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    advice for returning

    First, thank you all !
    It's been a WHILE since I last flew C.L(1978) however I spotted a Beutifull bird on "outerzone" the cougar(love cougars, own 2 cars by that name, and next RC will be SIG Kougar)
    among my questions are about engines, plans call for . 19., Wondering about the K&B .18 or FOX .15, seems if I build w/o flaps the .15 may be a good choice (short tail moment). The biggest concern is tank size for either engine. I will be using RC style clunk type (round) so that I can keep it inside fuslage.
    will post pic's of progress this eve.



    P.S. the blue met. monokote is almost a perfect match to my currant FOMOCO driver!!!!!!

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    Pic's of fus. formers. and one very sexy car!Click image for larger version. 

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    I built one. It flew it very nicely with CS Oliver 15 and Taipan 15 size diesels. I'll see if I can find a picture.

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    I would think a Fox 15 would be a little puny for a 45" stunter. Unless it's a later Schneurle ported version. Jim's 15 dieasels swing pretty big props with no drama.

    Good luck with it and welcome back into the circle.

    Greg

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    K&B18 will need 2oz tank to do full pattern, or 2.5oz to be on the safe side.

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    Greggles47: as I am just returning to the C.L arena I'm not going to be including flaps, just a sport plane for now, shoot never flew w/flaps as a kid anyway, Maybe after a while I'll build a bigger kit w/flaps and try my luck. Also fly in the r.c arena and ailerons are close enouph at this time(kinda have to have them)
    Thanks for the input

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ID:	1957835Well, started the wing, (point of no return,ha! ha! ) a few shots, kind of using what I've got to get it straight ,considering the only length of wood avail. locally is 36"
    I'm not THAT old, but I was tasked as loadmaster for Noah's ark!

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    Here is a picture of a picture of my Cougar. I ran 9 x 5 props on those engines. First time to put a photo on under the new organization.
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    I'll watch along as you build. I was away from C/L myself for about 40 years and came back too. Started out flying arfs then moved on into a few builds. I dont know why it took me so long to get back ....Gene

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    That's a beauty Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Thomerson View Post
    Here is a picture of a picture of my Cougar. I ran 9 x 5 props on those engines. First time to put a photo on under the new organization.
    Beautiful plane, Jim, wondered which one it was and found it on Outerzone http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2628

    Love what it states:
    Cougar - Control line flapped stunter. This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format. Quote: "If you do decide to use the plan it is a tracing from the original scan so please take care. The Cougar was designed by T. Stoker for use in the 1956 Gold Trophy but had fuel feed problems on the day (not an uncommon occurrence I know). She has a wingspan of 45" and is designed with a motor of .19 to .29 in mind. All in all a beautiful example of the British Stunter in vogue at that time - before the Fox 35 ruled the roost."
    Thanks for bringing back a part of history, and I imagine it will be a really nice flier, more than capable of the complete AMA pattern. Also looks like it would be an ideal candidate for my Enya .19-V CL engine.
    George Hostler
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoff View Post
    First, thank you all !
    It's been a WHILE since I last flew C.L(1978) however I spotted a Beutifull bird on "outerzone" the cougar(love cougars, own 2 cars by that name, and next RC will be SIG Kougar)
    among my questions are about engines, plans call for . 19., Wondering about the K&B .18 or FOX .15, seems if I build w/o flaps the .15 may be a good choice (short tail moment). The biggest concern is tank size for either engine. I will be using RC style clunk type (round) so that I can keep it inside fuslage.
    will post pic's of progress this eve.

    P.S. the blue met. monokote is almost a perfect match to my currant FOMOCO driver!!!!!!
    Nice to read your next rc will be a SIG Kougar. I love those birds. Built four of them in total, first one in the early 80's. Here's a pix of my most recent SIG Kougar in 2013.
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    Keep us posted on how your SIG Kougar build progresses

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    ESky 3in1

    , Wondering about the K&B .18 or FOX .15, seems if I build w/o flaps the .15 may be a good choice (short tail moment). The biggest concern is tank size for either engine. I will be using RC style clunk type (round) so that I can keep it inside fuslage.
    will post pic's of progress this eve.

    ESky 3in1


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