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Bargle
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« on: July 03, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »

Nothing spectacular here. Just wanted to show things I build do actually fly. ;-)
The motor I had installed at the beginning of the day developed cracks. I grabbed what I thought was a spare only to find it was for one of my other planes and wasn't quite long enough in 3 loop form. I remade as a 2 loop motor and pressed on.
I fumbled the camera, so the video is in 2 parts. Total flight time was around 1:45. Nothing memorable, but just a nice flight. Weather was great and if I'd had the right motor, a 2 minute plus flight would have been easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWKBMJ7qj0o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0fbBKinbP4
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 08:09:12 PM »

Lovely flight.
But you were a little brave. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 08:22:01 PM »

I agree with Gossie. Just as well you didn't have the full power motor. I think you would have easily  flown outside that nice field. It is a real floater.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 08:35:29 AM »

Thanks, guys. I launched from the middle of the field. There was no wind at ground level. If I had tried for a 2 minute flight, I would have launched from the right side of the field so the plane would have drifted across to the left. I wish there was a bigger field close by, but no.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 12:11:04 PM »

beautiful gentle flight, gosh that elevator surface is HUGE, is there a reason for that?
nice model  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 06:02:57 PM »

Hi Bargle.  Your Gollywock does fly beautifully!   Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 09:36:14 PM »

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beautiful gentle flight, gosh that elevator surface is HUGE, is there a reason for that?

Free flight models generally have larger tailplanes than RC models to help maintain stable control over a wide speed range with fixed surfaces. Rubber powered models as the Gollywock is, often need even more due to the destabilizing effect of the large propeller. This is a very simplified explanation and coming to a more complete understanding is a large part of the enjoyment and challenge of free  flight.

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 04:53:03 AM »

Lovely. Positively stately.  Looks like you've got a nice flying area into the bargain.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 09:04:29 AM »

Lovely. Positively stately.  Looks like you've got a nice flying area into the bargain.

It is nice, I just wish it was a good deal larger. A 2 minute flight is usually pushing the limit of the field.

Thanks for the comments everyone. Smiley
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