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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 »

Dan,
       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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