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« on: March 23, 2012, 09:50:54 PM »

Here are two shots of a very nice SLOP OS 20FP Maverick of fellow flyer Rod McDonald,it was lost for five months found and repaired.
It has a home made carbon fuselage.

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 02:54:04 PM »

Phil, any idea what size he scaled it up to?

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:12:25 PM »

Robin,I will ask Rod -it may even be the original size Maverick?Its in the 60" range for a 20FP, we have been building 1/2a Mavericks for F1Q and I think he scaled up that plan.
Rod won our recent Nats SLOP contest with this model.It tends to climb a little flatter than the Dixies but always transitions well and has a very good glide for a flat bottom wing.
At the Nats we talked about what direction we might take for the future of SLOP here and most entrants are in favour of free fuel systems and allowing .25 engines.
Open Power this weekend
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 09:09:03 PM »

Hi Robin,
here is a cad drawing from Rod,it is missing a few dimensions but has some to scale from,Rod scaled it up from the 1/2a plan.
Original was PDF and I had to scan and convert to jpeg to upload so I hope it comes out ok.If you need a better one I will email you the Pdf.
Not a bad quess on the sixty inches span.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 07:29:05 AM »

Thank you for taking the time to do that, Phil.
A clubmate of mine has a very similar aeroplane, initially with pressure-fed K&B 3.5
and then as a SLOP with OSFP20 and tank.
It was very fast with either motor, but sadly a bit too knife-edge.
I'm sure he's got it repaired by now, tho  Undecided

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 08:21:01 AM »

Rod tends to launch it a little flatter than the other models ,it has a shallow but fast 1 1/2 turn climb which doesn`t ask too much on the pullout.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 08:25:10 PM »

Hi all,
not sure where to post the 65th Australian Nats results but as SLOP is first here will do.
I managed to DT off the top on my first flight after not reseting the DT for an offical after retrimming the JW Dixielander so was out of contention.
Models on the day were the Maverick, T34, SLOW465,Dreamweaver,one Mike Bielby design,four Dixielanders and two entrants did not fly.

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 04:05:44 AM »

Phil

Thanks for posting the results. We've also just come back from our wet and windy Nats - so what's new Roll Eyes

I see that Tahn Stowe was well in the running in the Day Scramble - he demonstrated his "Flying Carpet" model to us in France last year, and it looked good fun - but it was after the BBQ with copious amounts of vino Grin

Sorry to hear about your misfortune in SLOP, I bet it was in a good bit of air as well Sad

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 06:36:11 AM »

Hi, Peter,
Yeah Tarn is a legend his dad was such a character as well,sorry to hear you had such bad weather at your nats, ours is small by comparison but we get lots of good weather in April and the temps are 25-30deg c .Raining cats and dogs now but still 21c today,I will always miss England but not its weather.
Yes it was good air when I d/t early although not as good as my last flight in 1/2a,must have hit the timer? on launching the Starduster X  it D Ted at 60 seconds and missed a max by 6 sec.
 F1B went to two flyoffs and then called because of bad light and equal first place for the top three-without doubt the best F1B contest ever held in Western Aust.
I did get one shot of Tarn preparing his F1J.

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 12:37:15 AM »

Correction on SLOP models flown at the Aussie Nats,scratch one T34 and add one OS 15FP Dixielander for Adrian Dyson.


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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 01:48:16 AM »

Thx for the pic of Tahn, and Nats info Groper.

Short DT you say.  Whew, happens to the best of us.  And happened to me more than once when the flight would have counted.   It's often to do with brain fade.
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