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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:29 pm

My Page Boy powered by a TD .010. Built in 2010. It is built partially from an Early RC kit which was damaged in shipping so I cut some of it by hand. Weighs just over 4oz. 2012 is the 50th Anniversary of this Ken Willard design.


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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:34 pm

A Pong Two designed by Randy Randolph. Usually powered by a Black Widow .049. Built in 2007.

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Post  nitroairplane on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:34 pm

[quote="Tee Bee"]My Page Boy powered by a TD .010. Built in 2010. It is built partially from an Early RC kit which was damaged in shipping so I cut some of it by hand. 2012 is the 50th Anniversary of this Ken Willard design.
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Very nice plane there Troy.
I really like it and seeing a flight vid may convince me to build one Smile
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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:38 pm

Pong Two powered by a Medallion .09. This was built alongside the yellow one but was beefed up a bit more for the larger engine. Still going strong since 2007.




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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:42 pm

I call this one El Pongito. I scaled the Pong Two down roughly half-size and redimensioned it a bit to fit all the gear inside. Powered by a TD .010. It's a handful with the scaled down airfoil. Must be tossed hard and speed maintained during flight or it can get squirrely. Keep it up on the step and it's a sweetheart.




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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:45 pm

A La Stick. Built in 2007 and flown for a couple of years with a TD .010. A fun zippy flyer. Then I modified it a bit and switched the engine to a TD .020. She's a screamer now.





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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:52 pm

This a Skydrill built from a Select Hobbies kit in 2008. It's been flown hard and often for 4 years. It's set up for reed-valve .049s. Flies great with a stock Surestart but I like the way it grooves with a hotter reedie such as the Skyline FX that's usually mounted. This is probably my best flying 1/2A model.


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Post  PV Pilot on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:53 pm

Some very nice planes, congrats!

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  mr_cox on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:01 pm

Beautifull airplanes.

I like the picture of the yellow pong two very much!

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:06 pm

This is a Das Splat Jr built from RCM plans. Set up for a TD .049. 2 channels, elevator and aileron. Simple, fast, fun!


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Post  nitroairplane on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:08 pm

Yeah that looks darn fast.

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:20 pm

The Scoundrel. Designed by Steve Adams of Select Hobbies. I built it from a pre-production kit that he made available a couple of years ago. Several folks built one and we got them together at the SMALL fly-in in 2010. This was the only Cox powered version. The others have electric motors or a little PAW diesel. Recently, I installed one of Bernie's intake throttles on the Surestart and she now putters around nice and slow with the throttle pulled back.






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Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:42 pm

Another one in the making. This is called the Scalpel. Another possibly-soon-to-be-released kit from Steve Adams of Select Hobbies. It's design is greatly influenced by the Ace Simple 400 which is no longer produced. It uses tapered Ace-style foam wings. This one will be powered by my Mangusta DR .049 rear rotary induction engine made by Tim Wiltse. I purchased it over 3 years ago and just recently got around to firing it up. There is a thorough build thread of this one over at RCU. I hope to start test flights by the end of February.

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Post  nitroairplane on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:45 pm

Cool.
We really need to get Skaliwag on here.
WHo is up for recruitment duty?

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  microflitedude on Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:45 pm

Really like that Skydrill.

Do they still make them?

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:09 pm

The Skydrill kits are sold by selecthobbies.com. He's probably got them in stock.

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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  tubebass on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Hey Tee Bee,
It's a little hard to tell from the pic- is your Pageboy rudder only or rudder and elevator?

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Post  nitroairplane on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:12 pm

looks like rudder and elevator to me.
You can see a rather pronounced line near the back where it becomes a control surface.
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Re: My Cox Powered RC Planes

Post  Tee Bee on Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:14 pm

Correct. The Pageboy is 2 channel. Flies great! Surprisingly quick. Not surprisingly, the undercambered wings prefer calm conditions. The next time out, I plan to fly it with the prop mounted backwards to slow it down a bit. That was mentioned in the original Ken Willard build article. To date, I've only flown it in "high gear".

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Post  nitroairplane on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:29 pm

Okay It is also cool that it was at one point the worlds smallest RC plane.

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