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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2008, 10:30:27 AM »

At risk of moving off-topic, my glider fuselages are balsa boxes rather than tubes so adjustable hooks are simple to make. Both sides of the fuselage base are faced with ply, the hook and blind nuts epoxied to a short strip of hardwood free to slide fore and aft as required - internally the base is supported against owing stress with a former slotted to clear said strip Just a matter of loosening the bolts to re-adjust hook position.

A variant for a tube shouldn't be hard to whip up.
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2008, 10:49:15 AM »

No worries in going off topic Jim, I'm enjoying this too. 3 1/2 years ago, or whenever it was that I got the bug to start flying airplanes I went to an auction at Red Deer and bought a Sophisticated Lady for $30 and an almost new Hitec Laser 4. Since I was living in Calgary at the time also started going out to the flying field of a Calgary based soaring club. Great guys. It was just circumstances that I didn't get to go out more than a couple of times when the move back to BC came so never got the chance to fly the darn thing and it has sat in the closet ever since, till yesterday. This new flying field and all this talk has got me going on taking the Wolf and the Lady out for some learning experiences, so keep it coming guys. The Wolf will need a tow hook put on it and that should be it.

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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2008, 01:27:30 PM »

I've been known to toe launch some of my models with the end of my boot!

Bill.
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2008, 07:28:01 PM »

... doesn't sound like too refined a manner ... but what ever works ...

... sorta gives new meaning to flying boots.

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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2008, 07:34:10 PM »

 "sorta gives new meaning to flying boots."

Ah, that's a good one! Still, I'd sure like to see a picture of this, that would be something! Opens up alkl kind of images in the mind.

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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2008, 10:26:08 AM »

That glider is the Bowlus "Paperwing". I have plans for a version of it from MAN back in the 30's.
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2008, 11:26:13 AM »

Went flying with the Marin Aero Club yesterday & made this video of Tom Whitworth flying his self-designed Ta152:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAqtPcASDB0

http://MarinAero.blogspot.com
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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2008, 11:28:35 AM »

VERY NICE VIDEO! Cool
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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2008, 01:44:19 PM »

That was a very cool video.....I have one suggestion though, the cameraman should run after the ship so we can see it clearly! Grin That plane sure flies well....real nice.
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« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2008, 12:22:56 AM »

I'm not much of a runner. I need a video camera with zoom. I'm using a digital camera with a tiny lens.

If you go to YouTube and select "watch in high quality" it helps a little.
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« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2008, 01:52:33 AM »

That Ta152 goes great... very scale like flight pattern.

Just to prove I do occasionally fly models that are not jet/rocket power here is a flight of my Piper Cub built from the West Wings kit... Sorry about the noise; launch of the model coincided with a low flying full size aircraft passing overhead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtdrLF1dg3U

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« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2008, 09:12:07 AM »

That is a great video of the Cub, I had pictured you as a true rocketeer, It is good to know of your other talents.
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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2008, 09:32:24 AM »

I've got the West Wings Cub rubber powered and had some nice flights. It's one of my favorite planes although it mostly hangs from the ceiling. Always good to see yours in flight. Should probably think of building another for electric RC.
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« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2008, 10:07:21 AM »

I can see why it's one of your favorites, very nice flight.
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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2008, 11:36:57 AM »

Thanks guys.
The Cub in my video is powered by a Gasparin GM300 CO2 motor. It goes well, the GM300 is is well suited to the model but the motor does get a little tempermental in cold weather (a problem with CO2 motors in general i think). It makes a relaxing alternative to rocket power.

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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2008, 12:29:16 PM »

Very smooth and steady, Steve - nice to watch
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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2008, 12:32:21 PM »

JPF,

One of the nicest things about your model in flight is how well it tracks through the turns - an perfect example of a well done coordinated turn. It looks like the one that used to fly out of Santa Paula,, my home airport.

Nice job.
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2008, 12:54:34 PM »

BEAUTIFUL!!!
I kind of liked the noise...

Sounded like a JATO takeoff Roll Eyes
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« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2008, 05:25:39 PM »

Very nice Steve. Didn't realize it was CO2 powered until I read your later note.
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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2008, 07:44:05 PM »

Steve: Think the cub was RC, right? Must have been cause you made a right turn to land after circling left. What do you have for RC equipment onboard?
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« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2008, 01:31:03 AM »

Steve: Think the cub was RC, right? Must have been cause you made a right turn to land after circling left. What do you have for RC equipment onboard?

No, it's free flight... The right turn to bring it into the perfect landing approach was a combination of luck and the model being trimmed for left turn under power and right glide.


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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2008, 09:34:25 AM »

Very nice! Sure fooled me.
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« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2008, 09:17:44 PM »

really nice videos of a couple of great flights! I love it when they fly like that! Congratulations!
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« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2008, 07:09:36 PM »

Hello all,

last Saturday I went for a very nice flying session in the evening.

The air was very calm and the planes behaved. Unfortunately it was the last time out for my Stahl Albatros, which did some nice flights on low power and a deadly dive from great altitude after rubber was added.

It is a few meg, you might need a fast connection.

http://www.schauggspace.de/Aircraft/movies/wfsep08.wmv

Best Regards

Tobias
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« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2008, 09:16:27 PM »

Tobias,

Too bad about the Albatros - it looked so nice in the video. The over-flight by the Fokker was great, and that red model (couldn't ID it) really gets with the program! BTW, nice evening sky and video work...
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