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« Reply #575 on: April 03, 2018, 06:49:49 AM »

 Unfortunately both the MichEt and the Kim were designed in the 50s (prior to Jan 57), sorry and all that!!

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« Reply #576 on: June 01, 2018, 02:24:16 PM »

June 1, marks the start of the 4 month window for logging official flights for this postal for those flying in the Southern Hemisphere.  The window will close September 30, 2018.

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« Reply #577 on: June 01, 2018, 04:28:34 PM »

I'm struggling to find "Kim" in the SAM 1066 plan list. Am I missing something or is it somewhere else? I'm always on the lookout for pretty Vintage Coupe designs. Peetee, is as ever, right, this and the Etienvre are most definitely not classic.
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« Reply #578 on: June 02, 2018, 06:15:11 AM »

Gavin, I am pretty sure that Roger Newman has a copy. I have one somewhere given to me by David Beales, back in the days when Coupe Ancienne was in it's infancy!

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« Reply #579 on: September 01, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »

REMINDER

One month remains for those flying in the Southern Hemisphere.  Get your flights in.

Good luck to all concerned.

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« Reply #580 on: September 23, 2018, 01:04:16 AM »

60's C d'H down under

There has not been any news on HPA of 60's C d'H activity here in Melbourne for some time.
That does not mean we have lost interest. Mike Glaister and I both started new models for 2017.
Mike built a Ferion (definitely one of my favourites in the 60s) and refurbished his Deuzios. Pics 1 & 2 below
I started an Ailbass inspired by the May '86 Aeromodeller cover, but put it aside when to 2017 season was postponed.
We have all been bitten by the E36 bug, and I wanted to design and build something a bit out of the rut.

I made some minor structural changes to Ailbass, mostly to the fuselage. Some stress points have been eliminated and the nose area, where all rubber models get a lot of handling, has been reinforced.
Wing mounting is by traditional tongue and box rather than Jossien's scheme or dowels in tubes.
I always liked the knock off characteristics of tongue and box. Pics 4 & 5 below.
I also extended the cabin by a bay to allow room for a pilot and observer as in Pic 6. but not yet installed.
 
The weather this winter season has not been very Free Flight friendly.
There were some reasonable days in June but Mike was still sorting the Ferion and my Ailbass was far from finished.
July and most of August passed by with no good days that we could go out on.
Then in the later part of August there was some good weather and Mike got in 4 flights.
I finished Ailbass early in September and waited for a reasonable day to fly.
Test glides and a few hand turns in the local park were very encouraging.
It seemed to need some turn trim, so I keyed in a few mm of right rudder off-set, but otherwise it flew off the board.
Finally last Friday looked feasible so we went out quite early.
Test flights showed that the Ailbass needed some packing under the tailplane LE and a tad less rudder.
Mike put in his last flight, then I made two flights with the Ailbass.
Quite inspiring and well worth all the extra effort compared to a more conventional design.
At this point the top of the wing tongue box came loose - I hadn't allowed for significant down loads on the wing tips.
The breeze was rising but still flyable so I put in a third flight with the dependable Dwarf Dip.

The forecast (which is amazingly accurate these days) indicates Tuesday or Wednesday will be good while next weekend has possibilities,
so I should get some scores for the last two flights before the end of the month.

Fixing the failed box will be fiddly but it may be possible without major surgery.
It would be very pleasing to make the remaining flights with Ailbass.

Sean

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« Reply #581 on: September 23, 2018, 12:33:22 PM »

Thanks for the report and photos Sean.  Great stuff.
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