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Old 01-02-2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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LOL!! Thats one of the coolest odd-ball models Ive seen. Ive built a few off-the-wall models, but nothing that cool. I love it!

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Wow! If that ain't photoshopped, that dude's got building skilz!
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Not photo-shopped. I might even have the plans for it in an old magazine from the mid 1930's
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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Now that is a classic plane! You need to build it and enter in the latest scratch build contest!!

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Nice.... Always loved the Spook too!


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Originally Posted by xmech2k View Post
Wow! If that ain't photoshopped, that dude's got building skilz!
Actually I saw something (I believe it may have been in RCG) for building odd shaped wings like that. You take a block of foam at least as thick as the chord of the wing, cut it in the profile you want and build the wing on that profile.

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:44 PM   #8
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What does a gull-wing buy you on a high-wing?

I can see getting the wings away from the CG might aid resistance to something that makes the plane want to roll through the reduction of mass centralization, is that a large effect?

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Its an old Free Flight design. They often went to extremes to ensure stability. No way to correct the way it flies after you launch. It either works or you have to do a lot of work to put it back together.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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Anybody remember Hardy Krüger's speech in Flight of the Phoenix?

"Give a man a plane and he'll fly for a day.
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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post
Anybody remember Hardy Krüger's speech in Flight of the Phoenix?
Which version?
The original's speech is better than the remake.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Prh...e_gdata_player

here's the last 20 minutes.

slow stock prop reversal. it flies! easily! 543 watt dual motor bipe slow stick. push-me-pull-you. 242 watt 3 channel slow stick. 365 watt mini ultra stick. 415 watt mini contender. 810 watt ultra stick .25e. 220 watt alpha 450 sport (retired).
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Originally Posted by hayofstacks View Post
That's the one, pertinent part from 6:15 - 8:00.

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Very nice plane. This brought back memories of that Brazilian builder that died a year or two ago that built planes that had organic looks to them.
Nice job.
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I would like a copy of the plan if someone has it.
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I'll look through the ancient magazines and see if I can find it.

Plenty with the same (or very similar) fuselage.

That recurved wing is a bit unusual but I could replicate the design if I don't find an original set of plans with that feature. I know I have seen it before.
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I couldnt find it on the Ausey site with 30's plans. Been right thru outerzone & most of rcg old time.

Could it be a Frank Ziac design?
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Originally Posted by fhhuber View Post
Not photo-shopped. I might even have the plans for it in an old magazine from the mid 1930's
You mentioned that you might have plans for this plane. If not do you know the name of it? Cheers, Roger.
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A beautiful example of the scratchbuilding art.
It appears the wing half starts all the way at the bottom inside the fuselage.A wing jig to build that must have been a pretty good size.It looks like there would be at least a foot of difference between the root and tip.
Even the fuselage would have been difficult to construct without some sort of guide to the curvature.
It also looks like it's a one-piece job,so must be awkward to transport.
But absolutely gorgeous.Full marks to the builder of this old time flier.
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