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Old Dec 16, 2015, 07:43 PM
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1/2A Mouse Racing

Looking for plans to scratch build one.

What do you have???

Much appreciated
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Old Dec 16, 2015, 08:49 PM
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http://www.coxengineforum.com/t753-t...e-race-program
Maybe these guys can steer you in the right direction.
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Old Dec 16, 2015, 09:46 PM
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Since you're in Richmond,BC check with the VGMC(they fly at Rice mill road field most Sundays):
http://pac.memberlodge.org/
Also have a look here:
http://www.flyinglines.org/index.html
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Old Dec 16, 2015, 09:49 PM
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D'oh. Too bad you're in BC and not MB. I have one from years ago that I have just stripped and was going to give it a new coat of paint that you could have if interested. Just that shipping would probably be stupid though.
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Old Dec 17, 2015, 12:04 AM
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https://sites.google.com/site/nitroe...attredirects=0
Since you're in Richmond,BC check with the VGMC(they fly at Rice mill road field most Sundays):
http://pac.memberlodge.org/
Also have a look here:
http://www.flyinglines.org/index.html
flown in that field, its a nice one.
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Old Dec 17, 2015, 12:05 AM
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Thanks for the info guys but I'm looking for plans so that I can scratch build one.
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Old Dec 17, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Get in touch with Chris Sackett( cpartner@shaw.ca )in Maple Ridge, he's a speed guy but has lot of info about C/L flying in general:
http://www.clspeed.com/sites/default/files/Sackett.pdf
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http://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4435
There are a few in Outerzone and or HPA plans repositories.
Plus there are other Plans storage dumps if one looks around a bit
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Old Dec 18, 2015, 09:59 AM
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I built Streaker kit awhile back. Thats about time Mouse Racing was pretty much dead. They use to have contest after VSC for racing. thats stoped years ago. I have two B-team racers finished/ pluis a third all frame up. alas no more racing at least here.
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Old Dec 18, 2015, 12:22 PM
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Going to go with this one.

should be fun.
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Old Dec 18, 2015, 11:11 PM
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That will work fine. Streaker has slightly longer body but close enough. they use to sell button bellcranks so no lead out wires. Lines hooked up to bellcrank. Little less drag etc. Davis killer crank/ enlarge venturi hole a little. good reed. Good fuel made them faster.
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Old Dec 19, 2015, 09:44 AM
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Hey cool, I know the McClean bros. Did not know they fly mouse racers any more.
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Hey cool, I know the McClean bros. Did not know they fly mouse racers any more.
Check the date in the title block, the drawing is about 20 years old

I have not seen Lloyd or his brother (whose name I can't recall ) out flying in a long time.
I did bump into him at an indoor flying site a couple of years ago, he came to see if it was something that might interest his young daughter.

edit - looked into it on the Balsa Beaver site - Al is the "other" Maclean bros
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Just building for fun at the moment.

In reality Im an RC flyer, I haven't flown control line in +20years and would like to add another style of flying for nostalgic reasons.

So far Im having fun with 1/2A but planning on a 40 size bird.
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I think Lloyd was in England at the FAI World champs in 1978, We toured around England and Scotland a bit after. I don't think he was old enough to drink then. Here is my mouse racer/ kiddy trainer from the 1980's I think. Got the kids to fly for the first time. (last too) I have a torsion landing gear, and a bit of it sticks up so the needle valve doesn't bend when it noses over. No plan, just very nose heavy, small elevator, and a bit on the big side for the crappy runs that reedies seem to be good at. We used to run .008" x 30 ft. lines for good tension, and it seemed pretty fast when they worked right.
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