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« Reply #1175 on: November 19, 2019, 10:52:54 PM »

Mike,
       Sometime the God smile upon you. A very impressive little model and perhaps a DT would not be out of place in the future or do you want to push your luck.
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« Reply #1176 on: November 19, 2019, 11:14:54 PM »

Way to go Mike.  A great bit of trimming- taking a new plane out and maxing it!  Very cool!
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« Reply #1177 on: November 19, 2019, 11:27:25 PM »

that was fun;)
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« Reply #1178 on: November 20, 2019, 04:17:51 AM »

Beautiful model ... beautiful flyer  Smiley
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« Reply #1179 on: November 20, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »

Very cool pictures. I like the unusual perspectives.
Great flights with a very nice model.
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« Reply #1180 on: November 20, 2019, 06:51:23 PM »

What a glide that little model has Mike. I'm no longer surprised at how well your models trim out Smiley Very nicely done.

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« Reply #1181 on: November 20, 2019, 08:44:07 PM »

First attempt to edit a movie in iMovie.  One handed launches are tricky too.  Flying the Jimmie Allen Bluebird Racer/Scarlet Tanager at Palm Bay this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYzGz8hqMGA

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« Reply #1182 on: November 21, 2019, 08:10:36 AM »

Nicely trimmed Duncan. It seems to have almost continuous gentle wing rock - it doesn't upset the glide though!

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« Reply #1183 on: November 21, 2019, 09:09:05 AM »

Beautiful flight with the Bluebird Racer Duncan!  I love that design - was admiring Matt King's build of it at WestFAC.  I have a partial Wanner's kit of it in the stash (got it in the same lot as the Wedell-Williams racer), came complete with dried up colored dope, cement, banana oil and some of the most vibrant tissue I've ever seen.  I plan to build it some day using original parts where I can.

A great bit of trimming- taking a new plane out and maxing it!
Wally

Thanks Wally, but I had a lot of help from some very buoyant air.  Not much trimming required - it flew well with just a few small adjustments to the cg and a bit of downthrust.  I'm just happy I got it back!

Mike
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« Reply #1184 on: November 22, 2019, 11:02:43 PM »

Finally got my Fairchild 71 to fly. My first scratch build and it's been educational. Luckily got some help along the way. I thought it was Wop Mays "mad trapper "plain, but now I see it's not. Oh well, it flies tight circles looking for Albert Johnson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk8OWmS_IG0&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #1185 on: November 23, 2019, 03:47:14 AM »

Not bad - that first flight was nice. The remaining flights were on less winds? I feel a tad more nose weight would have it just about spot on.

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« Reply #1186 on: November 23, 2019, 07:27:19 AM »

Beautiful job, looks like you have a real winner!!  Any idea where I might find plans, would really like to build one.
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« Reply #1187 on: November 23, 2019, 12:19:02 PM »

Beautiful job, looks like you have a real winner!!  Any idea where I might find plans, would really like to build one.
Dan
 I enlarged the plans from Dumas FC 2 kit #216.
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« Reply #1188 on: November 25, 2019, 08:26:57 PM »

These are photos from the free flight mass launch (aka - ‘the chuck-n-duck’) at the BMFA Nationals in August this year. The first two are of my Doug McHard designed and electrified Wee Snifter and the second of my friend’s Twin Gyro, a 1975 design by Bob Brown and electrified, photographed by another good friend.

My photographer friend also took some stunning pictures of the free flight scale contest flying, I’ll probably post those somewhere on the scale forum!
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« Reply #1189 on: November 25, 2019, 09:16:26 PM »

Nice photos Pete and interesting subjects. They look well trimmed as well.

John
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« Reply #1190 on: November 26, 2019, 08:19:59 AM »

Thanks John, the Wee Snifter literally required no ballasting or trimming at all, it simply flew! The Twin Gyro needed a slight reduction in the downthrust and a 1/8” increase in the wing incidence. Shortly after these pictures were taken, the Wee Snifter unfortunately hit a hard-headed observer who was failing to observe his surroundings properly and the starboard wing panel was smashed in two. I’ve built a new wing for it and it’s ready to fly again but the weather’s not been up to a re-maiden with the new wing yet!
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