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Jul 19, 2019, 02:42 PM
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Another one for lovers of small planes.


I picked up this kit from the same friend I got my Honker kit from. It was barely started years ago then put in his attic and forgotten about. The funny part is I was in Mountain City, Tenn, at a TV repair shop where some guy was selling his deceased father-in-laws large collection of old kits and when I told him I was building an old Peck Polymers kit he almost had a heart attack. He had the typical non modeler ebayers opinion that the only possible reason for old modeling stuff to exist was to make money with and I was insane to desecrate such a treasure by building it instead of placing in the hands of a collector, at a profit of course. When I told him modeling was about living life and you only got one go around and I intended to enjoy the experience of building and flying said model instead of enjoying the extra money it could put in my hand, he only looked at me with total incomprehension. Anyway, here is object of our conversation.
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Jul 19, 2019, 03:33 PM
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Very nice!

Mini Bell is a classic and I have a few kits. I guess I should put one in the build pile.
Jul 19, 2019, 03:33 PM
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I am more happy to sell any collector the box from the models I build!
That Mini looks great!
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Jul 19, 2019, 04:32 PM
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It just happened to come along at the right time, I was looking to build a Jr. Falcon, as it was the first R/C plane I ever had, back in my mid teens. After I get a few other projects done, I may get into the Falcon. Probably a project for this winter. If I get that done I may build a Jr. Skylark, as I've always though it was just about the best looking model ever designed.
Jul 19, 2019, 04:54 PM
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Way to get some Allen!
Should be a bit more sporty flying with modern gear.
Did you rig up a steerable nose wheel?
Jul 19, 2019, 05:07 PM
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No, our grass field won't allow ROG takeoffs on something that small, so it gets hand launched. No use for a steerable nose wheel if you can't use it. It does fly good, just not long enough with that .020 Cox Pee Wee.
Jul 19, 2019, 05:53 PM
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How much run time do you get with the prop used?
Jul 19, 2019, 06:17 PM
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Add a small series tank. plug one fill nub and run a line to a small internal tank from the other
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Jul 19, 2019, 06:52 PM
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A guy I know used a cox yellow 4.5x4 on the Pee Wee to slow down the rpm's
and keep the speed up. He built one of my Nano designs flew the tank for about
3 mins the engine was running rich so he flipped it inverted to kill the engine and
tweak the needle leaner. 3 mins and 10 seconds! This prop loading trick works great
with enough pitch to make up the difference giving good duration and speed.

Long live the mighty Pee Wee!

Cox pee wee 4.5x4 Rich flight (3 min 38 sec)


The trick gave 3 mins and 10 seconds with a clean Nano design.



Test flights: fixed-wing nitro under 250g (7 min 50 sec)


This vid is a great example of Pee Wizzer run time with the stock 4.5x2 prop
First flight 1 min 11 seconds
2nd flight 1 min 10 seconds
3 flight 1 min 19 seconds
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Jul 19, 2019, 09:34 PM
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How much run time do you get with the prop used?
I've never timed it but it can't be much over a minute and a half.
Jul 19, 2019, 09:38 PM
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Add a small series tank. plug one fill nub and run a line to a small internal tank from the other
The Pee Wee doesn't have two fill nubs, just one and a small bleed hole. It wouldn't matter, there isn't room for an tank in the nose as the reciever and battery take up the intire front end. It's a small plane.
Jul 19, 2019, 09:39 PM
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A guy I know used a cox yellow 4.5x4 on the Pee Wee to slow down the rpm's
and keep the speed up. He built one of my Nano designs flew the tank for about
3 mins the engine was running rich so he flipped it inverted to kill the engine and
tweak the needle leaner. 3 mins and 10 seconds! This prop loading trick works great
with enough pitch to make up the difference giving good duration and speed.

Long live the mighty Pee Wee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4UhG8vYB8

The trick gave 3 mins and 10 seconds with a clean Nano design.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5dal-Ojbk0

This vid is a great example of Pee Wizzer run time with the stock 4.5x2 prop
First flight 1 min 11 seconds
2nd flight 1 min 10 seconds
3 flight 1 min 19 seconds
May give that a try if I can locate a 4.5x 4 prop.
Jul 19, 2019, 10:07 PM
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Great Allen hope this is a good solution for your project.
It certainly works per the vid confirmation / comparisons.
The prop shape and pitch is key it is made to spin up well
with the .049 perfect to gain favor with the Pee Wee.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cox-049-051...MAAOSwdGpcwj3v

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cox-049-051...IAAOSw6CRcWNMq
Jul 20, 2019, 05:46 AM
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Thanks for the link. I was going to check Cox International this morning anyway as that is where I usually get the Cox parts from now. Probably order a few other things I've been putting off ordering. I hate paying $6.95 shipping on just a $2.95 prop.
Jul 20, 2019, 06:43 AM
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Mini Bell


Just checked with Peck and OZ, Peck doesn't offer and Outerzone doesn't have this plan for the Mini Bell.
Someone posted some time ago. So, enjoy.
Gene


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