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Post  HalfaDave Tue Sep 05, 2023 11:25 am

Hi GallopingGhostler,
Thanks for that link !
Laddie modified an older Dick Techenor design, powered with a Cox.051 !
I am glad the plans exist.
Even with earlier brushed motors/nicads, it flew great...
Story:
I was rowing the recovery boat with Laddie,
I asked, " How do you come up with all these designs? "
He said, " I have a pencil and paper and doodle ",
"The rest is just building, and trying it out..."
I like that...
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Sep 05, 2023 11:50 am

You've had good experiences Dave with Laddie, first hand at that. I gather he was one of a kind, a true experimenter, thinking totally out of the box. Thumbs Up
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Post  HalfaDave Tue Sep 05, 2023 12:55 pm

Hi gg,
I was rowing the boat, picking up Laddie's new (elec) malfunctioned latest float design.
The other side of our launch site.
Meanwhile, we had to wait to get back.
There were all these .60 piped jobs, down to .25s, all his designs.
Flying great.
It was awesome to behold !
A day I won't forget...
We made it back.
As Laddie says,
"Float flying is great, you don't have to cut grass, or need wheels..."
True story, hope you like it,
Take care,
Have fun,
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Post  rdw777 Tue Sep 05, 2023 1:17 pm

Those are neat Dragonflies George, Dave…. I’m sure the electric version was a neat show at the lake fun flies….One with a .051 in the nose?.. Watch out!! LOL!!!

Laddie Mikalusko was the name I was trying to think of…. When we still had a club here we had lake fun flies as well and couple of guys built North Star’s that he designed…. They flew off the water great and looked really cool in the air

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I sent a photo and a short description of Zoomslot to OZ …. Feel kind of humbled to have mine flying beside Mr. Clough’s original….

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Post  HalfaDave Wed Sep 06, 2023 8:05 am

Hi rdw777,
Laddie is 'my' Ray Malstrom, I have actually met and talked to ! Cool
Something about creativity, and, having fun with model airplanes...
The 'plans' took allot of time/effort to publish...
The 'idea' of the Northstar came from a random doodle he did while on the phone... Smile
Back to the topic,
Where did the ZoomSlot CG work out?
Flat plate wings are weird...
Thanks for sharing this project with us...
Take care,
Have fun,
Dave
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Post  aspeed Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:36 am

Is Laddie in the Guelph club? I think he would sometimes come to the KW Flying Dutchmen scale rally sometimes. I think I may have seen him years ago. One of the guys there seemed to know him. Came from the same country. He had/has some nice designs. I thought the Zoomslot saucer might fly better if it was built at 90 degrees to look more like a combat plane. It does fly well as is though.
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Post  rdw777 Thu Sep 07, 2023 1:08 pm

Thanks guys…Dave, The balance point is six inches from the front of the saucer….
Overall length is 22-3/4 which puts it pretty far forward compared to a conventional wing…. We’ll go fly it some more when it cools off a little Thumbs Up
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Post  HalfaDave Fri Sep 08, 2023 4:56 pm

Hi rdw777,
Thanks for the GG info Cool It helps... Smile
I am sorry to confuse Roy Clough with Ray Malstrom and Laddie Mikiulasco...
They all have inspired me, Smile
Nice job on the Zoomslot, a set of plans, I thought was impossible. Shocked Cool
That is what inspires me.
I like how they all have challenged my imagination...
And, All of Ours.
I like how you used modern materials,
To try something new, Cool
Take care,
Have fun,
Dave
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Post  rdw777 Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:05 pm

Out for some flying with Zoomslot today…. Low and slow, Playing with the throttle Very Happy

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Post  Levent Suberk Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:08 pm

Perfect Very Happy Thanks for video Very Happy
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Sep 26, 2023 3:32 pm

Wow, is that clear blue sky that I see.............I haven't seen the sun in three days.

Neighbors calling in "Flying Saucer" reports.  Could pass as an IHOPSLOT.  A little butter and Maple Syrup.....hmmm.  Smile

Still, in my mind Robert.....Amazing. Thanks for sharing!
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Post  balogh Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:00 pm

Very funny, Robert, I have never seen such a plane fly...how do you tell the front from the rear in a distance when the vertical stab is not visible? I would certainly be perplexed..the throttle control is also instantaneous and perfect, congratulations!
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Post  roddie Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:48 pm

WOW!!! I'm impressed... Your little Cox engine runs like a fine Swiss watch! It's nice when you don't have to worry about how your engine responds.. when you're busy trying to trim. Did you mention what prop or props you've been using? (... just curious)

Your video camera's resolution and stability qualities are stellar! Makes for an overall enjoyable viewing experience. Thank You for sharing Robert! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Post  Yabby Wed Sep 27, 2023 1:47 am

Great build and flight Robert @rdw777 Thumbs Up Thanks for posting the video of the flight. One of the really good things with RC seems to be that there is more scope to build the weird and wacky designs that you would never think (conventionally) would fly and actually fly them. cheers It would look really cool flying at night with some glow sticks on the outer edges, or a set of flashing LED's. Mind you I have no idea how you would fly it. lol! I think it would be tricky enough to fly as it is, as it would seem to be hard to tell the front from the back at the distances you are flying.

Fantastic project. Thanks for sharing it. Thumbs Up cheers
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Post  rdw777 Wed Sep 27, 2023 9:41 am

Fall is beautiful time of year in West Texas Bob, The wind usually calms down and cooler temps are a nice break after the hot summers…. My favorite time of year Very Happy

Andras, If I lose orientation I will nudge the stick just a little for left or right roll, That at least tells me which direction it’s heading …. Speaking of roll, I’m amazed how stable it is in roll for basically flat plate turned by a vertical rudder…. I think the relation of the slot, The rudder (including its shape), and the additional small stabilizer all add up to its stability…. Mr. Clough knew what he was doing  Thumbs Up

The prop is a plain ol’ black nylon Cox 6-3 replica Roddie…. Available from Matt or Bernie…. Thanks for the comments on the engine, I’m very happy with how it is running …
The throttle sleeve is an older style with round holes rather than rectangular slots…. It has just enough blow by when fully closed to produce a good idle…. One of the real keys to good runs is having the tank and reed tested and sealed well…. Ken has posted his methods on these a few times…., Real money for tanked reedies….

The camera is simply my IPhone on a mount on a ball cap….I was looking into getting a head mount camera and found out the resolution on my phone was about the same as many of them….

Hi Yabby! I remember a random article here and there back in the day of some odd flying thing powered by Cox… Books were written that had odd Cox powered projects…..The engines were considered an inexpensive means to test an idea…., Cox also made a few odd saucers and things…. I think this still a little flavor of Cox history…
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Post  roddie Wed Sep 27, 2023 10:00 am

rdw777 wrote:
The prop is a plain ol’ black nylon Cox 6-3 replica Roddie…. Available from Matt or Bernie…. Thanks for the comments on the engine, I’m very happy with how it is running …
The throttle sleeve is an older style with round holes rather than rectangular slots…. It has just enough blow by when fully closed to produce a good idle…. One of the real keys to good runs is having the tank and reed tested and sealed well…. Ken has posted his methods on these a few times…., Real money for tanked reedies….

The camera is simply my IPhone on a mount on a ball cap….I was looking into getting a head mount camera and found out the resolution on my phone was about the same as many of them….


Thank You Robert! That's interesting regarding the throttle-sleeve with round holes. I've never seen one.. but then; I'm certain that there's plenty of Cox parts/accessories that I haven't seen before.

Ken Cook has helped me out countless times with valuable info. on how to keep my engines running.. as well as what to expect from the different offerings out there in the hobby world.
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