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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2015, 10:04:18 AM »

Hi John,

Thanks for the link.......sadly, not so encouraging!  Embarrassed

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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2015, 07:35:19 PM »

Since my motto relates to doing copious sanding, you know I have to comment on this beautiful piece of craftmanship!  Cheesy
FYI, I had the distinct opportunity of watching Stan Hill fly his Vector Director @ Taft, Gardener Field, circa 1957ish.
A Super Tiger 29 was powering it very quickly, as it VTOed @ about 45 degree angle, maybe slightly to left.
As I recall, it would swing into left glide circle from great height, & maxed easily...until its fatal, last flight, when it intersected
Ray Van de Walker's big D ship a couple hundred feet up, which knocked off a wing (tongue&slot plugins) & proceeded to
destroy itself on impact!  A shame as it nearly made me sick. i can only imagine how Stan felt. 
FYI, I don't recall ever seeing him fly FF again...
PS: Ray's big D ship wiggled once or twice, sustained a large tissue rip in wing, then kept on gliding for the max I wager.
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2015, 09:33:54 PM »

Hi Lee,

Thank you for sharing that very interesting memory....much appreciated!  Smiley

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Nigel
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« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2015, 10:12:32 AM »

Hi Nigel,
And here I thought I was taking a big chance building a Spacer… I will be really interested to hear how your Vector Director flies. Val Ure in Winnipeg built a very high thrust line 1/2-A that is in one of the Zaic yearbooks and, when I was living in Manitoba, Val told me it was a good flier.
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« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2015, 01:51:15 PM »

Hi Simon,

Well, if you're going to take a chance.....go big!  Grin

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