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« on: September 06, 2013, 11:15:12 AM »

hello everyone, i hope all going well for everybody. Quite by accident, i stumbled upon these plans for the Bostonian Canuck. I found it while perusing the wonderful Dave Livesay plans breif case. funny how you forget about how much one lusts after something during a moment and then gives it no thought for decades. you see the object and its like you never forgot about it. Anyway, long story short, a knee operation has given me lots of time to build and i'm finally buuilding my own Canuck! Cheers all, javier
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 11:41:21 AM »

Hi Javman
Built a version of this for my first Bostonian, which is still pootling along. Flies to the right ROG's a treat with a hefty twist of the RH wing just before take off to provide a bit of variable incidence  Wink Does around a minute from the ROG and looks a picture whilst doing it - highly recommended design

Good luck with yours I'm off to try and decide which model to build next
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 02:16:01 AM »

rolling right along, should be covering tomorrow. this knee surgery has relegated me to the couch so the only things i can build have to fit my little 24"x16" board. cheers all,- javier
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 04:25:47 AM »

Nice work Javier - and darned quick too (obviously I'm slacking and best get on with something rather than playing on the computer) Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 12:47:24 PM »

keeping on keeping on... looking at prop, spinner and finishing landing gear. sadly no test flight for a few days due to having to stay off my knee.  Angry
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 11:06:43 AM »

Nice one Javier! With such a lateral surface that your model has, you could almost skip both fins!
 I'm curious about your building board, what material is it made of?
Take it easy with that knee!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 08:26:39 PM »

thanks, pepeimc, the "building board" is a sofa. it was convenient for the photo. here is the Canuck ready to fly. i made the wheels from a foam meat tray and the spinner is a paper cone. ugly but it works. i tried to make a home-made propeller but had no luck. definitely working on getting the knee back in shape. Saludos, Javier. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 10:39:16 PM »

Hi ,Javier:

Where do you got the  Canuck plans from,please?
I also have had abroken knee,but it didn't need surgery,but I like your Canuck.

Javier
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 02:08:19 PM »

Not a problem jasa, i will upload the plans to the plans gallery and if ratz gives the ok, they'll be available to everyone. good luck with your knee! -javier
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 01:46:19 PM »

Javier:
Muchas gracias !!!

Javier
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 10:48:30 PM »

JAvman:
I copy (print the plan) ,but I have 2 questions ,because I am not sure if my print is at the same scale as yours:
What is the wing span ?
What size of propeller are you using ?

Javier
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 10:49:25 PM »

Sorry:
I forgot to say Thank You!!

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 01:50:07 PM »

Javier, when you print the plan, select tile and it should print to 4 pages. wingspan is 16 inches and i would try a 6 inch or 7 inch propeller, 2 strands 1/8th tan rubber.-Javier
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 06:49:26 PM »

Thank You Javier:

I will be traveling  for 2-3 weeks,but i will build it and send some pictures to you.

Javier
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2013, 01:01:56 PM »

JAvman:
I am back,and I start building the Canuck,here are some pictures.By mistake the ribs were cut from a 3/64 instead of a 1/32,but I will try to save some weight .
The last picture is an indication that the building time has arrived to Alberta,Canada.
Javier
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 10:23:52 PM »

Sorry for the late reply Jasa...wow, what weather. we're not too far behind you as we live in upstate New York. Best of luck with your canuck!-Cheers, javier.
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2013, 05:20:46 PM »

 Javman ,here is what I have to show you.I am pre-shrinking red and white tissue to cover the Canuck,but that will be done tomorrow or early next week.
Up to date the weights are :total; 7.5 grs (including the landing gear)Uncovered.
main wing     2.2 grs.
Stab.           0.4  "
Rudders        0.2  " (2)
fuselage        2.9   "
landing gear   1.8  "

Outside is snow,and more snow.And menos 19 Celsius (with the wind chill).

Javier
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2013, 06:49:59 PM »

jasa,
Nice work!
26.66 Celsius here but NO place to fly.
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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 01:40:14 PM »

Javman:
Here are some pictures of the Canuck,and weights (no motor),it was covered with tissue sprayed with a combination of water and a product call "Eze Dope"-form Deluxe Materials,(I  build in my basement-low air flow).
Fuselage             5.2 grs.
Stab and rudders  1.5 grs.
Main wing            3.9 grs.
Nose plug,pants,wheels,nose cone(blue foam) 6 inch prop 3.85 grs.  for a total of 14.45 grs.
same parts with a                                      7   "     "     5.4 grs.                     16.00 grs.

Outside temperature - 31 Celsius ,with the 8 kms wind = -40 Celsius.

Javier
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2013, 01:06:41 PM »

And here is the Canuck !!
the final weights are 15.2 grs w/o motor ,the motor is one  1/8 loop of 13 inches long (weight is 2.3 grs.),I will try to test flight it in January in a small Gym that we rent in town.
Javman,thanks for your inspiration !

Jasa
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2013, 01:18:45 PM »

Look forward to hearing how it goes Jasa  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2014, 06:26:01 PM »

 There is a video of the Canuck,flying indoors in a small Gym in Stony Plain-AB.Due to the HD video,I cannot  upload it here,but if you wish ,you can go to :
 you tube-rubber powered free flight - RIPcombat , Mr.R.Preece did all the filming of the 2 flights.

Thanks

Javier
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 07:02:30 PM »

Enjoyed that Javier .... plenty more potential in that model  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2014, 09:58:42 PM »

Russ :
Thank you for your words,I must clarify that plans are from Mr.Art Songal (1988),and i didn't mentioned that the windshield and windows were made of meat wrapping plastic,if you wants to remove the wrinkles a very light touch with a heat gun works very well,but a very low settings.

Jasa
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2014, 04:49:15 PM »

I have just downloaded the Bostonian Canuck plans. If anyone has built this plane and would share their trimming method. This is my first Bostonian. My indoor planes have been EZBs, Pennyplanes, and No-Cals, mostly No-Cals.  Grin

The notion of covering both sides of a wing seems like soooo much work! And making a whole fuselage? Get out! But I plan on going through with this adventure, no matter what the difficulty.

Looking for Bostonian info on CG locations, decalage and flight trimming - would appreciate guidance.

Now that my nearly gym has closed for flying for the summer, I will have some more building time - enough for two fuselage sides....  Grin

Thanks, Richard Ranney
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