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« Reply #175 on: April 27, 2012, 09:13:46 AM »

Paul

Thanks. I received Peter's e-mail direct as I'm on the list - of course the parachute jumping periods will no doubt coincide with the only bits of sunshine & gentle breezes Roll Eyes

Tomorrow's forecast doesn't look too bad with rain not predicted until after 4.00, so I'll probably go along anyway. Sunday's forecast is KR*P, with most sites predicting 25 mph winds gusting to 45-50mph....oh, and heavy rain as well. On that basis, despite being an aeromodelling masochist, I'll likely give it a miss Grin

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« Reply #176 on: April 27, 2012, 11:36:58 AM »

If it's any consolation Barkston's not much better and we've a comp on tomorrow. Thinks I might just spectate or volunteer as a time keeper.
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« Reply #177 on: April 27, 2012, 11:42:51 AM »

Two nice gliders... 

Paul - tell us more about the huge classic ?

A welcome return of the 10' floaters?
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« Reply #178 on: April 27, 2012, 04:15:48 PM »

Two nice gliders... 

Paul - tell us more about the huge classic ?

A welcome return of the 10' floaters?


Well perhaps huge is a tad OTT  Cheesy

I've started a Pelican (cut all the ribs and have built the tailfeathers and started the fuz) I wanted something with lots of area that towed well and Rod Audley spoke very highly of his (and certainly it went well in the couple of FO's I timed) There are loads of Classics waiting in the wings though and I'd be tempted by something bigger  . . . .(although I've flown CL models that are a lot smaller than the tail on this thing) Wink

(That said I've got a Super Sunbug which is bl***y enormous and I can't get it in the car so it's been converted to RC) Huh

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« Reply #179 on: April 27, 2012, 06:25:13 PM »

So how does converting it to R/C get it in the car ?     Huh
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« Reply #180 on: April 28, 2012, 02:06:03 AM »

So how does converting it to R/C get it in the car ?     Huh
Cheesy
Ah yes well . . . Embarrassed
(Actually what I did was pass it on to my dad when I realised how big it was; I'd built the fuz/wing tips and tail by this stage and he decided that he would be able to fly it radio assist locally. The car that he did have at the start of the conversion was then written off in an accident and the subsequent newer one was too small to take the fuz without it sticking out of the windscreen) Tongue

So now it resides in my mums stairwell (Dad died a few years back) and each time I visit I take a look and wonder if I jsut stripped out the RC stuff  . . . . . Undecided

So I can (just) fit it in my car provided I have no passengers and not much luggage

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« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2012, 04:58:28 PM »

Cross another one off the list. I finished my downsized Gollywock (not the one I'm building in Caley's thread). Man, I'm going have a time getting all these things trimmed and flying well. Anyway, here's a pic.  I don't know why my camera makes the rudder and prop look violet, but they're not.

Hey Bargle,

Ever get this guy in the air?  Curious to see how it trimmed out.

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« Reply #182 on: April 30, 2012, 08:19:55 PM »

It's a Cessna.
I was so fired up about the other topic, I grabbed it....put 300 winds on.... and flew it in the rain.
http://youtu.be/uQMGlOGTAbc

It was fun to design, a challenge to build...even for me..And it likes to fly.
I don't sell anything I do. So I think it's okay that I built it.
It has a 4" prop, 8" loop of 3/32", and weighs about 14 grams.

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« Reply #183 on: April 30, 2012, 08:30:24 PM »

Tross,  Very nicely done.  Caley
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« Reply #184 on: April 30, 2012, 08:42:15 PM »

Hey Bargle,

Ever get this guy in the air?  Curious to see how it trimmed out.

_SHig

Not yet, Shig. I am planning a flying session later this week and will be taking that one along. I'll let y'all know then.
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« Reply #185 on: April 30, 2012, 09:23:29 PM »

Tross....

Cessna is top-notch....great job....enjoyed the video Grin Cool

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« Reply #186 on: May 01, 2012, 11:34:37 AM »

tross,
Your little Cessna is a real beauty!
Is there a design/build thread here on HPA?
Thanks a million,
Dave Andreski
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« Reply #187 on: May 01, 2012, 11:38:58 AM »

Tony, the little skycatcher is really cute! You've caught the lines perfectly.
What size is it? It looks quite small.

Jon
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« Reply #188 on: May 01, 2012, 09:31:49 PM »

 Roll Eyes  i've just finished the Keil Kraft Super Cub with a span of 21 inches  Rubber Power.  The weight is 35 gm and It appears to be a decent flier once it gets trimmed  I used 1/16 foam for the tail feathers which is great for adjustments.

pics to follow when decals are on

JIM Grin  Cool
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« Reply #189 on: May 02, 2012, 12:35:52 PM »

Thanks Caley, Tom, Dave.
Dave, sorry. I didn't do a thread on this one.
If I do it again, and I may..I can post some pics as I go if you think it would be a benefit.

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« Reply #190 on: May 02, 2012, 12:38:11 PM »

Hi Jon,

Thank you. Yeah, I decided to go ahead with the peanut scale version.
Here are a couple more pics.
Representing it was a trade off as you suggested.
I had to leave out some bits, else it become a nice paper weight.
As far as cute goes, yeah...now it is. But it was a real ugly duckling during fabrication.
The stab and fin are scale, as is the moment arm.
I did increase the wing chordwise I think 3/16", but now I'm not sure it really needed it.
It doesn't appreciate increased airspeed. So it's not a windy day flyer.
2 coats of dope over the Esaki was scary, so on top of that 2 coats of insignia white
and then 2 coats of spray laquer.
It's pretty much water proof. Roll Eyes
I should have weighed it after flying in the rain.
I'll get some longer rubber in it and try a sunny day next time. Grin

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« Reply #191 on: May 02, 2012, 01:41:16 PM »

Looks great!  Cool
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« Reply #192 on: May 02, 2012, 02:17:38 PM »

I'm building a trike peanut right now and I'd love some detail on how you made the UC.  Are the struts rigid or do the flex on wire with clearance beveling at the fuze?

Are they removable or fixed?

Thanks!

_SHig

Hi Jon,

Thank you. Yeah, I decided to go ahead with the peanut scale version.
Here are a couple more pics.
Representing it was a trade off as you suggested.
I had to leave out some bits, else it become a nice paper weight.
As far as cute goes, yeah...now it is. But it was a real ugly duckling during fabrication.
The stab and fin are scale, as is the moment arm.
I did increase the wing chordwise I think 3/16", but now I'm not sure it really needed it.
It doesn't appreciate increased airspeed. So it's not a windy day flyer.
2 coats of dope over the Esaki was scary, so on top of that 2 coats of insignia white
and then 2 coats of spray laquer.
It's pretty much water proof. Roll Eyes
I should have weighed it after flying in the rain.
I'll get some longer rubber in it and try a sunny day next time. Grin

Tony
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« Reply #193 on: May 02, 2012, 03:04:52 PM »

Oh let's try something a little different.

This is my latest. Weight at present is 316 mg. The prop has proven to be far stronger than necessary, so with a new one, we should be around 305 mg, the same as Richmond's. I'll be building a whole new model in the coming days for USIC, where the larger space means less to run into and thus less stability required. That should allow me to shed 30 mg or so.

It's done 16 minutes in Cat I with the non-flaring prop shown. I expect to gain quite a bit of time from a flaring prop, as it's climbing like a rocket right now and wasting power smacking around on the ceiling. The climb lasts at least 12 minutes, and I'm still nowhere near full torque at launch.

If you haven't guessed, I am definitely very excited about this one. It is the best EZB I've ever built by a huge margin--my first ever even go below 450 mg. Kang Lee's wing and stab outlines are so vastly superior than the ones on the Hobbyshopper series that it's like I'm not even flying the same class of airplanes anymore. The elliptical outlines let you go ridiculously light and still have gobs of torsional stability from the flying surfaces.
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« Reply #194 on: May 02, 2012, 03:52:40 PM »

Here is my Viking flying at long last.  Took it to Muncie for One Design but by Thursday, the heat was too much.  Finally got air under its' wings last weekend at the Sod Farm near Atlanta.  Over elevated still and a second flight ended when I accidently tripped the DT.  By the time I got ready to go again the traveling sprinkler system was upon us! 

Hope to find a local field for testing.  I had forgotten how strong that engine was!  Can't wait to get it dialed in.

This is also my first attempt at attaching a picure.  Hope it works.
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« Reply #195 on: May 02, 2012, 04:03:10 PM »

FlyDean,  Picture came out great.  Great lookin' model.  Hope you get it dialed in, and get a chance to give it it's legs.  Caley
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« Reply #196 on: May 02, 2012, 04:04:42 PM »

Hi All,
Here is a shot of my HiHo wakefield sallying forth...new fuselage under construction as one seen here was too fragile for regular contest work.

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« Reply #197 on: May 02, 2012, 06:04:04 PM »

BG....

Great shot and what a magnificent backdrop to your flying site.  Beautiful model.

Tom
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« Reply #198 on: May 02, 2012, 06:35:40 PM »

Thanks...yes the view is good...the Canadian Rockies in all their splendour.

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« Reply #199 on: May 03, 2012, 12:05:40 PM »

Hey Bargle,

Ever get this guy in the air?  Curious to see how it trimmed out.

_SHig

Not yet, Shig. I am planning a flying session later this week and will be taking that one along. I'll let y'all know then.

OK, flying session went well. I'm using a double loop of 3/16 rubber a little longer than the nose to peg length.  It needed a 3/32 + a 1/64 right side thrust shim with 1/32 under the wing spar. On 650 winds I got a 1minute 8 second flight. I'm pleased with that. Doesn't seem to have any bad traits. Yay! Here's a pic. Sorry about the poor quality. I forgot my sport viewfinder and had to set the zoom a bit wider than I would have liked.
Oh, I've decided to nickname this one the GollyGosh.
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