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Old Oct 15, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Flew my Guillows, Aeronca, and others...Oh My

Here are the pictures of my flights today. It was humid so that is why you see the loose tissue. We some video problems, but we do have some video before we ran out of disk space. All these planes were posted here as I built them, so if you like to see them just search my username.
First was Walt Mooney's Boston Revere Speedster, flew great and almost lost her on the second flight. I chased her down in my car and she landed down in the middle of the street, I had to stop traffic.



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Old Oct 15, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Next up was the Comet Ercoupe. Once again built per the plans and she flew great, my wife said she flew for over a minute. We have more pictures but most come out blurry.



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Old Oct 15, 2010, 04:52 PM
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The Curtiss Robin is another Comet build that flew great. Did require some weight and downthrust.






Perfect landing.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 04:56 PM
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The Comet Mustang flew great with some clay and down thrust.









Another perfect landing.


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Old Oct 15, 2010, 05:02 PM
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The Guillows Bird Dog flew great after a chunk of weight was added to the nose. She caught a thermal and I had to chase her down, then she hit a tree. Very minimal damage.



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Old Oct 15, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Last but not least was my stock Guillows Aeronca, built with everything from the kit. I did use a Peck Prop. After nose clay and down thrust, she stayed in the air for quiet some time, then the landing was tragic, oh well have to build another. I used 2 lengths of 1/8 rubber for power. You can see the chunk of clay under the nose. This is how I trim it, then once she flies smooth, I move the clay into the cowl. Here she only flew once as you can see.










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Old Oct 15, 2010, 06:33 PM
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Wow, it must have been hauling ass when it hit the fence.

Looks like a fairly manageable repair, are you planning on fixing it?
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 06:38 PM
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No, I will just build another.
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Here is the video from some of the flights.
http://www.youtube.com/user/SCIGS30#p/u
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 08:26 PM
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First was Walt Mooney's Boston Revere Speedster, flew great and almost lost her on the second flight. I chased her down in my car and she landed down in the middle of the street, I had to stop traffic.
That's a nice bird, where can plans be found for it?
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 11:33 PM
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Scigs can you add all the build thread to you blog in that way will be easy to find each one of them.
Thank you and very nice fying Airplane you have.
Best Regards Tito
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 09:27 AM
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O.K so which do you think performed the best?
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 09:57 AM
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The Bostonian, they are known for flying great.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Here are the plans to the Bostonian.
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