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Title: Another new LPP
Post by: Skymon on July 24, 2019, 09:54:37 AM
My Pretty Penny suffered after the lat Nats and ended up retiring.
I built a curvy LPP that didn't work very well and now I've done another, based on an old Tom Sova design.
I chose it because it's a really basic, straight forward design, that even I could put together.

I got the plan from INAV and it was missing a few dimensions of parts here and there, so I looked up Tom on Facebook and asked him a few questions.
He responded straight away and gave me enough info to get going.

Any how here it is.


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Tsova on July 24, 2019, 10:18:58 PM
Nice looking LPP Skymon! Does it fly?


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Skymon on July 25, 2019, 03:33:27 AM
No idea.
Need to find somewhere to fly it.
Probably going to be mid July before it takes to the air.


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Big G on July 25, 2019, 10:25:24 AM
Whereabouts in the UK are you, Skymon? And how far would you be prepared to travel?

Interesting, because I'm shortly going to start a new PP, and I'm always interested in what's happening with these things.

G


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Skymon on July 26, 2019, 02:53:22 AM
Hiya Big G
I'm down in Portsmouth.
I normally fly once a month in Wickham and I've been to Windsor TVAC a few times.
I tend to do more in the winter as the summer weekend are busy.
Hoping to attend the August TVAC session
S


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Olbill on July 26, 2019, 01:27:26 PM
You can't go wrong with Tom Sova as an advisor. He has always been one of the best at LPP.


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Big G on July 27, 2019, 04:33:11 AM
Skymon, I'm in the Midlands, where there's quite a lot of indoor activity during the winter months, but maybe a bit too far for you to travel. Take a look at Sam 1066 Clarion online magazine here: http://www.sam1066.org/nc0719.pdf. They list up-coming indoor events, including two regular ones over the winter in Hampshire.

Soon as this oppressive humidity ends I'll be able to concentrate on cutting some wood!

G


Title: Re: Another new LPP
Post by: Skymon on August 07, 2019, 05:26:26 AM
I weighed up the pane last night.
I built without any real concern about mass, I just wanted to get s solid, robust plane that I can work with.
It came in at 3.350g, so about 10% over weight.
It is very solid.
The motorstick alone weighs 900mg.

This is going to be a nice test bed for me to learn about Penny planes and the funny props they use :)

Looks like my first opportunity to fly will be at the UK Nats.

S