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« on: February 17, 2020, 06:30:43 PM »

First glide test looks promising
12 gram motor, total 77.3 grams.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzdGlH3yuP8&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 07:15:30 PM »

Looks great!  Depending on how in to scale fidelity you choose to be, the pilot in an Air Camper inhabits the rear cockpit for solo ops to properly balance the CG.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 08:34:25 PM »

Hi Stovebolt.  That big 27" Air Camper test glide looks great to me too.  Cool  You really are up on a ladder for the test glide toss.  Shocked  .     I have no more good flying weather, wind wise, for a whole week now ... good thing I got out for a couple of flights.   Low wind days are hard to come by, and dead calm days almost seem to never happen ... 
Looking forward to the powered flight videos.   Smiley

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OH, I HAVE SLIPPED THE SURLY BONDS OF EARTH ... UP, UP THE LONG DELIRIOUS BURNING BLUE ... SUNWARD I'VE CLIMBED AND JOINED THE TUMBLING MIRTH OF SUN-SPLIT CLOUDS ...
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 06:35:31 PM »


Looking forward to the powered flight videos.   Smiley

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Well Richard I do have a couple clips, but they're  the "don't do this at home" kind;)
I can tell from watching them, it's no worse off than my FC 71, so it will fly.
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I thought this pic had the controls forward, I'd guess it's just for display to cover the controls.
 I may be in the wrong place. Is this a scale forum?
thanks Pat
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 09:00:15 AM »

No not the wrong place. I think its pretty much equal opportunity. More so mainly because the AirCamper is a scale ship to begin with.

That picture shows covers on both front and back, which many do to protect the cockpit interior from sun and weather when not flying.  Just passing along what I know, in case scale fidelity was desired, and so that others will know if they choose to model it as well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 01:49:51 AM »


That picture shows covers on both front and back, which many do to protect the cockpit interior from sun and weather when not flying. 
The repairs are done, weather changing, test glide off the hill for sure. If the breeze is low some test flights.
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 I should be more observant in my old age, I missed the snaps on the front cover.
 I had a talk with that pilot, he complained the “controls were too far away”. I told him that anyone could fly this plane from the back seat. To make my point, I hired a pasty faced guy off the street and put him in the back seat. We’ll see how it goes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 06:10:47 PM »

 Second test went good till a test launch into the wind.
150 turns produced an except-able flight.
The crash damage repair will be put off.
 After I placed 12 grams ballast in the nose,
I figured I'd build a modern Sky Scout with longer engine/ nose, to move the CG forward.
 The 13 gram motor was too big w/o stretch winding.
The glide has straightened out, because of all that weight I think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5fyV1RHOyQ&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 07:52:01 PM »

 After two sunny days testing and three crashes, time to hang it up.
This idea of pop off wings may go by the way side. Not getting them glued into the original position.
 This one goes on a hook, I salvaged the wheel carriage.
Going to start the Pietenpol  sky scout  with a longer snout and 4* decalage.
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