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Jan 12, 2019, 12:24 AM
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Reminds me of Ken's Top Dawg, a model everyone had back in the day.

Even 'had' a wife that build one.
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Jan 12, 2019, 09:03 AM
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Reminds me of Ken's Top Dawg, a model everyone had back in the day.
I saw a Top Dawg kit in the hobby shop and really wanted it, but, at that time, it was hotter than anything I could fly. Yes, it was my inspiration for the Wilbur.

CD
Jun 27, 2019, 05:59 PM
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Almost done with my newest design, the Cruiser. 400 sq. inches, papered foam.

Hot-wire cut foam wing, covered with brown paper & 50/50 Titebond/water. Base paint is Apple Barrel (Wal-Mart) craft acrylic, finished with rattlecan gloss clear.

Still need to hinge the control surfaces, finish the pushrod install, and balance.

CD

Note: Updated 28 July, adding pictures of the completed and flown model.
Last edited by Captain Dunsel; Jul 28, 2019 at 05:56 AM.
Jun 29, 2019, 03:16 PM
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Maidened the Cruiser this morning, before it got hot. The plane flies just as I wanted it to -- slowly and gracefully. It will spin, roll, and loop, but throttle back and it flies like a 1960's trainer. She's a keeper! After the first flight, I mixed the rudder into the ailerons (push aileron and get some rudder) 25%.

I did have one issue, but it was with the landing gear. I used strips cut from a Chun King Chow Mein Noodles lid for the LG straps; 3 of the 4 failed when I ground looped.... So, I've replace the forwards two with heavier, commercially-produced straps.


CD
Last edited by Captain Dunsel; Jun 29, 2019 at 04:28 PM.
Jun 29, 2019, 04:52 PM
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I love it when a plan comes together!
Jun 30, 2019, 09:07 AM
Rough Landing
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Nice looking plane Captain! Reminds me of an Ace Whizard.
Jun 30, 2019, 05:02 PM
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It isn't a scaled up Whizard, but that does put me in good company!

CD


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