12/13/2009 at 1:39 pm #41270freeflightParticipant
Most other forums of this type have a thread that’s JUST photos of models . Let’s see your favorite models here!
12/13/2009 at 8:36 pm #48260Lee HinesParticipant
Let me get this pix section going with my new Sweepette 36D-2,
basking in the sun to help cure the Minwax coating more quickly.
In two limited, non-lift flying sessions it seems like it will get the job done.
12/14/2009 at 3:40 am #48261gosParticipant
Here’s another pic to keep it going.
Jeckyll & Hyde rubber model from a 1954 English Aeromodeller magazine.
46in. span and 50in. long.
4oz. of rubber turning a single bladed folder.
I have two of them.
Have had a couple of wins including a Nationals first place.
12/24/2009 at 2:47 am #48262JLorbieckiParticipant
Things are a bit different here in Wisconsin…
01/04/2010 at 8:14 pm #48263Lee HinesParticipant
Hey Dan’l the Berryman!
Where is YOUR picture to add to this PICTURE Topic thread?
I will continue with a shot of my new Pathfinder Outdoor CLG.
Stan Buddenbohm is now kitting this multiple competition winning CLG.
Several of the best on this Coast have made them and we had
a dandy day flying them yesterday at the Fairview Park in
Costa Mesa [aka ‘The Dog Park’].
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and an even Happier Decade!
01/05/2010 at 1:01 am #48264DAN BERRYParticipant
It flys with the little end forward.
01/06/2010 at 5:23 pm #48265AnonymousInactive
Well the remains of 2009 projects were just finished in time for 2010.
Mostly the production line was setup for NOS gas T-Birds. Lost my last 1/2 A T-Bird about 5 years ago, so am anxious to get these flying to make up for it. My first 1/2 A T-Bird came in first at the 1958 King Orange meet.
The big T-Bird is covered with Ultracote, the 1/2A with Ultracote Lite, and the small ones with SoLite (also called MicroLite). Engine nacells were painted with ClassKote epoxie.
01/07/2010 at 2:17 am #48266Dean McGinnesParticipant
Where do you get Solite or Microlite and how does it compare with Ultracote Lite in weight and rigidity?01/07/2010 at 4:36 pm #48267AnonymousInactive
The So_Lite film is also known as MicroLite and can be purchased from Tower Hobbies and several other places. It weighs approximately .7ounces per sq. yard. I don’t recommend it for anything larger than a 1/4A Nos model or a small rubber model. It does tear easily.
The other model is my modified 1960 Sid Jepson design Hustler. It has been beefed up, and the airfoils thinned and Cyclon powered, about twice the power of the original recommended engines, 240 square inch wing. It is a high thrust design and should handle the power.
01/08/2010 at 1:14 am #48268Dean McGinnesParticipant
Both the Hustler and T-Birds look really good. I will probably stick to tissue over mylar on the small stuff. Thanks for the Solite steer though, might order some to see what it is all about. It really looks good on the models.03/29/2010 at 5:04 am #48269Jack MurphyParticipant
Finally got ’em done. Will get the #s on, don’t worry. -j
05/01/2011 at 12:01 am #48270
Looks like this section needs some activity so here is the new P-30 I am working on. It is a second try, after the first attempt had some major issues. I hope this works better, but even if it does not I then have another good reason to keep building.05/01/2011 at 1:46 pm #48271CRAIG HOLLIERParticipant
Nice job Bruce…let’s us know how it flys…have fun!05/03/2011 at 5:41 am #48272
Did a few test glides in the back yard this evening and I am encouraged. It looks like the changes from the first design iteration are significant helps. I will do more glide tests if it calm tomorrow, and start to lock down some of the settings. Then of course will come the power side of this, but that will take more space to fly in. I may begin building a lighter version tomorrow as well.07/28/2011 at 5:18 am #48273
My last building projects where in hopes of inspiring a future free flighter. I helped a boy build his first plane (a Thermic 18) because he showed some interest while visiting earlier this year. As a bonus I built and gave to him a more sophisticated model for his recent 9th birthday. The Sinbad Jr is built like a tank so my hope was that it might last a few more flights than a lighter model. I used film covering to increase the durability as well.
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