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steveneill
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« on: April 16, 2019, 11:23:52 PM »

I have to say this kit from Dave was a real pleasure to build in every way. He makes great kits and I'm going back for more.
Haven't flown it yet it's just in the test glide and trim stages but so far it looks real promising and has a good glide.

https://oi94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/U-812/DVIII/DSCN4180-Recovered.jpg

https://oi94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/U-812/DVIII/DSCN4175.jpg

https://oi94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/U-812/DVIII/DSCN4174.jpg

Short video walk around.

https://vimeo.com/330920388
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 04:48:22 AM »

Very nice build  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 11:03:03 AM »

Thank you very much.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 11:00:45 AM »

I'm getting ready to start flying tests and made a 2 loop 1/8th rubber motor. The recommended motor by DCP was 2 loops of 1/8th. I'm thinking now that the braiding is overkill for this little plane.

So I'm planning next a non braided 2 loop motor and losing the crocket and replacing it with an o-ring.

Is braiding for this size molde overkill? I don't see it being done on many planes under 20 inches of span. This plane has a 16 inch span.

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Thanks for any suggestions.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 11:36:56 AM »

Beautiful model Steve.  Very interested in hearing how it flies. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 11:43:33 AM »

Don thanks very much.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 11:46:30 AM »

Brading is not a function of the size of the plane but rather the length of the motor.  I have seen a peanut Tigercat with braided motors in the VERY short nacelles.  That used with a wobbly rear cross tube allowed a reasonable, although not great, motor run.
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