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Post  NEW222 Tue 12 May 2015 - 19:42

Well, I finally had a chance today to get pictures of my complete fleet of airplanes for 1/2a. They are not much, but should provide a summer of entertainment. All are shown as they are. Most ready to go minus controls, which I am working on. The blue Ringmaster is my second control line plane, shares the Black Widow with the Skyray, and the others were made and ready for equipment when it becomes available from the previous one..... I really got into the balloon bust when I used to fly with the club about 15 years ago, hence having back-ups. I liked to 'fly it like I stole it'. The 2 combat wings were purchased from a local gent before moving and I now have a Norvel .061 to use between them and the speed plane (which needs refinishing). The 2 Man-Win planes are sporting my Babe Bees, and Skyray has my Black Widow. Also pictured are 2 plank 'combat wings', and a Lil' Jumping Bean wing. The 2 unfinished planes are a White Lightening, minus tail, and a Ron Burns Spitfire. Left for engines is a Product engine to mount on one of the remaining planes. The 'clear' Ringmaster will be swapping engines with a Man-Win. Anyways, for your enjoyment....

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Post  rogermharris Thu 14 May 2015 - 11:52

looks like fun to me! i have a black widow waiting on a baby ringmaster. i plan to build one some time this summer. still trying to get out and fly the trainers my son and i built for the first time in 40 years or so. it's either the weather or something going on lately....
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Post  NEW222 Thu 14 May 2015 - 15:51

My first plane was the Beginner Ringmaster with the black widow now on the black Skyray. It was a hoot to fly, easy to build. It also did quick laps.
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Post  rogermharris Thu 14 May 2015 - 17:36

NEW222 wrote:My first plane was the Beginner Ringmaster with the black widow now on the black Skyray.  It was a hoot to fly, easy to build.   It also did quick laps.

so was mine but with a babe bee. nice slow flyer with the smaller tank. it must have really moved with a black widow on it!
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Post  NEW222 Thu 14 May 2015 - 20:51

As my experience is limited, one northern flying season, yes it really moved with it up front. But how was I to judge being my first year and aircraft. You otta try it. Very Happy
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Post  rogermharris Thu 14 May 2015 - 21:00

NEW222 wrote:As my experience is limited, one northern flying season, yes it really moved with it up front.  But how was I to judge being my first year and aircraft.  You otta try it. Very Happy
Maybe after I get my sea legs back...
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Post  getback Fri 15 May 2015 - 7:21

Nice looking fleet New222 , should bee plenty of fun there , I have 3 and some halfs I need to finish and do repairs on lol! Get the video maker ready !!
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Post  NEW222 Mon 25 May 2015 - 21:06

Well, had a chance to fly one of the coroplast wings this past weekend. It flew fine, it was the pilot that needed help standing straight and in an up position. But after only 5 or so back-to-back flights, it was like I had not left the circle. I feel back to where I left off many years ago. Straight and level flight with slight up and dive routine. Sad thing is my flying space. I thought it was better, but I am situated right in the lowest of the low in a slight valley. 'Hills to the left of me, hills to the right, stuck in a valley fore and back, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.....' Smile Oh well, it is what it is, and I am at least getting out a bit now on the weekends.
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Post  NEW222 Mon 25 May 2015 - 21:14

Forgot to add that a couple of the peanuts in the peanut gallery wanted to give it a try, so what the heck. First buddy kept it aloft the whole tank. Even kept it up while the lines wend slack by running with it. I never even had the talk with him in case this situation came up. Second up, buddy number 2. Start, release, ground. Start, release, ground. Start, release ground. See where I'm going with this. When he gave up, friend one tried again a couple of times, but it just did not want to fly. That is when I noticed after the last release. I guess during number two's attempts of nosing in, it was bending the mounts slightly each time, then the straw that broke the camels back came up. The broken crank after number one had a not so good premature landing. It was fun while it lasted Saturday. Back to the drawing board.....
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Post  balogh Tue 26 May 2015 - 13:09

And here is my menu of COX powered R/C birds...literally a menu as I made them all in my kitchen...(the best COX plane COOX in the kitchen, hahahaha...)

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In the first row are my Roaring 20 with a TD020 in its nose, to the right is a red Speedy with a TD010.
Backrow features a Toucan on the left (the best design of R/C plane I have ever encountered) with my archaic and over-used but still excellent TD051.

In the middle is the Skorch (design: courtesy 1/2A Nut) with a TD050 RC engine, and on the right is a Lil Roughneck I built over last Saturday for my 42 years old 051 Reedy..

I also have 2 larger ARF-s each powered by OS Max 56FS engines...that is a different class of R/C fun...not better nor worse than the COX...each class have its distinct fun. Plus an electric P40 Warhawk...sinfully silent and clean compared to a noisy COX

Man, I would indeed feel empty without these birdies...
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Post  NEW222 Tue 26 May 2015 - 18:06

Nice collection and builds you got there. Only problem I see with all them there is that they look FAST. I would surly re-kit those in a heartbeat. Shocked I really like the fact that using these small engines allows you to have more planes due to the small size of the planes, correct? Very Happy At least that is what I tell my lady. I also like that you build in the kitchen. At least you can eat and build at the same time.
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Post  balogh Tue 26 May 2015 - 23:05

Thanks you are right most of them are really fast but you should not be afraid of that. A few tips I as a rooky some years ago set based on my rekitting experience with.my first RCfirst planes: go to a field with deep grass. Hand-launch the plane high with high engine speed to make sure the plane will rise fast rather than stall.Begin with fuel tank half empty. Have throttle if possible to reduce speed in the air if trimming is required and you cannot do that mid-air. Keep the plane at high altitude like 50feet so that it glides down safely after the fuel is gone. Clean up the mess when you are done in the kitchen with your build of the day so that your wife allows you to continue the next day. (Maybe this is the most important for a continued successful modeling career path.)
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Post  NEW222 Wed 27 May 2015 - 21:00

Thanks for the tip. I had not thought of not filling up a tank all the way, nor would have I thought of it.
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Post  getback Thu 28 May 2015 - 6:42

balogh , That is one fine looking fleet !! I think you and 1/2nut are the only ones on here using the .010 and .020 engines ! I have thoses engines and have not even ran one yet Embarassed well really have a few engines I haven't ran gosh that is rather embarrassing. Does your radio switch from one plane to the other or you have radios for them all? Tired w/ Coffee Read
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Post  balogh Thu 28 May 2015 - 10:35

Thanks getback,

I have only one radio that works with multiple planes/receivers...a Futaba 2,4Gz multi-channel one. I saw couple of these on Hobbyco's and other US hobby businesses websites.

The 010 is a wonderful engine to fly. You would think such a tiny plane is hard to control but in fact I have no issue with 010 through 051 powered small R/C planes even in strong winds.

I know many of us/you may handle the 010 and 020 engines and collectables but I can assure you even if you regularly use them and do not let them run lean or dirty,they will rermain in excellent condition for many years. So I can only encourage you all to use them. They are more happy in the air than in their chrystal boxes.

My larger planes with OS56FS 4-strokers are much more sensitive to wind.
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