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Post  jhaye Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:17 pm

Just finished my 2nd 1/2A Ringmaster for the Brothers of the Ring flyathon this weekend. Of course it has a .049 babybee for power. We will see how it flies this weekend.


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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:22 pm

jhaye wrote:Just finished my 2nd 1/2A Ringmaster for the Brothers of the Ring flyathon this weekend. Of course it has a .049 babybee for power. We will see how it flies this weekend.


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Heya Jim,

Good to see you over here! Did you build another to have two or did the first one expire.

I am still enjoying mine. I had to rebuild and reinforce mine due to a mishap. It's a great little plane and plenty tough!

Let us know how the Ring Flyathon goes.

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Post  jhaye Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:29 pm

first one died about a month ago while trying to loop. lol, built the second one in about two evening. I'm having difficulties posting pictures with my text.


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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:42 pm

jhaye wrote:first one died about a month ago while trying to loop. lol, built the second one in about two evening. I'm having difficulties posting pictures with my text.


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Well your not the first one Jim! Pics are a little tricky. There is a sticky thread up top that gives a quick tutorial on how to post pics.

I smacked my Ring in good while attempting to go inverted. So I understand how that goes!

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Post  RknRusty Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:33 pm

Damn dude, that thing must have been hauling ass when it hit the ground. I've never broken a wing... I better shut up. Neutral

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Post  happydad Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:55 am

cribbs74 wrote:
jhaye wrote:first one died about a month ago while trying to loop. lol, built the second one in about two evening. I'm having difficulties posting pictures with my text.


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Well your not the first one Jim! Pics are a little tricky. There is a sticky thread up top that gives a quick tutorial on how to post pics.

I smacked my Ring in good while attempting to go inverted. So I understand how that goes!

Click on the link for the aftermath

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Good grief charlie brown. is this the first time? or since the wing rebuild? LOL. my sterling baby ringmaster will be for sale soon. LOVL. just keeding. can we give you a new nickname? to be sent in PM. Blow up Mad! affraid happydad Small Cox Logo
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:27 am

Ha!

No that pic is an old one. She has been repaired since then.

Rusty, I learned about the power of Epoxy since, so I doubt I will break a wing again.

Happydad, nickname? Oh boy here it comes......... lol!
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Post  RknRusty Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:03 am

cribbs74 wrote:...Happydad, nickname? Oh boy here it comes......... lol!
You're in tyhe Airforce, right? So I suppose we shouldn't call you Crash Cribbs.

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Post  SuperDave Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:00 am

Let's show a little deference to Cribbs. He's new to "ukie" flying where crashes are seemingly inevitable.

I wiped out several Stering S-3 full-sized Ringmasters while learning to fly inverted. It's an orientation thing. Laughing It takes time to overcome the "shaky knees" syndrome.
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Post  Cribbs74 Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:10 am

SuperDave wrote:Let's show a little deference to Cribbs. He's new to "ukie" flying where crashes are seemingly inevitable.

I wiped out several Stering S-3 full-sized Ringmasters while learning to fly inverted. It's an orientation thing. Laughing It takes time to overcome the "shaky knees" syndrome.

Thanks Dave,

I consider the crack-ups to be a right of passage. I don't mind the jesting as I am sure everyone who flies has crashed at least once.

I spent many years building planes and bench running engines and I am tickled that I can now take it to the next level and actually utilize my engines and models At first I thought control line would be boring as there are limitations , but I now realize it is very challenging to do even the simple manouvers and rewarding at the same time.

I do understand the shaky knees syndrome. I find I need to just commit to the manouver and hope for the best! Crashing is learning and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Post  RknRusty Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:49 am

SuperDave wrote:Let's show a little deference to Cribbs. He's new to "ukie" flying where crashes are seemingly inevitable.
Hey, since he's a noobie to CL, just be thankful I didn't suggest Baby Cribbs. lol! Nah, Cribbs you won't be a noob for much longer, so we'll just stick with calling you Ron.

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Post  happydad Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:02 pm

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cribbs74 wrote:...Happydad, nickname? Oh boy here it comes......... lol!
You're in tyhe Airforce, right? So I suppose we shouldn't call you Crash Cribbs.

i suggested crash-em-cribbs, but he didn't like the inference. i'm still waiting for his answer on my second nickname for him. just keeding Ron. happydad Small Cox Logo

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Post  SuperDave Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:41 pm

Jim:

I recommend 35 foot flying lines for your "Ring". Doing so slows the speed that you'll need to rotate as you fly. Thin dacron flying lines work best for me as they reduce the air drag that you will experience.

Remember to put a weight on the outside wing tip. Start with 1/4 ounce and, it needed, reduce or add the amount depending on how the planes flys.
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Post  jhaye Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:13 pm

Supe Dave, the Ringmaster that steriling came out with was the S-1 the S-3 was a Yak 9. My S-1 is a total scratch build. I agree that crashing is part of the rite of passage, I'm just starting to get through that part of it, I just scored a black widow on the bay for 30 bucks, I see a new 1/2A build in my future. I have the plans for a 1/2A P-51 that is quick and easy. Its profile with a non builtup wing. The RM flyathon was awesome, we put up 21 flights in about 4 hrs with five ringmasters, 3 S-1's and two baby's. I managed a couple of loops with my S-1 with a fox .35 on it. My baby RM seemed awefully heavy and slow so I brought it home and took the landing gear off of it, it has a baby bee on it. Talk to you again later

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Post  Mark Boesen Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:40 pm

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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:02 pm

Hmm,

Now there's a thought. Nice spinner.
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Post  RknRusty Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:07 pm

cribbs74 wrote:Hmm,

Now there's a thought. Nice spinner.
No joke Jethro, nice RR1 too. Looks like new. That ought to be a pretty snappy flier.


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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:07 pm

jhaye wrote:Supe Dave, the Ringmaster that steriling came out with was the S-1 the S-3 was a Yak 9. My S-1 is a total scratch build. I agree that crashing is part of the rite of passage, I'm just starting to get through that part of it, I just scored a black widow on the bay for 30 bucks, I see a new 1/2A build in my future. I have the plans for a 1/2A P-51 that is quick and easy. Its profile with a non builtup wing. The RM flyathon was awesome, we put up 21 flights in about 4 hrs with five ringmasters, 3 S-1's and two baby's. I managed a couple of loops with my S-1 with a fox .35 on it. My baby RM seemed awefully heavy and slow so I brought it home and took the landing gear off of it, it has a baby bee on it. Talk to you again later

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Jim,

My Ring was a little nose heavy so I added some lead to the tail. I have landing gear with aluminum hub wheels. I imagine my weight is up there.

My Ring will VOG off the stooge and will loop an go inverted whenever I ask it too. I have a black widow on mine. Maybe you just need to swap the Babe bee out.
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Post  Mark Boesen Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:49 pm

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The engine is actually a 'Bee' anodised to look like a RR-1, a project i did with Leo years ago.
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Post  jhaye Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Yes, that may be true, I'm thinking the bee is not up to the task. I may put the new black widow on it. Those RR-1's sure are pretty, can someone tell me about them. I'm not very knowledgeable on Cox engines. I own 4, a babybee. a surestart, a .15 tee dee and now a black widow.


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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:51 am

Hey Jim,

The RR1 is a rear rotor valve engine that looks much like a standard bee type engine. Performance wise it's pretty healthy, but varies from engine to engine. You can find a little info on Cox engines here:

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