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« on: January 10, 2017, 10:09:21 PM »

William Scott, founder of PT Aviation, a supplier of free flight scale kits and plans, is sponsoring a no-cal one-design postal contest.

The aircraft is an Edge 540, and William is offering plans and kits for the model – http://ptaviationmodels.com/

I am currently building one of the kits for the postal, and will post a photo when it is completed.

Results are due to William by July 4, 2017.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 12:12:45 PM »

Thanks VegasVulture2 for posting this.
If you received the No-Cal kit as a Christmas present feel free to share the plan. There are a few other rules that need to be mentioned if you want to fly in the postal. There are two categories: indoor and outdoor. You may fly in either or both.

The plane must be built with the following:
5 1/2" single piece molded prop.
Tissue covering.
The front wheels must turn.

Send in your fight times achieved in a single day to PTAviationModels@gmail by July 4, 2017 to be included in the contest.

Wishing all of you the best of luck.
William


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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 02:11:55 PM »

William -

Thanks for the kit that you gave me as a Christmas present.  The wood, pre-printed tissue, plan, etc. are superb.  The model looks to be a great flier.

I will be building the kit and entering the postal.  I might limit my participation to the indoor category, to avoid losing my model to a thermal. Is there any limit to the flyable indoor height, e.g. Cat I, Cat II, etc.  I am thinking that someone could put up great times in the Kibby Dome.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 09:48:13 AM »

Hi Calgoddard;
If you are worried about being competive against the Kibby Dome, I would suggest you build for the out doors or plan to be at a competition that has access to the Kibby dome. I'm looking forward to see everyone times in the next six months.  Good luck.

William
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 10:41:50 AM »

How do I get the plan and tissue file? I plan on indoor flying mine as have access to a few sites the next few months. Can I enter my times from each site? Or only one entry for the entire contest? Best single flight or total of three?

Don
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 11:53:30 AM »

Hi Dslusarc,
To get the plan find a good body who will make a copy of it for you. You can order it through www.PTAviationModels.com ($3 plus $1 for shipping) I believe I sent you an e-mail with the tissue artwork as a pdf file.

We will follow the FAC rules of:
Official flights of 20 second minimum; no max
Scoring: Total of three flights
additional rule: all three flights must take place on the same day.

If I may ask what part of the world are you in that allows you access to a few indoor sites over the next few months?

Wishing you flights worth remembering,
William
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 11:58:06 AM »

I am in Ohio . We fly in a local gym, then off to Wisconsin to fly at EAA in March (40ft site) then West Baden Indiana (90ft site) , them Pontiac MI for contest in May (70 ft site)

Don
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 02:19:17 PM »

Don,
Wow! You have some great locations to fly in. Don't forget to bring your binoculars so you can see this tiny airplane 90' up in the air.
Of course now we are expecting some incredible times from you.

Wishing you all the best,
William






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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 02:31:57 PM »

I will try to get some video. The small prop will be a challenge. I meant to ask can I use a different thrust bearing than shown on the plan ? Or is the intent to built exactly per plan with no structural changes.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 12:21:19 PM »

Here is my completed model built from a P.T. Aviation kit.  The printed tissue came with the kit.  The only change was to mount a Peck 6" prop cut down to 5-1/2" instead of the red plastic prop supplied with the kit.
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »

Hi Dslusarc,
Feel free to use a different prop hanger.
William
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2017, 06:13:15 AM »

I bought the kit and received the box yesterday.
I will build the kit and fly it Indoor in spring.
Aki
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