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« Reply #225 on: November 02, 2017, 04:24:06 PM »

Yep, I think you are right DerekMc...and because of that, it would be only good for local small field contests where 5 - 6 minute flights are possible but what a HOOT it would be to see up in a boomer...and made from balsa, ply and music wire...
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« Reply #226 on: November 02, 2017, 05:52:45 PM »

Yep, I think you are right DerekMc...and because of that, it would be only good for local small field contests where 5 - 6 minute flights are possible but what a HOOT it would be to see up in a boomer...and made from balsa, ply and music wire...

It would be lot's of fun.  If you want too limit to DT plus one function I would consider an auto rudder rather than VIT.  With AR you can trim right climb with left rudder then shift to right glide around the time of the prop fold.  A plane could handle lots of power with that trim.  Of course AR and VIT would be great but at what point does the cross the luddite lorder?  Grin
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« Reply #227 on: November 02, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »

When it has any surface or control adjustable in flight  
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« Reply #228 on: November 02, 2017, 09:25:49 PM »

Somehow VIT or AR doesn't taint the Luddite in me and it could possible be run off the same timer and then I could stop using fuse for D/T which is something I've been meaning to do...but first I should go one step at a time...meanwhile, I covered the stab, fuselage and rudder today and mated the fin/rudder to the fuselage and it looks pretty good...tomorrow, cover the wing and carve the prop...
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« Reply #229 on: November 04, 2017, 10:21:46 AM »

I finished the 1/2 Golly yesterday...17 grams and doesn't feel too bad...will try to fly it next week...the 1/2 Size Hepcat is inching closer to the board but first i have to strip some more 1/16" squares...
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« Reply #230 on: November 04, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »

Sorry...put it on the wrong thread...
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« Reply #231 on: November 04, 2017, 10:27:45 AM »

1/2 Hepcat. eh?   I was wondering what next weeks' build was going to be   ....   Cheesy
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« Reply #232 on: December 13, 2017, 03:43:22 PM »

DerekMc...I took the plunge and started a balsa full size Wakefield...stab, fin, prop/nose block and fuselage built. I used 3/32" sheet for the motor tube with 1/8" square in the corners and 3/32" square frame for the boom with 1/16" square diagonals to stiffen it up. I plan on covering the motor tube with a layer of silkspan and then tissue but haven't decided if I should just tissue the open frame boom or cover it with 1/32" sheet...I'm leaning towards just tissue....Also I just finished a 1/2 size Jack Holt "Oberon", 1950, and it came out a little under weight at 26.2 grams  which suprised me because it is large for a 1/2 size. I like it a lot.
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« Reply #233 on: December 29, 2018, 08:42:43 AM »

Reviving this thread...

Here is my 1/2 sized Yankee IV.  It has been good flyer for me.  I finished it in May (2018).  I took 2nd at the FAC Nats in July and maxed out for the win at the FAC Outdoor Champs in September.

https://volareproducts.com/images/YankeeIVKit-02.jpg

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https://volareproducts.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/06-2018-McCook-012-1024x630.jpg

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« Reply #234 on: December 29, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »

Very nice George! 

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« Reply #235 on: December 29, 2018, 01:28:58 PM »

Hi George - congratulations and thanks for the reports on how well it flies.  Those are great pics   Shocked  of a daunting, schnazzy, paint scheme.    Grin

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« Reply #236 on: December 29, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »

Great looking model,George.

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« Reply #237 on: December 31, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »

Nice one George...here's 3 more...
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« Reply #238 on: January 02, 2019, 12:37:41 PM »

Skyrocket, what's the third one from the left?
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« Reply #239 on: January 02, 2019, 01:52:37 PM »

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