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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 07:55:38 PM »

Hi Balsa Ace. You've picked a good design to start with. I've built 3 of them. The 1st, built from an NOS Comet kit was the most aggravating plane to trim I've ever built. After giving up on it, I built 2 others from scratch using the Comet plan. Both of those flew just fine. I did make 4 mods to the design.
1. I built flat rails on top of the fuselage with multiple holes for pegs to mount the wing. Allows for balancing without having to add much weight and does away with having to wrap the large rubber band all the way around the fuselage. Also means the wing to stab angle (decalage) doesn't change if you move the wing.
2. I cut lightening holes in the rear fuse sections to remove some weight from back there.
3. I changed the landing gear mount to a flat sandwich plate mounted parallel to the bottom of the fuse. That way you don't have to feed the motor through a hole.
4. I made the nose the now common removable block type. Allows for easier thrust adjustments and makes it easier to insert the rubber.
The fuzzy pic is #3 in flight.
One more thing I didn't mention, but it shows in the rear fuse section picture.
5. I move the rear rubber position forward one or two bays.

 Thanks Bargle.I haven't worked on it lately,work keeps interfering.I hope
to get back to it soon. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 01:10:38 PM »

Scott, we found this thread at HPA about your Fly Boy.  It looks great.  Hope you have a lot of fun with it.  We've built a few Fly Boys and Cloud Busters.  They've flown well for me and are a lot of fun.  Even extended a Fly Boy wing out to 40 inches WS, a gentle and smooth flyer.
http://balsamodels.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2251

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2018, 01:24:56 PM »

Hi Al,
Any chance you could post some of your pics here on HPA? The images aren't visible to non-members of the Balsamodels.com forum. Thx.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2018, 05:36:13 PM »

Thanks for asking, Indoorflyer.  I think it will be faster and you will get more pix and data if you click on this link.

http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/405

Start about 4 posts down, enjoy.

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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2018, 08:07:32 PM »

Beautiful day in the mountains.....maybe these pics will encourage.  This is my Cloudbuster which is the same as the Flyboy.  The wind was a little gusty but early in the morning I was able to get 1 minute flight in still air.
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« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 08:30:37 PM »

Thanks Al. Good info there.
pedwards2932, looks like a glorious day for flying!
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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 09:21:45 PM »

Scott, we found this thread at HPA about your Fly Boy.  It looks great.  Hope you have a lot of fun with it.  We've built a few Fly Boys and Cloud Busters.  They've flown well for me and are a lot of fun.  Even extended a Fly Boy wing out to 40 inches WS, a gentle and smooth flyer.
http://balsamodels.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2251

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Hi Al.Thanks for the links,they're very interesting.

Scott
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2018, 09:26:01 PM »

Beautiful day in the mountains.....maybe these pics will encourage.  This is my Cloudbuster which is the same as the Flyboy.  The wind was a little gusty but early in the morning I was able to get 1 minute flight in still air.

Those are great pics,and it's a beautiful location too.

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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2018, 01:34:23 AM »

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Hi Al.Thanks for the links,they're very interesting.

You're welcome, Scott.  Those two Comet 4-in-1 kits and other Comet/Guillow's kits of the Air Boy and Cloud Buster have been the source of years of model building and flying fun.

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