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Nov 03, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Applehoney
Looked really cool climbing out with the wheels tucked back.
Don't they, though? There's nothing quite like an embryo with retracts. Then again, there's also nothing quite like seeing an embryo pointed straight up and clawing for altitude.
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Nov 04, 2008, 07:06 AM
Just love those 'spats'.
Going to make another one sometime?
Nov 04, 2008, 09:25 AM
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No thought to do so at this time, Flight
Nov 04, 2008, 04:46 PM
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Applehoney 220
Nov 04, 2008, 06:28 PM
That aint never going to warp,
that's for sure!!!
Nov 05, 2008, 01:09 AM
Voices through wires? Ha!
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The old "Union Jack" seemed the most rigid - I remember building a "Pheobus" by W. Barret from an Aeromodeller plan, with Barnes Wallis type wing rib arrangement, and although it was a lovely flier the washout was there whether you wanted it or not! Jim I see you have two spars on the bottom (?), well forward - was it a rigid arrangement on your 220?

Nov 05, 2008, 09:40 AM
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Chas, the spars were on the upper surface. The whole structure was absolutely rigid, I never even bothered to pin down panels when shrinking and doping the surfaces.

This airplane was an exercise in building light - a smaller model than the usual 240's and intended for short-engine-run flyoffs. Tapered spars with some CF, light 1/32" ribs (1/64" in fin), no metal case on timer ... engine was a Kustomised TD049 with Nelson head and plug, chromed shaft, shimmed cylinder, etc. with mounting lugs removed in favour of a backplate radial and running 60% nitro from a pacifier. Dry weight ready to fly was 4.7 ounces.

It trimmed out in three flights. Acceleration was vivid, on 4-5 seconds it was as high - or higher - as the 220's on 7. Then sadly the DT failed and the thing was lost into the Ontario forest; no tracker then ... A shortlived one-off venture .. I could build two 240's in less time than it took to produce this one
Last edited by Applehoney; Nov 15, 2008 at 10:31 AM.
Nov 15, 2008, 12:44 AM
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The 220, Applehoney, is a very handsome plane. It's my first time seeing the diagonal design you used.

Nov 28, 2008, 03:24 PM
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I want to shear same photos of my Aviette I build a couple of years ago.
I have being a modeler since 1960 when I was 9 years old, but I started building small rubber models three years ago when a friend of mine lent me the complete collection of books written by Bill Hannan.
My model weights 4 grams, including the pilot I carved from roofmate foam.
Due to the short nose, I made the propeller from a cottage cheese can and I used, a small ball bearing as trust bearing.
Unluckily nobody here fly FF models and this is the reason why I seldom fly my rubber models and my learning curve is quite flat !
Anyway, considering that the Aviette is my first Peanut and the distance from the motor hook and rear hook is only 5 inches, I deem satisfactory flights of 20 -25 seconds.
Nov 28, 2008, 04:27 PM
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Congratulations! Exceptionally fine building, carving and finishing !
Nov 28, 2008, 04:34 PM
Sir Jasper
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Wow - absolutely incredible detail for that size.
Well done. Don't lose it
Nov 28, 2008, 07:26 PM
more balsa please!
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Absolutely beautiful. You have done a wonderful job finishing and with the details. I understand about not having anyone else to fly indoor with. It does make it difficult. I often feel that if there was someone with experience around, it would save hours. At least we have RCGroups.

Nov 29, 2008, 06:54 AM
Lovely little model. quite a flying
performance too.

Pity having to be a lone hand, it
deserves a larger audience. Thank
you for posting the photos.
Nov 29, 2008, 09:07 AM
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Tanks all for your encouragements! I will post more pics of my few F/F models in the near future.
My new F/F winter effort is the COMET "Piper Cub".
I just use the plans provided with the kit to set the dimensions of the model but the way I build it is the one I am more comfortable with.
I wander if the prop supplied in the box is the right size for this model and how much down and right trust the model needs.
Anyone who may give me hints is welcome.
Nov 29, 2008, 01:59 PM
Grumpy old git.. Who me?
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Superb craftmanship on both your models. Fantastic!


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