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Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
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, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
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, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 938
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,210
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, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
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, 02:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,440
Posted By Leadchucker
Waddaya mean Ike is not president?

Waddaya mean Ike is not president?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
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, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By Leadchucker
Best advice you could get.

Best advice you could get.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
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, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By Leadchucker
:D

:D
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
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, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,571
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
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, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 127,959
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...
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