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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    It must have been a handful with the escapement, even with the prop on backwards. Mine is fitted with an old gold-cased, red-tanked engine from the 60s, though. It's all original except for the carb body which has been replaced by a newer black one. Come to think of it, I believe I bought that from you. The guy I bought the engine from inherited it from an uncle who flew .010 free-flighters in the late 60s and early 70s. It had been in storage ever since. It's my best .010 engine.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Red carb.. Black carb are the same. Just the black plastic brew not sunlight sensitive. You Know how that Plastic can be.
    Real Airplanes have Round Engines and Two Wings.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    3 more flights on the Page Boy this evening with no wind and she was great. I have a GWS 50xs motor and it climbs too good full power. About 1/4 power and it does good. When I cut power it dives pretty bad till it builds up some speed and then becomes more shallow. I am able to power up just before touch down to flair some since it's electric, but if it wasn't, it would hit pretty hard. (It's single channel) But if I raise the leading edge more, it will climb more?????? Any ideas from the single channel crowd? Ken must be looking down from that big model field in the sky just grinning.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Very cool. Thanks for posting the vids. Looks like we each captured some of the original elements of the project while taking different approaches. Yep, I think Ken would like that. I also loved your daughter's voiceover while on the phone. I could just hear my daughter saying the same thing. "We'll be done in a couple of minutes." I once had my teen daughter video me operating one of my Cox helicopters and when I watched it later she narrated, "Here's my nerd dad with his weird little helicopter."
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Yea, where we flew is like 3 minutes from the house. She doesn't mind going up there because she knows we will only be a short while. She actually drove while I held the plane and radio. When she was younger, use to take her sail plane flying and she chased the high start. Too old for that now! [&o]

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Well guys, I know I missed it, but I have managed to carve some balsa today.

    So much so in fact that I should be fitting tail feathers tomorrow if all goes according to plan.

    After building 2m patter ships It's refreshing to build an entire aircraft (give or take) from a single sheet of 48" x 4" x 1/16" balsa!

    So far, wings are ready to dope

    Fuselage is planked and engine test fitted.

    Tailfeathers are cut, and landing gear, and wheel pants (hehehe) are ready to install.

    Yes, I need gear where I fly, sadly.

    soon my pretty, soooon.
    Go knife edge your cub!

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Well, a little late but it's done.

    Here's my pageboy, just before it's maiden, which it succeded in survivng.

    It's a snappy little flyer, with 2 HS45's and a 150mah battery pack it tipped the scales at a meager 103 grams!
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    Go knife edge your cub!

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Very nice! Beautiful airplane. I bet it flies good, too.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Mine's all built and ready to dope. I don't know if the engine has ever been run as I got it from my uncle. Doesn't appear that it has. My question to you all is, what percent nitro and what percent castor would you recommend? I have the cox fuel you buy at the hobby shop but don't know if that is appropriate. I also have a friend who can make glow fuel, to order,for me. What do the sages suggest? Thanks. Hopefully, you'll see the finished plane yet this week.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    I love what the wheel pants do to the whole plane!
    A NOSE HEAVY PLANE FLIES BADLY A TAIL HEAVY PLANE FLIES ONCE!!!!
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    In an 010 I like 25% Castor and 35% Nitro but others might disagree

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Thanks, Tweedy. I think we'll mix some of that up and give it a whirl.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    I agree. That's a good brew for the .010 and .020.
    Real Airplanes have Round Engines and Two Wings.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Does any one know of a fuel supplier that can produce and ship this blend in Quarts? (25% castor 35% nitro)

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    My choice is this. Sig Champion 35% is the closest I think you will find. I add 2oz of Castor to bring the Castor content up a shade and the Nitro down to around 33.

    http://sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmart.ex...FV5.html?E+Sig
    Real Airplanes have Round Engines and Two Wings.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Thanks Skaliwag

    I have looked at this, and my only concern was that it was not a pure castor blend. Nobody does custom blends in small batches?

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    The Sig Champion 25% nitro fuel works for me. I add about 1.5fl oz of castor to a quart bottle. There is enough castor to keep the engine lubed up and the synthetic oil keeps everything clean and slows the varnish buildup. This blend is good enough to keep all my Cox engines happy. Since I run various sizes and styles of them, I prefer to use 1 fuel blend that will cover the bases. The plane in the video posted above runs on that mix with consistent starts and steady power. Just my experience.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Finally got my Pageboy finished. Now for some good weather to fly it.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Well done. And nice colors. I've seen that somewhere before.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy


    ORIGINAL: exocet-RCU

    Finally got my Pageboy finished. Now for some good weather to fly it.
    Congrats that's a nice looking Pageboy. What is the AUW? My R/O with rather dated radio is 4.2 oz and flys like a scalded cat.
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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Thanks, TeeBee. I can't quite remember where I got the inspiration for the colors...... I guess copying is the most sincere form of flattery.

    Thanks, Al. The all up weight is 4.8 ounces but that is because I have a square mini 4.8 cell NIMH battery in it. If I got a small lipo and regulator I could drop .6 ounces. I think it will be fast. Glad I built it with rudder AND elevator.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    This was the first time in 30 years I used dope and tissue. I forgot the pleasant aroma and wonderful light-headed experience - and yes, I had the garage door open when I was doping it.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy


    [quote]ORIGINAL: exocet-RCU

    "This was the first time in 30 years I used dope and tissue. I forgot the pleasant aroma and wonderful light-headed experience"

    Stick with it, the more you do, the less the effects. Sharp looking plane. Hope it flys as good as it looks. Good luck on the maiden.

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    RE: 50th Anniversary Flight - Pageboy

    Any of you Pageboy captains making the trip to SMALL?
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