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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:58 pm

I walked into a LHS today and it was vintage CL heaven!

The guy had a ton of stuff (that he wouldn't sell me lol) anyway this was hanging on the wall. Does anybody have a kit or plans of it?

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He did say I could pull it down and take a pic of the original decal!

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Post  Ken Cook Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:40 pm

Ron, I believe I do have plans for the Brodak version. The Brodak version is different and there apparently has been 3 documented styles of this plane. I went with the PDQ as I like the canopy. The PDQ utilizes a solid leading edge and trailing edge. The Brodak version uses built up trailing edge and a very small leading edge 3/8" x 3/8". It also uses 1/4" x 1/4" spars with cap strips. In my photos, the red Clown is a Brodak version and through the clear covering, you can see the wing construction. The Circus Prince uses the same wing. I like the Circus Prince and plan on building one. I will have to look for my plans. Ken
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:21 pm

Ken,

If you could scrounge those up that will be great. I could always do the LE/TE in solid strips.

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Post  SuperDave Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:32 am

"I walked into a LHS today and it was vintage CL heaven!" - Ron

At an undisclosed location of course. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:33 am

I found the PDQ plans on RCG so if anybody needs them let me know.

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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:38 am

@SuperDave wrote:"I walked into a LHS today and it was vintage CL heaven!" - Ron

At an undisclosed location of course. Laughing Laughing Laughing


Lol, no it's in OKC called "Mikes Model"

He wouldn't sell me anything........ Lot's of rare unused Cox engines languishing away in the case.

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Post  SuperDave Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:51 am

Ron:

Would appear to be a private collection to draw customers into the shop. It's nice to know such things exist. In a way the owner is doing the hobby a service in that regard.

It's pretty hard to get excited about modeling by just looking at on-line or in catalogs. As a kid I was a regular at my LHS and spent MANY hours there "hanging out" in eager anticipation of learning and seeing new things.

It was there that I heard my first "Super Cyclone .60" run! Wink
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Post  944_Jim Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:19 pm

Somebody has to drag this one out of the archives. Is anyone intimately familiar with any of the Flying Clown variants? I don't have a desire to do Clown races, but really want to know if this is a good model for sport/stunt flying.

I'm also intrigued by engine choices...I've seen old posts between here, SH , and RCG with anything from .09-.15 sizes. The larger end seems awfully big for a sub-27" model, especially after flying 24" models with .049-.061 ci engines.

My itch is because this looks like a fun plane, easy and quick to knock together...if it is capable of OTS flying. Even OTS is above my abilities right now, but a good, safe goal.

Ron/Ken...I'm all ears. Anybody else, feel free. Come on, guys. Do a show and tell, or brag on yours.

Thanks, y'all!
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Post  rsv1cox Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:31 pm

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Post  Ken Cook Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:46 pm

The problem with the Flying Clown is wing loading. Any modern engine you offer it will make it fly like a turd.  So in my opinion, no it doesn't make a good stunter. I have the Brodak version which is unlike the PDQ version although they say it is, I'm not impressed with it's maneuverability. My PDQ version is the one I race and as far as maneuverability, it wasn't designed with that in mind. One factor with .15 size planes is their speed. They fly faster than .35 size planes making things more difficult to process due to their speed. They can also be twitchy making initial transition and recovery more difficult. This in turn makes it harder to sharpen your flying ability and skills.




       It takes no longer to build a .35 size profile  plane than a .15 size plane. This is also my experienced opinion so don't take it in a negative way. I  think that you should forego OTS flying and learn the PAMPA pattern prior to flying OTS. For starters, OTS planes are essentially handicapped. The majority of them fly terrible and they all need to fly fast to maneuver due to their thin airfoils of the period. The event was designed with this and fun  in mind as it makes it more challenging to get these turds through the maneuvers. If you have witnessed OTS , you will see that the majority of them fly certain planes, the Humongous, Jamison Special, Yates Dragon etc. That's because these designs had decent wing area and airfoils which will effortlessly perform the required maneuvers.
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Post  944_Jim Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:06 pm

Thanks Ken,

But it is just so cute! Is there any helping one by building a thicker wing? Could that slow it down and afford it better handling? At this size, the plane really is quite disposable (the big "why" for my attraction to it).

You talked me out of the effort. I'll carry on with the UKEY teaching me new tricks. I doubt I could ever handle PAMPA style stunt. I'm too old, and broken. Right hand dominant with a bad back, and bum right shoulder. I'll be quite satisfied with loops, inverted, wing-overs...H-8 (round, square, or even bordering on Infinite) would be reaching a plateau I may never get past.

Since I don't fly in competition, or in AMA sanctioned events, I can get away with being quite satisfied by the OTS pattern even on a newer, more capable airframe. It is more than I got with plastic Cox planes. Bwahahaha! Laughing
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Post  OhBee Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:43 pm

Geez Jim....imagine how you're gonna feel when you get OLD! 😂
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:05 am

So yes, the Flying Clown is the anomaly because it fits in the middle range. You really have to play with the power/weight ratio. I really think(although I haven’t tried it that a Cox .09 would work well on the nose. I do have a Brodak kit that I haven’t built . It will stunt, seen it. It’s just it is better as a speed plane.

If you like the looks and want an OTS stunter then the Super Clown is the way to go. It flies identical to the Ringmaster with roughly the same moments and wing area. The flaps are optional and I have flown it flapped and it’s not a real help. Build it without flaps. Saves weight and builds easier.

Fox .35 power on a Super Clown works well. Try and find an original plan or kit to copy. It will build nose heavy so that’s why a Fox .35 works best. If you go Brodak you won’t like the fuse shape. The wing isn’t quite the same either.

Stick with original plans. The Baby Clown, using the Brodak wing is a real 1/2A performer. With flaps will do the entire PAMPA pattern. I use a Cox .049 Medallion on mine with a TD top end.

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Post  Kim Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:15 am

@Cribbs74 wrote:So yes, the Flying Clown is the anomaly because it fits in the middle range. You really have to play with the power/weight ratio. I really think(although I haven’t tried it that a Cox .09 would work well on the nose. I do have a Brodak kit that I haven’t built . It will stunt, seen it. It’s just it is better as a speed plane.

If you like the looks and want an OTS stunter then the Super Clown is the way to go. It flies identical to the Ringmaster with roughly the same moments and wing area. The flaps are optional and I have flown it flapped and it’s not a real help. Build it without flaps. Saves weight and builds easier.

Fox .35 power on a Super Clown works well. Try and find an original plan or kit to copy. It will build nose heavy so that’s why a Fox .35 works best. If you go Brodak you won’t like the fuse shape. The wing isn’t quite the same either.

Stick with original plans. The Baby Clown, using the Brodak wing is a real 1/2A performer. With flaps will do the entire PAMPA pattern. I use a Cox .049 Medallion on mine with a TD top end.

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Post  944_Jim Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:21 am

@OhBee wrote:Geez Jim....imagine how you're gonna feel when you get OLD!    😂

Thanks, Steve! Believe me, that has crossed my mind more than once lately.

Ron, Ken, Fred too,
I appreciate your notes. The weather is cracking towards spring, so I need to get off my duff and make up the lines for the UKEY. I left the weekend very loosely packed, so maybe I get to go fly a few rounds with the big guy.
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Post  Ken Cook Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:44 pm

Jim don't let my opinions deter you from building anything. They're all fun planes and some people have never experienced them. I did when I was younger and the glitter wore off fairly quick. This doesn't mean that they were not fun or neat. The hobby reminds me of motorcycling, I had the most fun with the small bikes. Unfortunately, they just kept getting bigger and bigger and more expensive and then it was not so fun anymore.

If you can fly inverted without crashing, you can fly the pattern. That's all you need to know and I could tell you exactly how to do it here. There's absolutely no tricks needed.
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Post  944_Jim Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:36 pm

Ken, Gents,

I'm not deterred, just planning/budgeting my time (not so) wisely!
Small bike:
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And then there is a Shadow, a Triumph TR6, and an N-scale railroad from my childhood.

Last, but not least...my family responsibilities.

I do really appreciate your guidance. I would have been bummed-out to knock one together, and it flew like my Scientific P-40...the best Figure-9 flier I've had in the last two years! Laughing


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Post  rsv1cox Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:04 pm

Something about those Stupid 90's Jim.

My first one was white, bought new in 1963. Rode it everywhere but mostly back and forth to work.

Second one was black, profiled here years ago. A rats nest but now restored. Bought with the CA-160 which I gave to my son. Yet to be restored.

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Post  944_Jim Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:11 pm

I remember, Bob. I meant to post mine in your thread back then.
Then there is the TR6 (for the MG guy):
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I have too much spare sheet metal to just junk the car (doors, fenders, boot/bonnet, hood-frame...4 TRs stripped over years). It needs a.rigjt-side inner fender well, and a bunch of paint, nuts, and bolts turned, etc.
Stupid 90's? How about stupid son!
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:17 pm

Forrest Gump says - Stupid is as stupid does.

Don't feel alone, my son wrapped up his Triumph Spitfire on prom night and seriously corrupted my '74 Corvette.

But, how the rolls have reversed in 60 years. Now, he is the voice of reason and I'm the one screwing up things. Smile Payback!
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:12 pm

@944_Jim wrote:I remember, Bob. I meant to post mine in your thread back then.
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I have too much spare sheet metal to just junk the car (doors, fenders, boot/bonnet, hood-frame...4 TRs stripped over years). It needs a.rigjt-side inner fender well, and a bunch of paint, nuts, and bolts turned, etc.
Stupid 90's? How about stupid son!

Agggh! What happened? Hope your son is ok, by the looks of things it was an easy roll. Poor car. MG or Triumph. Most British car guys won’t frown on either. Hope you get it fixed. Have I commented on this picture before? A lot goes on in my life and my memory has been crap from the get go.


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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:38 pm

Bob,

My neighbor has a 1965 CB160 languishing in his shed. It’s for sale, but I haven’t taken him up on it because I don’t need it. I would rather have an S90 like you!

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Post  944_Jim Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:07 pm

Son and female friend are fine...mild injuries, no broken bones.

Ron, I may have posted this right after it happened. Especially since Bob is an MG guy.

Wow! That CB160 has everything the S-90 is missing, specifically the extra cylinder! I've had my S-90 since 1983.
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Post  OhBee Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:50 pm

I could go for that CB 160! I had a couple CL160's back in the day... and S -90's,....and about 80 others. But then I was a Honda service tech for 42 yrs. So...... only one I kept...bought new in '73...PDQ Flying clown 20200511
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Post  944_Jim Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:30 am

Bob,
That is beautiful! I hope you still take it out on sunny days. I see the oil tank cover on it, so it is a dry-sump engine. I've always wanted to know how the transmission gets oiled. Is it a separate case/fluid, like Triumphs and Harleys?

I bought my S-90 from a high school student. One of my friend's owned it, and the sold it. I wouldn't buy it first...the ask was too high. But the buyer rode it some only to discover the 18 year old bike couldn't charge the battery. So buyer #1 sold it at a loss. Buyer #2 must have thought he could fix it...but he rode it some. Until the battery was shot. So I became buyer #3 for peanuts.

In the end, all it took was a rectifier,.and of course a new battery. I found the failure-point by stripping the whole harness out of the bike, removing the engine, and benchtesting the whole thing hooked up to a train transformer on my bedroom floor. Finding the replacement was an afternoon of scrounging at a local independent shop digging in milk crates full of used electrical parts. This was the summer I learned of JIS threads. It was also the summer I saw the new CB1100F. I thought it was a .monster after riding my S-90 all over Boston. I never dreamed of getting one.
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