|Jun 02, 2009, 12:21 PM|
The Gods are against me.
Looks like I won't be making it to SMALL this year either.
Besides taking care of my girls, my Sister and her family is coming into town this weekend.
You'll have to wait till next year to see what I was going to bring
OK, OK, I as planning on bringing these planes, but not all of them got done in time,
F-14 foam swing-wing
Gee Bee Sportster
and about a dozen other planes.
So you should see them next year, if they all survive
|Jun 02, 2009, 01:58 PM|
Bummer Larry! I know how much you were looking forward to this year. You have some awesome models in your fleet. Wish I had half as much room in my shop as you do.
|Jun 02, 2009, 05:42 PM|
Double Bummer Larry!!
Bring your Sister and her family with you to SMALL. We will miss seeing you and your fleet. What will we do without headless Superman? I managed to find an Avanti this year and Tom has one too so maybe we can plan on an Avanti formation flight next year. I'd really like to see your SB-13. How annoying!
|Jun 02, 2009, 06:19 PM|
Larry, I am bummed that you cannot make it....like Richard said, make them come with you!
I am pretty much done building and repairing and after dinner will clean out the van and pack. As some of you know, cleaning out my van is no small task...I am a confirmed clutterbug..
The Windrider BD-5J is done except for canopy paint and trim stripes and is making something over 400 watts... The EAM Dh-88 Comet is almost done..just needs the new cnc vinyl markings and a tiny repair.
Richard and I are going up a day early (leaving Wed AM) and we will be at the field on Thursday most of the day, doing some first flights.
The early weather forcasts are looking great for the weekend...light winds 4-6 mph and partly cloudy skies, high of 83 Friday and 88 on Saturday.
|Jun 03, 2009, 01:52 PM|
So what are the 'official' rules regarding SMALL and what can be flown there? I know I've heard .25 sized planes and smaller. But how do you translate that into electrics? I've got a few that fly well on the Eflite 'Power 25' motor, but they are physically close to the same size that a glow powered .40 sized plane would be. So is it a 40 sized, or 25 sized plane? Since electrics are frequently built so much lighter this seems to be a common occurrence in my fleet...
|Jun 03, 2009, 02:26 PM|
While everyone is welcome, The idea is smaller planes.
A .40 size plane does not seem to fit the spirit of the event no matter what size motor you have on it.
My rule of thumb was 8-9" prop max.
Multi-motor planes are fine and very welcome.
Nobody will tell you to take your plane and go home, but you might feel a bit out of place.
Just my opinion
|Jun 03, 2009, 02:35 PM|
Equivalent electrics have changed a lot over the years. Once upon a time they tried a total watts level that was more like a .10 electric and that was discarded.
I think anything powered by a Power 25 more of less meets the letter of the rule, if not exactly the spirit of the rules, depending on the model. A .40 size Stik model is not exactly what the event is encouraging, even if powered by a Power 25. Some old timer models powered by a glow .25 are fairly large, but are acceptable.
I would say bring the Power 25 models.
I have burned a couple of hours today looking for a couple of lost model parts and have stopped looking and have packed and am headed for Little Rock!
|Jun 03, 2009, 03:26 PM|
From the sounds of it - yes!
I've got an Andrew Jesky Extra 330 that I flew last year at the event, it is the main one I was referring to above. It's a wingspan of about 48 inches, but weighs a bit under 3 lbs. A 48" glow engine plane typically weighs around 4.5-6 lbs so this is considerably under that.
I've also got one of the new ExtremeFlight 48" Extra EXP's coming, should be here thursday night and I was thinking of getting it finished to bring out to SMALL. It weighs about 42-45 oz also.
|Jun 03, 2009, 05:08 PM|
United States, AR, Little Rock
Joined May 2005
Yes Ryan the fee is $20.00 for all three days or just one.
The guidelines are technically a .26 or smaller for R/C or .36 for C/L. As many engines of that size as needed. The best way to think of electric limits is could a .26 glow engine fly the plane. I don't recall any weight restrictions, the AMA call anything 2lbs and under a Park Flyer (if it stays under 60 mph).
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