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« on: October 11, 2008, 05:57:17 PM »

Got a new Bostonian and asked the wife to suggest a name for it.
''Call it what you will'' said she.
So I did................!
Weight is 18g, a bit on the heavy side, but it glides nicely. Igra prop up front.
Haven't tried it on power yet.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008, 07:34:38 PM »

Call it what you will, Bill?
You can make it fly, guy.
Taking it to Digby, ... er umm ... Rigby?

Ok, I'll stop trying to sound like a Paul Simon record now Roll Eyes

Looks great Bill ... definitely got the 'BB' look ... Bill Brown .. not Bridgitte Bardot.
Have we had a Bridgitte from you yet Bill? - I'm sure you could work some nice curves into something?

PS. 1 kudos compensation paid for another one of my stupid replies .. well, for another great model of course.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2008, 10:55:59 PM »

Very cool, Bill. I see that you've implemented the design changes from the Snout, ie flat stab instead of airfoiled. Did you ever get a Snout built? I haven't done anything with mine of late. It proved to be a good flyer though, and was turning in flights in the 70 sec range from ROG when I stopped working with it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 12:06:47 PM »

I've just taken it down to the field and guess what, it FLIES.......!
Got a loop of 1/8 in it, and it cruised around at head height. It will need some more wallop to get upstairs, but for the small field I was on, it was enough.
It flies in a LH circuit which will need tightening for indoors, but that's not a problem.
I'm happy! (Please don't ask about Snow White.....!)
No, Josh. I never did get round to building the Snout!
 
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 12:21:09 PM »

Very cute Bill. As I looked at the pictures I thought about how it would look if you built a slightly larger stab with dihedral of about 45 deg starting where the fins are located. This would use the same projected plan as you now have. This is a random thought not a suggestion.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008, 12:25:17 PM »

It did cross my mind at one point, Al. Might get away with leaving the fins off. It's easy enough to try it, so I might just do that.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008, 12:33:22 PM »

Bill I wasn't considering leaving the fins on. Just the polyhedral stab.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 12:36:18 PM »

It's growing on me.......!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 12:20:58 AM »

Hi Bill,

Nice design. Did you do the wheels?

I think I've seen an auto gyro with that tail-feather look.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 08:12:07 AM »

Thanks OOB. The wheels are of Czech origin, I bought then several years ago. This is their third use!
I have modified the tail as per Al's suggestion, I will post a pic tonight.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 03:08:57 PM »

Here's the Mk2.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 04:15:45 PM »

Very nice Bill. Interesting to see if the different tail changes the flight. I also was wondering about the wheels.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 04:32:54 PM »

I like both of 'em Bill - I have a feeling that the Mk2 might have the edge in performance perhaps?
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2008, 04:38:16 PM »

We shall see......!
It still misses the duvet if that is anythimg to go by. Probably not..!

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 05:46:32 PM »

Bill, wherever you are this is one Kick-"a" design. You have always gotten my noodle stirred. Please say Hi to Ray Malmstrom!
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 06:41:06 PM »

Just looking at Bill's other Bostonians thinking about him .... heartwarming to see others doing the same.

Bill was too modest ... and 'cool', to show too much obvious pleasure, but he would be proud to know that people are still discussing his designs  Smiley

His response to you would be something like the end of this vid Crabby

http://www.youtube.com/user/ffmodeller#p/u/6/m78r1I-HWmU
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 07:19:22 PM »

I was watching that video of Bill just a few days ago. Bills designs always had that extra "something". You wouldn't have a plan for the Yvette would you Russ; I feel like making one after watching it again.
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011, 07:36:09 PM »

Found it myself, on the Bill B memorial cookup thread on SFA.
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011, 10:28:14 PM »

Hi All,
Perhaps it would be fitting to post all of Bills designs in a dedicated spot on in the plans gallery? I don't have any of them but i sure would love to have a chance to perooz em all.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2011, 06:00:37 PM »

I am a putz and a lightweight sap. Bill Brown's salute choked me up. I never met him. I need some sleep.
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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2011, 06:25:45 PM »

Tim,
Sorry I was too slow to help  Sad

BG,
For some reason I don't look at the plans gallery enough ... good idea ... not sure if there are any there already?

Crabby,
I always think that Bill was just begining to really 'roll' ... even at his age, I think there was a lot more to come from him.
Sad for what he misses, but glad for what he did achieve.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2011, 08:25:30 PM »

love it, i ve always liked whimsical designs, very cool Smiley
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