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« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2019, 01:49:49 PM »

Looking good Chris  Smiley
Reminds me of the Sig Cabinaire I built, as far as the YHWM bit goes .... the Skokie wing looks sturdier though!
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« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2019, 01:36:54 PM »

Thanks Russ

 Skokie is now done  Grin. Maiden will be next weekend at Old Warden (weather permitting)

It needed some tail weight to balance on the mainspar, I think as others have said, the model is designed for a light balsa prop not the plastic one supplied in the kit. I have a blank so if it survives OW I'll do a proper balsa prop and free wheel.

The pop up wing DT looks like it will work ok and is operated with a Tomy timer.

AUW weight without rubber is 70g so no light weight wonder ( partly due to DT weight ) but hopefully a steady flyer  Undecided ...

EDIT just realised I'm ahead of myself - OW is weekend after next... and I was rushing to finish !
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« Reply #52 on: September 08, 2019, 03:22:29 PM »

Looks great! Good luck with the maiden flight. What kind of motor are planning to use?
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« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2019, 03:26:16 PM »

Thanks Atesus.

I've made a couple of motors a short trimming one and slightly longer one, both 4 strands of 3/16"
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« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2019, 03:48:52 AM »

That looks neat - should be a lot of fun at OW.

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« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2019, 03:44:22 AM »

Chris,
        That looks really sharp. Mine balances with a balsa prop and I have flown with 4 x 1/8' but 4 x 3/16" is probably a better choice.
a really nice build.
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« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2019, 05:20:59 PM »

Nice improvements, covering job is excellent. This thread convinced me that the Skokie will be next for me, following my 30" Pacific Ace.
Can someone give me particulars on the 'Tomy timer'? I'm in the States, but shipping would be O.K., if it ships from U.K.
Just never seen one...
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« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2019, 04:53:14 AM »

Hi Gee Bee

 The Tomy Timers are the type used in cheap plastic wind up toys to drive them. Just the clockwork mechanism is used usually mounted to a ply plate. A pin is attached to the winder so a line can be wound round it for the DT. As the clockwork motor runs down it unwinds and releases the line. Some sort of wire weight is attached to the driving part of the mechanism to form a 'waggler' to slow the mechanism down. A hole can be drilled through the ply plate so that a pin interrupts the waggler to form a starting device ( remove pin and launch)

 Some model suppliers sell them already converted  or you can just by a cheap wind toy and cannibalise it

Free Flight Supplies Mini Timers are based on the Tomy mechanism, though I find these scroll type ones fiddly to use in practice or you can buy the bits to convert you own

https://www.freeflightsupplies.co.uk/index.php/products/timers-d-t-fuse-etc

There's a thread about Tomy Timers here

https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=18453.0
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