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Post  duaneh on Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:49 pm

I'm embarrassed to admit that after joining the forum, and even building a few airplanes, I did not make a single flight all summer. Since one of my new planes is a Ringmaster, the Fly-a-thon seemed like the perfect opportunity to change that.
Here is the airplane, built from plans found on Outerzone, and powered with an Enya .35.
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Here is yours truly, making my first CL flight in 40+ years, and my Ringmaster, making its first flight ever. The fuel tank is 2 oz., which seemed small when I put it on. Wrong. It's way too big. I was staggering by the time the Enya quit, but got it down in one piece. I made 3 flights in all, even looped it on the last one.
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Post  aspeed on Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:54 pm

Way to go.  Sometimes you have 40 years of things to do first. Looks great too.
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Post  Mike1484 on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:19 pm

That's a nice picture of you flying that fantastic looking Ringmaster . Best looking Ringy I ever seen !

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Post  NEW222 on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:23 pm

Beautiful looking plane. Also, good job on the flying!
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Post  TLAnderson on Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:41 pm

Nice looking Ringmaster. Thumbs Up
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:27 pm

2oz isn’t nearly enough!Very Happy 3-4oz will get you closer to doing the 8 min pattern. Just kidding of course, once you shake out the cobwebs you will probably want more. Great looking plane and congrats on ending a 40 year break!

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Post  1/2A Nut on Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:47 pm

Well done Thumbs Up
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Post  Kim on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:26 am

Great looking plane and equally great come-back after a 40 year break!!!!
Congrats on your successful flights!!!!
Please be sure to log your flights on the Fly-a-Thon site !!!!
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:55 am

Great looking Ringmaster.

What's your finish? Looks paint, but could be something like Monokote. Either way it is well done.

I like your engine selection too.
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Post  getback on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:12 am

Man That's Sweet !! Love the choices of colors , Good to see you got out there and put ur in the air . Very Happy
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Post  duaneh on Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:39 pm

rsv1cox wrote:Great looking Ringmaster.

What's your finish? Looks paint, but could be something like Monokote. Either way it is well done.

I like your engine selection too.

Paint and me just can't get along. We have agreed to disagree, and gone our separate ways. The airplane is covered with Monokote. I picked up the Enya used some time ago. Didn't even have a use for it at the time, but it was neat. It came with 2 heads, 3 venturis and a RC carb. Its just got to be the most versatile engine I've ever seen.
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Such a nice job on that finish. You must have a good eye and a steady hand.

Enya too. My first "Big Boy" engine a .29 powering my Sterling Fledgling. Since that one I have added a few more.
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Post  RknRusty on Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:37 pm

Way to go, Duane! Was that loop flown on purpose, Lol? Either way, you get full credit for it.
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Post  oldguy on Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Nice looking plane. Thumbs Up
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