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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2013, 08:54:20 PM »

Baron I used a UHU glue stick and sig nitrate dope on the tissue. The timer is a badge lite and the round dowel is a turn a round that helps to take the load off the timer. My dad said he got the spring from closed NCR company that made cash registers.
We are going to shave the prop and maybe later make a balsa one. I hope to test fly this weekend.
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2013, 09:00:32 PM »

Good luck and have fun.
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2013, 02:10:13 AM »

way cool
 keep it up Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2013, 05:47:22 AM »

Great job FFkid. Makes me want to build another one. The DT is worth the effort as this design will go UP once you have it sorted. I'll be looking forward to flying news.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2013, 12:45:18 PM »

Thank you FFkid  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2013, 07:22:07 PM »

Hello friends, I need the propeller measures the moth to carve, my plane does not say them. Thanks Jose
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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2013, 02:28:48 PM »

Hello Jose,
Here is the original prop block drawing.
This drawing is one half size and is 4.25" across. Double for 8.5" diameter.
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2013, 09:51:19 PM »

FFKid, Great looking Moth.  I love your ON28 too.  Really looks cool.  Caley
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2013, 05:33:07 PM »

Jose,
Something wrong with the drawing in reply # 31 ?
It's the 'original' as published in Flying Aces Magazine, now named Flying Models.
No such thing as an FAC Moth.
FAC means Flying Aces Club, started much later and after Flying Aces Magazine was re-named Flying Models.
The FAC didn't have anything to do with it's design.
Proper name is-FA Moth

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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2013, 03:31:17 PM »

Dave,

One thing in regards to the drawing. When I click on it to enlarge it to 100%, it comes out as a 9 1/2" prop. I needed to reduce it to 90% of full size to get it to 8 1/2".

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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2013, 05:43:07 PM »

Hi Thom!
I'm not sure what you've done to view and measure what I've posted.
Viewing the 'thumbnail' or clicking on it to enlarge or clicking on the little rectangular box with the little arrow does not change the file size/physical dimensions of what I posted. It only changes how it's viewed onscreen.
Try right-clicking on the thumbnail or any of the viewed sizes and 'save as'. When printed, it should be 4.25" across.

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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2013, 07:49:59 PM »

In Argentina the moth knew him as Demeter and in the original plane propeller was 220 millimeters but not sure about that because here they adapted the original plans. Sorry for my bad English. Regards Jose
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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2013, 08:28:18 PM »

Hi Thom!
I'm not sure what you've done to view and measure what I've posted.
Viewing the 'thumbnail' or clicking on it to enlarge or clicking on the little rectangular box with the little arrow does not change the file size/physical dimensions of what I posted. It only changes how it's viewed onscreen.
Try right-clicking on the thumbnail or any of the viewed sizes and 'save as'. When printed, it should be 4.25" across.

Dave

Hi Dave,

The drawing doesn't come out the right size no matter how I print or view it. Doesn't matter though, I don't need it and probably my fault.
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« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2013, 09:19:20 AM »

Thom,
Not neccessarily your fault.
For those who want/need it I'll upload the original plan to the Gallery later today along with a full size prop blank drawing.
Dave
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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2013, 12:53:50 PM »

It has been a busy summer so I have not been able to fly my Moth too much, but earlier this summer I got a chance to fly it. It seemed to do very well, but I still need to build a wooden propeller to put on my Moth since I did not shorten the nose and I had to add a lot of weight to the tail. When I got a chance to fly it earlier in the summer I used four strands of 1/8 rubber as a motor. I planned on flying the Moth at the Nats, but I wasn't able to because I was busy flying other events. Next time I fly the Moth I plan on useing six strands of 1/8 rubber as a motor.
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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2013, 01:30:59 PM »

Hi Kyle,

Will you be at the FAC event @ Muncie on Sept 5 & 6 (Thurs & Fri)?

Here is why you weren't able to fly at the Nats:
http://volareproducts.com/wp-content/gallery/2013-07-ama-nats-muncie/ama2013008.jpg


Here you did fly at the McCook meet in June:
http://volareproducts.com/wp-content/gallery/2013-06-mccook-muncie/mccook-012.jpg

Did you build your Phantom Flash yet?

--george
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« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2013, 07:10:33 PM »

Good to see the moth is doing well FFKID. Thats a terrific flying site - beats my local park Grin. The balsa prop should make a difference apart form its weight - it will probably have a bit more  pitch than the plastic ones.
Hope your ON28 is still going strong.
Is that your own design TLG? Good luck with them both.
John
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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2013, 05:33:01 PM »

I have been busy with school sorry about the late reply. The glider is a Stan B Easy 24.
I was unable to go to the last contest in Muncie with my Dad because I had a cross country meet. I hope to build the Phantom Flash soon. Thanks.
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« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2013, 07:31:08 PM »

Hey you're a busy fellow! Its good to see a young felow making the most of his time and his hobbies as well.
I try to teach these young fellows - not many are as keen as you are.
Happy flying.
John
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« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »

then this is you!   Grin

http://volareproducts.com/wp-content/gallery/2012-ted-dock-memorial/ffkid.jpg

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Kyle Gerspacher - back in 2012.

Today, he took 2nd place in F1B at the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria.  He was one of three to make a 6-minute fly-off, and came in 2nd of 3 in the subsequent round!



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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2018, 09:06:33 PM »

Congratulations Kyle. That's quite a journey in a short time.

John
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