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Post  ian1954 on Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:15 am

A few years ago, I built one of these. Twas almost indestructable and easy to repair but really only capable of level flight and ultra calm day flying.

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A few months ago, i gave it away to a RC club member who wanted to try control line flying and (unusual for the UK) had a garden big enough for this.

However, I missed it and so decided to build another one while the Blu Pants was on the back burner. This one has a slightly more powerful motor and I decided to leave it uncovered. Just dope to make it easier to repair.

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This time I dispensed with dacron lines - i found them too stretchy and lacking "feel" when flying. So on this model I used lightweight laystrate from the bellcrank to the leadouts and some "fishing line" from the handle. The fishing line doesn't stretch like the dacron.

25ft lines and it flew  nice and level with no hand waggling but still to try a wingover and a loop.

No video - can't find my camera!
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Post  944_Jim on Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:41 am

Hey, that's cute! Please describe the (gasp!) Leckie formula for success. My youngest son said he would try again IF we went electric.
He has a DPC Models clone Scientific P6-e waiting for this information.

Feel free to PM if you are afraid the natives will get restless regarding the power source. Laughing

Thanks in advance!
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Post  66 Malibu on Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:52 am

Ian,
Great model but instead of venturing into the dark side, couldn't you at least go with a PAW 55 or 06 (100) if a small Cox reedie wasn't lying around ??
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Post  fredvon4 on Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 am

no Electrickery PMs needed....plenty of room for every type craft power methods.....glow gasoline, diesel, solar, steam, nuke


jim check brodaks 1/2a electric kits n arfs

RSM also
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Post  ian1954 on Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:22 pm

944_Jim wrote:Hey, that's cute! Please describe the (gasp!) Leckie formula for success. My youngest son said he would try again IF we went electric.
He has a DPC Models clone Scientific P6-e waiting for this information.

Feel free to PM if you are afraid the natives will get restless regarding the power source. Laughing

Thanks in advance!

The natives are hardly likely to get restless with me, I have one of the largest collections of Cox engines and variants.

The formula you need is on

http://www.motocalc.com/

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https://www.ecalc.ch/



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Post  ian1954 on Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:40 pm

66 Malibu wrote:Ian,
Great model but instead of venturing into the dark side, couldn't you at least go with a PAW 55 or 06 (100) if a small Cox reedie wasn't lying around ??
Steve..

There are many advantages to the set up above. Just slip some batteries in your pocket, pick it up and go to the nearest open space.

No need to carry fuel. starting batteries , cloths to clean up or stooges (human or mechanical)

The timer.controller allowas the motor speed to be set, the flight time and a starting delay. I roll out the lines - press abutton on the timer and stroll back to the handle. It warns me that it is about to fire up and off it goes.

The big disadvantage is the lack of engine noise but, on the other hand, it does attract attention from the moaning, anti-fun, don't let anybody have an enjoyable hobby/pastime brigade that this country is beset with.

It is unfortunate that Cox engines have quite a piercing noise/scream unlike a diesel bark. They are difficult to silence but I have found a site that accepts unsilenced motors ip to 3.5cc provided they don't exceed 82db,

However, Its a BMFA Guide.....noise is a very subjective thing.....one mans "Phwaor that sounds great" is another mans Noise Abatement Order.

Even if you are under the 82dBA limit it won't necesarrily help you if the noise police turn up following a complaint..
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