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Author Topic: B.A.T. Monoplane Dimer  (Read 3593 times)
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2017, 10:25:49 PM »

I've seen the Gurney flap thing work on even large power models.  Denny Dock used one to tame a D gasser a few years ago at the NATS.

I met Dan Gurney very briefly at Daytona.  He asked a group of us if we had a plug wrench for his motor bike.
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2017, 11:27:16 PM »

Great story Dohrm.  My Vega landed in the pond last year, just beyond the reach of my 30 retrieval pole.....so yeah, had to strip off my boots and jeans and wade in for it...the stuff we do, eh?
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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2019, 10:53:14 PM »

The BAT is no more. Last fall, wound her up for another flight, and as I removed the blast tube, and hooked up the prop, the motor let go. Classic B.U.R.G. Moment. (Blowed Up Real Good)

Will have to build another, as this was a great Flier.
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« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2019, 11:47:56 PM »

There is an inherent lack of justice in this story Dohrm.......I've had this happen as well.  FF rubber flying does seem to find a way to tax one's patience....
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2019, 12:00:46 AM »

What’s funny is I wrote B.U.R.G. on the scoresheet.  There was comical confusion amongst the powers that be. Luckily, a translator happened by.
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2019, 03:14:13 PM »

I'm doing one of these. If you ever build another one, these may come in handy!
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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2019, 04:03:39 PM »

These are pretty much the best (only?) photos you will find on this plane.  They were published in the WWI Aero #117, December 1987.

--george
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« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 04:38:26 PM »

I will build another, a very nice flyer.
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