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May 03, 2012, 09:12 AM
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May 03, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Strewth, that fella's a bonzer flyer of a Tomboy!
May 03, 2012, 04:55 PM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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(Almost the) Last of the Many


Don't have many F/F models these days Tony as (a) I have no where to fly them and (b) even if I had with my dicey knees I couldn't chase after them! So it has to be r***o c*****l for me, and even worse, e******c p***r. I have kept one or two of the vintage F/F models built more recently for nostalgia's sake, and as representatives of the around 400 F/F sport and contest models I have had over the last 60 or so years. This one is an ATO 36, a strange but cute little beast marketed as a kit in the forties as one of a short series of gliders by the small and short lived ATO concern from Northern Ireland. When the plan came into my hands it just appealed to me for some reason and I had to build one. It does tow and glide OK.
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May 03, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Nice to see you here George!
Immaculate models as ever.
May 04, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for sharing!
May 05, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Sundancer
I think it is the nose and cockpit shape that gives it a lot of it's appeal...
Very nice George. The cockpit has a kind of early jet look to it Something Percival about it...?
May 05, 2012, 06:10 AM
I fly SLOPE landings are crash
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Originally Posted by Tony Oliver
Strewth, that fella's a bonzer flyer of a Tomboy!

Thanks Tony.

Not so much the flier as the guy who trimmed it.

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May 05, 2012, 07:21 AM
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And the nose resembles the Vampire or Hunter!
How are the wings retained on those toungues?
May 05, 2012, 08:29 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Originally Posted by mchandrayan
And the nose resembles the Vampire or Hunter!
How are the wings retained on those toungues?
They are just a tightish push fit. I was going to drill through box and tongue for some cocktail stick shear pins but they are just not needed.
May 06, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Sundancer
May 06, 2012, 07:05 PM
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That glider is a beauty.
May 12, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Tyke


1/2 sized Tyke Wakefield. Lots'o ribs & uprights. Thankfully the ugly spots don't show in the pic.

scrubs
May 13, 2012, 04:04 AM
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We like ugly spots. It makes the rest of us feel better.

Go on, show some.

Nice model. Got any more to show?
May 13, 2012, 06:10 PM
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We like ugly spots. It makes the rest of us feel better.

Go on, show some.

Nice model. Got any more to show?
Not really much, a couple of embryos and a couple from the past.

scrubs
May 13, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Here are a couple of my old models that I flew today. Superb weather for FF. Light drift and lots of thermals.

First one is my "Copy Cat" open rubber model. Have not flown it in 15 or 20 years, built it possibly 35 years ago. Won the Canadian Nats with it in 1981, and it was not a new model then.
Spent most of Saturday patching up the many holes in it. The tissue is getting very brittle. After a bit of trimming (with some help from Cameron Ackerley) it flew great.
I have a 5 minute flight on video that i will try to post on Youtube later. ~1minute motor run, DT at ~3:30 then 1:30 to come down.
An earlier flight in big lift was probably 10 minutes. Looked for a while like it was going to go OOS in full DT.


Second one is an old 40 gram Wake, "Michelle"
I built a pair of them in the mid 80's. The plans were in a late 60's MAN magazine I picked up somewhere.

At least I think it was MAN, but I don't have the magazine anymore Anyone recognize it and can tell me who the designer was and when it was published? Anyway, looks very nice in the air.

Pat MacKenzie


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