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    Old Combat

    Having trouble uploading videos with sound to you tube. Using quick time as that's one of the programs You tube says is compatible.
    Help pages are as useless as the responses from You tube.
    So about 20 tries at up loading I give up.
    If someone knows how to make it work chime in!

    Daughter took Vids with cell phone. They have sound when played with Quick Time on my computer.

    Been many years since I have flow one FUN!

    Fox MkIII on 5% (30% on it way)
    This is first flight and rich and short on fuel.

    5th flight was about right slightly rich.
    7 lap clock=111.74mph.
    Wish yall could hear that Fox=music.
    Hope you tube get their act together, just not the same with out sound.
    Might try another host.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv_HLkF5JSs

    Try this one(sound!)video not seems jerky
    http://www.vimeo.com/14984972


    One site can not do sound and the other barely can do the vid Play both at once????????[>:]

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    RE: Old Combat

    I got two Mk 3's with Brasher cranks I need to resurrect and bring back to life. They were pretty strong.

    My Mk 1, even on 75/25 FAI fuel drags a early 70's Melvin Matthews Killer around at about 100mph.

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    RE: Old Combat

    cutaway
    Great!!
    If what I see here and other sites a lot of people are building old AMA fast for fun( I grinned for a week after those 5 flights)

    Now we need an event that is airplane friendly.
    I think that a similar idea to the following was proposed elsewhere.

    Engine and design cut off date? Engine=no nelson or engines after intro of Nelson??? Airplane cut off end of 76? 80?? /?????????
    With or with out streamers???
    60ft c to c .018 lines.

    One airplane at a time.

    Launch
    Start clock after 1 lap
    7 level laps
    3 loops
    1 level lap
    3 outside loops
    1 lap level
    3 eights
    1 level lap
    wing over to inverted
    7 laps inverted
    wing over to upright
    1 lap, stop clock.

    Shortest time wins.

    Just a thought.
    Others thoughts?

    David

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    RE: Old Combat

    Memories prather winder,HP 40 both Fi and RV, Tigre 29 RV ABC on a Taipan 8x6,must build one,re visit the past.!!!

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    RE: Old Combat

    Most of the older fast designs would be usable in 70mph speed limit combat running Stunt .35's.

    I got a stack of plans and non-airworthy old planes I'm slowly working through building or using as templates to build a new one from.

    I sent a little crazy with the Berryman Twister and made it for the old rear rotor ST G40. I got two on hand; one new the other warmed up by George Aldrich. Haven't flown it yet, but It should be a rocket with either of them. The new G40 has about 45 minutes on it with 75/25 FAI fuel and is still quite tight, but shows a lot of promise with an 8x8. The Twister should be a good demo plane capable of near 120mph with that engine.

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    RE: Old Combat

    Keep in mind that AMA fast rules engine size limit is .36.
    WRAM was .40 I think.

    The and Supertwister and the Phantasy barely had enough wing area to deal with the light weight Fox .36X( pre Baldies and pre MKIII)
    The 1 oz heavier ST G21 .35 was more weight than these airplanes liked.

    Even with the right Fox set up for the airplane the speed lost in turns was to say the least a lot.
    16oz total weight is about max for the airplane.

    Me Myself and I are unanimous in the decision not to compete in combat again.
    I don't miss the building rat race.

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    RE: Old Combat

    If plans will help here is the stretched Supertwister known as the Phantasy.

    Remove 4 inches or so(the planked area) leave out center boom and shorten elevator same amount (4?) and it becomes a supertwister.

    Well I posted it twice and it is not coming through very well. will try again tomorrow.

    Opening the file here its a good drawing. Hope there is no smoke leaking from my machine!!!!!
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    RE: Old Combat

    Did the plans above post come through?

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    RE: Old Combat

    ORIGINAL: DaveSR71

    Keep in mind that AMA fast rules engine size limit is .36.
    WRAM was .40 I think.

    The and Supertwister and the Phantasy barely had enough wing area to deal with the light weight Fox .36X( pre Baldies and pre MKIII)
    The 1 oz heavier ST G21 .35 was more weight than these airplanes liked.

    Even with the right Fox set up for the airplane the speed lost in turns was to say the least a lot.
    16oz total weight is about max for the airplane.
    With respect to the earlier post, .40s are allowed in Australian "Open" combat (the poster was an Aussie). It's flown F2D style (2 models per pilot), which to me sounds crazy (imagine having to retrieve a streamer with a "Fast Combat" model flying overhead). Interestingly enough, the Nelson and Fora .36 are still faster than the .40s they use (but don't necessarily win).

    Yeah. Fast Combat models got bigger.. and bigger.. and bigger. 500-550 sq. in. is normal these days.

    Iskandar



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