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Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:00 AM | 1,347 Views
Another of my "S.M.A.L.L. Prep" models...slated for this year's 30th Anniversary S.M.A.L.L. Fly-In this October.

Carl Goldberg's Ranger 42 was a "some day model" back in my early teens. It never happened back then, but the little foam R/C plane lurked around in my brain for a few decades, until I finally got one in reasonable condition from Ebay.

Many were flown with Cox .09's and larger engines, but I wanted to use an un-throttled Medallion .049, to give myself a slow-flying retro model, and it's happily worked out that way.

So, it will join Lil' Punkin, Little Traveler, and several others in our Arkansas Pilgrimage this Fall !!!

Carl Goldberg Ranger 42's 1st Flights (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by Cox PT-19 | Jul 22, 2019 @ 02:28 PM | 1,839 Views
I've had this account for some time, but haven't made any entries, mostly from be swamped with involvement in my club and other pursuits. I've decided to post some notes, photos and videos from my Facebook, along with others as this develops.

All statements are my own, about my own experience with various miniature flying machines. I claim no expertise in any area, other than maybe at having fun...at which, I feel I'm pretty much a "Fun Ninja"...I have a blast with this stuff.

Because of the audience I anticipated on Facebook, many of these posts are geared toward new flyers or people with interest, but limited or no experience in the hobby.

I'll try to respond to comments in a reasonable amount of time, but there may be some stretches where I don't get back right away.

We'll see how all this goes...
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Earlier in the month, I'd posted a few photos on my Facebook page of this little "Storage Locker Rescue" I'd named Lil' Punkin.

I'd been waiting for another nice evening to get some footage of the whole plane from it's top camera (having so much fun, I forgot to do it on that day), but haven't had a chance to try it.

So...I crunched together some footage of what I had.

Lil' Punkin is a rudder-only model---it has no elevator to control pitch, so has to be carefully balanced and trimmed for a gradual climb while the engine is running, then transition to a smooth glide when the engine quits.

MANY early R/C planes were flown in this configuration before more advanced radios became cheap enough for a modeler to afford.

Lil' Punkin Flying Late in the Day (4 min 13 sec)