Who's Building What 2019

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by Barry_Cole » 21 Oct 2019, 11:21

It's a shame not to see it flying...

BC

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chris williams
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by chris williams » 21 Oct 2019, 22:30

Sorry to hear that Terry won't be building any more of his fine models. He usually brought them to MW for test flying, so here's a sample of his work from over the years...
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Cliff Evans
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by Cliff Evans » 21 Oct 2019, 23:02

A great loss to us all! Happy retirement Terry.

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chris williams
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by chris williams » 05 Nov 2019, 21:30

Dale Nichols from Oz, reports a successful maiden flight for his Spatz...
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Dale Nicholls
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by Dale Nicholls » 06 Nov 2019, 09:29

Hello Chris,

you beat me to the posting of pictures from the successful maiden on the weekend at our annual Cobram Aerotow on the Melbourne Cup Weekend.

The Spatz flew beautifully straight off the tow with just minor trim. Handling is very benign and the model sits just right in the air.
Built as per the plan in all respects, a relatively easy build and great flying performance.
The finish is Koverall on the fuselage with two pack creme finish, wings are Oracover fabric, blue trim is from a rattle can.

thanks for the great design, it won't be my last from your plans.

Dale

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B Sharp
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by B Sharp » 09 Nov 2019, 12:27

The maiden flight of the 1/5 scale Dart 17 has happened rather sooner than I had expected. This morning dawned bright and sunny with the promise of a breeze from the East. I was up on my favourite East facing slope by 9.30 and the wind was 6mph to max 9mph straight on the slope.
The Dart flew straight out with just a touch of down trim. In total I had four short flights during which I increased the aileron differential to 70% and rudder/aileron mix to 30% . The stall brings with it a wing tip drop but it is very predictable and safe and the landings are very easy with the big brakes.
It will take a couple more trimming sessions before I have the model flying exactly as I want but it is not too far away.
I have attached three photos including two in the air. I apologise for the poor quality as they were taken with my phone while I was trying to fly the model.
Brian. :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by VinceC » 09 Nov 2019, 13:19

Nicely done Brian. What is the shade of Yellow? SNP??

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B Sharp
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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by B Sharp » 09 Nov 2019, 17:31

Halfords Ford Signal Yellow, which is close to what I used on my 1:3.5 version. I couldn't find a suitable politically inspired colour scheme!
Brian. :D

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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by Jolly Roger » 09 Nov 2019, 21:05

Well done Brian. Looks lovely! Hope to see it on the slope sometime next year.

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Re: Who's Building What 2019

Post by RobbieB » 10 Nov 2019, 10:03

Nice one Brian - again.

Back to tidying the workshop now.......................?

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