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Author Topic: Back in the game after 40 years  (Read 485 times)
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Monkey Paws
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« on: March 12, 2015, 11:18:45 PM »

Hi everybody,
Well I am getting back into model building after a 40 yr hiatus. I decided to scratch build a control line plane and use a mix of three different plans. I wanted to keep a retro look and I think I achieved that. Now ever since I was a kid I have wanted a Dynajet Redhead pulse jet. Well Hobby King started selling reproduction Redheads so I bought one to strap to this plane. So here is the end result. I am waiting for good weather to do the test flights and to find a place to fly. These jets are loud. I will keep everyone posted. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 10:54:18 AM »

Hello and welcome,good looking plane Smiley



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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 05:46:49 PM »

Very nice,MP.I look forward to hearing how the test flights go.

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 05:01:12 PM »

For your first flight after 40 years something slower might be a good idea. I came back to flying control line sport models after a similar long gap and found the 60 mph sport planes were now going very very fast, & I was  grateful when the fuel ran out before I fell over from dizziness! I have heard similar comments from other oldies making the comeback. However, 150 flights later, its more comfortable, but I don't think I would be game to fly that 100 mph rocket ship of yours! I have seen a magazine article on the Hobbyking pulse jet. I will re read it & if its got anything useful for you I will post it.

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 12:23:58 PM »

Cool plane. that should go like a bat out of hell. Make sure you don't fill the tank all the way till you get a handle on the speed that thing should do.
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