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« Reply #2825 on: September 27, 2021, 03:37:39 AM »

What a nice Nobler Mick. What motor does it have?

Neat little Buckman Stoney.

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« Reply #2826 on: September 27, 2021, 10:19:28 AM »

Hello

It’s an OS46la.  Was going to be an OS40FP.

It looks rougher close up :0.  Bit overweight at 52oz but those that know tell me it will be ok for my purposes.

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« Reply #2827 on: September 27, 2021, 11:15:18 AM »

Flew the unnamed Sailplane design of mine again using a light 150 foot histart to good effect today. Winds 8mph and a bit turbulent. Some light thermals. All good. Finally got it a bit more trimmed on the launch trim, hold in glide trim with up elevator. Takes a bit of practice to work some lift low down. Fun local park flying, have not done much rc flying for many years.  Nice day in the park.

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« Reply #2828 on: September 27, 2021, 11:40:05 PM »

It will all come back quickly Sundance. I can imagine how much fun that would be in a park on your bungee.

Happy flying.

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« Reply #2829 on: September 28, 2021, 12:33:02 PM »

Hi John,
At age 59, it's like a day on the golf links, nothing flies straight and the walking is slow, lucky I can land the shot close to the pin...

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It will all come back quickly Sundance. I can imagine how much fun that would be in a park on your bungee.

Happy flying.

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« Reply #2830 on: September 28, 2021, 04:28:36 PM »

In response to Russ asking for details of the McHard models I have.
I have spent some time providing protection for my kit scale models using a box made of core flute and another one from a computer outer box. This includes storage for rubber and any associated tools and spares. Also I opened up the travel box for the Doug McHard models that were purchased at the Bonhams auction some years ago. They are two CO2 models a WACO and a Taylorcraft E2 and two rubber models a Fairchild 45 and a Fleet Biplane. The two Brown CO2 motors just required lubrication and the Fleet biplane requires a small tissue repair on the fin. It was also a chance to glue the box dividers in place as the tape had lost its holding power. Photos of the models are attached. If our planned indoor meeting at Morrinsville on the 17 October goes ahead I hope to fly them there.
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« Reply #2831 on: October 02, 2021, 01:04:56 PM »

Some nice models on here recently .

I really like the Doug McHard models Ricky. Great Nobler Mike and really nice scheme for it too, good luck with the test flights.

Very neat Jungman too Stoney


I've not had much chance to get in the workshop much recently but a rainy day has changed that and provided the opportunity to put some finishing touches to my new Zilly Ebenezer ( From Catch The Pigeon cartoon series) now that it has successfully flown

 My poor yard broom was plucked of another nylon bristle to provide the bendy support for the telescope. Hopefully once the paints dried I can stick these bits on tomorrow, I made some exhaust pipes too, and call it finished.



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« Reply #2832 on: October 02, 2021, 01:28:28 PM »

Ricky .... sorry, I missed your post.
A lovely collection of his models  Smiley
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« Reply #2833 on: October 07, 2021, 07:20:57 PM »

I think you may have established yourself as  flying cartoonist Chris. That looks really neat - love the telescope! I hope it flies as well as it looks or at least like an ebenezer Smiley

I'm sure you will do justice to McHard's lovely models Ricky!

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« Reply #2834 on: October 10, 2021, 03:42:26 PM »

Hello

Finally got my Blejzyk Hammer F3F flown today.

Some good air on the slope and managed to get it worryingly high  Cheesy

Might as well put some paint on it then!

Great quality kit.

Mike

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« Reply #2835 on: October 10, 2021, 08:39:11 PM »

Nice model Mike. It reminds me how much I miss my old Pike Plus.

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« Reply #2836 on: October 10, 2021, 10:57:47 PM »

I was at the Sepulveda Basin this morning flying the Wright Amount of Wrong.  This is the first Sunday in months with completely dead air...should have brought NoCals.  Flew the original prototype built in 2013 and it still flies well.  The performance of the current model was very satisfactory with both the sesquiplane wings and a well used set of biplane wings.  Dan Snow shamed me into doing a pre-printed skin (now available) for it.
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« Reply #2837 on: October 10, 2021, 11:15:33 PM »

Really nice, Kittyfritters. This is your design? I like the looks of it, and imagine that it flies well, too.
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« Reply #2838 on: October 13, 2021, 08:06:06 PM »

Yes, George, the Wright Amount of Wrong is my design and I have it in kit.

Threw together a Sig Cub for a contest on Sunday.  The Black Sheep Exhibition Squadron challenged the South Bay Soaring Society to a Sig Cub flyoff. It's an old timey R.O.G. with a 24 inch wing span and a relatively quick build.   

I did some back yard trimming this afternoon to prepare for the flyoff and discovered that it can be trimmed to a marvelous, floaty, glide and with a motor of two loops of 3/32" Tan, Sport rubber it will climb on 50 turns!  The plans call for two loops of the 1/8" that comes with the kit, way too much power!  I predict some OOS flights if the weather is good.

There should be between 12 and 24 fliers on Sunday at the Grassy Knoll area of the Sepulveda Basin.  If you are in the Los Angeles area on Sunday come out and enjoy the chaos.

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« Reply #2839 on: October 13, 2021, 08:14:05 PM »

I think you will need at least6 one more if it flies that well Smiley

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« Reply #2840 on: October 14, 2021, 01:06:15 PM »

Installed the top wing on a Sterling PT-17 yesterday.  Fun kit, if a bit heavy.  Today it's on to rigging and landing gear.

Mike
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« Reply #2841 on: October 14, 2021, 03:29:07 PM »

Beautiful model Mike!! 
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« Reply #2842 on: October 14, 2021, 07:44:21 PM »

Very nice - you are maintaining a high standard Mike!

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« Reply #2843 on: October 14, 2021, 10:25:01 PM »

Mike,   
       A very tidy model. What is heavy?
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« Reply #2844 on: October 14, 2021, 10:57:45 PM »

Thanks guys.

Mike,    
       ...What is heavy?
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It's about 45g for what you see in the picture.  By the time I get wheels, strut covers, engine, prop and noseblock I'll be lucky to keep the empty weight under 60g.  Surprisingly the balance is better than I thought it would be.  There's a lot of stagger in the wings, so the top wing helps bring the balance forward.  It'll need some noseweight, but I don't think it'll be as much as I feared.  At this point I'm estimating the flying weight (with a ~20g motor) will be around 80-85g.  For reference, span is 22" and wing area is about 139 sq in.

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« Reply #2845 on: October 17, 2021, 04:48:57 PM »

Flew in the Sig Cub flyoff this morning.  There was a good turn out from both clubs, the weather was beautiful, sunny, not too hot, and perfectly dead air.  Well, the last was not ideal...no lift.  Only three people broke a minute.  I did 55.6 seconds.  I was glad that I brought my kite pole though...treed the Sig Cub twice and my Side Effect prototype once.  Unfortunately, I was too busy flying to take pictures but other people did so I will post some when I get them,

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« Reply #2846 on: October 17, 2021, 07:26:21 PM »

Today we had beautiful weather in Southeast Texas and I got a chance to start trimming Nikolina Coupe so it can be ready to fly with Allen in the 1960's coupe postal contest.  More to be done, but it flies well so far.  Hope to continue next weekend if weather permits.   
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