ya b******* lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 8:37 pm

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ya beat me to it ya b******* lol! lol!

Yeah it is good is it not....... lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 8:46 pm

I'm impressed....bit more practise and your gonna be funny! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 9:26 pm

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I'm impressed....bit more practise and your gonna be funny! lol!

Nah that will never happen mate, Me Funny your having a laugh lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 3:05 pm

Update From Graham...Ripmax Trainer.





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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 4:21 pm

That looks to be progressing very nicely, hope you don't mind my asking, are they your nappies the fuse is on top of?
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 4:39 pm

I think they are... (O DEAR thats going to cost me.........................))
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 4:51 pm

And just to pre-empt the ultra picky members on here... You do know your wing is on upside down don't you .. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 5:31 pm

I've got one of them in my garage that I use regularly. I'm sure it's identical, if not, very similar........The radio that is! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 6:19 pm

Worzey wrote:
I've got one of them in my garage that I use regularly. I'm sure it's identical, if not, very similar........The radio that is! lol!

I'm glad you clarified that, Not the Nappies then ?
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 6:48 pm

Don't think they've made the nappy able to bring worzys emissions under control.. Help
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PostSubject: Ripmax Trainer Project 1981 +30   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 8:25 pm

It's good to see another, great, aeromodelling nostalgia project here. Bravo Bravo Bravo

But do we, perchance, detect a little topic-creep again?
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 9:00 pm

I didn't notice a creep, but I'll be led by you sir....
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Mon 28 Feb 2011, 10:41 pm

its been a fantastic build so far.... Dont know why it should be differant to building anything else... like a brand new machine in kit form! even playing the same tapes that I built the first one to.. hence the 'wireless' next to the building board.. even got a new OS 40 H MAX for it.. I think I have a few less degrees dihedrial in the wings.. as someone on another forum told me its 4.5 " at one end.. I have built it with 3".. Will it make the machine more Rudder sensitive?
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PostSubject: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Tue 08 Mar 2011, 10:31 pm

Update on the Ripmax Trainer









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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Wed 09 Mar 2011, 11:59 am

Whose been doing the pin striping etc,,,, looks very proffessional. Bravo Bravo Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Wed 09 Mar 2011, 8:29 pm

thankyou Daron Very Happy

pin strip is easy.. comes on a roll Laughing (1.6.. wide)
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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 6:27 pm

That's a good looking 'plane Bravo Like the colours Bravo

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PostSubject: Re: Update Trainer By Graham Holemby   Sat 12 Mar 2011, 8:35 pm

Its one of the reasions I kept the box..... + my first....

Machine all finished now, just got to do a engine test, and one more picture.. guess which one Very Happy
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