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« on: December 19, 2016, 03:51:56 PM »

This is the Embryonic Elf I've been flying the past 2 years...it is around 20 grams, flies on 4 x 1/8" braided, 8" D. x 10" P. carved Roberts prop...all 4 built so far fly right off the building board with a little weight in the nose...and they all fly the same...plans were drawn from a 90% reduction of the original Elite Elf from post-war
Limeyland and by Albert Hatfield (yes, THAT Albert Hatfield or Hatfull)...
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 11:12:57 PM »

Looks great! Are you maxing with it?
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 10:53:49 AM »

yes and it's trouble-free once you get the balance set, just take it out of the box and fly it...I've tried it with an under-cambered wing and a flat bottom one and it doesn't seem to make a difference...the original made from the Elite Model Supply plan flew the same way...the curved air foil shaped fuselage requires a little fiddly work but with stringy 1/16" square longerons, it isn't bad...I believe someone has a plan in the plans list but I won't release one until I get one more season in with it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 07:56:21 PM »

This one is another embryo  that just looks right to jump off the table. Looks mighty nice.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 09:50:19 PM »

yep...it likes a little breeze but gets up in a tight spiral...a totally different flight pattern than say, a Debut, which goes up like a miniature Unlimited ship, much like Gordon's "Synthesis"  back in the day...I suppose I could use 4 x 3/32" on a calm day and reduce the AUW but I'm happy with the climb so far...stay tuned...
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 10:04:31 AM »

Cute Dave. Are the wing supports a little higher than the original plan? Or is it an illusion from the pics?

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 01:24:47 PM »

Yes they are but I lost that one at 13 minutes over the field this summer because I didn't light the fuse!...on the new one  I eliminated the supports and strapped it right to the top and retained the wing dowels...
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017, 05:56:39 PM »

Love this design!  Do you know where I might find a plan for this?
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 08:42:52 PM »

When I looked for the plan, I only found a jpeg. I did do a redraw of the original plan. Inch markings on the plan.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 01:23:02 PM »

Thanks!  Boy, that sure seems like a lot of incidence!

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 05:43:34 PM »

That is a lovely looking covering job and airplane.   That it is a funky shape adds to the appeal.
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