Logo
Builders' Plan Gallery  |  Hip Pocket Web Site  |  Contact Forum Admin (Account/Technical Issues)  |  Contact Global Moderator
December 02, 2021, 01:22:04 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
 
Home Help Search Login Register
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Little Richard?  (Read 939 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
kill-1
Bronze Member
***

Kudos: 0
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 57

Topic starter


Ignore
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:03:47 PM »

 LITTLE RICHRD  anyone out there build and flown it? what kinda times for it indoors  ? anyone build and fly the prairie bird? any good indoor times? what should I look for in an embryo bird for times? THANKS FOR THE HELP. kill-1
Logged
Maxout
Titanium Member
*******

Kudos: 101
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 2,730


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 03:11:26 PM »

It's not an Embryo, but for sport flying, it's a fun, reliable, and easy to build airplane.

For an embryo, look for winning times to be 90 seconds or so in a Cat I site, and consistently over 2 minutes in higher sites or outdoors.
Logged
lincoln
Titanium Member
*******

Kudos: 38
Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 2,589



Ignore
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 12:26:53 AM »

It's been a long time, but I think I was getting over a minute under an 18 foot ceiling. How much over I can't remember. I scratch built mine with extra light wood. It uses much larger wood sizes than necessary, but this was for a one design event. Some of the more outrageous tasks were penny lofting, toilet paper towing, and balloon busting. It's probably NOT overbuilt for those, especially for the penny loft. I can't remember how many pennies. Maybe 6 or 7? And I don't remember if these were pre or post 1983 pennies. Or somewhere around then, when the weight went down. I also seem to recall 18 squares of toilet paper pulled into the air!

Another airplane in this category is Dick Baxter's original Pussycat. Our local ff club, in the Boston area, has a mass launch event for these:
http://youtu.be/MhtjAJ9scwU
Keep in mind that this is an early heat and everyone is using less than maximum turns so the motors will have something left for later heats. Otherwise, these models would be up much longer. Dick Baxter's designs tend to be simple and also to fly well. I suspect, though, that the Almost Wright (or is that Almost Right?) would be better for a second or third model than for a first. I haven't built one myself, so I'm just guessing, but it does have a few more parts. I think there's a plan for the Pussycat here on Hip Pocket. There's also a Big Pussycat, which probably flies great, but it's not the one I'm talking about.

Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!