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Post  modelbuilder49 on Sat May 23, 2020 3:12 pm

Hi y'all!! I'm sure some of you remember that I built a couple of specialized planes for the Traveling Cox .010 Engine a few weeks ago. The Flying Diamond is a free flight and actually I was a bit worried about losing it in some of the tall pines around our flying field. The other is called the Flying License Plate and it's being flown on 25' Spectra lines. Well, I never had opportunity to use it on any of these so for the heck of it, I mounted one of my Cox .020 engines on it just to see how they would fly. Oh, for the record, the FLYING DIAMOND was safely retrieved with the assistance of one of the Parks and Recreation techs who allowed me to use their 20+ foot ladder. Thank you Ryan!! That said, hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

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Post  Ken Cook on Sat May 23, 2020 8:09 pm

Jim, nothing like a good save, that was good. I also enjoy free flight, it's very rewarding to fly them when they're working properly. In fact my son and I got some good flights today. We did get some video so I'm hoping my buddy sends them to me. I also did some Jetex flights. I had one Jetex flight today that was most impressive. It went pretty darn high and my buddy says to me, I hope you brought your horse. Luckily though when the Jetex quit, it circled and the wind grabbed the outboard tip and it spiraled right down in front of us.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sat May 23, 2020 9:23 pm

Hey! Good stuff, the diamond was flying well for it’s very short flight.

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Post  getback on Sun May 24, 2020 8:39 am

Cool stuff Jim , glad you got to have some fun and you guys seem to really have some !! With a little trimming the diamond should give some good results , i like the looks too The flying license plate was just cool to watch , good save !! Memorial Day This Site Rocks!
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Post  modelbuilder49 on Sun May 24, 2020 12:11 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Hey! Good stuff, the diamond was flying well for it’s very short flight.

lol! Yeah man! It was so kool! None of us knew what we were doing considering it has been well over 15 to 20 years since any of us had done any free flight and the old body of knowledge was pretty durn near empty Laughing . At least we now know to pick a slightly bigger space and that engine torque plays a good part in the path of flight!! lol!

Finally, I have to give credit to the designer, Mr. Ken Willard and to Outer Zone for preserving and sharing the plans because with out them ... well, there just wouldn't have been the joy and laughter we were able to share!!

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Post  modelbuilder49 on Sun May 24, 2020 12:17 pm

getback wrote:Cool stuff Jim , glad you got to have some fun and you guys seem to really have some !! With a little trimming the diamond should give some good results , i like the looks too The flying license plate was just cool to watch , good save !! Memorial Day This Site Rocks!
Thanks Getback! It really was a hoot and George really worked the piloting magic Smile . Best of all was seeing it loop!! He claims it was intentional Laughing Laughing Best of all, since he was the only one to actually accomplish one, we had no choice but to believe him Laughing Laughing !!

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Post  modelbuilder49 on Sun May 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Ken Cook wrote:             Jim, nothing like a good save, that was good. I also enjoy free flight, it's very rewarding to fly them when they're working properly. In fact my son and I got some good flights today. We did get some video so I'm hoping my buddy sends them to me. I also did some Jetex flights. I had one Jetex flight today that was most impressive. It went pretty darn high and my buddy says to me, I hope you brought your horse. Luckily though when the Jetex quit, it circled and the wind grabbed the outboard tip and it spiraled right down in front of us.
Howdy Ken!  Thanks but it sounds like you had a barrel of fun too!  Man, I guess I must have been 10 or 11 when I had my first experience with Jetex.  I believe I ordered one from the back of one of my comic books ... a Scorpion I believe.  I think it would be a ball to try again.  Heck, I may just take the challenge and build something for one even if I can't get them any more.  Sadly, they don't advertise in the back of comic books anymore Laughing Laughing !!

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