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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 05:36:42 AM »

John,

The R250 would really make it go! Hold onto your hat.

I did do a series of models based on the Mini RR that had ST X15's for power. WooHoo they were a real hoot, I wonder if I could keep up with them now.

Others like the Roadrunner were the Sundancer and the Hobby Hut. I think they were either late 60's or early 70's

Someone like Geoff Potter would probably know for sure.

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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2013, 09:45:56 PM »

I read the Barton link - finished a few hours later! A great trip down memory lane. It was the Merv Bell Sundancer I remeber - I don't think I ever got to see the old open open combat models such as the Road Runner. I can only imagine they must have been a knee shaking beasts.

I only flew sedate little models - largest was a Taipan 2.5 32"wingspan model. RC gliders then took over for many years - F3B, and thermal with a bit of electric.

Thanks for the link and i must find out if I can still rotate  Grin

happy rotating
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2013, 05:26:42 AM »

Well it's all finished now and ready for a break in the weather.

John,

You're still welcome over at Whalan Reserve any saturday morning.

We'll get you rotating, just like you used to.

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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2013, 07:58:51 PM »

Thanks Greg - I might take you up on that invitation. Your 15 size RR looks great - slightly longer tail moment?
Hey its not red? Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2013, 05:20:53 AM »

Yes John,

Slightly longer moment as the original was designed for the OS Max III, unmuffled.

Hmm not red. Not all mini RR's have been red. My good mate Ray has built many of them finished in clear for his son to destroy in Slow Combat. I also flew another mates Black one back in the olden days.

Did you know how heavy red pigment is?

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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2013, 04:58:04 AM »

It's time to tempt fate again.

Last time I flew the Roadrunner, a line snagged on a weed, it came in & crashed. After that it sat on the shed wall waiting for me to look at it again. Turns out that despite the serious look, it was a pretty simple repair.

So now it's ready and the question is...am I?
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2013, 07:34:48 PM »

Definitely!
It looks menacing Greg - very nice.
How did they get on in competition with these mono wheels. What do you do to make them more reliable on take off - more wing tip weight, wheel biased to outside of circle and ounted slightly inboard on model?
Or just dead smooth grass - no weeds?
I bet you are flyig it today - hope it went well.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2013, 06:39:06 AM »

John,

The mono wheel never seemed a problem back then. I think all that's needed is a team race inspired take off, where you concentrate on keeping the handle in front of the model until it's in the air.

I did intend to fly it today, but it was such bad weather, it sat & watched as we all sat around drinking coffee and lying about how good we used to be.  Grin Grin

Still it's ready for when the weather improves.

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« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2013, 07:24:24 PM »

Very neat build there Greggles.
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