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« on: August 17, 2015, 03:26:41 PM »

OK, guys and gals...

Last winter, my "big" project was the Pimenoff #18. And, oh, what a joy that was. I loved doing that project. From the research, to the CAD design, to the production of the short kits, to the building, to the test flying and now that it's all trimmed out, what a joy it is to fly.

So, now I need another project airplane.

So I'm looking for some suggestions. Some guidelines:

I really like the idea of vintage FAI, but it could also be some other classic design. The airplane needs to have some curves, not necessarily elliptical plan form, but something pleasing to the eye.

No bigger than, say, a classic FAI ship (.15 size or thereabouts)

An airplane that is not currently available as a kit (short or otherwise)

Can be obscure, but not impossible to find documentation for. I don't mind doing the research, but I don't want to design from an old, faded photograph.

Needs to be a relatively proven design. Does not have to be a world champion, but no one-flight wonders, if you please.

So, there you have it. Now it's up to you... offer up some suggestions.

Thanks

Rich


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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 03:45:14 PM »

Aeromodellers from the 60s carried excellent WC reports, and lots of pictures of beautiful models. I´m away so can´t check, but the name Hank Spence rings a bell with a nice model. And Bob Cherny?
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 04:28:46 PM »

There are never enough of these at contests, in my opinion.

Night Train VII
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 05:01:30 PM »

There are never enough of these at contests, in my opinion.

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The Night Train VII is not kitted already?

If not, that would be one to put on the short list!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 05:15:14 PM »

As you are at the 1960 winners why not the GLOWORM from John Sheppard, in Zaig 1959-1961,page 42 just in front of #18!
Or Mike Gasters GASTOVE, same book, page 48.
Or a Norman Marcus design, was published in Aeromodeller at the beginning of the '60.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 05:40:32 PM »

What about Lothar Piesk's Atlantis?  It is a 1.5cc FAI Power model. Published in Dec. 1959 Aeromodeller and also in Model Airplane News around the same time. Outerzone plan # 1583  Here's the link: http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1583

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2015, 07:14:33 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 09:49:25 AM »

Good Gentles:

So far, I've got three "in the running".

1) Uranus
2) Saturn
3) Night Train

Kind of leaning towards the Night Train, but the three view I found (the picture) is not detailed. Anybody have a source for a better drawing?
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 11:10:33 AM »

Good Gentles:

So far, I've got three "in the running".

1) Uranus
2) Saturn
3) Night Train

Kind of leaning towards the Night Train, but the three view I found (the picture) is not detailed. Anybody have a source for a better drawing?
http://www.freeflightsupplies.co.uk/
In the Plans section, under MSP Martyn Presnell
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2015, 07:19:17 PM »

Iceman,

PM sent re Mk 7 Night Train.

Regards,

Brian
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2015, 06:31:30 AM »

Have a look at my Executioner dating from the mid 60's
Several places in contests in Ireland, UK, Canada and Australia.
3 View dwgs first published in Nov 1965 Northern Area News.

Full size PDF plans available on Outerzone
http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5952
http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=1774

I'm currently flying a 1969 wing on a new Electric Fuselage and tail. Recent photo of it in Electric Power General in this forum.
Working on updating plans for Electric setup.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2015, 11:24:56 AM »

Hi Rich,

Some more info for you regarding the Mk 7 Night Train: the plan was published in Model Airplane News in August 1968 & the accompanying article gives detail about the construction of the model itself & also its development.

Good luck with choosing, given the variety of options being offered.

Brian
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2015, 09:36:21 PM »

How about the "Mars" by Maurice Doyle? It's one that I've always admired......
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 01:52:57 PM »

Night Train, Night Train, Night Train!. I saw Glidermaster's plane at the Northwest Free Flight Champs. Sweet lines!
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 01:57:03 PM »

Night Train, Night Train, Night Train!. I saw Glidermaster's plane at the Northwest Free Flight Champs. Sweet lines!

Yes, Night Train is definitely leading the field right now... Gorgeous airplane.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2015, 07:30:32 PM »

Ice,

Oh man now look what your started! I did obtain a plan for the Gloworm from Aerodyne if you or anyone else is interested. I did not check dimensions, square-ness or anything else but it appears to be all there. Nice plane and would be Era 3 depending on engine. I also don't know about copyright etc., but Al Heinrich is the guy.

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 10:04:42 AM »

I've pretty much decided on the Night Train. Now the question is:

MK II or MK VII?
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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2015, 11:13:37 AM »

I've pretty much decided on the Night Train. Now the question is:

MK II or MK VII?

MK VII!  How about a 36" wingspan version as well?  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 02:45:01 PM »

Iceman,
Obviously, you like to build(so do I). This one is pretty challenging:
My choice would be a nice, light open power Nig Nog.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2015, 04:42:59 PM »

I'm with Denny on this one. It must be the Nig Nog. A fantastic aeroplane. Here's my E36 version.

Perhaps Denny could post a picture of one of his.

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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 06:44:17 PM »

Actually, I've already started the CAD work for the Night Train MK VII. The wing is done, and now I'm working on the stab. A couple pictures so far:

It's probably going to be a long winter, so you never know, maybe I'll do the Nig Nog also.... Anyone have a source for it?

(I did a Google search and could not find the plan, but I was surprised that "Nig Nog" is a very derogatory term)

I'm also planning on doing the Night Train Mk II.
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 07:55:47 PM »

The Nig Nog is available in 2 sizes in the NFFS plans service. The original 550sq in version and another at 240sq in.

Nig Nog might not be PC now but 50 years ago attitudes were different. It is also a drink.

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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 08:40:52 PM »

Iceman...One of the reasons I went with ...EGG NOG
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2015, 08:36:10 AM »

Well all I can say is every help-respecting competitive modeler ought to have an E-Payload model or two in their quiver.   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 10:10:34 PM »

Stab CAD Model done
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