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Old 08-30-2018, 10:44 AM
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Yeah. The 40 twin is a pretty strong little engine and as you can see in the video it's definitely not overpowered. I like my planes to fly as "scale" as possible. When I get 'er to altitude and pull the throttle back a bit and turn into the wind it looks VERY realistic. Many folks have commented that if you didn't know it was a model you'd swear there was a full-scale ultralight flying by. One guy said last year that he was driving to the field and was about a half mile away and thought there was a full-scale ultralight about to land (the club field is adjacent to a full-scale grass strip). I call that "mission accomplished" for this model builder... :-)
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:20 PM
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Job well done!
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:21 AM
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Hello everyone,

I think I'm hooked on the ultralight thing. This one is new this year. It's another semi-original design loosely based on a French aircraft called a Cubchel. The Cubchel borrows fuselage traits from the Affordaplane so I was immediately interested when I first saw it. The most unique feature is it's a "control wing" design with no ailerons. The entire wing panels pivot for roll control. I also mixed the wings in with elevator input so when I throw the flap switch the wings' angle of incidence changes with up elevator. A fun little plane to build and lotsa fun to fly. Another attention grabber at the field. It has about a dozen flights on it so far and I'm pretty happy with it... :-)

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Nice job, Pete. It flies really well.
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Thank you!... :-)
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