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Post  Jeffrey Compton on Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:58 pm

My first control line flights. Prior attempts with a PT-19 about 45 years ago were a complete fail. Still managed to wreck one D-7 in the process. Got very dizzy but I consider it a big success. Had to chop up the videos. My wife turned her phone. Still working on editing things.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 am

Good stuff! I bet you are still smiling. Very Happy
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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:05 am

Ok, so you failed the sobriety test lol!


No, honestly, really well done.  The spinning around will get easier.
I could see you just begging for the fuel to run out Laughing
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Post  getback on Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:47 am

Good Flying !! I bet you were happy to hear that baby lean out on that last run lol! lol! I Love This Forum!
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Post  ticomareado on Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:17 pm

Reminds me of me at age 5 twirling a June Bug on the end of a piece of granny's twine.
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Post  NEW222 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:17 pm

Great job. Thanks for sharing the video. Also sorry to hear you had a crack up, but I am sure you will fix it up to fly again.
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Post  Marleysky on Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:38 pm

Great flights! Even better, you landed in one piece. Congratulations!  You are deserving of your Cox Wings!

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Post  Mike1484 on Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Good job Jeff !! I like the high arm of the first flight . The plane flies better than I thought it would , good job .

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Post  Jeffrey Compton on Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 pm

Thanks everybody. I have some plans to slow things down. Longer lines and a streamer. Planning for spring.
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Post  ticomareado on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:25 am

I don't think the Fokker can handle any streamers or longer lines. It can only barely "fly" as you tested it; any more drag without an increase in power will do it in. Clean the plane up and display it and remember the old box art maxim from back in the day--"Balsa Flies Better".
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Post  ticomareado on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:28 am

Also, I think the front end of the Fokker's engine really came from a Golden Bee. You might consider switching it out to a Sure Start silver front end with the correct spring starter assembly. Then be on the look out for a Golden Bee back end.
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Post  getback on Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:12 am

I was thinking the same thing but never flew one .
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Post  Jeffrey Compton on Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:21 pm

Yes the gold crank case from the crashed Fokker is from a super stunt engine. I still have the big stunt tank in the spares box. luckily it seems undamaged. Will get a new backplate assembly and go into my recalcitrant Sopwith. It was running well before the crash. Everything that came with the eBay air force is gummed up and I have been cleaning engines and moving stuff around to get them flying.

I would like to run sure starts in the dogfighters but there are problems with that. First, the sure starts have the hex drive plate and require a snap starter with the plastic ring behind the prop. Unfortunately the LH dogfighter prop hub is too small to retain the snap starter ring securely. Also, the larger diameter of the snap starter interferes with the cowlings on the Fokker ships. It could work on a Sopwith with a different LH prop with a lager hub area.

So my early efforts use Baby Bee style engines from my collection that are free and get a rebuild. And I use the LH no drag spring starter. I have an electric starter but I haven't felt the need to use it yet. I haven't even unpacked and set up.

Project shut down for the holidays. Will be back to the workbench in January. I find it ironic I have to put my toys away for Xmas.

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