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Old Sep 14, 2008, 09:36 PM
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Did we ever get a rough date on when the P51 will be available? I am also ready to order!
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Old Sep 14, 2008, 10:29 PM
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Did we ever get a rough date on when the P51 will be available? I am also ready to order!

I'm helping Zeke work out any bugs in the build and hopefully will help get some instructions together for the Mustang. I have a beta kit here that I have started and hope to move along once he's back from NEAT and can get me some more diagrams.

I'm not sure on the timeline but I know he'd like to get it out there asap.

Steve
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Old Sep 14, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Met up with Zeke at NEAT and brought the Fokker home with me. Was thinking of building it tonight, but reckon it's prolly best to get some good sleep first, haven't had it in a few days
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 07:16 AM
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I will have to say that of everyone that stopped by the booth this past weekend It wasnice to meet you. TheKM that was a cool little plane you were flying and Iam sure your going to have fun with the Fokker
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 11:02 AM
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These I believe would look great all "Whimped out"
Don't you mean "Whimed out"? I'll take a look at the planes you have mentioned. The list is long and keeps growing. The whim planes seemed to be very well received up at NEAT. There were five other Whim planes in attendance besides my own. The weather Staurday was absolutely perfect and I managed to get in several flights on the SE5 and the trainer (I'm going to call it the Micro Squire). Sunday was beautiful as well (although the wind had picked up to maybe 5-8 mph), but that didn't keep me grounded! I flew the D-VII several times. Landing into the wind was fun as I probably had a ground speed of 1-2mph...As long as the breeze in steady and not gusty, there's no reason not to fly!
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Don't you mean "Whimed out"? I'll take a look at the planes you have mentioned. The list is long and keeps growing. The whim planes seemed to be very well received up at NEAT. There were five other Whim planes in attendance besides my own. The weather Staurday was absolutely perfect and I managed to get in several flights on the SE5 and the trainer (I'm going to call it the Micro Squire). Sunday was beautiful as well (although the wind had picked up to maybe 5-8 mph), but that didn't keep me grounded! I flew the D-VII several times. Landing into the wind was fun as I probably had a ground speed of 1-2mph...As long as the breeze in steady and not gusty, there's no reason not to fly!
Official RCgroups glossary definition for "whimped":
Whimped: The combination of pimped and whim.
Pimped: Popular slang nowadays for outfitted nicely,or very nice looking.
I would really like to get my hands on one of those whimped out mustangs !
But being the sole editor of said glossary ,we can change it for you , if your not comfortable with the term.
I think its kinda ironic, and clever.maybe a little cute too.
Good luck with your new line.However ,judging from the performance and interest ,doesnt seem like youll need it.
Danno





(whimped.....teehee)
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 12:14 PM
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I will have to say that of everyone that stopped by the booth this past weekend It wasnice to meet you. TheKM that was a cool little plane you were flying and Iam sure your going to have fun with the Fokker
I'm sure I will too.

I just need to get a prop for my little motor
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Old Sep 15, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Zeke!!

How much for the B!

You need to do a pusher 727 in this cute scale..

Jeff
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 12:47 AM
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I got the SE5a and Fokker-look like great little kits. Zeke-can you check the link for the Fokker instructions? I get a dead link.

-Jon
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 10:56 AM
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w00t. I just found a little cox warbird prop that pushes onto my little outrunner... I should be in business now. Might try a build tonight
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 06:53 PM
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That trainer looks very much Ken Willard to me - save for the stab location on the fuselage it could pass for a lighter, slightly smaller rendering of the classic Schoolboy (designed for Tee Dee .010 and a compound escapement!). Neat.
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 07:57 PM
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Great stuff, Zeke! I love the concept.

A couple of subjects I'd like to see are the Pitts S1 and a Chipmunk (Art Scholl scheme for sure).

How would the flying character change if you covered the underside of the wing? Would that make strip ailerons more effective?

Keep those great ideas coming!!

--Doug
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Whim Fokker/Se-5a Combat

Ron and I took the Spad out for a flight yesterday. Up at the NEAT Fair this past weekend we bought some Thunder Power 2 cell 350 packs so we could replace the Kokam 340 that was currently in the Spad. It is about 5 years old and we thought it was tired. The new TP pack made a world of difference. The Spad now flies with much better authority and speed. Guess the old Kokam pack was on its last legs.

We had a nice furball between Rons Fokker and my SE-5a. We then landed and we stuck a short crepe paper streamer on the tail of the Fokker and we went at it again. No cuts or anything but we had a blast. It is a lot harder to do than it seems, that 3rd dimension really adds to the complexity!! Of course if I was a better pilot I might have gotten closer.

We will try again this weekend and see if we can get some cuts.

Try this, it is a blast.

Brian Allen

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Old Sep 18, 2008, 01:43 PM
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That trainer looks very much Ken Willard to me
Well...if he designed the Midwest Tri-Squire...that's what I modeled the trainer after.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Brian...I really wish we could have all gotten our Whims up in the air at the same time...I saw where someone got a video of the parkflyer are when I was flying the SE5 on Saturday. I really need to find someone that is good with a video camera (and has a good video camera) to get some good video footage.
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