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Old Oct 14, 2008, 03:55 PM
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75% Ga. Goose Build

This has been a slow year in the shop for me because my storage space is full and I want to keep all the models in it. Usually Three to four models appear and the same number are sold. The small Goose has had some covering and a few other details added. The center of gravity mark can be satisfied with the battery just to the rear of the canard TE. I am satisfied with the way the film has worked on the sheeted surface. It was ironed down around the perimeter, partially shrunk with the hot air blower and finally ironed onto the center sections. The alignment and weight of the model is good. Charles
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Charles!

IT FLIES!

Finally finished up the Georgia Goose, last minute trim scheme on the vertical stabs courtesy of a Swiss Gyroflug....so I kind of figured my Goose is going to be a "Swiss Alps Touring service" type of deal.

Anyways, as promised, here are the photos complete with a much happy Rube Goldberg right after the maiden flight; speaking of which it flew right off the board, needed just a bit of down elevator and right aileron. Other than that the power was fine---in fact after it rotated and started climbing out I backed out of the power to about 70% and it still climbed nicely. Flies around just fine at about 40% power and wasn't that much faster at full throttle. As for stability it was ROCK SOLID. No "bobbing" of the canard at very slow speeds, no wing rocking in steep turns, just an all around fantastic flying design. Not too far different than my Miss 2 or Miss Stik. Landing approach with just a fast idle and she flew right on in to a walking speed touchdown on the mains. I was STOKED! Static photos were taken about an hour before the flight as I was waiting on a pretty good breeze out of the East to calm down near sunset. The flight was right at sunset (a most fantastic sunset I should add) and the full moon rising in the East.

Rube
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Rube, There is no way that I an express my pleasure with your success! Your model looks true and well built. I have seen that Jackson area sky and it is hard to beat. Congratulations to you for a great job and also to your photographer. I will try to find pictures of other Goose pilots. Charles
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Old Oct 14, 2008, 10:18 PM
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Here are other Goose pilots. Charles
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 01:52 PM
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A little scale inspiration from the VULA pages Hi charles, see what I mean about the ripples spreading

The pellican is featured in FF flyingboats link from a bout 6 months ago but the video link will be added
Hi, I saw this aiprlane but I am not able to find any additional information about it.

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Old Oct 16, 2008, 03:00 PM
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New canard I need to view

Hi ,

I browsed a lot on internet to find some unorthodox seaplane .
I found one but unfortunately is missing top view.
I tried to add my top view but I am not happy with it .

I asked author for add picture of top view but he did not react.

Does somebody has idea how should looks like this airplane?

Here is link and also my picture.

http://www.elfwood.com/art/c/h/ching2/150903.jpg.html


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Old Oct 16, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Mareck, The top wing looks like the leading edge sweeps back to take care of the dihedral issue. Make the front wing's area equal to 30% of the rear wing's area. I believe the thrust line is too high. Twin motors mounted into the wing may solve the problem. Charles
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 08:58 AM
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That would work Charles but the original concept might as well, if you look at the real things Flyingboats often have to live with highly divergent thrust lines see a Bre Nautilus. Try a foam prototype you may have to reduce the tail bulk of the fuselage to improve performance and will have to introduce a step into the underside of the hull in the correct position, for clues consult the Waterplanes sticky and K Kusomas designs. Make the thrust angle variable as well you may have to play with that.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=521810&page=3
reminicent of a Miles or a Curtiss ascender
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448080
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 09:20 AM
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More sound advice and another great link from ABFlyingShip.

Where do you find all this stuff? Brilliant!

The contributors to this thread are very, very good.



cheers

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Old Oct 17, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Oner day Nick I might get my life back till then if I can remember where Ive seen something or how it was done I will chip in when and where I can ...
Meantime take a look at this http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938072 see pteranadon.
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 08:35 PM
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My thanks to you, Airboat, I agree with Nick. Charles
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Old Oct 17, 2008, 09:18 PM
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That is a wonderful looking vintage seaplane . I think it would fly great . who is going
to make one ?
Hi Charles

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Originally Posted by marecisko
Hi ,

I browsed a lot on internet to find some unorthodox seaplane .
I found one but unfortunately is missing top view.
I tried to add my top view but I am not happy with it .

I asked author for add picture of top view but he did not react.

Does somebody has idea how should looks like this airplane?

Here is link and also my picture.

http://www.elfwood.com/art/c/h/ching2/150903.jpg.html


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Old Oct 18, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Hi Keith! Anything new to show? I just hope to finish my small Goose by year end. Charles
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 05:55 PM
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Hey Charles
You know my house burned down and I have just got a bench set up and am back to building . I see some others have built some nice looking Goose's or is that Geese
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Old Oct 18, 2008, 07:36 PM
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Looks what's moving up in the building queue..

Larry


PS Anyone have the English version of the instruction?
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