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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:48 AM
I'd rather be out sloping...
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Here we go again.....PMT using the Slope Rebel forum to communicate with his
distant brother FF out in the bad lands of North Dakota.....sorry Bakkie

Good slope flying temps here today. It's already reached 32F. Table Top
is waiting
Wow! Stunning sunset!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:53 AM
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[FONT="Georgia"][COLOR="Blue"]Here we go again.....PMT using the Slope Rebel forum to communicate with his
distant brother FF out in the bad lands of North Dakota.....sorry Bakkie
No need to apologize I'm getting use to it!

Hey Sean, ask your mom to call my mom to see if I can come play at your slope!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:07 PM
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The weatherman got it right for once, unfortunately!

Oooh thats cold !
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:42 PM
.....till the wind drops.
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Wow!....been busy here!
Jaco, Yes it was the same Mazda Mig from three years ago!.......only flies when there are no Rebels around!!

Bakkie, sorry for only seeing your post now !
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:25 PM
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ParadiseMT you can PM me you know :-)
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:38 AM
just a rumour
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I dont have any correx slopies still flying from Hermanus2011
and only have the tattered and beat up Corrosair from Hermanus2012 ( A-10, Stang and Spit are all cooked)....
good thing I like to build....
That IS a good thing
Jim don't you want to figure out how to make a Corro Harvard, I think that it is one of SA's favourite planes
It should soar like a dream!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan

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Old Feb 01, 2013, 02:23 AM
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That IS a good thing
Jim don't you want to figure out how to make a Corro Harvard, I think that it is one of SA's favourite planes
It should soar like a dream!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-6_Texan

I have a glass moulded Harvard I picked up and restored from a fellow TOSSer. I must say it really is not a great sloper. Because of the short nose you really have to load up the lead and therefore up the overall weight. When it was flying alot of guys mentioned they have had issues building and sloping Harvards. Lets just say its currently crashed, stripped and hanging in my roof waiting on repairs
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 07:59 AM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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.....I must say it really is not a great sloper. Because of the short nose you really have to load up the lead and therefore up the overall weight.
I agree...sorry drusky.....could extend the nose, but then it would look like a texan
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:41 AM
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We have a bearcat flying at TOSS, I'm sure a Harvard can work it just needs a different approach to the build, like keeping its arse as light as possible and possibly extending the nose just a smidgeon.
other areas to move weight toward are the leading edge and build the ailerons, flaps and elevators lighter.

If they could get the real thing to fly, the model must fly too.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:51 PM
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We have a bearcat flying at TOSS, I'm sure a Harvard can work it just needs a different approach to the build, like keeping its arse as light as possible and possibly extending the nose just a smidgeon.
other areas to move weight toward are the leading edge and build the ailerons, flaps and elevators lighter.

If they could get the real thing to fly, the model must fly too.
well, the real thing had a short nose because the engine was very heavy, so its not a question of forcing it to fly, but a calculation of the mechanics. we can do it too, works every time I've tried it.... http://iwr.ru.ac.za/~iwdf/rc/cg.html
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:58 PM
Building with TLAR precision
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We have a bearcat flying at TOSS, I'm sure a Harvard can work it just needs a different approach to the build, like keeping its arse as light as possible and possibly extending the nose just a smidgeon.
other areas to move weight toward are the leading edge and build the ailerons, flaps and elevators lighter.

If they could get the real thing to fly, the model must fly too.
I think you've thrown down the gauntlet to Beagle!

-= Dave
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:15 PM
just a rumour
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You can do it Jim
Elevator servo mounted in the schnozz with NiMH pack, a chunk of lead and Bakkie's camera!
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:35 PM
Stirring the pot
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You can do it Jim
Elevator servo mounted in the schnozz with NiMH pack, a chunk of lead and Bakkie's camera!
Yeah Jim......Go!!!!

What are you doing thinking about lead so early in the morning Andrew?

Not much wind this weekend,
You may as well build!
J
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:37 AM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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Could maybe modify the Corrosair plans, the basic fuselage shape is the same as the Harvard, would change the tail feathers and the wing. I have the Impala going now and another semi-secret personal build with black correx. But if a couple guys will COMMIT to building a Harvard, I will draw and plot the plans.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:48 AM
just a rumour
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Yeah Jim......Go!!!!

What are you doing thinking about lead so early in the morning Andrew?

Not much wind this weekend,
You may as well build!
J
Up at 3am to be at the milk processing plant by 4am
JIm I don't think you will have trouble drumming up enthusiasm for a Corotexvard. I'm in... what do I need to do?
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