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« Reply #2850 on: August 25, 2020, 02:27:12 AM »

No big deal! just as expected  Grin
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« Reply #2851 on: August 25, 2020, 05:33:17 AM »

Thanks! I have discovered that extra engine detail - even of dubious distinction - can sure help get the CG forward! Which = stability.
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« Reply #2852 on: October 17, 2020, 08:58:52 AM »

Today was the first day our local group was allowed back indoors - so the first opportunity for the Pilatus Porter floatplane to play therein!  Smiley

Outside I was getting fabby flights on 0.125 rubber up to 45 secs, but even though I switched to 0.109 for indoors this still resulted in rafter-smacking action!   Shocked

So I made up a modest loop of 0.093 and kept the yaw fairly tight (to prevent any further smackery against either rafter or wall) and finally got this very nice 25 second flight from hand-launch (courtesy of Andy Blackburn):

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hscrYGuXRNJjVic78

Next move is to make up a dolly for proper "ROW" for when hopefully we'll be allowed back in next month!

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« Reply #2853 on: October 17, 2020, 10:03:54 AM »

And, as is fast becoming traditional for Lurker Industries builds, I have to report UC woes.  If you build a C. 5 for indoors you may wish to consider the UC more robust.  Had to abandon glide testing. Note to self this one requires a slow launch and a good deal more nose weight than is currently installed.

Should be fairly straight-forward to sort out.
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« Reply #2854 on: October 17, 2020, 12:33:10 PM »

Good to hear of Mooney action again. Nice floatplane flight, Jon. Lurker, those pioneer undercarriages are a menace. On the full size aircraft I think they often broke too. Very effective life-saving crumple zones I dare say. I’m sure your carpentry crew will soon have the Chiribiri ready to go again though. It is a very pretty little thing.

As far as my own Mooneys go, I haven’t tried the Demoiselle yet. I think I’ll probably wait for an indoor session. I’m taking the DHC Beaver to Buckminster tomorrow though, hoping to get in some more good flights.
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« Reply #2855 on: October 17, 2020, 01:07:11 PM »

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... those pioneer undercarriages are a menace.
Aye.  I was more than half expecting to have troubles with it as it was a fight to get a reasonable join between the bamboo and the basswood.  As for repairs; at the moment I'm thinking of either v. thin strips of cyano impregnated paper strapping or v. fine thread, possibly wire, bindings again with cyano.
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« Reply #2856 on: October 19, 2020, 05:13:34 AM »

I've already put these links on the 'Went Flying' thread but, for completeness, here are two of the Mooneys in action at Buckminster yesterday...
Mike Smith's Aeronca Defender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tikMFM_dUDg
and my DHC Beaver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7tpzFNk_hU

Also, I just remembered I got this flying shot of the Aeronca too....
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