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Dec 01, 2005, 04:07 AM
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Hi guys, I'm glad you like them, I should really take some better pics of these planes and Engines. I also have a Yellow Tomboy free flight with a .5 mills in, you dont need a .75, the home made engines my dad makes are great, on a nice day just set the engine up as tick over and it flys round in a circle at head high for about 2 mins no problem, a bit windyer and turn up the compression
I think the correct answer to your questions, the stab is the same as the plan on the Tomboy biplane, I was a little bored and my first free flight model, the Yellow Tomboy, flew straight from the plan, so I thought I would make a R/C Tomboy to use in the comp that Sam35 are doing over here,( Rules are on there web site I'm told).
Then after building that, thought I would mod it a bit, so mate the fus a bit higher and added a smaller wing, because it has the extra wing, put a .75 in it.(not sure of the span will find out).
Thermals???? What are they???, no only been to a few free flight meetings (Old Walden) near London.Dont put to much Diesel in them as its a small field, mind you had 1 out the field already
My dad makes a little Mills same size as a Co2, want one but hes only mad a few
I'm in Milton Keynes (UK) if you have any questions please ask, I'll try and aswer them.
Looking farward to 2006, lets hope we get some good weather like the meetings we went to in 2005.
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Dec 01, 2005, 07:04 AM
Originally Posted by Tail Spin1
He's in model heaven.

A comic even
Dec 26, 2005, 08:46 PM
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Am looking for a source of suitable wheels for this 32" Smeed "Poppet'.

Those threaded onto the axles for this pic are 'R/C stock' and far too heavy at 25gms the pair. Any suggestions for 1" or 1 1/4" wheels would be much appreciated!

Jim M
Dec 26, 2005, 08:51 PM
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A couple of small rubber models -

The 'Mini-Hobbies" ... popular little airplane amngst the members of the Small Flying Arts' group.

The Johnson "High Performance Sportster" from 1950. 20". 15gms.
Dec 27, 2005, 05:56 AM
How wide (deep) do the wheels need to be?
A rough estimate from the photo would be 5mm.
Dec 27, 2005, 09:31 AM
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Not a bad guess, Flight .. those RC wheels are a solid 'balloon' type - even with a tread - and the tyres are 1/2" thick... or around 12mm if you insist on these newfangled measurements! Width isn't really a factor anyway ... you can't see it other than in closeup! You have an idea?
Dec 27, 2005, 11:09 AM
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How about some small Trexlers?

Alternatively, I have some foam electric-flight ones you could have (1 3/4" x 1/2") but the diesel fuel may well dissolve them! PM me with a delivery address if you want to give them a go and I'll "Pop" (ahahhahh) a pair in the post.

Last edited by Chas; Dec 27, 2005 at 12:38 PM.
Dec 27, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Hi Jim- Great models. Aerodyne sells turned hardwood wheels that shouldn't weigh much more than a gram or two. I've bought balsa wheels from them for rubber power that look really nice. Jim
PS- still plugging away at the FAI Viking as time permits- Jim
Dec 28, 2005, 06:19 AM
Long gave up on commercial produced wheels.
My method;
Usind a pair of dividers cut the cores out of 1/64" or 1/32" ply.
Build up the one side to thickness with light balsa and face the hub with a small
piece of ply.
Drill the hub in a drill stand to get it square.
Build up the second side, and face hub.
Drill right through your original hole and shape your wheel.
Takes longer to write about than do!
Jan 07, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Chris Golds' Frog Interceptor

Here is something Chris knocked up while he was waiting for the glue to dry on the Behemoth
Jan 07, 2006, 10:32 AM
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Very neat!!
Feb 10, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Derek Giles .3cc Mills Model Engine

Derek Giles .3cc Mills Model Engine, look great.
Feb 15, 2006, 05:36 AM
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Have been 'talking' to a couple of people, inc. the designer of the Creep, Brian Eggleston. Seems were several versions, the last as mine, first flown in '54 and published in Aeromodeller 11/55.

Couple of pics, Cox 09 Tee Dee powered. Goes well.
Feb 15, 2006, 08:08 AM
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The Creep was an excellent design. I flew one in 1957 with an ED 2.46 and an Elmic Limitank timer. Placed 2nd in its first contest. finally lost to the thermal gods.
Brian was only 15 or so when he designed the Creep. He now lives in the Toronto area.
John O'Sullivan
Feb 16, 2006, 12:40 AM
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Nice design.

My 'regular' Creep was built in 1979 for KB15GH, later switched over to a OS Max-1 .15; photo taken about 1985, still has my old SMAE # on wing; has done well in Nostalgia and A Gas but is now looking its age...

Medallion .049 version for 1/2A NosGas is 220 sq.ins, has some contest successes, the 1/4A NosGas with TD.020 flys in just the same manner but I've never found time to make contest flights with it!

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