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.061 CYCLON SPEED PLANE

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Old 11-30-2011, 04:49 PM
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Default .061 CYCLON SPEED PLANE

All this talk about "Scream Machines" lately got me to thinking about an oldy but a goody.
I've had 1 other set up that revved higher, but this Cyclon .061 is absolutely rock solid dependable. It's had over 6 planes that I can quickly recall built for it.
The best run so far of 149 mph was done on 20% nitro and the top speed suggests inflight rpm of 39,500.
The model itself is mostly solid balsa sheet and weighs about 14 ozs RTF. I run it with a latex bladder that holds 3/4 oz of fuel, like the control line combat flyers use.
The model handles like a dream with about 150 square inches of wing area. The wing is 1/4" thick at the high point, just a flat bottom airfoil.


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Old 11-30-2011, 06:47 PM
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That is way sweet CP. Love the sound of those fast little engines. The guys at my club would poop if they witnessed that!
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VG, It's pretty much a failure if your set up can't make those old geezers hide behind a tree, run inside the outhouse, or dive under a picnic table..........
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Very cool, nice to see you back here again with a model in you hand, CP.
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Sweet!
What prop did you have on that little beast?
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4.2x4 1/2A prop
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Imagine trying to fly 1/2A control line combat on 35 foot lines with those engines.........[sm=bananahead.gif]

I don't remember how much time went by before the rules commitee saw how ridiculous that was and changed the AMA rulebook to 42 foot lines. At 42 feet, the planes seem quick enough but it gives the pilots some time to think and to react.
At 35 feet it was just a stupid demolition derby.
These engines are easy to electric start, but you really need to be a master flipper to hand start them when the horn blows to start a 5 minute combat match. The 4 inch combat prop can smack the back of your finger before you have a chance to pull it out of there.
As far as I know, all the good engines are made in Europe or Russia. These smaller engines have to be more exact than a .15 or a .40, so it's difficult to make them for a price that people will pay for.
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Very neat plane CP, well done.
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Thanks Dave......the fuselage is painted with Klasskote over tissue that was doped over the balsa. That stuff goes a long way if you mostly build at this scale.
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Very nice finish!
I like using tissue over balsa it adds a lot of strength without adding a lot of weight. It makes a much stronger airframe than plastic film covering does...
I've yet to try the klasskote epoxy finish, Ive head nothing but good things about it.
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I don't know if it the same thing as the old K&B epoxy paint, but it seems pretty much identical.
If you scuff the monokote edge with a Scotch pad, you can overlap the edge with this epoxy paint to seal the edge.
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