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Dec 25, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Something a little different


I wasn't sure where to post this - but this would seem to be the right forum

I wanted a three engined 30's biplane, but couldn't find one. So, here's my idea of how one may have looked

Owl
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Dec 25, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Owlright!!


That is a cool airplane...Kudos...

My only experience with a self designed bi-plane was a Sig Rascal 110"...I added a second wing on the bottom of the fuselage,and it had so much lift,the tail stalled and quit working,long before the wings did.

The airplane would fall vertically,until the tail had enough airflow to regain control.

I hope your eyes can see that aluminum covering while in flight...

Don't multi engines have a great sound?
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Dec 26, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Thanks Earl! Its still needs its maiden, but I think it will fly OK. I also hope I can see it . . .
Dec 26, 2012, 01:11 PM
Hope to get out of life alive
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I don't know..... I think you may be a little short on wing area

Looks good!!

Ken
Dec 26, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Thanks Ken!
Dec 26, 2012, 04:06 PM
My plans are in my blog
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Nice plane, dude.
Dec 27, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Thanks! I am hoping for a maiden this weekend - a little nervous - but I post what happens
Dec 30, 2012, 04:16 AM
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Well, it flies A bit of trimming needed, and the ailerons don't do anything (no surprise there). Also you have to keep power on all the time, but with all the drag that was also expected. I was a bit worried about the power situation, but the 3 bladers work just fine. Remember - only the center prop has a motor. Anyway, now for a couple of little details and some more flying
Jan 28, 2013, 04:41 PM
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I took her up for the second time today. After some re trimming, it seems to fly quite nicely. I hope to get some in flight photos or vido fairly soon
Jan 28, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Well, it flies A bit of trimming needed, and the ailerons don't do anything (no surprise there). Also you have to keep power on all the time, but with all the drag that was also expected. I was a bit worried about the power situation, but the 3 bladers work just fine. Remember - only the center prop has a motor. Anyway, now for a couple of little details and some more flying
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I took her up for the second time today. After some re trimming, it seems to fly quite nicely. I hope to get some in flight photos or vido fairly soon
Without video, it didn't happen LOL Glad it flies for you and looking forward to the video if you can make it happen.

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Jan 30, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I'll try really hard to get someone to video the next flight - just so that it happened
Jan 31, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Your plane is so neat and it's nice to see guys like you step out of the box and build something like that. I'm sure it's something special to you, I know I sure like it. Would be fun to see more doing this instead of the same thing over and over again.

Leroy
Feb 02, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Thanks Leroy, you just made my day

Al
Feb 16, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Progress


I have had another day of flying with the Mallard, but this time at the club field. Take off is beautifull - you just advance the throttle slowly, and wait as it gathers speed, then gently climbs. It is a little demanding to fly, probably because of all the drag, but not difficult.Landing is probably the most difficult part, as you have to set her up quite far out, and low and then ease off the throttle very gently, but keep enough power to flair.

I did get one landing perfect, where she settled down, then trundled down the runway and into the taxi road.

I am really happy with this plane, and even though it is not something I would want to fly all the time, it will be fun when in the mood for something, well, a little different

Al
Feb 16, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Don't stop now....experiment.

What are the things you don't like about it,that you say you wouldn't fly it all the time?

I've had airplanes that sucked until I did some little thing that made them cooperate with my style.

I had a 42 lb Cessna 195,with a g-62 that required full throttle constantly.A friend loaned me a Sachs 5.8 to try, and we pulled back to 60% power with it.And started having fun.
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