Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Sep 25, 2003, 02:24 PM
Registered User
DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
Twin Lizzie 2 (Redesigned from a 1959 M.A.N. plan by Keith Laumer) with 2 modified exhaust sleeve throttled Tee Dee .049's. 408 sq. in., 35 oz. Yup, dey do run at the same time!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Sep 25, 2003, 02:31 PM
Registered User
DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
Stealth Camel - 250 sq. in., Doculam covering, exh. sleeve throttled Tee Dee .020, 8oz.

(Photo by aporter, Thanks Alan!)
ps: Did ya get over that unfortunate mid air at Little Rock?
Sep 25, 2003, 10:13 PM
Registered User
mike50's Avatar
aporter,

The very first plane I ever built was a Goldberg Jr. Falcon, back in 1975. It had a Cox black widow. I got it into a flat spin once that I couldn't get out of. It came down so softly that the motor didn't even quit when it landed. It was really amazing.

Mike
Sep 26, 2003, 03:12 AM
Registered User
Tony Oliver's Avatar

1/2A


Here's another of my early models (recovered from a colourslide).

It's a 'Timber' which was an early 1960s model - single channel, rudder only, powered by a Frog 150 diesel. Unusually for that time, it was all sheet construction and was very strong. The sort of model you built more than once.

Tony
Sep 28, 2003, 02:11 PM
Mattfly's Avatar
Here is mine.

In the pic it is powered by a Norvel .061. I upgreded it to the Norvel .074. 5 channel, rudder, elevator, ailerons, throttle and flaps. It has since been retired after 100 flights. It was my first aileron plane. Fuselage is part of a 2 meter sailplane. Tail surfaces are balsa sheet, and wing is built up. Flew great, 15min of flying per tank. Never let me down

Matt
Last edited by Mattfly; Sep 28, 2003 at 02:17 PM.
Sep 29, 2003, 05:07 PM
Registered User

Wattage Giles G-202 with .074 power


This is a Wattage Giles G202 electric ARF converted easily to glow power. (Norvel .074)
Great flying plane!

The cowl is not installed because it was a new engine and I wanted to give it a few runs without it. Sorry to say I flew it into the sun and crashed it on the second day out.

Lynn S
Last edited by Lynn S; Sep 29, 2003 at 05:32 PM.
Sep 30, 2003, 12:09 PM
Registered User
How did it fly with a .074? I know a guy that had one with a .10 and it flew real well.
Sep 30, 2003, 04:49 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally posted by sircrashalotnot
How did it fly with a .074? I know a guy that had one with a .10 and it flew real well.
I was still getting used to its quick responses to aileron when I crashed it. It rolled faster than any plane I have ever flown. I did have two good flights the day before.(this was last Mon.)
I can say the take-offs were the easiest of any tail dragger I have ever made...just gave it throttle and no rudder needed.
It was a thrill to fly, just wish I had put my sunglasses on.
It will fly with a .061, the .074 had plenty of speed and power. A strong .10 would be great. I have seen one of those (Cap)on another forum recently.

Lynn S
Last edited by Lynn S; Sep 30, 2003 at 06:01 PM.
Sep 30, 2003, 05:05 PM
Registered User
Bud Morrison's Avatar
Actually I have found the .074s on 30% heli fuel have the same or even more power than the cheaper .10 engines out there.
Sep 30, 2003, 10:22 PM
B for Bruce
BMatthews's Avatar
Anyone for rudder only with a vintage look?

This is a Debolt inspired original design that is meant to look similar to the Rebel and Live Wire Champ of the late 50's.

I've got about 20 flights on it now and I'm thinking of converting it to 3 channel with the addition of an elevator and *gasp* a throttled Norvel 061. Seems my RC club doesn't like me flying upwind when it's behind the flightline (something about safety rules). But anyone that flies rudder only knows that you NEED to keep it generally upwind. Oh well, at least with throttle I can touch and go.

As a rudder only it's a demon. Climb to about 300 feet and then it's a spiral away from continuous rolls, loops split S's, Immelmans and whatever until the engine quits.

Currently sitting at 19 oz's with a Black Widow for oomph. Get this, the radio is my new Airtronics RD6000 full computer set. Talk about overkill....

The pic.....
Oct 01, 2003, 07:46 AM
Registered User
DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
NanoBipe - 7 5/8" span, 4.5 oz., rudd/elev control, Tee Dee .010, built for RCU unofficial "Smallest Airplane Contest" Yup, it is a SQUIRREL to fly!
Oct 01, 2003, 07:55 AM
Registered User
DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
"DinkyBird" 302 sq. in, 16 oz., 4 channels, NACA 2414 airfoil, Modified (I call it my "John Deere") Medallion .049. Tee Dee front end so's a bushed down (.063" I.D.) venturi could be fitted, Texaco head with 5 gaskets, Medallion cyl. (no sub-piston induction) with .008" shims between case & cyl., Ace throttle sleeve. Pulls 7x3.5 Cox black at 11,100 rpm and idles at 5500. Really nice early morning/late afternoon flyer at 1/3 to 1/2 power.
Oct 01, 2003, 08:19 AM
Registered User
DICKEYBIRD's Avatar
"Zot!" No, it ain't no Shrike! 'Twere inspired by the same Model Aviation article on Russian R/C combat planes that Joe Beshar developed the "White Electrician" from. (Later morphed into the "Shrike")

Shoulder wing for easier construction, radio installation, hand launching and belly landings. Changed wing aspect/taper ratio, airfoils and V/stab area. Pressure fed Tee Dee .051 with bored venturi and Galbreath/Nelson head, 13 oz., 230 sq. in., sliding tray elevons coupled to elev. A real adrenaline pumper!
Last edited by DICKEYBIRD; Oct 01, 2003 at 08:28 AM.
Oct 01, 2003, 02:50 PM
define("BEASTMODE", "1");
Bonafidepirate's Avatar
Those are some really nice planes! I wish I had pictures of my older ones... They included an Ace Grasshopper, Simple Extra 230, old Global Baby Birdie (anyone know where I can find another one of these?), a Piece O' Cake, and a scratch built glider much like the POC.

The only small glow plane I have now is a School Boy, with a Hornet .09 on it. I replaced the heavy dowel pushrods with nyrods, and took the nose wheel then moved the main gear forward. I haven;t flown it yet after the changes, waiting on fuel.

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures:
Oct 01, 2003, 02:51 PM
define("BEASTMODE", "1");
Bonafidepirate's Avatar
Last one:


Thread Tools