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Yes, continue designing with LPS when possible 45 20.83%
No, small brushless outrunners are the only way to go 171 79.17%
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Old Sep 05, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Ah, Jeez! Now you did it. Just when I get my fleet trimmed down to a manageable size, you go and post this! They all look great, esp. the P-51C.
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Old Sep 05, 2008, 11:14 AM
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I'm usually not good at keeping new designs a secret, but this one I did. This will be my next kit to release in the next couple of months - a North American P-51C Mustang. I started this design about 3 weeks ago as I could find the time between my 'real' job, family time and a vacation. I maidened it yesterday and I am SUPER pleased! I'll post specs for it later.

Next up will be:
FW-190
P-47
ME-109
F-6 Hellcat
Zero
Nice! Nice! Nice! please put the zero and the hellcat to the front of the line ...not really a mustang fan...but love what youve done.Dates for realease,specs, and more info eagerly awaited.
Danno
edit: I have a park 250 getting rewound,do you think this would be a good power option?
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Old Sep 05, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Ah, Jeez! Now you did it. Just when I get my fleet trimmed down to a manageable size, you go and post this!
Well...they are small....if that helps...
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Old Sep 05, 2008, 12:29 PM
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I use a 2 cell Common Sense 300 pack in my SE-5a. My flying buddy Ron uses a 2 cell Kokam 340 in his DVII.

Both seem to work well. Any 2 cell from 200 to 350 mah should work OK.

Brian Allen

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Old Sep 05, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Do you have any idea if the P-51 will be in the same price range as the other Whim models? I think I know what I'm asking my wife for christmas.
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Old Sep 05, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Do you have any idea if the P-51 will be in the same price range as the other Whim models? I think I know what I'm asking my wife for christmas.
Actually it'll be the cheapest one so far...$23.99
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Old Sep 06, 2008, 01:00 AM
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UK members of RCG might like to know that Micron are now holding stock of the Whim bipes. See them here.

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/parkscale_whim.html
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Old Sep 06, 2008, 09:19 PM
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Whim Spad

Well, it's been a while since I chimed in with my 2 cents worth, so I thought I'd post some pictures of the Spad I designed following Zeke's excellent design philosophy. Brian and I had such a good time with the SE-5 and Fokker DVII, that I was inspired to try the Spad as it's always been a favorite and seemed like a natural. The outlines came from my reproduction of the old Speedee Bilt kit number G8 of the Spad. It really didn't take much to "Whimify" it other than sliming down the fat fuselage a bit so it wouldn't look so porky as a simple box. Here's some pics of the prototype assembly.
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Old Sep 06, 2008, 09:40 PM
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Whim Spad continued

I fretted with the loose fit of the parts I cut until I put a dial micrometer on the last batch of balsa I got and realized it was only .055" thick. No wonder the formers were falling out of the notches! Ah well, that's what they make Titebond glue for--filling and swelling soft wood. As usually happens, I made some design changes as I worked on the prototype. Among other things, I eventually changed the tail skid to a simple straight piece, modified the battery floor with a hole that allows the battery to be mounted vertically behind the firewall, and added some more ribs to the tips of the top wing to prevent warping when applying the covering.
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 09:57 AM
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That looks great! Have you picked out a covering scheme yet?
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 10:05 AM
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I finally managed to finish up the trainer I designed for my daughters to learn to fly on.

Specs
Span: 25-5/8"
Length: 17-3/4"
AUW: 3.3oz
Wingloading: 2.75 oz./sq.ft.
Controls: R/E/T
Power: GWS LPS-B2C with a 6x5 prop

If the wind dies down this evening, I will maiden it. If it flies well, I plan to take it up to NEAT and see if I can find a light weight set of lights to put on it for some night flying.
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Zeke,
I think you need to kit the little trainer too!

I'd buy one
Randy
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Zeke,
I think you need to kit the little trainer too!

I'd buy one
Randy
I will be Randy...I'll be working on getting this and the P-51 released as soon as possible after NEAT.
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Damn it man. Now I need to get this as well. Like I need another plane in the hanger but I am likeing all of them so far. See you at NEAT. I will bring the Corsair spo we can see how the beer cooler flies
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Old Sep 07, 2008, 01:05 PM
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I'll be working on getting this and the P-51 released as soon as possible after NEAT.
Darn. I was hoping to pick one up from you on Friday.
Don
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