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Old 12-21-2009, 02:38 PM
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Is there any chance you could post a picture, supertiga?
I'd like to see a 50 year old one!
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:59 PM
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Will have to drag it out.

Tonight?

Have 8 mm film of it (me to) when it was new.
Good evidence of why dad had so much trouble with needle setting,,,he thought I was only flipping the prop
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:10 PM
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Poor thing is even uglier than I remember!
The abuse this airplane took when I was young is amazing.
Memory says it would stagger through outside 1/2 of lazy 8 and fly inverted for 1/2 lap or so.
The field probably looked like gophers lived in it after a day of flying.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:23 PM
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A little sanding, a snazzy paint job with some fine graphics and new wheels; you'd have a contender for a good looking ugly plane there. Imagine the satisfaction! Just remember, as I always say ... get pictures "before" that first test flight!
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:25 PM
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Just wouldn't be the same..............?

Actually I have thought about restoring it, just have not been able to come up with a legitimate reason to do so.
Might mess up the "patina" is what the wife would say. What ever that stuff is.

I think its dead and doesn't know it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:45 PM
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I've seen worse than this restored, but those were full-size planes. As to "patina" that's the green on copper and brass that makes it look all old and such; supposed to make it worth more...In your case that's not patina, that's a severe case of hanger rash.
I'd suggest you offer it at auction (not EBay) with the stipulation that each step of the restoration be documented with pics and narrative. Sure would make a good article. Heck, I'm a writer by trade (though you can't tell by the vernacular I use here), send it to me postage due and I'll restore it and do the article. I'm DAV and could use another winter project, Heaven knows I have at least one engine that will fit since I have nearly a dozen.
Think it over...Justin
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:48 AM
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...Memory says it would stagger through outside 1/2 of lazy 8 and fly inverted for 1/2 lap or so.
The field probably looked like gophers lived in it after a day of flying.
Ain't no wonder... your stab and elevators are too small!

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:01 PM
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I thought something looked funny!
Will try bigger elevator next time.

Ok-so whats the green stuff on the wing?
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:46 PM
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That weren't no mistake...thass a Alexander Lippisch/Jack Northrop attempt...
As to the green...maybe something Stephen King had a hand in?
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:49 PM
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...Ok-so whats the green stuff on the wing?
Since it is similar on both wings I would assume some type of trim scheme.

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...Ok-so whats the green stuff on the wing?
Since it is similar on both wings I would assume some type of trim scheme.

George

Are you sure the elevator is to small?
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So far, four people have taken their first C/L flights on this plane. I hope to add to that number.
It's really strong and has survived some brutal treatment, including two figure nines.

If you'd like to build one, my tracings have been transferred to Visio and can be downloaded here:
http://www.mindspring.com/~rellis2/r...uillowsno3.zip

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Old 08-02-2017, 08:57 AM
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Well I finally put the airplane shown in the original post heartlessly in the garbage can after scavenging it for parts.
It had a good run, with nine people by my count getting a first C/L flight on it. Ol' number 3 survived many attack by the inexperienced with uncountable figure nines and broken props as well as a second engine.
It was finally done in by a guy highly experienced decades ago, who didn't realize inverted flight and a flat-bottom airfoil was a bad mix.

But the trash-nobler has arrived to take it's place!
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