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Old 06-26-2017, 11:39 PM
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Thanks. Hope your Dad bounces back, it's a tuff road. How old is he? I'm only in my mid 50's

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Old 06-27-2017, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Flew my foamie for the first time today. The CG was off a bit and after adding 1/2 oz of weight to the front it went from ohhhh crud to wooohooooo. It is a fun to fly plane for sure.

Unfortunately the photos won't upload from my iPhone.... IB strikes again.
About time you got a bit of flying done mate... LOL
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:59 AM
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My newest is a 60" scratch-built glider with a Kline-Fogelman wing. (Apologies if I've posted this already. I thought I had, but then couldn't find it.)







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Old 06-29-2017, 06:10 PM
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My DPCM repro of the Guillows DH-4, US 50th Aero Squadron. Outrunner 180.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
My newest is a 60" scratch-built glider with a Kline-Fogelman wing. (Apologies if I've posted this already. I thought I had, but then couldn't find it.)




Mark... You must have 1 heavy blade on that prop because it always finishes up right in the middle of the frame... (maybe the compression stroke.. LOL)
Put a folder on it and enjoy longer glides..
Lovely flying spot.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:03 AM
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Thanks!

That's a beauty, Griff. Looks light as a feather.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:12 AM
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Hey Mark I just wanted to say that I enjoy your videos so much and you must have a fabulous music collection, because all the music that you use fits perfectly to the video you are displaying. And the clarity and sharpness is just fantastic on my home screen. The latest taken at HIGH PARK with the No Drama 60 " glider is just out of this world ,Video and Music. I really do appreciate you printing on your videos the name and artist of the background music You are something else my man ,Keep up the Excellent Work. Sincerest Regards fdnyjery aka Jerry
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:15 AM
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Thank you for saying so, sir.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:46 AM
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Thank you very much! It would be lighter had I put the battery further forward. It loads through a belly hatch on line with the front gear legs.

I am an old modeler but this is only about my fifth year in RC electric. Built many stick and tissues as a boy, each well doped and too heavy to fly, this is a blast.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:28 AM
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I am just plain old, but this is only about my sixth year in RC, period.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:24 PM
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Interesting... But you must have a background in modeling to jump in at this point!?
Great video you did I shall watch for them!

I am involved in memorial services for our Commonwealth War Grave; 12 RFC and RAF pilots are buried here in Fort Worth, Texas, 7,000 Brits, Canucks, and not a few US volunteers were here training in 1917-18. I want to do a respectful fly past video with one of my WW-1 models at some point. Trees and big stone things are an issue. But I think it can be done.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:04 PM
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Griff - no, I had no background in modeling. In fact, before I got into RC, I'd never really done anything with my hands.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:48 PM
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Wow!
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:17 PM
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Not new (very old in fact), but I recently converted it from gas to electric and MAN does it fly better on electric!

72" 3DHobbyshop Extra
Tacon Bigfoot 110
Castle Creations Phoenix Edge 100A
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Old 07-25-2017, 03:26 PM
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Have to admit that my big Zlin is better on Electric than Gasoline ... OK - no sound or aroma .... but far more predictable and speed range is better ... along with ground handling.

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Old 07-25-2017, 03:36 PM
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Yeah, I miss the sound of a 36cc gasser, but the weight distribution is so much better, as is the punch out of hovers. I just got sick and tired of all the drama with a small gas engine.
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Old 07-25-2017, 04:43 PM
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I found I was having to compromise on props with 'wet fuel' ... to not have 'runaways' on the ground but still great thrust for verticals. Electric of course can be stopped on the ground when waiting next on runway !
After a vertical or straight down - the electric was instantly there ...

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Old 07-25-2017, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
Yeah, I miss the sound of a 36cc gasser, but the weight distribution is so much better, as is the punch out of hovers. I just got sick and tired of all the drama with a small gas engine.
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A week ago, I put 5 flights on my giant Electric model, while a fellow club member spent the afternoon trying to get his gasser to run right.

That's happened more than once.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:58 PM
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C'mon Denny .... there are needle fiddlers and those who have engines that run fine.

I'm a both camps guy ... wet and electric. I can have my wet job up behind most electric jobs ready to take-off. The only item that takes longer is my fueling compared to someone plugging in a battery.

My standard glow starting :

Fuel up
Spin motor over with a quick shot of glow in the intake
Connect Glow clip
Apply starter

She'll fire up literally first spin ... few blips of throttle to clear excess and fly.

My standard Gasoline starting :

Fuel up
Flip through few turns of prop to prime
Turn on Ignition and Throttle
Apply starter

Few blips of throttle to clear ...

Only time I touch needles is change of seasonal weather ! Rest of the time - no need.

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Old 07-25-2017, 07:26 PM
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I don't do glow, but I feel there's a clear line at about 30cc where electric makes more sense. It seems to me the smaller the engine, the bigger the problems. My DLE120 always starts right up, while my smaller gas engines are more temperamental. Also, above 30cc, electric gets really expensive...
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
I don't do glow, but I feel there's a clear line at about 30cc where electric makes more sense. It seems to me the smaller the engine, the bigger the problems. My DLE120 always starts right up, while my smaller gas engines are more temperamental. Also, above 30cc, electric gets really expensive...
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My 4500 Watt electric system, including its 12S3P A123 battery is about the same price as a 60 cc Twin cylinder gasser. And, it has about the same horsepower.
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:39 PM
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When it comes to the big stuff ... then a trip to the gasoline station is quicker and easier than charging up a bunch of A123's or big lipos ...

I also have to admit that we as a club do a fair share of shows ... and the gasoline / glow powered stuff gets the crowds watching ... the sound and size of the models doing incredible stunts ...

Recent show ... I was flying my MIG29 and doing all the stuff low and close with hover, harrier, all the tricks I could muster .. half way through, the MXS with 120cc gasoline job took of ... I was totally ignored.

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Old 07-28-2017, 08:36 AM
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Yes Lionel, I can understand that, however, if that big gasser was flying in the next lot to them they would soon complain whereas an electric would not disturb them.
People are fickle... Anyway here is my new tiny baby.. Le Petit

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Old 08-12-2017, 01:42 PM
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New girl on the block,Ultra Sport 46 with Rimfire .55. Kinda reminds me of old school pattern planes with wing planform and retracts.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:15 PM
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Haven't purchased anything lately, but I've started on a stick, with a ws of 36". Not sure what I will use to power it with. got the plans through Outerzone. Its a design from RCM.
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