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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2008, 08:43:19 PM »

For those that are interested, a copy of the Phantom plan is now in the Plans Gallery.

Thanks to Ratz for seeing this was able to be done.
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2008, 10:02:52 PM »

Greg,

The 'Haunt' of owners are as follows:


back row Des Slattery(Vintagent,BFFS), John Jamison(Thunderbirds)

front row John Lewis(President BFFS) and Van Richards-Smith(BFFS).

If anyone out there see's a mistake, please correct me.

And thanks for sharing the Phantom plan.

Kind Regards,

Mike
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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2008, 09:15:13 PM »

Well here it is.

Done to the point of giving it to the girl for some deco's.

Weighs in as shown at 12 oz, so it could be a rocket.

Hope to get her on the handle during the coming school hols.

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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2008, 05:47:15 AM »

Greg,
What length of lines do you recommend for this particular setup?

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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2008, 06:10:28 PM »

G'day Mike,

I like about 50' for 15's. I'll control the speed with less pitch. maybe something like an 8X4 or 8X3.

I've got a set of 55' on an Aeroflyte handle so I can wind in a bit until I'm happy with the line tension.

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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2008, 03:02:22 AM »

Better get a rubber band for Barbie's hair or she'll not be happy with the knots Grin

Looks good Greg, don't forget the in-flights.

Merry Xmas,
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« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2008, 04:18:03 AM »

And now it's done, we spoke about the pink deco's and decided on the sunburst.

Hope she likes it.

Only got to steal her now so we can fly it.
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2008, 09:47:18 AM »

Now that thing looks geat, and with that engine it is going to be a neat flier. It looks like a good trainer and she should have fun with it. Great job and thanks for posting your efforts.

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« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2013, 09:18:43 AM »

Well I'll be blowed !
Just registered on the site as my 14 year old Grandson has just had a Sabre delivered from his other Grandad in Western Australia. I have just got back into it at the ripe old age of 58 !

His other g/dad you may have heard of. Bit of a legend in control line team race.

If you are on here Norm K, G'day mate !
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2013, 01:01:43 AM »

Welcome back X, good to have another retread back on deck.

The Sabre is a good first model for your Gson. Fly on any length lines from mid 40's to low 50's and you won't have many problems.

Remember tho' that once the fan stops they have a similar glide pattern to a grand piano. They are tough tho' and shouldn't do much more than bounce, especially on your soft English fields.

Have you made connection with any other CL fliers in your area? They can smooth out a lot of the beginners bumps.

You are right, Norm K is a legend in Oz

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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2013, 06:41:57 AM »

And now it's done, we spoke about the pink deco's and decided on the sunburst. Hope she likes it. Only got to steal her now so we can fly it.

http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1086.0;attach=39313;image
It's looking good, Greg. I read it had a glide ratio of a brick, small wing area is understandable. Looks like it will be a fairly quick flyer, too.

I remember the 1/2-A's, especially the Sterling beginner series had a glide ratio of a brick, too. As soon as the engine stopped, they would just fall out of the air. I'd try to point the nose down and it would just sort of mush on the way down.
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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2013, 04:47:20 AM »

Welcome back X, good to have another retread back on deck.

The Sabre is a good first model for your Gson. Fly on any length lines from mid 40's to low 50's and you won't have many problems.

Remember tho' that once the fan stops they have a similar glide pattern to a grand piano. They are tough tho' and shouldn't do much more than bounce, especially on your soft English fields.

Have you made connection with any other CL fliers in your area? They can smooth out a lot of the beginners bumps.

You are right, Norm K is a legend in Oz

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Thanks.
Norm K is coming down to my place for the may bank holiday hopefully.

He has put me in touch with Stormin Norman Hall who is quite local to me
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