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Dec 14, 2012, 01:06 PM
Veni Vidi Volavi
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Mark

Looking very nice!!

Brian Allen

Veni Vidi Volavi

I came I saw I flew
Last edited by Brian Allen; Dec 15, 2012 at 07:58 PM.
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Dec 15, 2012, 05:42 PM
Gravity sucks.
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Got some more done. Temp fitted the firewall, looks like it'll be fine. Doing some tweaking on the rear end of lower coolant scoop, I had things off a bit. Looks like rear lines up with tip of dorsal fin on top.
Lower coolant scoop roughed in so far, stab blank cut, checked CG and looks about right for what I figured.
Dec 15, 2012, 07:31 PM
GOTTA FLY STRIGHT UP
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Mark

It's looking good,

Bill
Dec 15, 2012, 10:31 PM
Gravity sucks.
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I went through my box, and I have two brand new E RC 35 amp ESC's I forgot I got on sale a few years back. SCORE! Saved some $

Re-worked rear of lower scoop to match PM's more closely, and worked out a rear bottom hatch to access the ele and rud servo's once they are in there.

Need to hit Prop Shop Monday and grab a 3" spinner for motor alignment, and some 1/16 ply for rear bottom hatch.

Once I get the top deck started she'll really start looking like a '51. I figure as soon as I get it done, Thom will make changes lol.
I wonder, could they pick up a few MPH by getting a more efficient stab tip? Seems a slab, straight-cut tip would have a lot of drag...

Mark
Dec 15, 2012, 11:07 PM
You can't take the sky from me
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Dec 16, 2012, 12:19 AM
Gravity sucks.
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Ran across this....interesting!
Dec 16, 2012, 09:11 AM
Wanted for breaking Ohm's Law
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Mark,

Loved the progress pix, looks like you have room on the wall behind for another MidAm or Toledo plaque.....

Denny
Last edited by Dennis Sumner; Dec 16, 2012 at 09:27 AM.
Dec 16, 2012, 09:13 AM
GOTTA FLY STRIGHT UP
WILLIAM M's Avatar
Wow double 3 blade props and it looks like variable pitch also
Dec 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
Gravity sucks.
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Yes, xf4u-4 with contra-rotating props. No faster or better climb than a standard prop, so not persued.
Dec 16, 2012, 02:08 PM
D.G.B.
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Mark,Maybe this one your thing of,http://www.luft46.com/heinkel/hep1076.html

stefanP
Dec 16, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Thats interesting. Forward sweep probably to offset the heavy CR engine setup...
Mark
Dec 16, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Made bottom rear hatch to get at servos, finished up carving and sanding stab-ele. Pretty soon I can draw sand the wing saddle, and get working on the fuselage top deck section. Then on the fin-rud.

Mark
Dec 16, 2012, 07:45 PM
Falling with style!
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Nice Mark!

You clearly have a fomuletic approach to model selection: Short on wing, Long on power. I like it!

Looking forward to flight pics and video.

Cheers,

Rick
Dec 16, 2012, 09:42 PM
Gravity sucks.
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LOL, well, Long on FUSELAGE, long on power hahahaha

This one isn't as severe a clip as the Tucker. I sometimed wonder what that things is flying on! My goal is under 66 ozs for under 25 ounce wing loading and about 175 watts/lb.

Mark
Dec 16, 2012, 10:52 PM
Falling with style!
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Hi Mark,

If you like the way counter-rotating propellor works out, and you decide that you are interested in expanding your counter-rotating fleet, please consider doing Miss Ashley II.
Cheers,
Rick
Last edited by Rick Ludtke; Dec 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM.


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