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Aug 10, 2019, 03:46 PM
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Suitcase Series - Great All American Backyard Canard


Now for something a little different from 1978.

I love the Rutan Long Ez, so when I saw this plan on Outerzone, I couldn't print it fast enough!

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Aug 10, 2019, 10:46 PM
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Awesome plane Tony!
Beautiful construction too,cant wait to see it fly.

Tim
Aug 10, 2019, 10:51 PM
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Thats really cool! I remember having the magazine with the full size plans in it!

Never got to build one though.

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Doug (and Becky)
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Aug 10, 2019, 10:55 PM
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Thanks guys!

Yeah..I can't wait to fly it, Tim!

Airplanes with canards are cool.
Aug 10, 2019, 11:53 PM
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Cool stuff. What are your control surfaces going to be? Canard/elevator and ailerons?
Aug 11, 2019, 12:39 AM
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Cool stuff. What are your control surfaces going to be? Canard/elevator and ailerons?
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Aug 11, 2019, 11:02 AM
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Nice Tony
I have a plane that looks a lot like that. It was my first full scratch build and design. I made it for a 049 pusher. Never finished but I still have it
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Aug 11, 2019, 02:30 PM
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Nice Tony
I have a plane that looks a lot like that. It was my first full scratch build and design. I made it for a 049 pusher. Never finished but I still have it
Thanks Scott!

You should finish your pusher! It would be cool to see at our 1/2A gathering.
Aug 11, 2019, 08:59 PM
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Covering this model with Microlite. Keeping airframe as light as possible.
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Aug 12, 2019, 12:05 AM
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Winglets installed.
Aug 12, 2019, 11:37 AM
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Cool..I will post pics of mine
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Aug 12, 2019, 11:52 AM
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built one years ago when the article published, early 90's sometime - very nice flier as I recall. Put a TD .020 on mine and carved a reverse pitch 4.5 x 2 for it. Flew every flight on that single rough prop as I recall. Lots of fun. I also enlarged the design, approximately, to .049 size, flew it on a Cox .074 - very nice flier - still have that one in the attic.

Have fun with that little guy - ligher radio gear will improve its performance as compared to what was prevalent then.

Scott
Aug 12, 2019, 11:57 AM
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just noticed your 1978 publish date for that, hadn't remembered that the article/design was that old. Good one in any case.

Scott
Aug 12, 2019, 12:31 PM
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just noticed your 1978 publish date for that, hadn't remembered that the article/design was that old. Good one in any case.

Scott
I was surprised it was designed back then, though Rutan had already produced the Vari-Viggen and Vari-Eze by that time.

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https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6149


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