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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    [8| thanks for the responce
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Tony,
    Yes this is the 82 model. I finished 7th I believe just behind Don Lowe who was stoked at 6th but upset he didn't make the finals. Tony I flew in the 80 TOC and actually flew Deans 88" Laser with the Cline drive and on OS 90 (my pic with Leo Loudenslauger). The reason I flew Deans airplane is that one week before the TOC our 88" Laser crashed while practicing at home (battery). Dad & I drove nearly all night after work one evening to Springfield and picked up Deans airplane because he wasn't flying in the TOC that year. I believe he had Air Force job commitments and couldn't go so he kindly loaned me his airplane. Don't remember where I finished right off hand. Then in 84 I wasn't flying anymore so Dean took my big Laser as a back up. So now 29 years later it's back in the air with electric. It's really a nice flying airplane I just haven't got the combination figured out yet for a long enough powerful enough flight. Hopefully I'll get it. Great sharing memories with you Tony.
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    Hi Mark,

    Are you sure that was 1982? Because I think it was 1980. My first TOC was 1982 and I placed 4th with a 100" Laser. I don't think you flew in that event, but I may be wrong. 1978 was the first TOC using scale aerobatic models. You flew the Super-Fli and Dave Brown flew the Zlin 50. A number of USA guys flew the Ed Keck Spinks. I think Dean Koger had the first 88" Ulery Laser with a Chapman or Cline .90 belt drive. I do remember the first 100" span Ulery Laser with the .90 drive and it didn't have enough power. After it crashed when a battery disconnected Wayne built the smaller one. 1980 I think was the first time the 100" Ulery Lasers were used at the TOC, mostly with the Tartans.

    Just wondering!
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    OK, now I remember! After you mentioned it I can now remember Don placing 6th in 82.

    I loved the Lasers! A friend of mine, Frank Faber helped me build two of them for the 82 TOC. I actually flew one of those in the 84 one also. Funny how details can fade with time! Wish I had saved all my old models like you have. Sure would be fun now!
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Hi Larry,
    Great to hear from you. I haven't got an all up weight yet...I need a scale to handle it however with a 10s set up 5000mah batteries I believe it weighs the same or a little less than the orginal Tarten set up with fuel. Should be around 18.5 lbs RTF. I'm very new to electric and I'm learning the hard way. I flew it with a 22/10 APC and liked the performance but could only get about 4 1/2 min flight time...not enough. I went to a 19/8 Zoar and could get about 5 1/2 min and I really didn't like the performance. Needs more pull. So now I have a 12s 5800 MAH ready to go just waiting on weather to try it. I learned a little more battery is a lot heavier...almost 2lb heavier! I believe I'm going to have to keep the smaller prop. It's pulling 95 amps. With a larger prop like an APC 21/8 it went over 120amps and the controller shuts down. I really think you need the larger speed control, swing a bigger prop but man I just don't know how much battery you need. I'm running out of funds if you know what I mean! I could use advice since I'm new to this electric set up.
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    Thanks mark,

    The old baby looks good. I was at the '82 TOC and saw you fly it, Larry Ott here. I was hoping to get an invite that year, but I crashed before the Masters and couldn't get the backup going well enough to place in the top 10.

    I bought a Tartan Twin for mine then sold it when I put the plane in storage. I just pulled it out of mothballs a few weeks ago and dusted it off. I was thinking it wouldn't be good for 3d with the small control surfaces, but I am just going to use it for IMAC so it's okay.

    I have a few questions, if you don't mind, i.e.; what is the AUW and what kind of amps are you pulling, watts? I was thinking the CC 120HV, but if the HV80 is enough, it will save some weight and a few $.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Hi Dave
    It looks GREAT! I believe you have the best size airplane and the right power set up. I'm new to this electric thing as you know and I think I didn't go big enough on my speed control and batteries. When I discover my errors I just keep spending money to try & fix it...the school of hard knocks.LOL! Keep me posted and I'll try and do the same. Look forward to seeing you in Chicago.
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Dave,
    What prop are you running on that beauty?
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    I'm getting close on mine too. May have it ready to fly next week. Needs a little more trim applied, locating battery tray, installing wheel pants. It weighs about 13.5 lbs with batteries, AXI 5330 FAI, CC HV 85 esc. 10S 5000 mah batteries. Planning to take it to Chicago for the Classic TOC also.
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Hi Mark,
    I'm looking foreward to flying with you in Chicago.
    I haven't flown my Laser yet but I'm hoping the same setup I use in the Integral will work. I'll try a 21 X 14 APC first and see how it does. I should be able to get it ready by Thursday when George & I usually get together to fly. I also have a 20.5 X 14 APC. May take a little less prop due to the additional weight compared to the Integral, We'll see.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Dave,
    Your Laser looks great, nice job. At 13-1/2lbs your Integral setup should be good. I just finished a 78" Extreme Flight Extra 300 that weighs 12-1/2lbs and with a Scorpion 5525-225 putting out 3000 watts, it has plenty of power.

    Mark,
    Thanks for the info, I really like your choice of the Rimfire 50cc, it looks like a good match for the bigger Laser. I think your move to 12s will make a big difference. It will lower the peak amps, but I think you still need the CC ICE 120HV to handle it and the motor specs call for a 120 ESC. Also, look to a bigger prop, either 24/10 or 26/10. Electrics like bigger props, a hard lesson I had to learn when I switched to "E". Not sure what you flying style is, but another lesson I had to learn was throttle management. If your setup has over 200 watts per pound, you should be flying at 1/2 to 2/3 throttle most of the time. Very different from the old nitro days where we were full throttle from takeoff to landing. That will lower the battery usage and extend your flight times dramatically. I was talking with some pretty smart electric guys at dinner last night and they think 12s, 5800mah batteries should be good for nearly 10 minutes if you are manage the throttle.

    Some food for thought. I'll be looking forward to hearing about your experience once you get to try it.


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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    I have seen Dave's Laser up close-it is going to be a very sweet plane. I've already predicted that it will become his favorite every day flyer. After looking thru this thread, I've decided that I ought to build the IM TOC Laser kit that I've had for the last 5 years. IM didn't produce any written instructions, just an exploded diagram view of all the parts. I've got a jig to build the wing, but I can't figure out how to build the fuse-I'm used to building fuses flat on a building board. I don't think a building board will work here and I'm guessing some sort of jig is necessary. Anybody built one and can give me some insight how to build this fuse? Alternatively, I guess I could impose on my buddy Burton to build the fuse for me. He's a building machine.......

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    It's finally finished. Hope to fly first time in the next couple of days, as soon as the wind lays down here. If it flies OK then I got to get in practice flights of the TOC sequence for the Chicago contest this month. Time's getting short!
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Dave,

    That looks incredible. Great work.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Looks terrific Dave! Can't wait to hear the flight report.
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Very NICE! That model will look GREAT in the air! Excellent job!

    Going to take some video?

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Gotta love the Bud Light colors. Have you checked with the CD to make sure a clear canopy is not required? TOC did and IMAC requires clear canopies and according to the rulebook are supposed to dock you points for not having a pilot figure and panel. Although I have never seen it enforced but I would check on the canopy. I have always loved the Laser. Currently I am building two 33% versions. One may be up for sale when frame up is complete.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Great looking plane. I Have not flown mine yet, still waiting for some half way decent weather.  When it is not raining or snowing the wind is blowing like crazy.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Gorgeous Laser! See you in Chicago...

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    First two flights this AM. Needed a little right aileron trim, nothing else to fly straight and level. I have some aileron differential issues to work out, need more aileron throw and less elevator, need a little incidence adjustment on the wings to take the trim out and I need to move the CG just slightly forward with battery placement. Didn't work on anythine else for trim today. Once I get these things done I'll work on other trim stuff. Has plenty of power and is going to be a very nice plane to fly. I'm happy!
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Here are a couple pictures of Dave's and my Laser at Chicago. Dave's Laser fly's well. I can attest to it because he let me fly it at Friday's practice. Nice size airplane for electric.
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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery


    ORIGINAL: neilmac52

    Hi Rusty I am very pleased that you like my photo:s They have been siting in an album for nearly 30 years ,i just wish i had more Is the dark blue laser of Dave Brown the same desine or Dave:s own desine ? I remeber seeing it striped down ,,the two pice wing the joiners were only a ply box with a ply joiner ..not like todays ally tubes but then model aircraft were not powerd by 50 cc / 100 cc Gas engines,,

    Are there any plans out there for this model or has anybody got a kit ?

    I do have somewere an EAA Sport Aviation mag with deatals of the ful size aircraft and the Repla-Tech 3 views for Leo Loudensagers blue aircraft..


    Lastly what is this about classic TOC comp when an where ?

    Neil,,,
    I am not 100% positive but I might have 1 of Dave Browns or Dean Kogers TOC Laser's with the OS 91 w/ the belt drive unit.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Does TNT have the aluminum landing gear for this plan? Id not, where was it sourced...I just received the formers and am looking forward to the build...

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    I got my gear from TNT. They will make it to youdemensions. They have a spot on there site to put in all measurements.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    As for servo selection, what is everyone going with on this build?

    I'll be planning on a large four stroke motor in mine.

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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Mike,

    I attended a TOC but cannot remember its date and I have a ton of pictures.

    The TOC I attended had Hanno Prettner winning with a huge Dalotel powered by a twin gear driven unit. Dave Brown placed second with Wayne's Laser powered by a Tartan twin. Dave's anti-rotation pin had a problem that caused his incidence to change on that one wing. Its a tribute to his piloting skill that he was able to place at all.

    Let me know if this is your year and I'll get you copies of the picture(s) you want.

    Now my motive. I've been scouring the forums looking for the cowl, pants and canopy to fit Wayne's 98.25" wing span Laser. Fibreglass specialties produces them for the smaller version that Dean flew; they don't fit the 98.25". Do you know where I can purchase them for the 98" model?

    I've also come across a 120" span Laser by Jack Strickland. The plans, cowl etc. were produced by devin.york@sympatico.ca but he's never responded to my emails. I'd build this version if I could get the plans, cowl etc. Do you know of another source?


    Thanks for your time, I look forward to hear from you,


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    ORIGINAL: JerMilosek

    Mike,

    I attended a TOC but cannot remember its date and I have a ton of pictures.

    The TOC I attended had Hanno Prettner winning with a huge Dalotel powered by a twin gear driven unit. Dave Brown placed second with Wayne's Laser powered by a Tartan twin. Dave's anti-rotation pin had a problem that caused his incidence to change on that one wing. Its a tribute to his piloting skill that he was able to place at all.

    Let me know if this is your year and I'll get you copies of the picture(s) you want.

    Now my motive. I've been scouring the forums looking for the cowl, pants and canopy to fit Wayne's 98.25" wing span Laser. Fibreglass specialties produces them for the smaller version that Dean flew; they don't fit the 98.25". Do you know where I can purchase them for the 98" model?

    I've also come across a 120" span Laser by Jack Strickland. The plans, cowl etc. were produced by devin.york@sympatico.ca but he's never responded to my emails. I'd build this version if I could get the plans, cowl etc. Do you know of another source?


    Thanks for your time, I look forward to hear from you,


    Je r


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    Jer, Ihave molds for the Lanier 33% laser. It's wingspan is 97" so I am going to venture a guess that they will fit. If you want to persue any farther I can take some measurments. The hatch/canopy has been modified into a single peice unit and the canopy can be painted or have a clear canopy installed. The clear section can be obtained from Comp ARF. I am currently doing a build thread here titled TOC Laser.




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    RE: 1980 TOC Laser 200 by Ulery

    Art, I've been reading your other laser thread.WHat's the dimensions of your dle55 laser your building for imac? What canopy are you
    Using from comp arf for the canopy? Thanks, Toby


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