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« on: April 09, 2016, 04:44:13 PM »

Here is a veteran Bostonian called the Bandido. It was designed in the early 1990's and features many stolen ideas from other model or full-scale designers. Hence the moniker Boston Bandido. The landing gear is sprung ala' Walt Eggert. The wheel pants and wheels, Walt Mooney. The wings have Hoerner Tips using styrofoam. The prop assembly is a combination of Joe Kohler and Tom Hallman. It also has an adjustable stab in that it adjusts (neutral or up) at the aft end thanks to Joe Krush. It had not flown in about 20 years but I pulled it out to fly up at the last Racine Indoor Meet and was able to place second. Flight times were a conservative 1:22 as I did not have much time to futz with power options. It does cruise slightly nose high and close to a stall. The model now weighs around 10 grams without rubber. It might be time to replace it but I have to give it credit for still being a reliable flyer.

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 07:25:50 PM »

That's a great looking Bostonian! What size motor are you running in it?
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 07:36:22 PM »

Thanks. Rubber size is

.096 X 18" loop Tan SS-Braided
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 12:57:31 AM »

I like the shape of your Bandido.
Reminds me a bit of the Boston Speedster.
Hope that the Bandido flies as good as it looks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 05:10:57 PM »

It definitely has Rearwin Speedster influences. It is very stable and flies as if on "rails". I am planning on creating a Embryo style as well. Here are some more shots. Note the repair panel above the landing gear. I will add some dope to tighten that repair up.

Tom
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 02:58:52 AM »

Good to hear that it flies well.
I like the colours, ideal for a Bostonian.
Looking forward to see the Embrio version.
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2016, 04:17:08 PM »

Very nice model Tom  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 11:09:35 PM »

Thanks. The Bandido was originally designed under the urging of Frank Fanelli at Flying Models. Before the design was flight tested, they closed up shop. It was  then stored for a few years. I agreed to go to the last Racine Indoor meet and packed to go. i might try some other props while I work on the Embryo version. This will all take a few months as my schedule gets very busy with real work in the Spring and Summer plus my National Supervisor duties with Science Olympiad. 

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