Logo
Builders' Plan Gallery  |  Hip Pocket Web Site  |  Contact Forum Admin  |  Contact Global Moderator
March 20, 2019, 02:05:13 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
 
Home Help Search Login Register
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Canuck #1 Bostonian  (Read 1655 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
outofbalance
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 17
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 427

Topic starter


Ignore
« on: August 29, 2008, 09:24:48 AM »

Hi Free Flighters,

I re-discovered this plan given to me by Jon McVay, the Canuck #1. It looks to be a 1984 design by Al S.---can't read the name clearly.

I like twin tail models and this one is a pretty easy build. I changed the LG and the nose block a bit. It came in at 12.8g (photo in bones) but I think I can get it back to about 10g if I work on the nose block and add a different prop.

I hope someone has some experience and can report on this model. I'll get this one papered and report after holiday.

Outofbalance
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Canuck #1 Bostonian
Logged
Dave W
Bronze Member
***

Kudos: 12
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 95


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 12:46:02 PM »

One of the guys in the Marin Aero Club -- "Flyin' Brian" -- built a Canuck last year. It is probably the best flying Bostonian I've seen. His plane consistently goes over one minute in our gym (with rafters around 25' that we try to stay under) and I think he's had times around 1:20.

This video includes a mass launch (around 3:15 into the video) that Flyin' Brian won with his Canuck. Brian is kneeling to ROG in front of the camera. The video looks better if you go to YouTube and select "watch in high quality."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6GHKmGMWmM

Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Canuck #1 Bostonian
Re: Canuck #1 Bostonian
Logged
outofbalance
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 17
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 427

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 06:10:00 PM »

Hi DaveW,

Thanks for the photos and video! Great information. Kudos to you!

I love that prop.

I'm going to build a stretch for outdoors and another (lighter) for indoors.

Thanks so much for the information,

OOB
Logged
NRoshier
Guest

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008, 08:00:48 AM »

I've never built a Bostonian or any competition aircraft, however I'm really taken by this little plane. Would anyone have a copy of the plan the could email to me? I have not built anything in the past 15 years, but I'd love to have a go.
Logged
NRoshier
Guest

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 04:17:36 PM »

Thanks to the generous Dave A in Fl I now have a plan. Thanks Dave.
Logged
craig h
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 4
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 270



Ignore
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008, 08:36:42 PM »

 I enjoyed watching your Bostonian Dave...if you care to pass on a copy of the plans this senior wouldn't mind
giving a go. Is there anything special towards the building of it that would be helpful to know..like wash ins or wash outs
and size of motor and number of strands..braided or not braided.
 
 Thanks Dave...Craig h

p.s. are there anymore video's to see?
Logged
Dave Andreski
Titanium Member
*******

Kudos: 82
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3,052




Ignore
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 11:55:57 AM »

NRoshier,
You're very welcome.
Dave A. in FL
Logged

Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Dave Andreski
Titanium Member
*******

Kudos: 82
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 3,052




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 12:00:47 PM »

Craig H.,
Dave's videos were really cool. If no one responds with the plan, I can provide it. There's NO prop info on the plan but, I can provide some info for that too. You may want to get with Dave W. to get more specifics on the prop used on the Model in the videos.
 
Dave A in FL
Logged

Aspire to inspire before you expire.
DaddyO
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 61
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,448




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 03:37:11 AM »

Hi OofB

Built a slightly modded version of the Canuck a while back (apologies to any who've already seen it). Unfortunately the hall I fly in is a bit small for it and I've been playing with pistachio's instead. Hopefully next season I'll get down to Totton (near Southampton) which should suit it...
Attached files Thumbnail(s):
Re: Canuck #1 Bostonian
Logged

There cannot be a crisis today, my schedule is already full
outofbalance
Gold Member
*****

Kudos: 17
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 427

Topic starter


Ignore
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 11:55:25 AM »

Hi DaddyO,

What a stunning model. I am taken by this kind of modeling, slight changes and new approaches! With a name like Fed Ex, could it be cargo?1K4U.

Outofbalance
Logged
DaddyO
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 61
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,448




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2009, 04:36:25 PM »

Hi OofB

Eventually took this model along to Totton (indoor sports hall near Southampton) today. Smiley

After some unsuccessful attempts outdoors I decided that I knew best and that it WOULD turn to the right. Added washin to the inboard wing and a short strip of 16 sq. on the inboard rudder, a little blutac weight out the outboard tip (to flatten the turn a little) and some extra right thrust.

I hasten to add that these were gradual tweaks over a number of flights. Eventually settled on a twice model length loop of 97thou Super Sport which when given 1500 turns provided a nice ROG and climb to 15 ft or so and a gradual decent to a gentle landing - and a highly delighted builder! Wink

Highly recommended... now which one's next Undecided Cheesy
Logged

There cannot be a crisis today, my schedule is already full
FreeFlightModeller
Russ Lister
Titanium Member
*******

Kudos: 63
Online Online

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 3,437


Russ Lister



Ignore
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 05:33:50 PM »

Oi ... no moving on until you are peaking at the ceiling! Wink joking aside - good to hear that you have got it sorted.

I enjoy flying Bostonians - I have possibly flown them more than any other model type.
Logged
DaddyO
Platinum Member
******

Kudos: 61
Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1,448




Ignore
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2009, 02:30:49 AM »

Cheesy Cheesy

Cheers Russ

A loop of 100 thou had it banging on the ceiling a couple of times from a hand launch - I just preferred the more sedate flight...

Not built (or even seen) a Bostonian before, but I was suprised at the performance from a 14gm model.

Paul
Logged

There cannot be a crisis today, my schedule is already full
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!