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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:10 PM
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AIR BOSS by HERR ENGINEERING

My buddy and co-worker that lives in Titusville, Florida and test flyer for Tom Herr when he had his modeling business there gave me a Prototype Airboss that was built by Tom Herr himself, of course these were the days before SIG Manufactoring bought out HERR.

Here's the spec's from the SIG WEB SITE:
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:14 PM
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Of course this is the High Wing Version of the Mini-Sport, for the mini-sport go to:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150944

The Airboss will be powered by an ASTRO FLIGHT 010, 14-turn and in the GWS EPS-300C "A" gearing (3.75:1 ratio) swinging an APC "Slow Flyer" 8 X 6 prop and using the First Generation ETec 1200mAH, Li-POLYs.

Carlos
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:20 PM
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Very nice, Carlos!
Is that as easy to build as it looks?

Brian
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 03:25 PM
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Very nice, Carlos!
Is that as easy to build as it looks?

Brian
Brian,

It is a super easy build. Herr Engineering always have been known for their easy LASER CUT parts such that you shake the box and the wing ribs come lose!

The FUSE is interlocking which Herr Engineering pretty much was one of the first companies to offer this kind of build.

I Love my Mini-Sport which is the low wing version of the Air Boss and it flys just SUPER!

Carlos
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Oh, yes, this model sports a tricycle landing gear arrangement but, I think it will be a tail dragger instead. Unless of course I can think of a way to have a torque rod from the rudder all the way to the front nose gear?

Anyone has any ideas?

Thanks!
Carlos
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 07:14 PM
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That looks big enough - use a separate servo for the nose wheel plugged into an aileron splitter plugged into the rudder channel.
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 07:23 AM
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That looks big enough - use a separate servo for the nose wheel plugged into an aileron splitter plugged into the rudder channel.
Thanks! Wow, the Aileron spitter cable is a great suggestion, no need to deal with heavy push rod piano wires!

Carlos
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 08:43 AM
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Oh, yes, this model sports a tricycle landing gear arrangement but, I think it will be a tail dragger instead. Unless of course I can think of a way to have a torque rod from the rudder all the way to the front nose gear?

Anyone has any ideas?

Thanks!
Carlos
Use the small cable - it makes routing very easy....

Mike
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Use the small cable - it makes routing very easy....

Mike
mike,

You mean servo extension cable? If so, I always buy the Regular servo extension cable 3 inch instead of the heavy duty that comes in a higher gage wiring and it's heavy.

Thanks!
Carlos
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 12:47 PM
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Carlos,

Nice project. I would personally go tail dragger...I would even put a couple wheel pants on this one!!...and don't forget to enlarge the rudder/elevator slightly for the kind of wonderful snap rolls and spins I used to get out of my Mini Sport.

Just my two cents worth...

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mike,

You mean servo extension cable? If so, I always buy the Regular servo extension cable 3 inch instead of the heavy duty that comes in a higher gage wiring and it's heavy.

Thanks!
Carlos
Nope I am talking about the flexible pushrod type cable. Like this:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFU94&P=7

Makes servo position and routing very very easy. That cable is very flexible and will bend very easily. Some use them for parkflier aileron connections as well. They are perfect for nose gear steering.

Mike
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Gerry (SIMANO),

I just may consider the tail dragger option to keep her light as possible, hum...

Thanks!
Carlos
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Update!

Okay, after having this poor bare bones model up on the PVC pipe shelving, I have decided to go with a tail dragger arrangement and I just purchased the Ultracote by Hanger-9 (Real Light stuff, and low temp) covering "Cub Yellow" and plan to use bright shinny black stripes for the leading edge of the wing and side pin stripes along the FUSE.

However, first, I am going to sheet the leading edge of the wing since the Airboss does not come with the twin stringers as the mini-Sport wing comes with. (mini-Sport has the same wing).

Carlos
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Old Jul 07, 2007, 12:22 AM
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Any further info on this or any other Air Boss's?

Looks like a great model to be sure!

Robert
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Old Jul 07, 2007, 09:07 PM
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I was thinking of using a 12mm brushless motor and gearbox instead of the 280 DD. Would this be a good option?

Is there any interest in the Air Boss anymore?

Robert
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