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Posted by Lockey | Apr 10, 2014 @ 07:25 AM | 4,565 Views
Sorting out my shed the other day on the very top shelf at the back, I came accross my Super Chipmunk that I build from a kit many many moons ago (about 25 years or more)

It was pretty dirty and messy with oil from the glow motor (a OS . FS40 4 stroke motor) ... the motor is fairly seized and probably never fly again

SO ... I thought I would convert this beautiful model to electric.

After stripping all the old shrink film off, I found the balsa to be in amazing condition and I was pleasantly surprised at the weight of the total frame (without motor) of just under 1100 grams, with the motor and battery etc etc I estimate it to be somewhere in the region of 1700 grams

I have now started re-covering and here are a couple of pics

Posted by Lockey | Mar 26, 2014 @ 09:46 AM | 4,307 Views
Maiden flight of Little Fokker


Little Fokker Maiden (7 min 25 sec)

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Posted by Lockey | Mar 24, 2014 @ 05:31 AM | 4,509 Views
Making a sprung undercarriage for a “Tail Dragger”

Posted by Lockey | Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:18 AM | 7,342 Views
When I have some spare time, I have been working on my variation on Polaris … “Polar Cat II”

This one will be about 125/130%wing span of 1m

I have taken some of the nice ideas from you guys and this is what I have come up with so far.

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Posted by Lockey | Jul 09, 2012 @ 06:21 AM | 6,746 Views
V7 plan finished, wing is not shown on plan but is same as other plan

Not tested it for fit yet, so copy and use if you want and please let me know if you find any mistakes or parts that don’t fit properly

Airfoil wing shown at post #35 ... also http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1613061

Posted by Lockey | Mar 05, 2012 @ 06:08 AM | 7,502 Views
Maiden went off without a hitch, I had a couple of flights and then decided to move the G of G back a little so I moved the battery towards the back about ½” which moved the C of G about the same .. I started at 33% and now it is at about 40% from the front of the wing … the wing chord measures 165mm (with a balsa leading edge) and I now have the C of G set at 65mm from the leading edge

It would not do a loop (even with full rates) after I moved the C of G back it did a nice loop on full rates, roll wasn’t too bad, about the same as the Polaris (never tried it on full rates)

Video was taken with my NEW #16 cam on my hat, (hadn’t changed the date … have now) it isn’t too bad but would have liked to have done some low slow passes but was pretty nervous so didn’t attempt this on the first flight, maybe another day.


a little better quality video

Seawind Maiden (4 min 14 sec)

Posted by Lockey | Mar 04, 2012 @ 07:29 PM | 8,104 Views
Almost finished and ready to fly (hopefully)
Posted by Lockey | Feb 26, 2012 @ 08:53 PM | 7,053 Views
Started my build on the Seawind (see pics) had to modify the patterns/plan a little in places


Posted by Lockey | Feb 21, 2012 @ 03:26 AM | 7,287 Views
My next project is going to be “Seawind”

I have my drawings and plans ready for the prototype, will start building soon

Posted by Lockey | Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:06 AM | 7,378 Views
Oh yes … and in between, I built a mini Polaris, here it is

Posted by Lockey | Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:01 AM | 7,190 Views
Next, I decided to combine the 2 … Polaris and Aqua Cat and this was the result … as you see, I added my cockpit mod and a motor cowl

So was born my ... "Polar Cat" AND it flies absolutely great

Posted by Lockey | Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:52 PM | 7,163 Views
Then came the Aqua cat with a little mod to the Cockpit again
Posted by Lockey | Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:42 PM | 6,859 Views
I love the way it flies but after a little “plop” on its nose I decided to do some little mods to the cockpit area
Posted by Lockey | Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:31 PM | 6,859 Views
Here is my first scratch build Depron foamy and it flies like a dream ... you guessed it ... its a Polaris