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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2015, 02:21:09 PM »

A friend of mine had a real one and I've flown in it several times until the flying club was torched by a neighbour and his Argus was amongst 9 vintage aircraft lost.  It was one of only 5 left of the type and he has never been able to replace it, except with a static model  I made him.
He always called it his flying Cadillac.  It actually had window winders in the doors!!

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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2015, 01:34:53 AM »

sad deal for sure, they are likely rare to find In good flyable condition or just not affordable..
My model has been a fun build and even more enjoyable  to fly than any kit or ARF, since none really exist in that size..
Ill post more as I get more flights and finishing on this one.
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2015, 12:20:56 PM »

It was adequately insured, so he bought shares in a few other aircraft instead of one for himself.  An Auster J5, a Tiger Moth and a Hornet Moth!
Plus he wants a static model from me of the Tiggy and the old Fairchild.  I just don't have time currently.  Good luck with your flying model.  Pics would be nice.

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« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2015, 01:29:29 AM »

the runway was really dry and cut short, so I managed a take off roll and lift off but stalled it and broke the cabin  and upright supports. The fuse aint fully covered yet, so the repairs should be fairly simple.
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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2015, 09:46:55 PM »

That's a cute one! Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2015, 01:25:39 AM »

thanks

been flying it steadily, it will loop and stall turn and fly inverted well, landings are nice and slow, and it flys slowly if wanting to, into the breeze, scale flybys look real good. I am still really surprised and it makes me smile as it was made form plans and sheets of light balsa cut to fit.

 I have the remaining struts and wheelpants made, they will change the flight character but the looks will improve a lot. the roll rate is reluctant but maybe able to get a bit more throw to make it more sporty.
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2015, 02:51:42 AM »

How 'bout some new pictures? Pretty Please? Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2015, 05:18:11 AM »

response to #19.

Why would you want washout on a normal,high, even chord wing?  Also, I do hear people say that washout stops the aeroplane 'dropping a tip' so I would have thought a raised aileron would be likely to urge the tip in that direction. Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2015, 12:47:57 AM »

not sure, it was  a free flight plane, so washout was a bit common then? washout is quite common in many models, no matter what wing configuration.
The dihedral is very minimal and washout is really not existent and it flies superb. of course added ailerons make up for any wing flex or twists.
Of course it will  stall, and drop a wing and spin, but landings are solid as I hoped and beyond, as is take off, as long as you don't play with rudder too much.
Pics are coming guys Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2015, 01:48:28 AM »

pic one and 2, current flying scheme
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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2015, 01:51:19 AM »

still rough, but very flyable, will do wheelpants and other struts soon
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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2015, 01:55:52 AM »

It is a prototype, so finishing will be a bit crude until the next model. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2015, 11:27:38 PM »

Hey guys

made some wheelpants and wheel struts and cabin struts, was worried about drag and weight but it wasn't really noticeable. Its a fun and decent looking scalish converted model and still flies nicely. Ill get some pics and video asap  Smiley

I kinda got the scratch build bug and did a slightly enlarged Citabria and started a Culver V.
Ill post those on another thread  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2015, 06:48:24 PM »

Hey Guys
Got a few more pics and video, its still not 100% done, but she is a sweet heart to fly, even with all those electronics in it
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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2015, 06:49:35 PM »

Enjoy Wink
https://youtu.be/gaxSf5R0DfM
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