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« on: January 12, 2020, 04:22:36 PM »

I've just finished my Skiptown Cadet, an Embryo by Thayer Syme. It came out at 14.3g before rubber and flew straight off the board today at Bushfield. Lovely little design!

Jon

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 04:29:02 PM »

Lovely job, Jon. Like all your models- a thing of real beauty. Wish I could build half so neatly.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 05:15:57 PM »

It really is a lovely model, Jon ... a great flyer already too  Smiley
Enjoyed seeing it today at Bushfield.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 05:21:35 PM »

Very nice Cadet.     Believe it's a Tom Nallen Sr design
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 05:31:12 PM »

In my last post I meant to put: "Wish I could build half so neatly." Not "Which I could build half so neatly." ( I couldn't!) Now corrected!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 05:39:40 PM »

Thanks guys  Smiley

Very nice Cadet.     Believe it's a Tom Nallen Sr design

You're quite right - sorry, I was getting mixed up because I copied Thayer's colour scheme: http://www.gryffinaero.com/models/ffpages/models/skiptown/index.html
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 05:10:00 PM »

I am finishing on up right now and plan to cover it in blue and whit also.  Just curious how you made the arch in the two colors on the side of the fuselage?  Also what length and size of rubber and how many winds are you getting?
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 06:06:04 PM »

Hiya, I ended up flying on a 21.5" loop of 3/32" rubber and I was getting almost 40 seconds from a hand launch on 17-1800 turns. I think I could get more time from it. The model was approaching the ceiling so a thinner motor or higher pitch prop would help (currently a 6" Peck.) I could open out the turn quite a bit too then - as you can see from this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVsETqLr1U

The side fuselage was initially covered in blue esaki only for the first two bays and just white aft of that. The balsa upright is the join. The 'swirl' section is just a blue u-shaped piece overlaying the white base in bay 3 - carefully cut out to not overlap any blue. Not sure if that makes sense, but I didn't take any photos of the process I'm afraid. If not I'll try and draw a diagram for you...
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 05:36:19 PM »

I follow you as it appears in Thayer Syme's and your photos the blue arch is over white tissue.  I am concerned about shrinking tissue over another tissue.  Was the blue arch attached to the white with glue stick before or after shrinking?

I built mine from a short kit.  I have hand carved a balsa prop 6" dia. with an 11' pitch and found an old P-Nut from a Tern Aero Tigermoth I built as a kid in 1973. I will consider the 21.5" loop of 3/32".  I will probably start with 1/8' and work up. I am definitely experimenting.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 09:54:45 AM »

Flew it Saturday, no trim required for straight and level.  I need to get it into turn though. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 09:01:55 AM »

Hi
Just started a cadet and noticed this topic
Two real nice models
I'm glad you put the weight of yours on here Jon as I was going to try and build mine 10 grams max but I think 15 grams max is more realistic
Very encouraging to know they pretty much fly off the board also
Thinking of finishing mine in a semi scale sort of theme as have seen some nice pic's of some American guys models
Will post a picture of the finished model when finish
Cheers
Steve

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2020, 03:44:45 PM »

Finished the cadet today.
Glides nicely onto the bed with no nose weight.
Weight is 18grams which is a little disappointing.
Great kit and enjoyable build
Cheers
Steve
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 04:49:04 PM »

Very nice looking. 
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