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#1 guapoman2000 Mar 19, 2003 03:05 PM

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Take a look at this wonderful creation by Gerry Rivera of Orlando, Florida who has scratched built this nice little RASCAL using BLUE CORE, a DOW CORNING product.

It's almost ready to fly!


#2 guapoman2000 Mar 19, 2003 03:06 PM

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Look at these lines!!!

Great job Gerry!!


#3 guapoman2000 Mar 19, 2003 03:12 PM

Gerry is going to give this nice looking scratch built RASCAL with the IPS motor geared with 5.86:1 and I think I'll stick with it for a while until I can smooth out any flight characteristics that need to be corrected...but, I feel that this is Gerry's fourth scratch built and it's going to fly GREAT the first time with the IPS!

I am wondering about an ASTRO FLIGHT 010 (14T) direct drive with a 5.5 X 3 prop. this little plane will become a little speed demon!

Just wondering....


#4 Dick Northcraft Mar 19, 2003 06:36 PM

Blue Core
Do you know where he got the Blue Core?? Is it 3/16 or 1/4? I'm in Zephyrhills and have looked all over for it

#5 Thatovalguy Mar 19, 2003 07:43 PM

Find a Lowes home improvement for 1/4".

#6 guapoman2000 Mar 19, 2003 09:24 PM

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Yes, you can obtain it from LOWES HOME IMPROVEMENT! I think Gerry got our stash from the one in Titusville, Florida.


Okay, tonight is the first time I tried an ASTRO FLIGHT 010 (14T) BRUSHLESS Motor using it like ti comes with the 5.5 X 4 Master Airscrew Prop and did so using both the 8 Cell, 9.6Volt, 720mAH, Ni-MH, and the 10 Cell, 12Volt, 720mAH, Ni-MH battery packs.

Oh, my goodness!!! With the 10Cell, 12Volt pack it just wanted to jump out of my fingers!! The highest cell count that comes with it's data sheet is 9 Cell @ 7.5Amps, 75WATTS, 14,000RPMs!

Well, with the 10 Cell, I was very scared!!! This thing sounded like a BUZZ SAW!!!!!!!! Way over 14,000RPMs !!

Can't wait to see it fly in Gerry's new CINCO DE MAYO speedy Foamie!!


#7 simano Mar 19, 2003 10:32 PM

Yes, the Dow Corning Blue Core is great to experiment and to just plain cut all kinds of neat fliers!!...and the neat thing is they fly as well or better than commercial planes...great fun!!

I have seen it at Lowe's here in east Orlando as well...you get 50 feet folded in panels of 2' X 4'...enough to build a BIG fleet...and then more!!


#8 Dick Northcraft Mar 20, 2003 06:48 PM

Blue Core
Thanks guys for the reply! I've got to go to T-ville next week, so can do it all then.
Thanks again

#9 guapoman2000 Mar 21, 2003 12:45 PM

My buddy Gerry (a.k.a., SIMANO) has just informed me that he is going to the Hobby shop to get some landing gear wire and that he will be showing up at the HOME DEPOT field so, I can maiden this little gem!

I am excited and can't wait for Saturday morning!


#10 genovia Mar 21, 2003 01:26 PM

You know there's a Foam section in this board right?:p

#11 genovia Mar 21, 2003 01:28 PM

Click here ----->>http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/forum...?s=&forumid=18 ;)

#12 bullseye000 Mar 21, 2003 07:44 PM

This looks good. A deceased neighbor who got me started in RC a long time ago had one of the original Top Flight "Jig Time" kits of the original Rascal. Recently Paul Bradley wrote an article about one he purchased from ebay and copied the art from the original ina drawing program on his computer. He is running balsa sheets through an inkjet printer and building up kits like the original. He even has one that he electrified and put radio gear in. I though this would be a good candidate for a bluecor foam model. (Sorry forum police this probably should be in the foamie forum) Still waiting to see if he is going to release his drawings. If not I will try and get some three views and cut my own. The Rascal has excellent lines and was supposed to be a top performer. Keep us updated on the progress.

#13 simano Mar 22, 2003 07:23 PM

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I was able to sneak in some more build time today...here's a photo of the Rascal with the main landing gear installed...getting closer to maiden flight time slowly but surely!!...


#14 bullseye000 Mar 23, 2003 11:58 AM

Looks good...you have to figure out how to curve the top part of the forward fuse and there will definately be no mistaking it for a Rascal.

#15 Scratchbuilder Mar 23, 2003 03:53 PM

This thread must have been moved cause I see "foamies" up top of this thread-lol. Let me add my two cents....
Do the same thing I did for remaking my Sig Klipper out of fanfold-
Curve the top cowl part with alittle extra foam on each end, then do the windshield piece the same way...check the angles and cut an intercecting angle for each and glue on the top of what he has already....add a flat piece for the nose that the spinner will cover up{add cooling slots per need} and then do the bottom cover...you'll have more time inot the angle setting than anything else, but it'll be worth it.
Nice plane!

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