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« on: January 31, 2019, 04:54:33 PM »

Another miniature reproduction of one of my "full-size" models that I had to leave behind when I moved to Europe. Hobby Shack - The Real Thing. 16", RET, mini-Vapor brick, 7mm motor. Weighs 25 gm w/o battery.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 05:46:46 PM »

The real Real Thing, was this from the 70's-80's time frame?

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2019, 02:28:08 AM »

Where's Natasha?
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 02:22:12 PM »

I built my original Real Thing in the mid-70's.

Natasha didn't make the cut. Nor did Sherman, Mr. Peabody, Alsop, Dudley, Nell and a few others. I didn't want to overdue it, but was tempted. Does anyone under 50 know what we are talking about?  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 02:24:36 PM »

Rats. "over do" Can one edit a post?
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 06:44:56 PM »

Don't worry about it. Your writing is still much much better than mine! Now if you think your writing might mislead somebody the moderator can edit it if you ask. (contact global moderator) Ratz has been very nice and reposted whole post that I thought I just muddied up.

How did you know I was over 50? Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 02:27:14 PM »

Bruce,

   I love the miniature "The Real Thing".  I am under 50 but I do remember seeing the old kits on the shelf at Hobby Shack in Fountain Valley in the 90's.  I always thought it was an interesting looking plane.  These days to many plane look like each other, so stuff that stands out should be celebrated.  Can I ask for details on the build?  Did you just print the plans smaller and engineer by eyeball?  I have the BSD peanut scale Mambo and gear and i've been thinking of building something else to put the gear in. 

  Any body got a copy of the Mud Duck plans?

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 11:22:02 PM »

Thank you, Hank. I never have figured out if I like the looks of the Real Thing. Since I pretty much build only scale now, it looks kind of out of place on my shelf full of models.

I just scaled a set of plans from Outerzone. It is pretty much the same construction as the full-size. The only exception is the bottom from the rear of the last post supporting the wing to the tail. It is not sheeted as I needed help with the CG. I always use contest balsa for my micro planes and that covers a multitude of sins where I inadvertently add weight due to engineering on the fly. One reason I built this is since it isn't a scale plane, I didn't feel bad about following the plans. Scale plans are almost never scale enough for my liking so I get bogged down in re-engineering them. It is probably over powered with the 7mm motor, but I needed the weight up front. The battery is accessed via a hatch on the bottom font of the fuselage held on by two magnets.

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