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« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2019, 08:19:02 PM »

Back from the dead! Well done. I don't think you will have any trim problems with your attention to alignment accuracy.

Good luck.

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« Reply #176 on: May 09, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER  30"  Dumas Kit

FLIGHT REPORT #11
      SUNDAY MAY 5 2019
Six Flights     Pics  2142  to  2157

     Thanks Dan and John.
     On the walk out with the dog first thing in the morning,  I saw the arrival of a northerly migrating  "Red Admiral"  butterfly, on the light post  on the corner.   Until then I had only see three whites and one brown back in the butterfly meadows.   Surely this was a good  Wink omen.          And in this same day,  I did find the female Cooper's Hawk moving around on her new tree nest way up high.   I will be watching that nest with binoculars this summer.    
      We got home, and the weather was great.  We grabbed the plane and some clay weight, and headed out right away, as the Auxiliary Police volunteers are starting around noon in the park now, and patrol until dark, and the Cricket guys would be coming around noon until dark.
     We beat the Cricket players who later on, did take over the Cricket Field in the early afternoon.  It was so wet, I thought they would not play, but they did.
     This was the first flights since the broken off wing crash on  April 22 2019 in Reply #10 above.    All  the flights were long half circles mostly,  from  10 seconds on 200 winds, up to 20 seconds on  250 winds.    
Weather  9:15  AM   Sunny  52 deg F (50),   winds blowing from the North at 4 mph, gusting to 7 mph,  71% humidity.
     At least I got a couple of good early spring flying days in, and a some nice pics.  The weather since has been cold, windy, and rainy.  

Pic #1     2142     The walkout through Jackson Park to the Cricket Field.
Pic #2     2143     The Flower Garden has wine colored tulips.
Pic #3     2144     There is no wind on the flag by the replica Spit and Hurri.
Pic #4     2145     No wind and the Rearwin.
pic #5     2146    On the runway ready for the first test flight.
Pic #6     2147     Out flying just between the two Spruce trees.

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« Reply #177 on: May 09, 2019, 09:02:51 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #11       SUNDAY MAY 5 2019
Six Flights      
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     These flight were all finger winds.     Motor,  8 strands of 3/32"  rubber,   12 inches long, prop hook to rear peg is  13 inches.

Pic #1     2148     Coming through the bare tree on the right.
Pic #2     2149     Going straight for Trapper -  he is watching it !
Pic #3     2150     Trapper laughs at the planted soft landing, in the long grass.
Pic #4     2151     Way up high and coming down fast on final landing approach.   I was suddenly hoping for a runway landing, when it winds down the prop and turns to the right, and starts going straight down the runway.
Pic #5     2152    It flared perfectly as the prop ran down,  and GREASED THE LAST SIX FEET OF THE RUNWAY PITCH.
Pic #6     2153     And rolls to a stop just off the end of the Pitch, with the prop spinning to a stop just before I could get a pic.

Flight #1     200 winds   10 sec    Launched from SE, wind from North
Flight #2     200 winds   12 sec     Perfect  1 1/2  circle, landing with the wilnd from the North.     
Flight #3     250 winds,   10 sec     3/4  circle,  going right for Trapper
Flight #4     250 winds    20  sec     BEST FLIGHT  AND GREASES RUNWAY
Flight #5     250 winds    14 sec     Perfect long  1/2  circle way out there.
Flight #6     250  winds   18 sec     3/4 circle,  perfect landing.  I had launched from the SE because the wilnd had changed to the SE.

     The weather was now at  10:50  AM,    55 deg F (55),  winds blowing from the North East at  4 mph, gusting to 6 mph,  67% humidity.   I thought we had better stop,  and maybe come back later with the stooge and a long motor, and even if the Cricket guys took over, there was tomorrow morning with no wind also ...

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« Reply #178 on: May 09, 2019, 09:26:34 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #11       SUNDAY MAY 5 2019
Six Flights    
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And here are the last four pics.

Pic #1   2054     Coming down low on landing.  The yellow dandelions have taken over the grass.
Pic #2    2055     Zooming along at tree top level.
Pic #3     2057    Another great day - no damage ...  deep grass ...
Pic #4     Red Admiral 2 Butterfly

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Still to post -  Flight Report #12  from May 6 2019
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« Reply #179 on: May 12, 2019, 11:59:57 AM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #12                    MONDAY MAY 6 2019

     Today makes two flying days in a row.  Cool   I got in 11  flights and the Rearwin worked fine, after re-attaching the left wing.   All flights were about  3/4  circle to one circle - all finger wound from 200 winds to about 250 winds,  giving  13 to 18 second flights.   Flight #6 was a BAD LAUNCH -  it went up too high, stalls, comes down and does not recover in time and CRASHES HARD WITH A LOUD CRACKING CRUNCH,  full song,  into the turf,  where there was not a lot of grass.   There was a tissue tear at the top of the wing center section along the left root rib.   I wiggled everything, but it all felt solid, so I kept flying, as the damage was not evident until I removed the tissue later.
     So anyways, here are some nice spring pics of Flight Report #12,  after which, the Rearwin had to go back into the jig in the Hangar for Mandrake and Bloodroot to work on ...

Weather   11:45  AM    68 deg F (68), winds blowing from the West at 6 mph, gusting to 9 mph,  49% humidity.

Pic #1     2161     The walk out.  Half of the trees have leaves started.
Pic #2     2162     They just mowed my Cricket grass flying field.
Pic #3     2164     Noseplant flip.
Pic #4     2165     Is that a City Parks Worker truck,  OR,  City By-Law Officer truck ?   Huh Huh  Shocked   driving by ...
Pic #5     2166     In the big Willow going left.
pic #6     2167     Glidepath angle.

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« Reply #180 on: May 12, 2019, 12:14:21 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #12                     MONDAY MAY 6 2019
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Pic #1     2168     The Rearwin is King,  patrolling around the Cricket Field, surveying its territory.
Pic #2     2169     Now the Grassmower guys drives by re-cutting the thick matted cut grass lines he already cut - thankfully he took off.
Pic #3     2170     The proud Speedster soars through the gray skies of spring.
Pic #4     2171     Lots of green scenery.
Pic #5     2172     This is the outward result of the Crash -  the "tissue tear" -  but it was much more damage than that inside ...
Pic #6     2173     Buzzing right along.

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« Reply #181 on: May 12, 2019, 12:19:32 PM »

Pic #3 is a great shot Richard.  You're certainly getting your money's worth out of that Rearwin - there's a lot to be said for sticking with a model till it becomes like an old friend.

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« Reply #182 on: May 12, 2019, 12:23:17 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #12               MONDAY MAY 6 2019
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     And the last six pics.   Two flying days in a row does not come by very often ...  at least I did not break the wing off again ...    Grin

Pic #1     2174     Perfect soft landing.
Pic #2     2175     Gray skies and scenery.
pic #3     2176     Final landing stop in deep fluffy grass.
Pic #4     2177     Going left low over the "Pitch".
Pic #5     2178     Another soft dream landing.
Pic #6     2179      Flower garden Tulips and grass growing up through the straw.

      I thought it was a good set of flights, and I subconsciously tried to convince myself, that the crunch of the crash, was just the tissue tear breaking, but once it was in the jig,  with the tissue cut out, there was more damage requiring further surgery.
     Repairs to follow.  
    
     Get outside and fly !!!

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« Reply #183 on: May 13, 2019, 11:48:31 AM »

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REPAIRS AFTER MAY 6 2019  CRASH in Flight Report #12

Pic #1     2185     Mandrake and Bloodroot set up the four fuse plate jigs, lower the Rearwin into place,  and examine the tissue tear and damage.

Pic #2     2186     They secure the plane nice and tight using elastics stretched over the fuse,  and are attached/grounded to round head pins that are stuck sideways into the building board.

Pic #3     2187      The white crossmember by the toothpic was broken out of its glue joint,  and there is (I discovered after I was done) a vertical complete cross grain break of the center rib front, just under all of the window glazing, that I cannot get to, unless I replace that one piece window again (which is all gummed up on the inside from the lubed rubber motor spitting off the lube).  So we just started gluing in some heavy duty white balsa supports, and hope for the best. 

Pic #4     2189     All of the supports are now in.   Bloodroot sizes up and cuts out some "stress monocoque" tissue covering for added strength.

Pic #5     2191     A single small bead of thinned white glue (70% glue, 30% water), was painted down on the edges, and the tissue carefully placed into position and lightly pressed down -  that is all glue you need - I press down all the wrinkles, with a small moistened edge of balsa.   Then Bloodroot gets that small brush loaded with very thin white glue to water mixture - almost pure water - and he paints the edges very carefully to seal the deal.

Pic #6     2193   All has dried overnight.

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« Reply #184 on: May 13, 2019, 11:56:40 AM »

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REPAIRS AFTER MAY 6 2019  CRASH in Flight Report #12
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Pic #1     2194     Front view.
Pic #2     2195     Mandrake and Bloodroot shake hands after another job well done. They are lefties.
Pic #3     2209     Ready to fly.
Pic #4     WEATHER FORECAST  TUESDAY MAY 14 2019   Weather forecast for tomorrow Tues may 14 2019.   Time to make a brand new 22" motor, stretch it,  lube it,  test some motor runs in the plane on the table stooge,  and bring to the field, my winding stooge and back pack, and force myself to start with low winds and work my way up to flights in the 20 seconds, or so, and if all is good,  start cranking in some real winds,  and try to get past 30 seconds -  if I get 30 seconds, the next flight will be full turns to try and beat 43 seconds  ....

Bare Plane - no motor, includes prop block and prop and rear peg
                                                   =    105.58 grams
12" motor 4 strands of 3/16"           =   6.19  grams
Total all up Weight                            =    111.77  grams
Total Wing Area                                 =     135.4  square inches

Total wing loading   weight divided by wing area  
                                    111.77 grams  /  135.4  square inches

   equals  0.83 grams   per square inch, and it still flies!!

     I did get this Rearwin out for its  13th flight Report on Sat May 11 2019,  for 6 flights all finger wound.   Here is a link to these flights,   in  Reply 1068 and Reply 1069,   in "Went flying",  Your Birds in Flight, General Forum,  here https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=438.msg242204#new
Now my log is all caught up.   Time to get my motors in order ...

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« Reply #185 on: May 13, 2019, 09:00:51 PM »

What a run you've had with that model Richard. It must have set a record for number of flights.

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« Reply #186 on: May 13, 2019, 09:44:55 PM »

A real education can be had by going back to the beginning.  You can follow how Richard learned about such things as the forward peg, winding tubes, model structure (especially learning how to make landing gear survive) and flight trimming.

He has gotten more flying out of that battered but still proud Rearwin than most of us would have.

Richard is a real inspiration for us all.
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« Reply #187 on: May 14, 2019, 03:39:34 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #14
         TUES MAY 14 2019

     Thanks for the nice comments John and flydean1.   This Free Flight rubber Hobby just happened to fit right in with me taking my dog out to the park, for walks,  3, 4, 5 times a day.   So that is the main reason why I am a dedicated small park flyer ...

NEW MOTOR AND BENCH TESTS

     Last night,  Mon May 13 2019,  we worked late building a new motor, with the last of my half pound of  3/16" rubber.   Good thing is that I also just got my mail order "Tracking Number" of my big order coming from George at Volare.  
     This is the motor we made and installed,  in preparation for the weather forecast coming true ... today on the morning of Tues May 14 2019.

Pic #1     2212     That is the last of my  3/16" rubber.    My old motors already made up.
Pic #2     2213     Mandrake and Bloodroot "string bind" the ends of the rubber motor.
Pic #3     2220     The motor is  22"  long.
Pic #4     2221     Mandrake and Bloodroot stretch and lube the motor.
Pic #5     2222     The new  22"  four strand  3/16"  motor is installed for bench stretch-winding tests.
Pic #6     2250     Bench Test Results

Flights coming up ...

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« Reply #188 on: May 16, 2019, 09:57:13 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #14          TUES MAY 14 2019

SEVEN FLIGHTS  STRETCH WOUND IN THE STOOGE

     At  10:15 AM Tues May 14 2019 was 48 deg F (45),  with winds blowing from the NorthWest at 6 mph, gusting to 9 mph,  58% humidity.    This is what I have been waiting for ...  all winter ... and the grass was still not mowed yet (it was to be mowed the very next day).
     We left the apt at 10:45, packed up with the winding stooge and a 15:1 winder, and a fresh, stretched and lubed, four strand, 22 inches long,  3/16"  motor (prop hook to rear pegs is 13"),  we made the night before.

Pic #1     2227     The walk out.  This is the tree with the Cooper's Hawk nest.  I have seen her tail sticking out from the nest many times when she is laying and incubating.
Pic #2     2228     This is the top of that tree with the nest.
Pic #3     2229     And here are the Monarch trees of Jackson Park -  three Metasequoia or Dawn Redwood trees (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), with their linear deciduous needles just starting to grow out.
Pic #4     2230     Here is my setup on the Cricket field.    I lift that pink ribbon into the air, to be sure which way the wind really is blowing before launch.
pic #5     2231     Flight #2     Trapper is watching it finally starting to climb on launch.
Pic #6     2232     Flight #2    Here it is coning back towards me, from circling left,  3/4  of a circle into the flight. 

Flight #1     330 winds     5 seconds   Short sluggish flight out and descending down -   not enough uuuuummmfff !!   it takes a couple of  seconds for the plane to catch up to the wind, and power further through it, into the "relative wind" .

Flight #2     495 winds     10 seconds     Flew left  3/4  circle.   It was a downwind launch Pic 2231,  that barely made it up without hitting the ground.   I put more clear Scotch tape on the noseblock bottom to hold a bit more downthrust.

Flight #3     600 winds     4 seconds and down into the grass on the down wind launch.  It needs more lift or more winds.

Flight #4      750 winds     27 seconds  BEST FLIGHT OF THE DAY  1 1/4 circles, three pics, the last one sitting.   2233   2234   2235
2233     Coming back to me, and flying TOO CLOSE TO THE TREE LINE
2234     Here it goes flying right back in behind me just in front of both stands ...  close call   Huh
2235     where it landed
This flight was too close to the trees, so I moved out further into the field for the next launch.

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« Reply #189 on: May 16, 2019, 10:05:12 PM »

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FLIGHT REPORT #14          TUES MAY 14 2019

SEVEN FLIGHTS  STRETCH WOUND IN THE STOOGE
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Flight #5     750 winds     16 seconds   Pics  2237    2238  This was a perfect full circle and landing.

Flight #6     750 winds     15 seconds   Pics  2239   2240    Flight was  4/5  of a circle.   A little high on the launch angle, gave a nice slow flight at the end, with a right turn and straightening out at the end to a perfect landing in the tall grass.

Flight #7     750 winds     19 seconds     Pic  2241 flying   2242 sitting    The flight was a full  5/6  circle, but then it kept going and going (it had come around into the calm leeward wind from the perimeter tree line).    On and on it flew, right in through the tree line,  and lands, luckily missing all of the tree trunks.   Playing with disaster again ...   Undecided

Pic #1     2233     Flight #4     27 sec  -   longest flight of the day -  OH NOOO - it's still flying into the tree line ...
Pic #2     2234     Flight #4     The it goes right in behind and above me ...
Pic #3     2235     Flight #4     Lucky landing!!
Pic #4     2236     Here is a pic of how I keep the nose block on, when using long motors (when the rubber motor length is longer than the prop hook to rear peg distance).    I use three pieces of clear Scotch tape, to hold the nose block to the fuse nose infill planking.
Pic #5     2237     Flight #5   Nice height.
Pic #6     2238     Flight #5  Coming in for a nice landing.

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Richard
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« Reply #190 on: May 16, 2019, 10:15:31 PM »

REARWIN SPEEDSTER   30"   Dumas Kit

FLIGHT REPORT #14          TUES MAY 14 2019

SEVEN FLIGHTS  STRETCH WOUND IN THE STOOGE

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     I thought I heard a break of rubber, and I saw a loss of power on that last flight.
          After this flight, I examined the motor -   I just pulled it out and stretched a section with both hands' fingers.   Low and behold, I found a nick in the stretched rubber.   The wind gust speed seemed to be really picking up (18 mph),  so we started packing at  11:48 AM,  and got home at noon.

Pic #1     2243     There is the nick in the rubber, about an inch up from my thumb, the right strand, on the right side of the strand.
Pic #2     2244     There is the wind on the flag.   Trapper heard his tail hit the strut when he rolled over, for this pic.
Pic #3     2245     Here is the crack.   Easy fix.
Pic #4     2269     I glued it together with 5 min Epoxy and stuck four short 0.015" pins of  music wire, to hold it all together, and snipped off the ends.
Pic #5     2256     Ready for the knotted 12" motor, and the next flights of Flight Report #15

     The weather now at noon was  59 deg F (57),  with winds from the NorthWest blowing at  12 mph,  and gusting to  18 mph,  48% humidity.
      I think Trappers tail hit the wing strut when he rolled over for a pic   -  the left wing strut attachment at the fuse did not hold (?)  -  nothing that a couple of 0.015"  pins of music wire cannot cure ...
          Well,  that was some fun flying.  I had to fix the left wing strut attachment to the fuse, which worked out OK.  I am a little late with this Flight Report #14, as on this AM, Thurs May 16 2019,   I got out flying for Flight Report #15 first thing this morning.

Put some winds into it ...  and launch it ....   Grin Grin

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