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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2020, 11:22:56 PM »

Who would have known?
15 stringers on the front of CONTESTER.
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« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2020, 10:00:52 AM »

Looking good and that is nice wood...how is the weight so far?
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« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »

It feels light but when done I’ll weigh it.
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« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2020, 10:55:43 PM »

It’s getting there, but very slowly.
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« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2020, 12:44:25 AM »

Sorry about sideways pic.   I'm not smart enough to fix that.  It happens off my iPhone.
Anyway, I guess you get the message, and how much wood is in this thing.
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« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »

Nice work. That nose looks complex but really shows off the frame and workmanship.
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« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2020, 04:30:42 PM »

nice one Gossie and believe it not, there isn't all that much in it that doesn't have a function...can't wait to see the rest of it...what kind of free wheeler will you use?
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« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2020, 04:54:54 PM »

CONTESTOR is moving slowly, fuselage is close to done and hanging on the wall.
Will be building tail next, tailplane and fin.
Will be using a Garami freewheel as I've used that method for years and it works well.
This pic is from my SENATOR.
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« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2020, 07:04:09 PM »

It's hard to beat these classics for a combination of style and performance. looks great Gossie.

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« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2020, 07:46:58 PM »

Thanks.
It’s actually something I knew about from 1946 when my Dad brought home the Aeromodeller magazine it was mentioned to be released soon, and it’s taken me all that time with a huge amount of building and flying in between.
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« Reply #60 on: October 07, 2020, 06:58:22 AM »

That is exactly the free wheel I use because you can bend up the front loop first, slip on the washers and prop , slip on the thrust bearing (I use Teflon sheet I punch out with a single hole punch...I got the sheet from a scrap dealer 40 years ago) and then the nose block and bend up the hook....this only works for wire up to 1/16" because I'm not a hairy chested He-Man type when it comes to bending wire...I do work out...16 oz. at a time...and like the man says "I don't mind hard work but why take the chance?"...
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« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2020, 08:34:08 PM »

CONTESTOR tail plane done.
Fin is next on the list.
See you next month.
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« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2020, 02:18:54 AM »

Who would have known?
15 stringers on the front of CONTESTER.

There's a price to pay for good looks Smiley
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« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2020, 04:57:41 AM »

Yep.  Slow n steady.
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« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2020, 10:05:59 AM »

Looking good Gossie...slow but well made...that's why I slowed down building these beauties...working on a new (#4) Hep Cat and almost done but try as i might, I can't keep the uncovered weight down below 45 grams but not to worry, if I can't handle it in normal flying, what's the point?
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« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2020, 05:21:20 PM »

HEPCAT is a great thing.   You will enjoy the build.
I was lucky enough to finish mine before John passed away.
We chatted about it several times.   
It's a very good flier.   Use your DT everytime.
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« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2020, 08:16:45 PM »

It’s next month so here where we are up to.
Image will be sideways so hold your phone to suit.
Fuselage, nose block, prop shaft and tail is done.
Ribs, LE, TE and spars next.
Should be back in December.
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« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2020, 12:35:06 AM »

Looking very pretty Gossie. How do they perform BTW?

John
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« Reply #68 on: November 03, 2020, 03:29:33 AM »

Perform John?
Never built one before, so I don’t know, BUT, they seem to have all the right attributes to be a fair enough flier I guess.
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« Reply #69 on: November 03, 2020, 10:55:41 AM »

...working on a new (#4) Hep Cat and almost done but try as i might, I can't keep the uncovered weight down below 45 grams but not to worry, if I can't handle it in normal flying, what's the point?

I used to fly models with John Barker - and JOD and a few other good fliers.  My first Hepcat weighed just over 50g.  We used to have monthly late night meetings during the winter times and models were compared and discussed.  John's own Hepcat weighed under 39g.  Fuz - 14.17g, tail assy - 3.54g, prop and nose - 10.63g , wing - 10.65g.  My second Hepcat got down to 39g and was a good performer.  There is a picture of it on the O.Z. Hepcat page - first time that I realized I had a bald patch!

The Elite Skyrocket is another good lightweight mini vintage model.  Turbulated wing, single blade folder, no wheel. Like the Hepcat flies well on 20g, 8 strands of 1/8th rubber.
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« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2020, 03:15:24 PM »

My Hepcat weighs 48g.
Flies ok.
I have a plan of that Elite model.   Maybe one day.
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« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2020, 09:30:17 AM »

Yep...my all time favorite lightweight is the Elite Skyrocket followed by the Hep Cat and the Cherokee...my first Cherokee was great but didn't have it long because thermals loved it and took it under D/T...the second wasn't as good but managed to be lost also...the Hep Cat is just something very different and dependable but needs care in flying...just finished building a new Hep Cat and for once it is straight but I can't seem to get them below 50 grams but I'm pleased ...as far as this Contestor is concerned, if the full size flies as well as the 1/2 size I built, you've got a winner nd for looks : OH YA!!!!..
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« Reply #72 on: November 04, 2020, 09:49:54 AM »

Yep...my all time favorite lightweight is the Elite Skyrocket followed by the Hep Cat and the Cherokee...my first Cherokee was great but didn't have it long because thermals loved it and took it under D/T...the second wasn't as good but managed to be lost also...the Hep Cat is just something very different and dependable but needs care in flying...just finished building a new Hep Cat and for once it is straight but I can't seem to get them below 50 grams but I'm pleased ...as far as this Contestor is concerned, if the full size flies as well as the 1/2 size I built, you've got a winner nd for looks : OH YA!!!!..

One happy customer.  It doesn't get any better than that.  have fun.
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