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Forum: General Electric Discussions Today, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 182
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: 27
Views: 606
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: 1,815
Views: 108,481
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: 1,815
Views: 108,481
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: 521
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: 3,527
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: 596
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: 596
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: 1,331
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: 3,410
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: 1,151
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: 460
Posted By Leadchucker
Best advice you could get.

Best advice you could get.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
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: 1,815
Views: 108,481
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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Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 12-10-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Leadchucker
You might want to look at this too: ...

You might want to look at this too:
http://www.charlesriverrc.org/articles/design/markdrela_vtailsizing.htm
Forum: General Electric Discussions 12-03-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Leadchucker
:D

:D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Leadchucker
Still could happen: ...

Still could happen:
http://www.skipmillermodels.com/Spectre_4_channel_RC_EP_1490mm_Soaring_Thermal_DLG_p/spectre-glider.htm
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-28-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
Somewhere in the shipping system, I have a...

Somewhere in the shipping system, I have a Kennedy Composites 'Longhorn' 4 metre e-sailplane. 156" of super soaring machine, I can't wait to get this chicken in the air.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 10-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,193
Posted By Leadchucker
Don't be too concerned with side/down thrust...

Don't be too concerned with side/down thrust settings, remember you're not flying a 'power plane', but rather a powered sailplane. I have a number of powered sailplanes setup for ALES competition and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-24-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
Latest toy in the hangar, a giant scale Hangar 9...

Latest toy in the hangar, a giant scale Hangar 9 Clipped wing Taylorcraft.
I sat on the fence for weeks deciding how to power her...electric...gas...electric...gas..... Finally went to the darkside...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 09-18-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leadchucker
4 metres is even more funner. A lot easier to see...

4 metres is even more funner. A lot easier to see at 2500 ft AGL too. Our field is well outside any airports and soaring at 2000+ ft is a common occurrence when doing 2 hour flights hopping from...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 09-04-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By Leadchucker
pd1 has it right. I'll be there again this year...

pd1 has it right. I'll be there again this year making noise with the old ignition engines.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
The Avia is a great flying plane. I had one, well...

The Avia is a great flying plane. I had one, well two actually, one bit the dust so I bought a second. I sold the second one when I went Pulasric.
Check Esprit Model they have 1 in blue/orange and 4...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
Second Pulsar, this one the 3.2 full house jawn...

Second Pulsar, this one the 3.2 full house jawn for backup to the 3.6 or visa versa. One or the other gets the nod at contests depending on conditions and a second plane is good to have in case of...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
RES is a quicker setup and it great for those...

RES is a quicker setup and it great for those long ,high 2 hour flights where the more stable fly traits make flying a lot less tedious. The Pulsar comes in RES,REF and full house. While this can be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
Yes, the wings slide apart at the first dihedral...

Yes, the wings slide apart at the first dihedral joint from the centre panel.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 05-05-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
The finished 3.6 metre Pulsar...it's the tall...

The finished 3.6 metre Pulsar...it's the tall skinny one

I should have added she is powered by a MVVS 4.6/840 spinning a 15x8 Aeronaut folder controlled with a Castle 75 amp ESC,juice supplied by...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-22-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 108,481
Posted By Leadchucker
3.6 meter Pulsar, the 3.3 metre was lonely

3.6 meter Pulsar, the 3.3 metre was lonely
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-09-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,699
Posted By Leadchucker
I use both items from Randy and Lauren. Super...

I use both items from Randy and Lauren. Super nice people and their stuff works great. Pic is of the RAM graph made with Randy's software
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-16-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,360
Posted By Leadchucker
A second hand well worn Debolt Live Wire Champ...

A second hand well worn Debolt Live Wire Champ powered with a VECO .19 guided by a World Engines 3 channel. Took about a week of flying every evening to get her around the sky and another to get the...
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