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« on: November 23, 2008, 11:20:48 AM »

Last week there was a mass launch of Legal Eagles at a local gym' and Andrew White made a video which I thought you would like to see. I did not even realize that there were so many of the horrible little things in the whole country.

My friend John Taylor and I are the two figures walking backwards, in line abreast, towards the far left hand wall immediately after the launch. John was first and I was third. Dave Horsefield, the large man in the white shirt, was second. Dave had his table a little way along from us - must be something lucky about that left hand wall!

Legal Eagles are not very large to see clearly. Dave's second placer was the most visible with a beautiful deep blue fuselage (it could not have been Esaki). My pale yellow machine was mostly invisible but there is a glimpse of it landing a few seconds before Dave's and, of course, John Taylor's winner had the camera to itself for the last few seconds.

http://vimeo.com/2321606

Here is the link to all the excitement. Yes!, it was exciting even with such simple models. What a pity there are not more of us to get such numbers competing all the time.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 11:24:49 PM »

Thanks for the video.... I'm a couple of years late in seeing this does anyone know what the name of the model is and where plans can be acquired... looks like a flock of great flying models Wink Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 09:32:41 AM »

Nice ! I would also like plans for one. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 03:20:56 PM »

Man that was enjoyable to watch. What a good time was shared by those birdmen.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 08:14:28 PM »

I also would like a copy of the plan. I went to the plan gallery but the plan was no longer offered.

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 08:46:47 PM »

FWIW - the Georgian John Barker brought a Legal Eagle to our Jan. contest. As I remember it it was a nice little model.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 02:20:30 AM »

You can find the Legal Eagle rules and 2 plans in INAV issues 105, p. 18, 19, 25, 26.

You can find INAV 105 here:
http://www.indoornewsandviews.com/files/inav_issues/INAV-105.pdf

And many other issues here:
http://www.indoornewsandviews.com/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=7&MMN_position=18:18

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 01:56:54 AM »

Thanks to all for the input and links...great stuff.

I would still like to know if anyone knows the name of the models in the original video, or has a still picture of the model for a little closer examination.

Thanks again to all,

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 11:05:30 AM »

Regarding the models in the video in the opening post of this thread:

The winning model was John Taylor’s ‘Legal Tender’. If you want a look at the plan go to this website, www.creatives.plus.com/clayton, click on news and scroll down a little way. It may interest you to know that before he retired John was the Technical Director of AVRO at Woodford; from designing things like the ‘Vulcan’ to Indoor models of a few grams! I can probably make a full size plan available later if anyone is interested.

Second place went to David Horsfield who was flying the Dave Linstrum designed ‘Mistral’ which was published in the June 1995 Model Builder magazine.

I was in third place with my own designed ‘Bar Fly’. I have attached some photographs and .jpegs of the plan. I can email the plan as .jpeg or .PDF if anyone would like it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 12:38:31 PM »

Hi John, I'd like to have a few indoor planes ready by the time we secure a new indoor flying site. We lost the our old site to city cutbacks Sad

The Bar Fly looks great, I'd be interested in building one. I PM'd my email address to you. If you could please send me the plans in pdf that would be great. Thank you! --Atesus
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 06:49:15 PM »

Hi John, I'd like to have a few indoor planes ready by the time we secure a new indoor flying site. We lost the our old site to city cutbacks Sad

The Bar Fly looks great, I'd be interested in building one. I PM'd my email address to you. If you could please send me the plans in pdf that would be great.

Ditto.... Bar Fly does look great and I appreciate the detail shots. Is the noseblock shot showing an adjustable thrust plate?

I PM'd my email also for a PDF copy of the plan.

Thanks Again for the information and the great looking plane.

Tom
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 01:35:51 PM »

Hi all - newbie to the forum here.

The BMFA (UK) has announced a postal comp for this class.

See BMFA News Issue 104 page 10

Some are already being test flown at my local club so hopefully a goodly number nationally will take up the challenge.

We often hear tales of woe about how few young members we have in our clubs but if we older members dont show some enthusiasm, how can we expect young people to?

Come on you duration guys, get building those LE's.......................

My own Chad appears Ok with a few minor mods but the weight is 5.6g and I reckon that's the top end.
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2011, 06:22:48 PM »

I'm game to try to fly a bar Cheesy or ist that "bar the flies"?  PM on the  way, John.

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