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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:53 PM
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The rebuild with the trans blue, and yellow.... Wood prop...




Pure sexy...
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 08:05 PM
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Sexy is not the word I would use.

Cute maybe!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I have the same feeling that some of you have about the Q-tee but mine was the tidewater pronto .It was my first kit 35 years ago ,i found free plans and scratch built it just like my old one including the same K+B motor. I never built the Q-tee but i did download the tiled plan from this thread and will buildone soon ,most likely electrict. joe
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:10 PM
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I had the Playmate with an OS 15. Wonderful airplane. So was the Parakeet bipe.

Thanks, Dave Robelen.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:00 AM
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Here's my Q-Tee, what's left after a Figure-9. I have stripped the wing of its covering. It hit the ground hard enough to mash the front of a half dozen ribs, which will need some form of partial replacement.

The thing I found about the Q-Tee is with its ample wing area, it could even fly decently at 6,500 feet (1,981 m) elevation. The trick was using a 6x3 or 6x4 prop. At sea level, a 5-1/4x4 prop would work, but not at elevation.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 01:01 AM
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Cool to see another Q-Tee in the thread

(un-cool about the crash damage).

Looking forward to a progress “show and tell”

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:33 PM
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I have the same feeling that some of you have about the Q-tee but mine was the tidewater pronto .It was my first kit 35 years ago ,i found free plans and scratch built it just like my old one including the same K+B motor. I never built the Q-tee but i did download the tiled plan from this thread and will buildone soon ,most likely electrict. joe
I've got that kit; will be a future build.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:11 PM
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wrapping up the Q Tee

Just mounted the motor and tested the speed control and servos. I am almost finished. I have never flown a three channel model. This is one of my bucket list planes. I fly pattern planes normally.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Well, don't expect it to knife edge!

I fly pattern too, but there's so much joy to be had from 2 and 3 channel models. Because they don't roll axially, they don't loop on line and are virtually impossible to point roll, it's the antithesis of pattern flying. It's really damn good fun, so much so that my next little model will probably be single channel!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Single channel is even a greater antithesis of pattern flying. With a properly trimmed plane, one can even do an acceptable Cuban-8. Judging sink rate to get the thing to land within 10 feet upon dead stick is fun, too.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:56 PM
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That's pretty much why I wanna do it!
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Back in the late 1960's, Ace R/C was selling a complete single channel rudder only pulse proportional systems. It came with several options starting with a base Baby Adams magnetic actuator, which was sufficient power for .020 aircraft. I bought one on Brown frequency (26.995 MHz) on the CB radio band in 1972 with a Adams Baby Twin actuator (slightly more powerful, for .020 and mild .049 aircaft for $70. Although the actuator pulsed the rudder left and right, pulsing was fast enough (about 200 beats per minute), that the plane followed the average of the throws. It was truly proportional rudder.

Then in 1977 or 1978, I bought for $105 on 72 MHz older frequencies, their pulse proportional with Adams Stomper twin actuator (for aggressive .049 to mild .15 aircraft) and KRD quick blip sequential lo-med-hi servo. I still have the radio. The throttle was activated by momentarily hitting a push button switch. Then one could mount a more powerful engine and control it.

There was an additional modification that could be performed, which provided elevator function ala Galloping Ghost, which would vary the pulse rate to the Adams actuator. Slow pulse rate would cause the actuator to give more up elevator. Fast pulse rate more down elevator.

However, it was interactive. It was either rudder command or elevator command, but not both. When turning, the plane would receive some up elevator.

I never opted for this function, because I like to do wild spiral dives with full rudder, usually full left rudder. Then after several spirals, neutralize. With sufficient speed, the plane would react like a balsa glider thrown very hard. It would loop. Hit the rudder on the way up before going over the top, plane would barrel roll. Hit it up toward the top, one could do a Split-S.

For simplicity, it was a lot of fun. Because the investment was so low, one could do gutsy stuff they wouldn't want to do with the .40 sized plane.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I wish my King Kobra or my Bridi XLT went toghether as quick as th Q-Tee.
I will wait on the one channel and see how this goes.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:20 PM
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The Q-Tee was my first powered R/C back around 74(?)
But the next two powered planes were both Ace whizzards(I still have both wings!)
The reason I bring this up in the QT thread is, I analized and finally figured out what it would take to do an axial roll with just rudder & elevator!
Simple really, after a dive to build speed begin a turn with rudder and as the plane begins to tilt begin adding down elevator...which straightens out the flight path...ease off the down ele as the wing becomes vertical and begin adding it again as he wing becomes inverted......as the roll continues the amount of rudder will nearly remain constant but the amount of ele needed will vary.
I was using a Kraft 2ch radio with a single stick. I was constantly amazing the powered fliers who dropped by with my antics!
With altitude & practice it can be done on R&E alone!
(The Wizz had an advantage in that it had a semi-symetrical airfoil unlike the QT's flat bottom foil).
Sorry to interrupt, but the thread just got my memory banks going!
Mike.
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