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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:41 AM
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The Bellancas are pretty cool. The Aircruiser especially is a real oddball and thus very tempting. Neither really suitable for heat forming the fuselage and the Aircruiser would be a pain the transport unless you made it small enough to keep in one piece.

I've learned that if I build something fussy to take apart and put together it tends to spend a lot of time in the hanger.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 09:52 AM
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I've learned that if I build something fussy to take apart and put together it tends to spend a lot of time in the hanger.
^^ That's another reason why I love biplanes... large scale but small (relatively) footprint. I measured and I'll be able to fit the 1/7 scale P6-E in my SUV without disassembly.

I think the Aircruiser wouldn't be too bad if built cleverly. 4 pieces: top wing, each bottom wing, fuselage. The landing gear and jury struts stay with the bottom wings (which each affix to the fuselage with a single hinge-pin). The interplane struts stay with the top wing and fold flat. The flying wires are just elastic loops that slip off when not in use. Sure, it would take some assembly... but the size of it makes it easy to get to everything. And just imagine how floaty it would be if made from foam! People's jaws would drop if you did a 5mph fly-by
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 04:00 PM
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I just had a thought. Instead of making the wings removable, how about make the fuselage break in half? The front half of the fuselage and wings would stay together, and then just remove the tail. The empennage servos could remain with the tail so all you have to do is plug them into the RX -- no messing around with pushrods, etc.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 04:14 PM
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I just had a thought. Instead of making the wings removable, how about make the fuselage break in half? The front half of the fuselage and wings would stay together, and then just remove the tail. The empennage servos could remain with the tail so all you have to do is plug them into the RX -- no messing around with pushrods, etc.
Good idea, probably easier to do too.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Hello!

Pat!

Dugg Koolman's other buddy, Fred, checkin' in to say "howdy". Very interesting stuff you build just as Dugg has always told me. As you know, being at Keet's this past weekend, too much white ground cover to get out to our flying site for winter build/assemblies maidens.

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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:23 PM
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Pat!

Dugg Koolman's other buddy, Fred, checkin' in to say "howdy". Very interesting stuff you build just as Dugg has always told me. As you know, being at Keet's this past weekend, too much white ground cover to get out to our flying site for winter build/assemblies maidens.

Cheers,
Fred
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Pleased to make your (virtual) acquaintance Fred. Old Nine Toes has told me much about you too.

Pat
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