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« on: March 21, 2014, 02:47:16 PM »

Hi All,
So George Bredehoft of Volare products (http://volareproducts.com) has decided to kit my Dimescale Chambermaid design. I have attached a shot of the short kit with a prototype build. The short kit will be $10.00 and should be a relatively easy route to a super flyer.

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 03:23:56 PM »

check the plan - the angle is not 90 degrees.

--george
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 04:47:11 AM »

You would have too search fairly hard, I think, to find a better deal for 10.00$ of your hard earned dollars.
 The kit looks to have turned out really nice Bernard, and George.
 I am due to order some goodies form Shorties(Volare now?) soon and one of these will be on the list, heck maybe even two, the new PNut scale version is an equal bargain.
A laser cut model, an aircraft with a proven track record, CM's just want to fly, you almost have to tie them down, add a handful, a small handful of sticks a piece of tissue, and you got a great model.
Job well done guys.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 06:33:41 AM »

Eric Clutton (aka Dr. Diesel) calls them "Chamber Pots".   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 11:56:56 AM »

The peanut version of the Chambermaid is currently listed as being out of stock, any idea when it will be in stock?
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 12:47:55 PM »

I received my dime scale one last Wednesday and plan to start it this week sometime. Sure looks better than I would be able to do if I did the same thing over and over. Thank you BG for a great design and thank you George for the short kit which is such an improvement over what I had cut and tried to do before.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 06:58:13 AM »

The peanut version of the Chambermaid is currently listed as being out of stock, any idea when it will be in stock?

As I make all of these in very short runs (maybe 5-10 each), they are really available at any time.  I just got back from the FAC Nats and am ready to jump back into production!

--george
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2014, 09:32:14 PM »

Hello BG---
       I just took delivery on a Volare Chambermaid dime-scale short kit. Could you give me a bit of advice on what size propeller to use, and what kind of rubber motor I should put into it?
        Just last night I ordered a good deal of props, nose buttons, and prop shafts from Easy Built in order to be prepared for some of my other kits too (I figure I may have to modify the prop arrangements on some of them as I go along).

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 12:59:49 PM »

Hi Denis,
So I would use a 6 or 7 incher (I carved my own but had to add nose weight so a plastic would probably work fine). For rubber you can use about 6 grams of 1/8th (start with two strands). depending on the weight of your finished models you may need to add a bit to the rubber cross section).

Will be able to give more advice when you have finished the models and weighed it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 05:32:58 PM »

Hi,

Sorry that I didn't see this yesterday.  Bernard does, indeed, recommend using a loop of 1/8" rubber.  SOmewhere (but not on the plan, I guess?) he mentions a 7" carved prop per the Bill Henn design.

I tried both of those and had moderate success.  I was able to get about 50 seconds indoors on that combo, but it wouldn't fly it well outdoors.  NOTE WELL - my plane was about 5 grams heavier AND I don't think I had the decalage set per the plan (I left out shimming the wing up by accident).  I settled on a 7" Peck plastic prop and a loop of 3/16" rubber.  This was sufficient power for outdoors, although I still struggled due to not being able to build per plan!

My plane did well last summer, considering.  It was VERY robust - I guess I put the 5 grams to some structural use.

I may build another for strictly Dime Scale, since I added stringers and other things on the first one.

--george

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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 02:01:34 AM »

Hello BG and hello George too--
      Thanks to both of you for the info on the propeller and rubber motor for the Chambermaid. I'll give the Chambermaid a start after I'm done with my Caudron Racer (by Burd, originally----Penn Valley Hobby Center sells "reissued" Burd kits).
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2016, 06:21:45 PM »

I guess I better report the success I experienced flying the Chambermaid yesterday. It went over the fence nearby the field I was using. I walked about a mile and the model rested in the same school yard that was where MKELLY had his Tempest come down. The design by Russell Chambers really looked like a swell idea. Mine is flying on a peck 6 inch prop and the motor is 72 inches of 1/8 tan ss. What a time was had, but the security at the school was very understanding when I got the Chambermaid and Mike's Tempest back after they had opened some locked gates. If you want to try dime scale this would be a good one to go with. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 11:07:17 PM »

I thought I'd add my finished pic here, and while I'm at it, ask a question. When someone says 72" of 1/8 rubber, is that the same as a 36" loop of 1/8? Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 12:34:15 AM »

Oh man - I just started a scratch build this weekend, wings, stab and rudder are all built up!

I would most likely have ordered a kit if not for that.

I will follow this thread with interest for sure.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 09:00:35 AM »

Make that 4 strands of rubber.
I thought I'd add my finished pic here, and while I'm at it, ask a question. When someone says 72" of 1/8 rubber, is that the same as a 36" loop of 1/8? Thanks
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2018, 10:18:19 AM »

This thread is full of useful information.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2018, 05:50:55 PM »

Quote from: Bredehoft

http://volareproducts.com/BUY/images/CMdimeKit.jpg

What a fantastic shot!
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2018, 06:55:08 PM »

Hi,
Just started building this nice not so little kit. I see in the view of the model flying, there's extra structure..looks like 2 extra stringers. Are they full length on the inside? Or are they part of the side framework with short uprights in between?
The structure per dime scale plan seems flimsy without them. This is my first build in a few years and a prelude to building BG's 24" Chambermaid and or his beautiful-you better get one-Mr.Mulligan.
Any direction would be appreciated.
Thanks guys!!
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2018, 07:46:10 PM »

The 16" Chambermaid qualifies for Dime Scale if you build it without the side stringers.  If you'd like to enter it in the Greve event (where it would be very competitive) you would be required to add some side stringers to more closely follow the scale outlines.  The stringers go on the outside of the fuselage. 
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2018, 09:09:29 PM »

Thanks Mescal!
I found a copy of Bill Henn's Chambermaid on line and "all that was dark has come to light".
I'll putz with how to fare that stringer it into the peg mount.
With all the kits,plans and supplies I have on hand.....I need to live to about 125! Which is fine as long I'm not back in diapers.....
I could hire a nurse though..
Enjoy your day-
You never know if it's your last.
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