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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2015, 07:26:56 AM »

I emailed the site to see when they would be available and never got a response. Can someone post the plans in the builder section? 
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2015, 07:33:58 AM »

As I have mentioned before, the design is still owned and controlled by Bob Langelius and I would not consider it to be free for publication.  I have asked Bob and his business partner about this design specifically and they intend to maintain control over the design.  We should all be aware that plans are not always "free" to issue.

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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2015, 07:05:53 PM »

Blue Ridge Special is once again available! Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2015, 08:12:25 PM »

I had an 8 minute flight on my last max with my BR Special today. Thought it was a goner for sure, but it came down on our field. I don't think I have ever built a better flying little airplane. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2015, 02:01:44 PM »

Hey Dorhm what size motor are you running on that? Length and size of rubber?
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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2015, 02:08:21 PM »

Prob 15 inches of 1/8 rubber. I put a lot of turns in it, wind it up all the way and launch it almost vertical. Sadly, blew it up earlier this year, it can be fixed.
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« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2016, 06:13:10 PM »

Latest attempt!  Of course it flew away on its first flight. I have never seen a little model that flew so well.
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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2016, 11:03:40 PM »

That's a gorgeous tissue job Dohrm!
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« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2016, 11:11:43 PM »

Thanks, Bill! Shame it's up in a tree somewhere.
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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 06:35:45 AM »

Sad to hear of the loss guy ! maybe some one will find and return it ?
George
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« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2016, 08:19:50 AM »

I doubt it. Not. In this state.  Too many big trees.

I will crank out 3 of them next time.
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2016, 08:14:42 PM »

Hope they don't all go by by on you this time guy .
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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2016, 09:12:54 PM »

They are all doomed.  They fly too well. Don't get attached to them, although through incredible luck, I had my first one almost 3 yrs. 
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« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2017, 09:03:49 AM »

George Bredehoft has now got short kits at his Volare web site. All ribs, to include stab center rib, for two airplanes for $10 bucks. You supply the sticks.

BRS has been listed now as a Kanone worthy airplane by FAC.

I have used his short kit to build two BRS recently, and the short kit gets 5 Stars. Very nice laser cutting, great service, what’s not to like!

We had a mass launch at our last outdoor event this past weekend at the sod farm. What a hoot!  It was like being in a hornet swarm.

Gary Morton won with a two minute + max.  Very close, but no cigar for me.

A well trimmed BRS is a little rocket, and the best flying little airplane I have ever seen.
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« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 07:13:20 PM »

OK so I have the short kit and am happy as a clam. Matter of fact got two and as Benny Hill would say...that makes four!  Won't mention what he was referring to Grin.  Now for my question.  Is the motor stick (fuselage) hard balsa or spruce?  Considering everyone raves about these little gems I can't wait to get a couple built.  Thanks all. 
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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »

I would use stiff balsa for the motor stick, not spruce. Some of our guys use softer wood, but I like one that won’t twist under high turns. Try a 20” loop of 1/8” rubber.
Card stock trim tabs on base of rudder and left wing are very helpful.
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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2017, 09:20:13 PM »

Couple of pix. BRS is referred to in our club as “Old Goat Smackdown”, by way of explanation.
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2017, 09:48:23 PM »

Dunno Dorhm, izzat stooge stout enough?HuhHuhHuhHuh Huh Huh Roll Eyes
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 10:17:05 PM »

Merely a prop Deano,  merely a prop.
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2017, 12:56:16 AM »

Hi Dorhm
How a Blue Ridge Special fly-off in the evening at Camp David, 2018 Nats?!
Hoping to be there!

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« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2017, 06:22:21 AM »

That’s a great idea, Norm. Consider it done. The only problem is keeping track of the little brutes once launched. We might get a good crowd if we publicized it.
OFB Graham Selick introduced this model to our Club. His father and he had regular flyoffs in the yard with them. The Dad was referred to as the Old Goat. Hence the nickname at TTOMA.
This is a photo taken by Frank Perkins, I think. Clearly shows the potential of this little gem.
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« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2017, 08:04:37 AM »

Here's mine, all decked out is Victoria's Secret pink leopard print tissue (the tissue is really not bad quality for domestic)!

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I haven't been able to really torque this up and let it fly - weather has set in up here.

--george
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« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2017, 08:53:45 AM »

I am declaring you are the leader in the Club House with Victoria Secret tissue! That will be difficult to top.
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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2017, 12:45:51 PM »

How are you guys dealing with down and side thrust on your BMRs? Fully wound 20" of 1/8 will send mine into a stall/loop until some of the power bleeds off then it flies real nice. I'm not seeing much adjustment in the plastic prop set up. How do you get it to go up like a Golly?
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Side thrust is easy. Just twist the plastic prop hanger, it will take a set.

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How are you guys dealing with down and side thrust on your BMRs? Fully wound 20" of 1/8 will send mine into a stall/loop until some of the power bleeds off then it flies real nice. I'm not seeing much adjustment in the plastic prop set up. How do you get it to go up like a Golly?
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