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08/08/2007 at 4:19 pm #40681JIM MOSELEYParticipant
George Fuller’s “Dixielander” – as originally kitted in England – has, at long last, been approved as Nostalgia legal. A reliable, good flying airplane!
08/09/2007 at 2:38 am #44571
Are plans available? If so, a source please.08/09/2007 at 12:06 pm #44572AnonymousInactive
Just about everybody in the “English speaking world” will have a copy of this plan but if you go to my website I have it listed under AA plans.
A great model for the OS 15 or 19.
Ployd in OZ08/09/2007 at 12:52 pm #44573
Thanks, will do when I get home tonight. Always looking for new ideas. 🙂08/10/2007 at 1:55 am #44574DON MYERSParticipant
Hi flydean and all: The Dixielander (A.A.Hales, Yeoman Models kits)
plan is available as Plan#237, on page 5 of the Catalog of Plans (and has been for sometime, as “Nostalgia Gas”).
Price, last I looked was $8.00 for members. The NFFS Plan Service Catalog is downloadable on this site. One can get sidetracked as the “Approved Designs” list, is somewhere also listed as “Plans List” There is an order form to download, and I ordered by snailmail. Service was prompt.
PS: Not all the engines listed on the plan are “Nostalgia Eligible Engines”
Consult the the current 2007-2008 Official Competition Rules for
Eligible “Glows” and “Diesels”08/10/2007 at 12:52 pm #44575
Thanks deezildon, I was wondering if the NFFS listed plan was the approved version.
I will order from NFFS08/10/2007 at 2:13 pm #44576
For what its worth–
Denny Dock was flying a Dixielander in CD Classic at the NATS. He was 2nd place, with a long overrun on the last flight. His long overrun was gentler than mine on Monday. Of course, they fly different when a KB 7.5 gets bolted to the nose.08/10/2007 at 6:50 pm #44577AnonymousInactive
😀 My model is a modified version of the “Dixie”. I used a flat bottom wing and geodetic construction to handle the power. You are being very kind not to mention my A Nos Gas OR that had the same results as yours!!! 😥
Did I hear a Dyna-Jet at the 71 Glenview Nats outside the hanger,or was that this year?? 😉
DD08/10/2007 at 7:16 pm #44578Bill ShailorParticipant
That Dyna-Jet was like music to me. Brought back a lot of great memories!08/10/2007 at 9:05 pm #44579
Did you have a 40 second engine run? I didn’t hear about that.
My 40 second engine run was less than fun. When a retrieve needs 2 trips on the bike, well, that’s a problem. On a positive note , the wing is back together and covered.08/11/2007 at 11:18 am #44580AnonymousInactive
Do you have a photo of your CD size modified Dixielander? I have an OS29 looking for a new model and a big Dixie appeals to me 😀
Ployd in OZ08/11/2007 at 12:54 pm #44581AnonymousInactive
Try this site. Don DeLoach took a few shots of the model and put them in the Nats News http://www.modelaircraft.org/events/nats/natsnews. Check the Saturday Aug. 4th edition.
12/07/2007 at 5:39 pm #44582AnonymousInactive
Anybody here have a 1/2 A D ‘Lander?? I’ve got a 233 framed up, getting ready to cover….any tips on the DT linkage, it sure could use some simplifying! Thanks, Jay12/09/2007 at 1:51 pm #44583AnonymousInactive
What % did you reduce the plan to get 233Sq’s. I was thinking about doing the same thing. I am currently working on a 115% flat bottom version like my CD model.
😀 Denny12/10/2007 at 1:01 am #44584
Denny, here’s the trick to scaling.
Square root of wing areas and bit of division.
Marval 560″ sq root 23.66
Marval 1100 ” sq root 33.16
33.16/23.66 = 1.40
scale factor is 1.4
Marval AB -72″ wingspan
Marval Super D – 100.8″ wingspan
I’m not certain if I should overlap the prop arcs on the KB 3.5s. That would require staggering the engines fore and aft. I’ll probably keep them about 10 ” apart on a triangle pylon.
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