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« on: January 03, 2010, 03:35:47 PM »

Hi every one!

I'm opening a new topic in order to get some suggestions from you guys for my first C.L plane.

I want to build from a plan and not buy a kit. I was thinking of something with a built up wing, a simple body and using a .049 engine.

I have experience in building from plans ( I build H.L.G from plans as a hobby), but don't want some thing too complicated. It should preferably have free plans, and needs to be tough and withstand some beating up from a C.L. newbie like me, and that I can have fun with it even if I want to do some proper flying (not just in horizontal circles) after learning the basics.

As a engine I was thinking of a .049 cox black widow, or a TD, or a brodak Mk II. If you have any other engine suggestions (preferably ones I can buy second hand (on ebay), or cheaply) I would love to hear from you.

Thanx for all the help.
Have a happy new year.
nadav
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 05:09:19 AM »

G'day Nadav,

Small Flying Arts Plan section has an .049 Trainer plan - Cadet.

It has a solid wing which is beneficial for trainers - it is much more crash resistant. It looks like a relatively easy build for someone with some building experience - your chuck gliders will be a good background.

Let me know if there is any other way I can help.

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Greg
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 07:30:21 AM »

I think that with small models such a .049 C/L jobs, the weight is crucial for performance - one simple mod regardless of the plan says, is to leave the undercarriage off the model.  The reduced drag  and weight will improve the flying a lot and landing on grass with a small model like this doesn't require wheels either
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 12:31:02 AM »

hi  yas   my main interest lay with half A 

in 1/2A i have plans for a  c l trainer  called a phantom  mite its  0.49 powered  with a solid wing aslo

if your interested  let me know  and ill scann them an email them to you 

you will just have to cut an tape  them back together

i have many outher half A plans
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 04:05:22 AM »

Hi Kitty,

That's a nice offer, but the Phantom Mite is already on the plans site for people to download.

What else have you got?

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Greg
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 07:11:29 AM »

depends on what you want/need  i got most catagorys  from free flight,CL R/C even a few comp items  many are as pdf or already Hard copy  way to  many to list off the top of may head

name a few that interest you an ill check my files

garry
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 05:00:53 PM »

Garry,

My "must build" list is continuing to expand faster than the big bang, and yet I still build too slowly.

So at the moment I am trying very hard not to fall in love with any new models to build.

But if you have pdf's you want to share, they will find a home on the plan gallery, and others may like to ogle/build them.

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Greg
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 05:52:18 PM »

i tryed joininhjg the plan gallery once before an got thawted quite badly
since then im more than  bit more put off  in joining it

i must confess to not being the most computer savey tho
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 05:02:06 AM »

Garry,

Persevere with your attempts to join the Gallery. It took me a little effort to get in as well .There are so many great plans there that even if you have no intention of building they are an education just looking at them.

An of course if you can add some to share... all the better.

Greg
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 07:00:23 AM »

i have almost a 500gb Hdd full of just  aircraft plans mostly as PDF  way more than ill ever need

and at my age there isent that manny planes i can build 
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