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Duncan McBride
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« on: September 13, 2016, 11:46:59 AM »

Bill Kuhl got these shots of my Lanzo Stick the morning of the OT Rubber event at the Nats, and was kind enough to send them along after finding out they would be the last pictures of it.  Last seen, the Lanzo was climbing steadily towards the clouds into the great beyond.  Stuck DT or something.  Drove north later in the afternoon, but didn't get a beep on the tracker.  Nice to have those pictures, the Stick climbing out in the morning sun.  Thanks, Bill

Lanzo Stick is a great airplane, btw.  Had to build one after watching George Perryman campaign in Mulvihill with his way back when.  Light the fuse off his pipe, and chase it in his Cadillac.  The man had style.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 12:02:12 PM »

If you gotta lose 'em that's the way t'go.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 01:31:29 PM »

Shame - I lost a Challenger way back when that still saddens me . . . .

I've got a kit of the Lanzo in the loft that needs building if anyone fancies it  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 03:32:01 PM »

Bill got this shot of my UpShot, small Mulvi, at the Nats. This was it's last flight, too! Whopper thermal took it east, off the field. Landed in a small forest with the Walston chirping away, couldn't get to it!
Nice meeting you, Duncan!

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 04:54:14 PM »

That is a great picture.  Great to meet you too Norm, see you next year!
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 05:58:55 PM »

Sorry to hear of your losses Duncan and Norm.  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 11:18:58 AM »

Bill got this shot of my UpShot, small Mulvi, at the Nats. This was it's last flight, too! Whopper thermal took it east, off the field. Landed in a small forest with the Walston chirping away, couldn't get to it!
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I hope no one was flying anything with a long enough wingspan to connect two wires! I've seen a wood model hung on such a wire, buzzing, and another with carbon create a really loud buzz followed by a little mushroom cloud.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 12:23:20 PM »

Duncan,

Commiserations from the other side of the pond. I built a Stick 10 years ago and it's still going strong. I concur with you, it's a great aeroplane ( airplane!). To watch it climbing away in a thermal is truly a sight to behold.

Great pictures.

Are you going to build another one?

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 06:23:01 PM »

Absolutely!  Already have the short kit from Bob Holman.  Also, while looking around, I discovered Lanzo's Record Holder for OT Cabin.  Larger than the stick, and with a flip-up cabin early DT!  Beautiful flared wing plan.  I got the plans coming from Ratz.  Can't wait!
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 06:55:46 PM »

I'm familiar with the Record Holder; now that is some aeroplane. I've been tempted in the past but have decided that it's a bit too big for typical breezy UK conditions. Also I don't remember how much rubber it needs but the maximum we're allowed over here is 100g. Probably more than that.

Great for posing with though.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2016, 08:13:46 PM »

Ah, too bad.  The stick came out around 125 grams and the motor was 105-110.  I figure the Record Holder will come in at 140-150 and take a 110-120 gram motor, flying fairly conservatively.  Sure we'll pose for a few pictures, but it's going to fly!
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2016, 07:01:29 PM »

Good luck with the new Stick and the Record Holder. Look forward to seeing some pictures in due course.
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 04:29:34 PM »

Great plane love the pic what kind of de thermal was it I am a new we to d/t I only know the fuse.
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