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« Reply #975 on: October 28, 2018, 02:58:00 AM »

Hi Pete. Tell us more about the Swordfish - is it a Veron and did it fly?
We also Went Flying; Midland Gala at Barkston. Icy wind, rain most of the day, snow and sleet. Still managed 5 flights in F1G but it was a bit of an ordeal.
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« Reply #976 on: October 28, 2018, 03:16:32 AM »

These fellows who fly indoor out have the weather have an easy time, not like you true outdoor warriors Bill Smiley

Thanks for the Vids Peter - The flying area at the velodrome looks impressive.

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« Reply #977 on: October 28, 2018, 05:58:14 AM »

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I shared my table with Colin Taylor, who was having an ornithopter day...
Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.

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« Reply #978 on: October 28, 2018, 07:24:09 AM »

Tell us more about the Swordfish - is it a Veron and did it fly?
We also Went Flying; Midland Gala at Barkston. Icy wind, rain most of the day, snow and sleet. Still managed 5 flights in F1G but it was a bit of an ordeal.
Well done! As I drove over the Pennines, through the sleety gale, my car made the warning beep it makes when the outside temp. approaches feezing. "Wish I was at Barkston" I thought... "I bet they're having a lovely time- such a shame the Selby comp. was cancelled!"

I think Reg's Swordfish is the Veron one, yes, and what I described as his Tempest looks like it's the Guillows Typhoon. Both were old models which he'd flown successfully before, but he said he was having no joy with them yesterday. The best I saw the Swordfish manage were some rather shaky, low powered glides.


Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.
If you ask me, ornith(opter)ology is a surefire road to madness, but if you're really set on self destruction (and under wife orders) there's a thread on here already, which might help: http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=21381.0
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« Reply #979 on: October 28, 2018, 07:38:13 AM »

Next meeting here is February, for the Northwest Gala.
Correction: Feb (23rd) is another Fun Fly. NW Gala is March 16th.
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« Reply #980 on: October 28, 2018, 10:47:34 AM »

Well, that was a mistake. I showed MrsLurker the video; "I want one!" was the immediate response.  Ermm, anyone got a plan for an easy to build ornithopter? Smiley  Very impressive.
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https://www.ornithopter.org/plans.shtml

And these will fly, unlike some of the stuff on other sites.
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« Reply #981 on: October 28, 2018, 12:10:41 PM »

For a nice Ornithopter plan, there is a link to a pdf file here in  "BUTTERFLIES" in 'dosco's'  Reply #14 here   http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=23606.0    Click on his link and it will load up a nice  five page plan and instructions.   Also there is a great instructional 12 minute assembly video here in "BUTTERFLIES" Reply #13 .

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« Reply #982 on: November 03, 2018, 07:09:03 AM »

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...Ornithopter plan, there is a link to a pdf file here..
Thanks both for taking the time to go looking.  I'd found ornithopter.org and will be having a bash at a Freebird sometime soon(ish).  Aside from getting the blessed thing to fly the biggest hurdle is trying to persuade MrsL that ornithopters are indoor creatures as she's adamant that it will be flown outside at the Lurker Industries Aerodrome.  Smiley
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« Reply #983 on: November 06, 2018, 12:18:39 PM »

Caught a quick clip of Lee Russell flying his Bill Gowen-designed A-6 at our October contest. He and Hope had a nice showdown in A-6.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTZ-mfwEmlQ&lc=z22rgfjpcme4fxnfeacdp43alfiyljqpvwobgxhpfsxw03c010c
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« Reply #984 on: November 19, 2018, 09:18:29 AM »

 Grin  indoor flying started last nite  yeahhhhhhh!!!!!
the following planes flew beatifully

1 neo dimne hellcat (FAC plan) 16 inches
2 easybilt p40 20 inches
3 easybilt spit 17 inches
no surprizes because they are great outdoors
i built a guillows camel and my own design delta jet. both need more power and weight in the nose.

jim  Grin
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« Reply #985 on: November 22, 2018, 11:14:01 AM »

Went trimming prior to the Birmingham Coupe do. A bit of a farce. It was so cold my fingers weren't doing what I told them. I found the way to make a vintage coupe perform aerobatics is to put the wing (flat centre section) on one bay to the left and lose the sidethrust.
More seriously, my new coupe with narrower fuselage climbed like a fat swan. Discovered knots were binding inside, despite it being wider than the Couper S I was copying.  I obviously need to wind better but I fear my problem is using the half tube which is several inches longer than the motor. Thus when it is wound and the prop attached, the motor has to shorten to fit the fuse and that's when the knots appear. I can hear them writhing inside. I'm not sure about the half tube yet. I can see the advantages but I need three hands, and everything I am holding always seem to be in the wrong ones.
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« Reply #986 on: November 26, 2018, 10:06:23 AM »

Hi Bill, At least you ventured out the weather around here has been too windy and I can see me doing a trim flight at the comp, if the weather holds which the forecast doesn't look promising, straight out of the box from the last time which was 6 years ago. Lets hope the trims the same! Re the half tubes I have a number of them and they are cut down to the length of my motors, well just slightly over so I can insert and retrieve easily. I cut them down at the prop end and just file a notch for the wire pin that goes through my hub. I have two lengths, one for 28 strands of 1/16" and one for 24 strands, ie 14 and 12 strands of 1/8" former for my windy model and the latter for everything else. Sure I've a pic somewhere. Tony

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« Reply #987 on: November 26, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »

 Grin  went flying indoors last nite.   my two cats (16 inch hellcat and 19 inch wildcat) flew on a rail, Grin Grin Grin Grin my to stick models did will and my p40 acted up.  i also flew my comet spitfire which needs trim on the tail to perfect.

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« Reply #988 on: November 28, 2018, 08:34:03 AM »

This is 6 month old footage, but better late than never I guess. My 42" span Unlimited on its 46 minute flight at Lakehurst this past June: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ25MI88cUM
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« Reply #989 on: November 28, 2018, 05:37:55 PM »

Is it covered with microfilm?
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« Reply #990 on: November 30, 2018, 05:44:08 PM »

Took the Bonanza out for a flight today. Just 400 winds on 1/8" rubber. Built from a Whitman/Joe Ott plan. 16" W/S AUW for flight was 16.0 grams Still pics from the video are a little blurry. Nice and warm with the sun today.
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« Reply #991 on: December 01, 2018, 05:04:30 PM »

Your Bonanza would have flown well at that weight PB. Very nice.
John
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« Reply #992 on: December 03, 2018, 02:44:54 PM »

Is it covered with microfilm?

It's plastic covered - OS Film. I've got a larger one covered with Y2K that is still in the trimming stages.
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« Reply #993 on: December 09, 2018, 07:49:04 PM »

 Grin  flew lots tionite
1) preparation for next week's glider contest.
    canard meh!, carbon fibre glider  yes it's nice  ditto with an old one i built 10 yheasrs ago.  it's all in the way you chuck them
2) speedee bilt p40  actually works. i tried it on 1/8 tan and 1/8 black rubber.  the tan seems to work better.  if you do these types of models build out of light sheet and foam and they should fly well enough , max weight 20 gms.
3) the wild cat which flew well last week, this week slightly out of trim.  the comet 20 inch piper cub waddled through the air.
4) the two stick models, buzzard jr and modified blue ridge special flew just fine the buzzard on 1/8 black, the blue on 1/8 tan.

jim Grin Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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