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S61 06-22-2014 07:27 PM

Majestic Major electric build.
 
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Attachment 176193Started building the M.M this week from a Ben Buckle kit.
Started with the fuselage side frames.
After reentering the hobby last year its great to experience the smell of balsa and glue again.
I am looking forward to fly this one when it is finished as it reminds me of the free flight aircraft and the early rudder only r.c models from my youth and the first steps in this great hobby when I was 12 years old in Amsterdam joining a club called Icarus.
To be continued.
Peter Hart.

Both fuselage frames ready to connect to the main bulk heads.
Constructing the frames with the help of my new disc sander is a treat!

August 2014.
Busy with finding out were to put the 5000 ma lipo (as much forward as possible!)
The idea is to load the lipo from the front at the bottom of the fuselage.
Made a batt. Compartment and engine bulkhead/ fire wall , looks like I am making progress as everything seems to fit now.

Work in progress trying to bend and bend......and bend to get the U/C fitted.
But....I managed.
Those big wheels are impressive and already the old timer feeling is complete.
To be continued.
December 13-2014, finished the fuselage and stabilizer including the vertical fin.
Took me the good part of a week to design and build up the engine cowling and battery hatch.
Both came out very well and are hold in place by 2 strong little magnets, works fine.
Started on the first wing half this week and making good progress.
Peter Hart.Attachment 177059

pd1 07-23-2014 11:34 PM

Neat, looking forward to more pictures.

Paul

DEG 07-24-2014 03:27 AM

Peter.....nice looking plane and work. Keep us posted please...

S61 07-24-2014 01:56 PM

Thank you.
 
Hi,
From a very hot and sunny Holland thank you both for the compliments.
Building is a bit slow at the moment (time for the beach!) but will keep you posted on progress.
Regards,
Peter Hart.

rcers 07-24-2014 05:10 PM

Great build, looks awesome!

S61 07-25-2014 06:09 PM

Thanks!
 
@ rcers,
Thank you for your positive response, its great to be back in this hobby.
After 48 years in real aviation its a pleasure to create again and to have plenty of time to do it!
Regards,
Peter Hart.

S61 12-13-2014 10:34 PM

Some more information and a new picture.
 
Hi all,
I have edited my original post with an update on the Majestic Major build.

eflight-ray 01-01-2015 07:09 PM

It was a while ago that I built my Majestic Major, also a while since I sadly sold it, but here's the thread --

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5026

S61 01-03-2015 04:16 PM

Hello Ray,
Thanks for the link to your thread but to be honest I have been reading it a few times already.
As a matter of fact, your thread inspired me to build this one!
I finished the fuse, stabilizer, vert. Fin and the wings this week building from a Ben Bucle kit.
I am going to use the same set up that you used with the axi 2820/10 jeti 40 pro 12/7 xoar wooden prop to start with and a 5000 Mha 4S lipo that a have managed to sqeeze in as much forward as possible.
Covering will be solartex yellow vintage and black in a similar fashion as yours was ( with your kind permission)
Keep you posted on the end result with some pictures.
Regards,
Peter Hart.

S61 03-29-2015 01:53 PM

Almost there!
 
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Nearing completion, spring is coming so covering is next!

S61 03-31-2015 08:47 PM

Making progress!
 
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Some more pictures.
Love working with Solartex, nice finish.

S61 04-10-2015 09:33 AM

Proud builder!
 
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The MM is finished, it is huge!
Waiting for some good weather to maiden.

riverrat 04-10-2015 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by S61 (Post 972086)
The MM is finished, it is huge!
Waiting for some good weather to maiden.

S61

Nice!
Good luck on the maiden.
Looks like it will go well.
A video would be welcomed?

Regards
Jimmy

S61 04-10-2015 06:33 PM

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks,I will report on the maiden and try to make a video.

tobydogs 04-11-2015 12:48 AM

she's a beauty!!!:ws: looks like she will float real nice in flight.

S61 04-11-2015 09:02 AM

Thanks Tobydogs,
I am convinced that she will fly like a dream.
I have build her to reconnect with my early days when I was a 10 year old and the older clubmembers were flying models like this with rudder only control.
Now that I am retired I finally found the time to make my dream as a boy come alive and fly one myself!

S61 04-23-2015 08:27 PM

Maiden flight made today, she floats and floats and is very easy to fly.
Made 12 flights today in windy conditions, no problem!

riverrat 04-23-2015 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by S61 (Post 973011)
Maiden flight made today, she floats and floats and is very easy to fly.
Made 12 flights today in windy conditions, no problem!

S61

Kudos!!!!
Glad it went well!

Regards
Jimmy

S61 04-24-2015 08:10 PM

Ready for take off!
 
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Thanks Jimmy, here is a pic from the line up for the maiden flight at our fantastic flying field here in the northen part of Holland.
Small country but lots of space when you know were to look😄


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