Had a great time flying at ComicCon for the fourth year. Crowd had a fun time too. Always a fun event. Also flew Snoopy the next day at Knotts Berry Farm for the International Peanuts Club during their Beaglefest celebration.
Two very successful flights today. There was a lot of discussion about shimming the stab and I decided to go with the shim. As it turned out I still needed about 1/4 inch down trim so I may shim it more. My Bipe does have a larger top wing, 2 more ribs on each side, so this is effecting things a little.
On my first flight I immediately notice how much extra power I had. I could cruise at 1/8 to 1/4 throttle. I did gentle turns both directions with ailerons only and saw only minimal adverse yaw at cruise. As I slowed down for a touch and go I did see significant adverse yaw and coordinated with rudder. I did one loop and landed after 5 minutes for a rigging inspection. All was well.
Second flight I opened the flight envelope with many loops, an Immelmann, a few barrel rolls and an axial roll. This is a fun plane.
Mine is back in the hanger for a full inspection and then a lot of flying.
Just finished my Antic Bipe and Antic Monoplane. The Bipe has wheels, a std Antic top wing and a Spad type nose. The Monoplane fuse uses the top wing, nose and tail from the Bipe and is on Proctor looking floats. I put LEDs along the main spar of all four wing panels. White in the top panels and red and green in the bottom panels.
First flight on the Bipe Saturday.
I found the kit talking with Frank Gagliardi. I had mentioned that since I was 15 I wanted to build an Antic and built a smaller homebrew back in 1968. He went to a storage area and pulled out the Bipe kit, a gift from Lou Proctor just before he pasted. Time passed and I decided to buy it from Frank and he threw in another partial kit he had found at a swap meet. This enabled the second fuselage.
Next stop was Don Madison's to get some ply for the 2nd fuse. Don handles estate sales for modeler's widows in the area and just happen to have an Antic on floats bound for a restaurant display. Well, I bought up all his 1/32 ply, traced the floats and now have two Antics after 45 days of work.
I like fun Float Planes and added GWS floats to one of my EFX Racers. An outstanding combination that flies like the std Racer.
My other project is a scratch built 1963 Marksman from AMA plans. I flew this back in the day and was the plane that I learned to fly inverted. I modified the plans for electric, added a 1969 wing and retracts.
Had a great time at Comic-Con and the crowd really loved the show. People stand in line for 24 hours to get into the important Panels and they ringed the water front on Friday. R2-D2 provided the entertainment. Crowds varied from around 2k for the TARDIS and Snoopy to 5-6k for R2.
The first post gives you all the info needed to find discussion and build logs for the various forms of Flyguy.
Two are build logs for the Version 2 of Flyguy62 and Flyguy46. They are more rugged versions of Flyguy and the Depron and ply cutouts are available from balsabuddies.com if you don't want to cut the parts yourself.
Another entry point into all things Flyguy are my web pages at:
flyguypromotions.com and flyingguys.com
Here is some information on my latest Flyguy, Version 3.
Flyguy62 Version 3 is a fully aerobatic version of Flyguy and new as of February of 2014. Version 3 is designed for the intermediate to advanced flyer where Version 2 is designed for anybody that can fly a trainer. Version 3 has twin motors for yaw control and is capable of inside and outside loops. Rolls are very axial and yaw control allows slow and point rolls. Here is a link to the Build Log: