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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2018, 04:24:35 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER FLIGHT REPORT MAY 16 2018   pg 3 of 3 (cont)

        I still had little bends on the  1/32"  landing gear wire, at the ankle, but I just bent them back to shape for the next flight.    Tongue    The more I think about this, the more I think that the designer intended it to be that way.   I was getting good at examining the plane after each flight, wiggling the struts and wings, and checking for damage, but in my excitement after the 25 second flight, I walked back to the stooge without checking the plane, only to find that the left wheel spat and elastic was missing !!    Huh    It took me well over half an hour to find it in that long thick grass that is really growing now with all of the rain we have been having, leaving a lot of standing water all over the park, and putting the grass mower schedule behind.
       Next on the agenda - since four strands of  3/16"  equals six strands of  1/8"  rubber, I will now try to make a new braided motor out of six strands of  1/8"  rubber.   Should that make a difference in flight duration ?
     Note the Spitfire and Hurricane replica warbirds amongst the trees in the background in Jackson Park, in the last pic.

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OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2018, 03:00:22 PM »

Great flying Rearwin Speedster Richard ! I always use the Don Ross method for rubber prep and break in . Clean the rubber first, I use a square not with a drop of super glue. Pull it out 3 times the length,  rub lube into it for a minute or two then let it rest for ten minutes. Then pull it out for four minutes at five times the length.     
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