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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2015, 01:02:44 PM »

Here's my Victoria Parker, built when the Aero Modeller free plan came out.   Still have it, still flying it though it's not so pretty anymore.  I'm just as handsome though ;-P
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2015, 05:13:43 PM »

Great looking Victoria Parker,Mark.

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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2015, 07:23:54 PM »

Yep...V.P. is a nice looking model and one of the Braunlich brothers did campaign one recently...I have that AM plan and have looked at it often because it qualifies for FAC OT...added all the ginger bread to the Cherokee fuselage and ready to build the wing tomorrow having cut out the ribs a couple weeks ago before I was side-tracked building a Frog "Linnet", a High-Performance Sportster (1948) and my first Robert''s "Debut" and a self designed Caudron Simoun for all-sheet comps we have in our club, CFFS...
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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2015, 12:42:35 AM »

....and what did you do in your spare time, Dave ?
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2015, 09:55:03 AM »

HAHA...in my spare time I dig through, AeroModeller, SAM-35 Speaks, Zaic's, NFFS Digest and The Aeroplane Magazine looking for likely candidate's  to draw up or enlarge with my copier....and I read a lot of Sci-Fi, Douglas Reeman, Alexander Kent, poetry, history and listen to jazz, folk, R&R and alternative music...sometimes I sleep 8 hours...made the noseblock and 70% of the wing this morning...here's the list (so far) for this winter :
Kari-Keen No-Cal (indoor)
Embryo (indoor)
catapult gliders (indoor)
Bo-Weevil (outdoor cat)
Westland Whirlwind
Leopard Moth
Glevum (lt wt bungee)
SK-3
Travelair Mystery Ship
Dayton-Wright racer (dimer)...so I think I have enough on my plate to keep me off the streets...
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2017, 06:11:59 PM »

I forgot to mention the rest of the Cherokee story. (Been a while).

The guy doing air conditioner work at my home cruised through my shop with an armload of equipment. Cherokee did not survive the encounter.

I will start over once I get a couple other projects done.

Does anyone know if the Cherokee qualifies for FAC Old Time Stick? Has to have been designed, published etc., prior to Jan 1, 1946.

I have been unable so far to come up with the date. Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »

1948, "Model Aircraft", a Brit magazine...
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2017, 06:18:14 PM »

That was lightning fast!  Thank you!
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2018, 12:34:13 PM »

Well, I started a new Cherokee last week and I'm digging it again...the first one was lost at Muncie 2 years ago and I thought it was time to do it again...this started after a back and forth session with Don Deloach on emails about some plans I sent him and it seemed fitting....the first one was 54.9 grams minus rubber so that's the bench mark. So far the bare bones weight is 38 grams...I never realized how small it was with a 12" prop and that was the reason for the stunning climb the first had and I guess 6 x 3/16" is a good place to start when the weather breaks but old man winter right now has other plans with rain until the coming weekend so I should get the tissue on and ready for next week.
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »

Guys, how do you deal with 1/16 sq uprights and crossties and 3/32 sq longerons? This gave me fits on my Scram, and I swore that if I ever built another one, which I planned to, I'd use 1/32 x 3/32 hard instead of 1/16 sq. Probably a bit lighter, if at all, and the joints would be more stable and the build much easier.

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« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2018, 11:52:05 AM »

On the Scram I built 2 years ago, I used 3/32 square throughout and didn't have a problem...the prop, though, I wasn't pleased with the P/D ratio versus the power I was using but I plan to wring it out this year or scrap it...covering the Cherokee now...
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2018, 03:59:44 PM »

Finished the Cherokee...52.7 grams...can't wait to test it...
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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2018, 05:20:00 PM »

NICE. I like it. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2018, 08:36:11 PM »

Nice, Dave. 

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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2018, 10:05:47 PM »

Maybe Monday or Tuesday for trimming - as long as it's above 40 degrees and a light (3-5) wind...I had a dream about building a Ted Evans Vansteed last week and it is starting to bug me...got the plan out and read all the material I had from SAM-35...what a SWEETIE!!!
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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2018, 10:16:12 PM »

That is a "powerful looking" Cherokee Dave, with that fuse and prop !
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OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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