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Old Feb 24, 2009, 08:55 AM
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Now thats a good looking nobler!
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Old Feb 25, 2009, 03:05 PM
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RocketBob,

I fly in Raynor Park near my house in Sunnyvale. The muffled diesel is very quiet and no one seems to mind. I still fly a bit of everything and diesel is still on my list.

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Old Feb 25, 2009, 07:46 PM
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I know that this thread is for "pics", but do you happen to have a video. This plane is just a beauty! I LOVE it!

If you can't take a video do you think that you could tell me generally how fast she flies?

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Old Feb 25, 2009, 11:56 PM
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KP,

I don't have a video yet, but if I do make one I'll post a YouTube link.

The model flies very well at slow speeds because of the highly cambered NACA 6409 airfoil. I can fly a very tight high-banked 360 just 1-2 feet off the ground without any fear of tip stalling. It's almost too easy to fly because the stall is predictable and very benign. The extra dihedral also makes the rudder quite effective and it handles gusty conditions well because it is so stable and controllable. You could easily fly this model with some old rudder-only equipment. I probably should have put some landing gear on it because it would be great for shooting touch and goes in the baseball diamond at the end of my field.

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Old Feb 26, 2009, 07:18 AM
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Steve -

It really is a beauty --- has the look of an old timer with the sleakness of a more modern design. Very nicely done.

andrew
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 07:43 AM
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Very Nicely done!
The engine cutout, spinner to fuse clearance, sleek fuselage, covering every detail looks great!
Bravo!

I may need to see this one in person Could bring video camera.
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 08:14 PM
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KP,

I don't have a video yet, but if I do make one I'll post a YouTube link.

The model flies very well at slow speeds because of the highly cambered NACA 6409 airfoil. I can fly a very tight high-banked 360 just 1-2 feet off the ground without any fear of tip stalling. It's almost too easy to fly because the stall is predictable and very benign. The extra dihedral also makes the rudder quite effective and it handles gusty conditions well because it is so stable and controllable. You could easily fly this model with some old rudder-only equipment. I probably should have put some landing gear on it because it would be great for shooting touch and goes in the baseball diamond at the end of my field.

Thanks,

Steve
That's okay. I suppose that if you have it covered with Japanese tissue, she flies fairly slow. Is this a fair statement?

This plane is just so beautiful and when you add the flight characteristics, you make me quite envious . Thanks for posting!

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Old Feb 28, 2009, 09:56 PM
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OS .15LA flies GREAT. electric had to go

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 08:32 AM
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Very neat covering design! What size engine do you have in it?

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 03:20 PM
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It has a 20-22L motor, KDA from hobby city. it's ready to fly now but it's snowing finished it before I went to bed and now I gota wait for the weather to cooperate.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 09:01 PM
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Electric!!??

Glad to here that you've finished it. Maybe now you can start building the Super Chipmunk with one of those TT .07's. What do you think?

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 09:03 PM
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prety sure the chippy is going to get the old baffle piston TT 15 not sure that the 07 is up to handling it lol not for spirited flight anyway. it would prop cruise of though but if I wanted to cruise i'ld break out my bike.
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Old Mar 01, 2009, 09:05 PM
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Well, then, do you think that the TT .15 will find its way in the Super Chipmunk? I'm excited to see your decision. Hope you go glow. Good luck, either way, though.

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Old Mar 01, 2009, 09:27 PM
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prety sure the chippy is going to get the old baffle piston TT 15 not sure that the 07 is up to handling it lol not for spirited flight anyway. it would prop cruise of though but if I wanted to cruise i'ld break out my bike.
yeah that's what I said it's prob going to get the 15. the main deciding factor is going to be how much weight to balance. I'm thinking the 15 is going to be the best choice. but i have to wait it gets here and then find time to build it. since I have yet to see much info on that particular one I'll post a thread on it when it gets here. if it makes me mad enough i'll run the OS 40 fp with no muffler on it lol.
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Old Mar 02, 2009, 07:21 AM
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I would say that the OS 40 would get it cruising, but you may be a little under powered so...

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