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« Reply #700 on: January 12, 2015, 06:42:44 PM »

I guess I might as well post this here too. I already posted it in the FF scale forum.

Guillows Porter, 46 grams (no rubber), all colored tissue with chalk weathering.

Cheers,

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« Reply #701 on: January 20, 2015, 07:40:46 AM »

Very nice Porter!
Dont forget to share how it flies.

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« Reply #702 on: January 20, 2015, 11:53:16 PM »

These pics of the Rutango are for Don McLellan...
Here's the "Super Rutango"  LOL

Tom

That blue looks like its Hallmark tissue. I really like that stuff.
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« Reply #703 on: January 26, 2015, 07:28:43 AM »

Just finished my little own design Short Tucano, based on the construction style of the Frog Junior series. Wing span is 11.5" and it weighs just under 8g. Construction is all sheet 1/32 and light block balsa. There's a full build thread on Small Flying Arts here: http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1420316988/0

Jon
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« Reply #704 on: January 26, 2015, 07:52:55 AM »

That's a little stunner Jon!

Test Flights at Bushfields on Saturday?

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« Reply #705 on: January 26, 2015, 08:08:45 AM »

Drawing to completion in three weeks too!
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« Reply #706 on: January 26, 2015, 08:48:00 AM »

Absoloutely gorgeous Jon.

I can see this kicking off a whole new "pseuo Frog Junior" model class! 

So many possible subjects.......

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« Reply #707 on: January 26, 2015, 11:03:32 AM »

Ready for Jumbo scale, my 37" Curtiss XP-55 Ascender.
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp92/skblanch2137/20150125_161534_zpspwuonocl.jpg
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« Reply #708 on: January 26, 2015, 11:05:15 AM »

And another
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp92/skblanch2137/20150125_161309_zps6p5ycbzj.jpg
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« Reply #709 on: January 26, 2015, 11:40:06 AM »

That's a very nice model. I assume it travels from right to left?
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« Reply #710 on: January 26, 2015, 12:02:05 PM »

Love the Xp-55  Grin

Looked at the Earl Stahl version a few times, but keep seeing all those sticky-out bits and thinking it would be one repair after another. . .
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« Reply #711 on: January 26, 2015, 12:05:33 PM »

Bill, It does indeed travel from left to right!

Daddy O, The front end is knock off. That is usually the only real damage concern on a canard. Hopefully it will survive the trimming phase so I can get it safely to Geneseo this summer.

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« Reply #712 on: January 26, 2015, 04:38:08 PM »

Thanks Andrew, yes that's the plan  Smiley

Thanks Mike, yeah there are plenty that would suit the style!


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« Reply #713 on: January 26, 2015, 05:55:36 PM »

What a nice looking Tucano Jon. That should be an interesting flyer with its nice thin solid wings as long as its not too heavy.
Just checked youir SFA link Jon - all above taken into account in a methodical way.

Impressive XP- 55 Steve - quite courageous.
John
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« Reply #714 on: January 27, 2015, 09:09:05 AM »

Hi Jon, that's a lovely Tucano. I don't visit SFA routinely so I've only just caught up! By coincidence I recently rebuilt my FROG Speedy and had the same idea - that the design lent itself to many subjects (wouldn't have thought of the Tucano in a month of Sundays tho!). I remade my model as a [pseudo-FROG Junior Grin] 'Speedy Spitfire' because I always felt there was a Spitfire trying to get out of the original design Cheesy.

The new wing has much-reduced dihedral, and doubler strips glued under the leading edges and shaped to provide some camber. There is also a single rib under each wing (visible in pic 2 as shadows) to add a touch of camber. This reduces to zero where the wing meets the fuselage. The tailplane and fin are hugely reduced in area, I would guess in the region of 30%. I had a hunch that these changes wouldn't reduce stability dangerously, and flying in a breeze supports this hunch. The tail is much lighter, moving the CG forward. The dihedral is adequate. The absence of washout doesn't seem a problem. The canopy is cut from a plunge-moulding made using the plug I made for an Fw 190 spinner. It's stuck in place with sticky tape - yuk, not up to Jon's standard I'm afraid! The 'wheels' at present are just two balsa discs glued in place. I made a new prop, slightly bigger. With a gram of noseweight and 26" of 3/32" Tan SS in a single loop it totals 10g, and based on low-turns flights looks a better performer than its previous incarnation - should be good for well over 30sec.

I'm afraid my lack of imagination was tending to make me think of other WWII-type layouts for 'pseudo-FROG-style' future efforts - Jon's Tucano has expanded my horizon. I won't be attempting a Curtiss Ascender though Steve - that's a very impressive example you've got there Smiley.

Stephen.
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« Reply #715 on: January 27, 2015, 10:45:44 AM »

Looks lovely Stephen  Smiley there's loads of scope, we need a pseudo-frog thread Smiley
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« Reply #716 on: January 27, 2015, 11:41:16 AM »

Hi Jon, that's a lovely Tucano. I don't visit SFA routinely so I've only just caught up! By coincidence I recently rebuilt my FROG Speedy and had the same idea - that the design lent itself to many subjects (wouldn't have thought of the Tucano in a month of Sundays tho!). I remade my model as a [pseudo-FROG Junior Grin] 'Speedy Spitfire' because I always felt there was a Spitfire trying to get out of the original design Cheesy.


Not sure if you are aware but they did a FROG Junior Spitfire.  The scale junior series are a bit more tucked away than the "classic" Junior ones (speedy, Sporty etc) on Mike's fantastic site, here is the link to the page (the spit is about halfway down.)

http://www.houseoffrog.co.uk/junior_scale.htm

More than a couple of years ago whilst getting back into the hobby, I chatted with a guy at Impington that had built and was flying one.  I seem to remember it was flying quite nicely.

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« Reply #717 on: January 27, 2015, 12:01:43 PM »

Not sure if you are aware but they did a FROG Junior Spitfire.

Darn - no I wasn't. I thought I'd familiarised myself with Mike's site but missed the Junior Scale. Either that or I'd forgotten in the couple of yrs since I visited it. Mind you the Spit and the hacked 'Speedy Spit' are almost the same thing apart from the teardrop hood - I did consider making the u/c a bit more Spitfireish but it was only a whim so I never got that far. I did ponder how to go about one with an oval fuselage, cambered wing with fillets and stuff but drifted off to sleep or something. I might give it a shot.

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« Reply #718 on: January 27, 2015, 12:22:27 PM »

I don't think that they did a Hurricane or an ME109 though? ....... Wink

Best start that thread Jon.....

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« Reply #719 on: January 27, 2015, 05:14:34 PM »

Your Spitfeedy looks nice Stephen.
Sems a lot of scope there.
John
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« Reply #720 on: January 31, 2015, 04:35:45 PM »

Some great builds here recently  Smiley

The XP-55 is stunning.

Jon,
The clean style of your Tucano is stunning
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« Reply #721 on: February 01, 2015, 03:10:56 PM »

Just finished my little own design Short Tucano, based on the construction style of the Frog Junior series. Wing span is 11.5" and it weighs just under 8g. Construction is all sheet 1/32 and light block balsa. There's a full build thread on Small Flying Arts here: http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1420316988/0

Jon

Jon:
That's awesome. Would you perhaps post the plans on the HPA plan page?

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« Reply #722 on: February 01, 2015, 03:31:21 PM »

Thanks Dave, Russ.
I will publish it on our club website at some point.

The model flew yesterday. At first it was doing a very unpleasant side slip into a nose high knife edge stall which had me worried about the possibility of the canopy interfering with and blanketing flow over the fin (I've heard similar stories with Bearcats) but in the end a touch of downthrust was all that was needed. My Speedy also has crazy amounts so I should have anticipated that.

After that it was cruising around nicely. Flights would be around the 30 second mark (from video) on 700-800 turns. The motor (10" of 3/32) should take more but was plenty powerful enough, perhaps I will strip a slightly thinner motor.

Unfortunately I clipped the ceiling and after a display of 'aerobatics', bust the balsa spinner :/ Only a tiny amount of noseweight was needed to smooth out a slight stall as the power dropped off and she flew off the board with no trim tabs, just a tweak to the rudder and a touch of washin breathed into the inner wing.

Over all I'm pretty chuffed with it  Smiley and at will organise a plan in the style of the Junior Series.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nke-C7-VwQo

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« Reply #723 on: February 01, 2015, 06:01:56 PM »

Nice stable flight Jon. Its a fairly fast little beast and the end glide - low power section of the flight looked really nice.

John
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« Reply #724 on: February 01, 2015, 07:30:57 PM »

 Grin  i'm working on a Guillows 500 series Spitfire.  i'm reducing weight as much as I can by reducing keels as well as LE and TEs of flying surfaces.  My Fuselage is only 6 grms and the tail feathers is only 1 using Guillows wood and it and the light stuff either.  I'll post the bones and then the cover job soon.
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