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« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2017, 07:45:30 PM »

Cool! I know the Terrier. I have an almost finished Pushy Cat with a GM300 Twin, but it kicks and spits on the 7" prop necessary for clearance. I need to find a REALLY heavy prop. I meant 20 years in the previous post, too...!

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« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2017, 10:52:48 PM »

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       The Jodel flying surfaces are done as are the various sub assemblies. I hope to do the fuselage today. It was back to the cold on Wednesday. I have found the spitting back on small props is sometimes due to a too high a throttle setting especially with light props. I hope this not telling grandpa to suck eggs! (figuratively speaking)   
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« Reply #77 on: July 14, 2017, 06:42:02 PM »

Ricky, the prop supplied with the 300 twin is something like 9" with large blade area. The Pushy Cat only has clearance for a 7". I've tried a couple of 3 bladers, but not enough of a load. Something like the heavy grey nylon Graupner may work, but I've not found one yet!

One set of struts done for the Cub, but I'm off to RIAT at Fairford tomorrow to get sunburnt and deafened by jet exhaust, so no progress tomorrow...

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« Reply #78 on: July 16, 2017, 06:04:17 AM »

Done! One more coat of paint needed on struts; but that's it. 112.7g All up, which I am very, very pleased with for a 36" Cub with a GM300.

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« Reply #79 on: July 16, 2017, 07:15:41 AM »

That looks really nice Dan. Should be a floater at that weight too  Smiley
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« Reply #80 on: July 16, 2017, 07:54:40 AM »

Spot on Dan!  Grin
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« Reply #81 on: July 16, 2017, 11:14:52 AM »

Thanks all! Just doing the boring task of making a transport box up whilst the last paint dries. Next up is a quick Ray Malmstrom model for my Club's Fun Fly next month; after that, I'm not sure...

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« Reply #82 on: July 16, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »

I like Ray Malmstrom. Which one are you doing?
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« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2017, 12:34:27 PM »

The Arrowair, I think. Given my obsession with CO2 and the fact that it was his only published CO2 design, I just have to!

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« Reply #84 on: July 16, 2017, 04:09:08 PM »

Lovely Cub, Dan. A real beauty of a model.
I like the look of your club's fun fly with the Ray Malmstrom event too. Could've brought my Hollandair Libel, but unfortunately I'm away that weekend.
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« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2017, 04:22:03 PM »

Cheers Pete! The Fun Fly last year was great, but I didn't get my Pushy Cat for the Smeed event finished in time (It's still not!) so I was determined to do a RM model this year. The Sunday last year was dead calm all day. I hope it's as good this year.

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« Reply #86 on: August 15, 2017, 02:39:25 AM »

Cub maidened last weekend! A bit of sidethrust, a couple of grams of lead in the nose and she is somewhere close. The turn still needs tightening a little, but I saw enough to think she'll be a good one. The efforts at weight saving resulted in a lovely slow flying speed, which was the whole idea in the first place...

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« Reply #87 on: August 15, 2017, 04:36:07 AM »

Great to see you at the weekend Dan  Smiley

Strangely I didn't actually get a photo of the Cub in flight ... and yet that was my 'main mission'!
I think the ones I took were blurred and I deleted along the way.
I did get some decent shots of your other models though ... will post later in 'Went Flying', wherever that is?!

Here's a shot of it nearly flying though!
I'll add in one of the other shots too.
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« Reply #88 on: August 15, 2017, 05:48:29 AM »

Marvellous! Was this at your club bash? If so, how was the turnout for the Malmstrom event?
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« Reply #89 on: August 15, 2017, 11:35:03 AM »

Rubbish Pete! I was guilty as anyone; I didn't get the Arrowair finished. Partly because the week before's weather was so awful, partly because I'm bone idle by nature... I only saw one Malmstrom there, a small C/L model whose name escapes me.

Great day, though! Thanks for the pics, Russ...

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« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2017, 06:07:01 PM »

A very brave effort, Dan, to try your beautiful big Cub indoors for the first time today. Alfreton is a decent space, but not exactly enormous. It looks fantastic, even on my low res iPad vid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqCSmYaGxdc
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« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2017, 06:54:13 AM »

I second that Dan: Cub and SE5 both look superb. Hopefully you can open out the Cub’s turn slightly for a bigger hall at the Nats, so it’ll be even slower: excellent job: well done!

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« Reply #92 on: October 22, 2017, 09:33:05 AM »

Flies great Dan, lovely and slow!
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« Reply #93 on: October 22, 2017, 09:45:45 AM »

Lovely slow flight Dan, will score well in the old Kit scale stakes.  Very nice indeed  Grin

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« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2017, 09:48:43 AM »

Thanks all!

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« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2017, 03:24:14 PM »

The turn was still opening out slightly as the power died off, hence the need for a catch. To try and maintain the same circle under all power phases, I've just tweaked a little more left rudder in and added a little more sidethrust. I won't know any more until I can fly it again!

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« Reply #96 on: October 23, 2017, 03:44:41 PM »

looks great Dan, look forward to the next video

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« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »

Thanks! Your SE is a thing of beauty...

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« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2017, 01:16:03 AM »

Dan, very nice Piper.
She seems to be a great flyer. Also good to see that she is not yellow as 99% of al Cubs...
Do you build "only" CO2 models or do you have also some rubber power models in your fleet?


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« Reply #99 on: October 24, 2017, 03:33:18 AM »

Hi Roman!

It used to be about a 50/50 mix of rubber and CO2, but it has been more CO2 recently. I took 2 very old (4 years plus) rubber models to the meeting last weekend, a Bostonian Pup and a Planarian canard and wrote them both off!

Both models I'm working on at the moment are rubber. The Avetek Tiger and Sopwith. I do need to build some more now; a couple of Bostonians and Peanuts look likely...

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