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« on: July 20, 2011, 07:27:39 PM »

Greetings all!

Here's a new Bostonian built by my dad (many years back), covered and finished by me in the last few days. He doesn't remember the name and can't find the magazine it came from. Can anyone help? It will have it's first test flights in the next few days if the wind is calm.

Tom
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 07:54:04 PM »

Tom, A real Cutie.  Sorry, but I couldn't tell you the name of it.  Does it have a D/T?  It looks like it'll fly great, and with the thermals here in the desert and down in Perris... you know what I mean.  Caley
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 06:25:01 AM »

Tom
Sorry, I am also no help in regards of the name.
But you did a very nice covering job. The plane looks great. Hope its a great flyer for you.
Regards Roman
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 04:38:32 PM »

Thanks everyone!

After a couple of days of test flying the model is very stable. No bad habits!
I replaced the prop with a 6" grey plastic prop and put another 1/64" shim under the LE of the wing.
More flights to follow.

Tom
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 06:17:45 PM »

  Tom,
  I knew it resembled an aircraft I'd seen before! It 'sorta' looks like a Poullin J.P. 30.
 Here's part of a  P-Nut plan by Bill Warner.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 09:42:36 PM »

I know that plan but it's not my model. All I can think of is a Bostonian L-19/O-1 Bird Dog but it had to have had a name.

Thanks for the plan and the thought though,

Tom
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 10:46:38 PM »

There was a bosty called a tweety-pup similar to a birddog.  Notsure if I still have the plan, gotta look.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 11:19:09 PM »

Doesn't look like the Tweety-Pup either.  I Googled it and found the PDF plan at this location, along with several other plans in the SFA thread.  http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1298044853/90  Looks like a goldmine of a thread for plans.  Caley
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 02:47:44 PM »

No matter what it's called it's flying good. One loop of 1/8" twice the nose to rear peg length works very well.

Thanks to everyone for posting!

Tom
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2011, 08:49:17 PM »

As I was looking at your unknown model, I recalled a plan in MAN--early 1980's! I think it was called the Observer. It was to be a centerfold plan, but a mistake was made by the MAN editors. I wish that had the plan.

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2011, 05:50:14 PM »

Maybe? I'd have to see the plan to know for sure and my dad built the structure so he'd probably have to see it too. Sounds about the right vintage though.

Thanks Joe!

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 02:17:01 AM »

The mystery is solved!

It's called a Bostonian Observer. Ian Easton found the plans in his collection. Looks like it's from Flying Models Magazine.

The model flys very well now on 4 strands of 3/32" double the nose to rear peg length. Best time so far 52 seconds outdoors.

Tom
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 01:03:19 PM »

I have the plans and will scan them.
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 11:21:31 PM »

I am almost done with the build and used the same colors as Tom......
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