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« Reply #1375 on: December 22, 2019, 03:46:42 PM »

I like N Luffenham too. It’s a shame it’s doomed.

It is a shame .... I foresee a post apocalyptic world where the only flying field will be at the North Pole and your Operator ID will be purely to identify you when eaten by polar bears. Let's enjoy things while we can .....
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« Reply #1376 on: December 22, 2019, 03:47:12 PM »

I like N Luffenham too. It’s a shame it’s doomed.

It is a shame .... I foresee a post apocalyptic world where the only flying field will be at the North Pole and your Operator ID will be purely to identify you when eaten by polar bears. Let's enjoy things while we can .....

It's started ... sorry for the double post!
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« Reply #1377 on: December 23, 2019, 04:45:39 AM »

My first Bostonian. This is the DeLoach Boston Celtic. Will see how she goes at the next indoor session on the calendar. Printed tissue, 9.5 g empty, ply core prop. 

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« Reply #1378 on: December 23, 2019, 08:44:38 AM »

BG,  That's adorable.  I hope she flys as good as she looks.  Caley
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« Reply #1379 on: December 23, 2019, 10:05:50 AM »

That looks great, Bernard  Smiley
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« Reply #1380 on: December 29, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »

Back at building, though don't know when I will get to trim or even fly what i am building.

I call this my Scrappy Souper P-30.  The reason is that it is entirely made of scrap balsa   I'm trying to use all the bits and pieces of my inventory of balsa and other materials.  As a result, this is a heavy model at 50 grams.  And it will get even heavier when I install the micro RC gear for rudder only RC.  I also put in a D/T just in case the RC part fails. 

Of course, knowing how I tend to lose models to thermals, all that might not be enough.  Scrappy is replacing my previous Souper P-30 that first got lost to a thermal, and was found by one of my club members, and then got crashed when I dropped the storage box atop it.  Figures if I can't lose it, I can demolish it.  I never do things half way.   Shocked  Crash
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« Reply #1381 on: December 29, 2019, 12:43:31 PM »

I hope that you do get to fly as soon as possible, Caley ... the model looks great   Smiley
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« Reply #1382 on: December 29, 2019, 07:37:39 PM »

Nicely done, Caley !   You have a flair for colour schemes.
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« Reply #1383 on: December 29, 2019, 09:55:02 PM »

Nice looking P-30 Caley!  Very interested in a flight report.  I suspect we all have scrap boxes full of balsa odd and ends that could be made into an airplane.
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« Reply #1384 on: December 29, 2019, 11:23:40 PM »

At least you will be able to see it as it disappears upwards in a thermal Smiley Typically colourful! It's begging to get out and fly.

John
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« Reply #1385 on: January 10, 2020, 08:03:02 PM »

My “Le Pou” Cheesy it’s the French flying flea!!!....this was a request from a friend to build a static model...24” wing span...the TOP wing...from 1938 plans!!!.....almost done...I’m working on the numbers....last thing to apply!
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« Reply #1386 on: January 10, 2020, 09:44:06 PM »

I like it!  Great job.
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« Reply #1387 on: January 10, 2020, 11:00:07 PM »

Bernard,
That's a charismatic little critter, especially for a 7 gram Bostonian. I live in the same town the Celtics used to train in. Maybe they still do, but I've never encountered one of them, as far as I know.

Crash,
Seems like a spiral dive would be effective as a DT. Maybe you couod set the fail safe for hard over rudder?

kaintuck,
Nice. Is that from the Golden Age plans?
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« Reply #1388 on: January 13, 2020, 04:36:07 PM »

At long last the nacelles are on and it seems like a final hurdle is being negotiated, although at any time I am expecting to discover the engines won't go in.
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« Reply #1389 on: January 13, 2020, 04:42:01 PM »

That's looking very impressive. I'm assuming they are Mills .75 holes in the nacelles ?
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« Reply #1390 on: January 13, 2020, 04:46:58 PM »

That's looking very impressive. I'm assuming they are Mills .75 holes in the nacelles ?
Yes, the same ones that brought me luck in 1978
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« Reply #1391 on: January 13, 2020, 04:56:07 PM »

Bill,  What an unusual subject.  Looking good though.  I hope those engines fit nicely.
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« Reply #1392 on: January 15, 2020, 06:36:36 AM »

Static flying flea....the britishversion I think....22”. Plans are from 1938!...this was built for a friend, and what a friend...he showed up with a new in the box vapor, transmitter...for building this!....needless to say, we both be happy now. The tissue covering is from the wife’s packing in a mail order package....it’s got a nice texture, and the colors are from a pic of a local full size one in a museum. Krylon satin clear coat, nylon sewing thread for wires, soda can brackets, balsa bits n pieces.....
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« Reply #1393 on: January 15, 2020, 09:15:50 AM »

At long last the nacelles are on and it seems like a final hurdle is being negotiated, although at any time I am expecting to discover the engines won't go in.

Hi Bill

What blue have you used there ? i.e acrylic airbrush or otherwise ?

it looks great !

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« Reply #1394 on: January 15, 2020, 09:29:50 AM »

Hello Pat
It's just cellulose, airbrushed on. And it's no specific shade - I just added a little dark blue to some blue I had and got it matched at a car paint place. When it comes to colour, especially on old subjects with no good documentation, I don't worry too much - just get it to suit me. For models that might be used in a competition, the points for colour are so low it doesn't matter.
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« Reply #1395 on: January 17, 2020, 09:46:52 AM »

Thanks for that Bill

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« Reply #1396 on: February 06, 2020, 01:54:48 PM »

An Aiglet. What a nice model and a plan drawn by John Coasby - none better. Never had much luck with gliders: I usually end up with wreckage on the end of a string.
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« Reply #1397 on: February 06, 2020, 02:10:21 PM »

That does look real nice.  Looks like a real floater.
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« Reply #1398 on: February 06, 2020, 08:25:02 PM »

Very pretty Bill. Your output is impressive as is your range of interests in FF.

I don't think you will have any dramas with the Aiglet.

happy flying

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« Reply #1399 on: February 10, 2020, 09:53:12 PM »

I had originally built a HepCat, but upon trying to glide test it, I discovered quite a few building errors that I hadn't seen in artificial light.  Seems the Sun's rays bring your eye better toward problems.

But the structure was pretty sound, if not a bit weighty at I am guessing 62 grams. 

The big problem was that somehow I failed to notice that not only were the support wires for the wing incorrect lengths, but one was actually loose.

I decided that I would try modifying it to a balsa pylon wing support.  As usual, bad lighting caused me to miss just how thick a wood I was using.  I had planned on using 1/16 balsa for the cross support interior, but ended up with 3/32.  The pylon skin should have been 1/32, but ended up as 1/20.  For the nose and tail of the pylon, I used 1/4 thick balsa.  You can see the results of my first ever designed pylon in the picture.

I thought I was going to use 6 strands of 1/8 rubber, but realized 8 strands probably was better.

Now for a question.  I planned on using a P-P P-30 prop, but found a slightly bigger carved prop in my box of this and that props.  The prop is closer to the diameter of the Hepcat prop.  Do I use the P-P prop or the larger prop shown in the picture?  I guess I could always try to fly it with one, and then try the other to see how each performs.  I guess that's how many people who build/design a model, do to find just the right combination of rubber and prop.

Cannot glide test for several days.  We had rain, and a cold front is bringing in another winter storm, and we might see dribbles of snow.
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