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Dec 14, 2012, 04:35 PM
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L A Ming,

Thank you very much!

It went well.

The Smoothie flies well, but needs a better pilot.

I managed about five loops in three flights and had enough for the morning.

I am getting excellent help/information from the guys as Whittier.

After the Smoothie flights, I went over to fly R/C Helicopters to calm down...(not kidding!).
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Dec 14, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Sorry I missed it! My wife and I were spending the wee hours welcoming our new Grandaughter!

The Smoothie has to be a big change over the WenMacs!

- Norm
Dec 14, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Norm,

Congratulations on the new grandaughter!

Yes the Smoothie was a big improvement over the Wen Macs!

A very good day!
Dec 14, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Congrats and I'll be flying with you soon. When are we going to get the pics?
Dec 14, 2012, 08:59 PM
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I will try to take some photos over the next few days.
Dec 16, 2012, 05:13 PM
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The finished Smoothie:



Close up of Fine Scale Pilot:

Dec 16, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Sharp looking airplane, Ah Clem! Congrats on a successful (read: didn't crash) maiden flight! Quite a difference from a vintage plastic airplane, eh?
Dec 16, 2012, 08:14 PM
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L A Ming,

Thank you very much, sir! I have to tell you, I was a bit nervous.

Yes, much easier to fly than the plastic RTF's and, of course, much, much higher performance.

No dizziness either, on 60' lines!

I just need a lot more practice and to learn how to tune the airplane-I suspect that an experienced modeler would be able to tune it for even better performance (balance, throws, etc.). I need to learn how to fly it properly too. I have a long way to go.
Dec 17, 2012, 12:25 AM
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That's a beauty! How did you make those nice wing fillets?
Dec 17, 2012, 12:41 AM
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I think it was Don from Whittier Narrows who told me to use Micro Balloons and epoxy. It worked great!

I am trying to learn all I can from those guys. There is a huge amount of knowledge there.

I have a video of his Smoothie in flight (he flies extremely well), but it would not upload. I will make another attempt.
Jan 23, 2013, 06:15 PM
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My 1952 Smoothie


Here is my 1952 plans built Smoothie yet to fly. It is powered with a OS 40fp. I made a homemade tongue muffler from Duo-Bro exhaust extension stock. Have yet to run it so can't comment as to it's effectivnes. I am going to give ukie a try again after 40 plus years layoff. Logair8452
Jan 23, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Beautiful airplane, sir!
Jan 24, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ah Clem
I think it was Don from Whittier Narrows who told me to use Micro Balloons and epoxy. It worked great!

I am trying to learn all I can from those guys. There is a huge amount of knowledge there.

I have a video of his Smoothie in flight (he flies extremely well), but it would not upload. I will make another attempt.


Yes. I was a bush leaguer flying a McCoy 40 black head on a Voodoo when I hooked up with the Sky Burners CL club near L. A. in 1975. A vast amount of CL information from some of the best CL flyers in the world.
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Jan 24, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Micro balloons & Epoxy


My Smoothie pictured on this post has fillets made with micro balloons and epoxy. Logair8452
Jan 24, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Well, my new Smoothie is on the way (to replace the one I demolished).

Looking forward to having one again.


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