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Feb 17, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Prince Hal, but I probably should have built it's twin King Harry to be legal for two bit.

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Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM
1:1 scale is fun!
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Nice one Scrubs. Well done prop too.
Feb 17, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Nice work, both the Moffett and the Prince, so clean...
Feb 17, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Most FAC CD's would likely accept the Prince Hal - no marked differences between them which would give Hal an advantage
Feb 17, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Jim,
We'll see if it lasts long enough to survive your postal.

Chris,
I can't take credit for the prop. It was handed down to me from one of our group that passed away. All I did was thin the blades, dope and add a clutch.

bill
Feb 18, 2013, 02:49 AM
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I started this post on 8 November 2004 and with the contribution from scrubs, we achieved our 2000th post.
Looking back there are some wonderful models shown and the quality does not diminish.

Who says freeflight is dead.

Here's to the next 2000.

Thanks for all your efforts

Tony
Feb 18, 2013, 09:12 PM
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Gullow's Cadet


My first stick and tissue build. I'm 40 and I flew rc foamies for the last few years. For FF I Started with a Retro RC Sky King balsa hlg, moved to the Guillow's Goldwing, then this Cadet. My maiden was today. The wind was a little strong, but after waiting to fly after the glue dried, I just had to get her up. She flew well for the conditions, but tracked very straight, I think the amount of right rudder (per instructions) was just enough to eliminate torque steer but not induce a turn. I don't understand why they have me trim for right flight when the torque could just take it left? Anyone wanna chime in? Next up is a Peck Polymers Sky Bunny ROG, then a Guillow's Javelin. Thanks to the gentlemen at the AMA expo, Tony Naccarato and Howard Littman for talking so patiently to a newbie and letting the bug bite me.
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Feb 18, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Nicely built Cadet. I've seen indoor planes trimmed for left turn, with the torque, usually. They use less rubber and slower props, so this isn't a problem. Outdoors, with more torque, lots of planes are set up to compensate for it and go right. If you are so lucky as to go straight from the start, it would be a simple matter to add a rudder trim tab to put in the turn. Cut a piece of light card stock or a post it note and add it to the back of the rudder. You can also experiment with a trim tab on either or both wings to counter any excess bank.

This sort of plane is good for learning what trim tabs and warps will do. Use them and find out for yourself.
Feb 18, 2013, 10:50 PM
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Here's my dime scale Aeroneer that I built a few years ago from a Scale Flight Models (or was it Shive Specialties, which I think may be the same). Nice kit. Never got it to fly right, may try again sometime. It's light enough for indoors but kept exhibiting suicidal behavior so I think I will relegate it to the long grass until I figure it out. As you can see, it's been smacked around a little.
Feb 19, 2013, 12:01 AM
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Gullow's Cadet advice


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Nicely built Cadet. I've seen indoor planes trimmed for left turn, with the torque, usually. They use less rubber and slower props, so this isn't a problem. Outdoors, with more torque, lots of planes are set up to compensate for it and go right. If you are so lucky as to go straight from the start, it would be a simple matter to add a rudder trim tab to put in the turn. Cut a piece of light card stock or a post it note and add it to the back of the rudder. You can also experiment with a trim tab on either or both wings to counter any excess bank.

This sort of plane is good for learning what trim tabs and warps will do. Use them and find out for yourself.
Thanks for the advice. I waited until the wind calmed down and flew under the lights. It flew well! Nice little right patterns. Probably indoors or dead calm days even better and longer flight. I could catch it out of it's glide in my hand! I tried a thinner motor and it just couldn't pull the plane thru the air. But it's better quality rubber. Can I get the same torque by using multiple strands of the thinner motor, thus increasing winding for longer time aloft, or should I just try a longer motor of the thicker rubber for increased run time?
Feb 19, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Nice build mr chuma.

Good pics too - very artistic!
Feb 19, 2013, 01:19 PM
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I'm glad you got a good pattern out of your Cadet once the wind died down

I'll comment on your rubber questions over at Guillows Build N' Fly thread.

Joe
Feb 20, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lincoln
Here's my dime scale Aeroneer that I built a few years ago from a Scale Flight Models (or was it Shive Specialties, which I think may be the same). Nice kit. Never got it to fly right, may try again sometime. It's light enough for indoors but kept exhibiting suicidal behavior so I think I will relegate it to the long grass until I figure it out. As you can see, it's been smacked around a little.
Lol. It doesn't look too "Smacked around" to me. Nice Job.
Feb 22, 2013, 12:33 AM
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RCChuma
I'm glad you got a good pattern out of your Cadet once the wind died down

I'll comment on your rubber questions over at Guillows Build N' Fly thread.

Joe
I'm working on a Sky Bunny now. The kit wood is pretty crappy compared to the Guillow's, I'll post pics when complete. Then it's on to a Javelin. Picking up different rubber sizes and a wonder from Robin's tomorrow so experimenting with power. Using the Ross book as my bible.
Apr 03, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Retired and Building


These are some of the models I have built since retirement began on January 1, 2013. All decals were made by my wife, Carole.

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Competition Models XB-70 Carl Goldberg Ranger 30
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Description: Buzzard Bombshell.  Joe Konefes gave me the plans for this model shortly before he passed away.  It was designed so it can be entered in multiple events i.e. Old Time Replica, 1/4A Nostalgia and PeeWee .020.  Joe was a great guy. Name: IMG_0657(1).jpg
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Buzzard Bombshell. Plans for this were given to me by Joe Konefes shortly before he passed away. This model was designed so it could be entered into multiple events...i.e. 1/4A Nostalgia, Old Time Replica; PeeWee .020
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Satellite 320 for 2013's One Design. Decal is of Sputnik. Model was covered with dyed Polyspan per Dave Acton's directions.

Dan
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