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Old Dec 24, 2003, 03:50 PM
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The .049 sure sounds like a dive siren! I put the Stuka aside intending on working on the next conversion, the Focke Wulf, but now I want to get the Stuka flying again, I wrote up a repair list to do to it!
The FW 190 is going together quickly. It seems to be a simpler design.
Thanks for the kind words about the airplanes
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:31 AM
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Don't have any pics of my old free flight models, but there were a few!

First small r/c model, own design built in 1988 with very expensive micro servos and micro receiver (huge by today's standards). PAW 1.49 diesel, lightweight coloured tisue except for the wing which was transparent film. Nice flyer.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:34 AM
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... and how it ended up after a head-on mid air collision with a .40 pattern model at the club strip. Two servos and the rx were smashed in this! The other plane suffered a broken prop and a cracked cowl.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:37 AM
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Replaced by this, another own design, in 1989. Same motor, a really nice flyer. Coloured tissue on fus. & tail, Litespan on the wing. Won my club's limbo comp in 1990 - they promptly banned "micro models" from League events - considered too expensive and specialised for the average club flyer
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:39 AM
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Another view. The logo on the wing is the 'rocket powered flea' one that some Me 163 Komet planes carried!
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:41 AM
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At a display in the early 90s, the other planes are a Webra T4 80 4-stroke powered aerobat and my ST 90 powered photo plane (with toffee pod attached).
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:44 AM
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At that display my Gremlin (the little PAW model) had a mid-air with a pattern ship powered by a piped .61. A bit luckier than the previous time, the prop tips just nicked the top surface of the wing completely missing the bands!
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:48 AM
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Later in 1989 I built this, a powered glider for the PeeWee 020. It later flew with a TD 020 (rocket ship!) and a TD 010 (flew it indoors in this configuration). Flew it in a number of club comps (different club!) like loops against the clock (it won!), these all events required ROG so it had a dolly. Later converted to electric with S280 direct drive and 7x720 nimh. Still got it.

Tissue & dope fus & tail, Litespan wings.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:52 AM
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In 1990 I built this, for a little while the smallest r/c model flying (at under 7" span). Intended for the TD 010 but that didn't have enough power (it needed to fly FAST!) so doubled that to a TD 020. Flew really nicely, but the enormous torque reaction from the 4.5" prop spinning at 20k rpm made launching difficult. No glide at all, just dropped out of the shy when the motor stopped! Still got this model.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:57 AM
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1993, designed this for indoor pylon racing with Cox TD 020. Very successful, plan was published in RCM&E in 1994. When the pylon event died in 1999 I converted the model to electric, first with s280 then with 280BB. Still got it and fly it fairly regularly. All Litespan. It's actually a pretty accurate semi-scale model of the full-size El Bandito formula 1 racer. Fus shape is simplified (no cheek cowls, rectangular section) ... that's about it.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 07:59 AM
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Action shot from one of the indoor race meets with a Bandit rounding the pylon (rather low!!)
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 08:01 AM
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In 1994 I built a PAW .55 powered version of the Bandit and managed to squeeze in 4-channel r/c. Still got and fly this, the wings are Fibabfilm .. rest Litespan. Did race it in the pylon event one year when my 020 one clipped a pylon, removing one wing!
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 08:04 AM
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My last small IC model, a PAW .55 r/e bipe from Jan 1995. This was also flown indoors .. in fact the maiden was done indoors - very hairy! Still got it and fly it, all Litespan covering.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 08:05 AM
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Nose of the bipe showing the exhaust extension, runs very clean.
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Old Dec 25, 2003, 08:08 AM
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.55 is side-mounted on the Bandit, home-made brass silencer (not needed, just for show really!). Had a simple extension pipe originally, again the model runs very clean as all the exhaust goo is thrown clear.
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