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Yes, continue designing with LPS when possible 45 20.64%
No, small brushless outrunners are the only way to go 173 79.36%
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 02:05 PM
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I am kicking myself as I know you are too Zeke because in my rush to get out of the house Saturday morning I forgot my vid cam. Bats were charged and disks in the bag ready to go and like a brainless I forgot the damn thing on the sofa.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Well...if he designed the Midwest Tri-Squire...that's what I modeled the trainer after.
Great minds must think alike. Here's a shot of the title block on a Tri-Squire plan, posted, oddly enough, by a fellow going by the handle "Trisquire": http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1135598

Either way, I'm watching this whole series - like I need more airplanes!!
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Come on out here Zeke and we'll do a video shoot. I have access to a nice camera we could use and a steady cam.

Steve
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Great minds must think alike. Here's a shot of the title block on a Tri-Squire plan, posted, oddly enough, by a fellow going by the handle "Trisquire": http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1135598

Either way, I'm watching this whole series - like I need more airplanes!!
Yeah...I still have a set of the plans. I may need to build another one of these days.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 04:49 PM
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Zeke... putting together the Fokker, the firewall shims as described are to add right and down thrust. all fair enough. the instructions though say the larger shim is on the bottom and the smaller one on the top... this would remove or even invert the downthrust it seems. So question is, big shim on the top or the bottom of the firewall?...
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Zeke... putting together the Fokker, the firewall shims as described are to add right and down thrust. all fair enough. the instructions though say the larger shim is on the bottom and the smaller one on the top... this would remove or even invert the downthrust it seems. So question is, big shim on the top or the bottom of the firewall?...
Thanks for pointing that out...it's a typo. Big shim at top, smaller at the bottom. I'll try to get the instructions fixed tonight.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Whimified PT-17

I really got fired up watching and flying the Whim models at the NEAT fair. Thayer Syme and Zeke put on a nice show with Zeke's float equipped Cessna, too. When I got home with all the new "goodies" I purchased, I immediately started thinking about my next "Whimmed" out model. The Stearman (can I say that, Boeing?) PT-17 is one of my all time favorite aircraft and I already had much of the drawing done from my Speedee Bilt reproduction kit. I figured it wouldn't take long to do the conversion, with the possible exception of the radial engine up front. After some serious cogitatin' and head scratchin' , I was surprised at how easy it was to render the old 7 cylinder Continental in a reasonably realistic and easy to assemble package. I spent an evening assembling the engine and finishing up the beta files for cutting the airframe parts. Retirement is wonderful! Lots of time to design and build!

More to follow later--

Ron Anderson
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 07:24 PM
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Okay let "whimped " be struck from the glossary.
Replaced with
whimmed,or whimified.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Stearman!!! I love it!
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:20 PM
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If this is the recommended motor for these planes, what are people using for a prop adapter?

It's not clear to me if it comes with one. http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=46
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 09:40 PM
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If this is the recommended motor for these planes, what are people using for a prop adapter?

It's not clear to me if it comes with one. http://www.parkscalemodels.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=46
It comes with a prop adapter and a prop saver...
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 10:00 PM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Monofoil - That engine absolutely ROCKS! I love it..

Zeke- Can we pre-pay, while we have money in our paypals?
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 12:48 AM
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Here's the next installment on the PT-17. Like most first attempts, some things had to be corrected, so those with sharp eyes will pick out the fact that the second former does not go all the way to the bottom of the fuselage sides. The original part I cut for the top sheeting on the nose did not fit either. I was playing with developing a section of a cone for the part and it didn't hit me till I tried to fit the part that it didn't taper and was actually a cylinder. Other than that, the rest of the fuselage went together smoothly. There are more parts than you might usually find in this simplified type model, but the rounded top on the fuselage looks so much better, I figured it was justified.
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 08:23 PM
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All these whimified planes are just too cool . Please keep them coming !

Just need to stock up on 10g motors now

-John
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 10:38 PM
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More Stearman

I finished all the major sub-assemblies and fit everything together temporarily to see what it would look like. The original top wing had the same dihedral as the bottom wing and when I put it all together it just didn't look right. I know these are supposed to be "whimsical" versions of real planes, but sometimes I tend to get a little nuts about how things look. Anyhow, I cut another set of parts for a top wing with a bit less dihedral and fit it to the rest of the plane to see if it was better looking. I think it is, but I'm open to opinions about whether it's enough dihedral to give decent performance. I suspect having both wings the same would fly a bit better with just rudder and elevator. If it doesn't fly well, I know Brian will rag on me for making the same error I made on the Spad--and I'll probably deserve it.

--Ron
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