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Old 08-04-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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My build of Steve Kowalik's 1936 86" Miss Delaware is done and she flies like a dream. I've had a couple versions of her with glow and ignition power, now an electric job.
Power is a Heads Up R/C 3548-09 spinning a 13 x 6 prop hooked to a 60 amp ESC and two 2250 3S Lipos. AUW came to 4 lbs spot on. Covering is transparent red Solar Film.
Video of maiden take off by flying bud.


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Old 08-04-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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What a beautiful plane!

Congrats on the build, LC. Job well done!

And the rollout was what... 3 feet?!?

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Old 08-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #3
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What a nice looking airplane. Good workmanship too.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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Wow! I like this one. Nice video of a pretty plane.

"Dum spiro spero." (While I breathe, I hope).
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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Even though the Miss Delaware is "currently" under electric power,I built her with two removable nose units. Four bolts and a throttle connection she can be switched to an ignition engine with a Brown Jr. doing the duties. Just thought I should fess up. Photo shows the setup. And thanks for the kind words guys!


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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
What a beautiful plane!

Congrats on the build, LC. Job well done!
I agree! Transparent covering was just made for stik-builds.

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Originally Posted by Leadchucker View Post
Even though the Miss Delaware is "currently" under electric power,I built her with two removable nose units. Four bolts and a throttle connection she can be switched to an ignition engine with a Brown Jr. doing the duties. Just thought I should fess up. Photo shows the setup. And thanks for the kind words guys!
DUDE! You should be a model aircraft designer!
Great craftsmanship!
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This is great one plane.
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Mini update on the Miss Delaware. She has become a dedicated electric plane as I now have others with ignition engines that are more competitve. She sees a lot of air time with the electric setup and I still love flying her. One thing that kinda bugged me and I never got to addressing was the empty space out from where the engine should have been. She always looked odd in profile . Sooooo........I built a fake one out of bits of scrap in the shop that fits over the 35-48 motor to get "the look". The spark plug is made from some tubing over a screw covered with epoxy to shape then painted and took almost as long to make as the rest of the "engine'. It not spot on but it has fooled a few people and looks good at a few steps away or in the air.


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