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Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,029
Posted By Leadchucker
I have no real philosophical theories on the whys...

I have no real philosophical theories on the whys and wherefores, I just love all kinds of models and building them. From aircraft, steam engines,model cannons, trebuchets or whatever. If it's model...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-23-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Leadchucker
Like this. It's a 1938 Carl Goldberg Valkyrie. ...

Like this. It's a 1938 Carl Goldberg Valkyrie. The 120" wing has over 1100 parts in it with each rib built up from sticks

http://www.modelflight.regheath.com/mf149/images/fbvValkyrie-Assy.jpg
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
Sorry for the second pic of the new girl on the...

Sorry for the second pic of the new girl on the block, but I finally got her unpacked and dry fitted. She's a Mibo Models Electra 2 3.9 meter ALES/F-5J sailplane.
Powerline 1025 for motive power...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
61 days to go.

61 days to go.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 04-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
My Mibo 3.9 metre Electra 2 just arrived, still...

My Mibo 3.9 metre Electra 2 just arrived, still to be unboxed. I do it tomorrow as I have to work today. Looks like this:
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-29-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Leadchucker
Just for fun......Not all Playboys were pylon...

Just for fun......Not all Playboys were pylon jobs or polyhedral winged. It could be built as a cabin job with straight dihedral wing or polyhedral wing or as a pylon model with the same wing choices.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-28-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Leadchucker
Here is plans from someone's doings.

Here is plans from someone's doings.
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 03-28-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Leadchucker
She's not a Playboy of any incarnation. She's a...

She's not a Playboy of any incarnation. She's a Buzzard Bombshell designed in 1940 by Joe Konefes of the Chicago Buzzards Club. Original was 72" wingspan but there has been some 50"-ish size kits...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By Leadchucker
DeBolt Champ

DeBolt Champ
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By Leadchucker
$1600 sailplanes, scratch built old timers to $80...

$1600 sailplanes, scratch built old timers to $80 foamies and bunch in between
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
Soaring USA 4 meter eagle is ready. Powerline...

Soaring USA 4 meter eagle is ready. Powerline 1025, 16 x 8 Aeronaut folder, TP 1300 ah 70C 3S, Hitec A-9 driving 6 MKS 6100 servos. AUW 49 oz, 1206 sq.in wing area.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
New bird on the block. 4 metre Soaring USA Eagle...

New bird on the block. 4 metre Soaring USA Eagle full house electric. This is dry fitted for photos as she just arrived. Not easy getting photo of 157" of sailplane in the palour.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-03-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
Still hacking away at the balsa pile building my...

Still hacking away at the balsa pile building my Lanzo Record Breaker. Fuselage and tail is done, motor and radio installed and everything works. On to the 1196 sq. in. of wing next.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 10-01-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Leadchucker
Sometimes just a little bit of covering work and...

Sometimes just a little bit of covering work and graphics can change a plane just enough to make her 'your's' This is not an electric so please excuse her, but I had the same thoughts that I wanted...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-29-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Leadchucker
I was built in 1951,delivered in 1952 so 62 would...

I was built in 1951,delivered in 1952 so 62 would be the number
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-19-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Leadchucker
Soaring or thermal fight if you prefer. Started...

Soaring or thermal fight if you prefer. Started with string launch sailplanes in 1972, moved into Old Timers which are still thermal flying, now flying electric sailplanes and probably won't go back...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-01-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,582
Posted By Leadchucker
I've downsized the fleet by quite a bit lately as...

I've downsized the fleet by quite a bit lately as I just flatout had too much stuff.
Currently in fleet flyable:

Non electric
85" Hangar 9 Clipped wing Taylorcraft (gas 20cc Zenoah)
105"...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,576
Posted By Leadchucker
Long flights with a sailplane in fine fettle,...

Long flights with a sailplane in fine fettle, roaming the sky riding on invisible magic carpets of rising air currents, accepting the challenge of working with nature to find the next little bit of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
Stevens Aero...

Stevens Aero http://www.stevensaero.com/AeroFILM-TM/ Same stuff, just private label

Solarfilm is an absolute delight to work with. Goes round corners like a F-1 car and shrinks like a..ah.....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
If a new tail counts, this is my latest project....

If a new tail counts, this is my latest project. Rebuild of a 40 year old Lanzo Record Breaker. Tail and wing were crushed in an accident so the building board is busy. A bunch of balsa and 1600...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By Leadchucker
Pilots lineup at the 2014 Pole Cat Open Soar ALES...

Pilots lineup at the 2014 Pole Cat Open Soar ALES Contest . Ed Franz photo


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Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-28-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,169
Posted By Leadchucker
Never had any bind trouble as you described and...

Never had any bind trouble as you described and think the touch screen programming is pretty intuitive. I have two A9s and two Optic 6s and love them.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-19-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Leadchucker
Here ya go mate: ...

Here ya go mate:
http://www.espritmodel.com/mvvs-sailplane-brushless-motors.aspx
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By Leadchucker
Flying it as a sailplane,i.e: climb and glide,...

Flying it as a sailplane,i.e: climb and glide, you won't need any vents. Motor runs are short and minimal heating will occur. Hotliner style flying you would want some cooling. I'm running 800+ watt...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,933
Posted By Leadchucker
41 years and 200 some contests plus a few Nats...

41 years and 200 some contests plus a few Nats later, still flying
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-03-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,019
Posted By Leadchucker
Waddaya mean Ike is not president?

Waddaya mean Ike is not president?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By Leadchucker
For pod and boom sailplanes a bicycle stand work...

For pod and boom sailplanes a bicycle stand work nice
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-26-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Leadchucker
Best advice you could get.

Best advice you could get.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
E-AVA Pro 4 metre first time in the sun. ...

E-AVA Pro 4 metre first time in the sun.

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Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-10-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 160,692
Posted By Leadchucker
My Kennedy Composites Longhorn came today. Dis...

My Kennedy Composites Longhorn came today. Dis beez da wing......DAYUM!!!!

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