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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Tried to fly yesterday (Sat) evening, but the wind was too much. Wasted a trip to the field. Soon, I hope, I can make a flying report.
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we\'\'re here we might as well dance.

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    *sigh*

    Still waiting for a good quiet evening to test fly.  When the weather's good, I'm busy, when I'm not, the weather's bad.......
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    OK, weather looks good for tomorrow morning @ Salem field. Wish me luck!
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    RE: Cleveland 84


    ORIGINAL: WEDJ

    *sigh*
    Still waiting for a good quiet evening to test fly. When the weather's good, I'm busy, when I'm not, the weather's bad.......
    Still the same old story. I want a really quiet day to test, this 7 foot model only weighs 14 ounces. I may try to get it done in the AM, it seems the evenings all have "fresh breezes". Have to test it B-4 Octoberfest in PA

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    IT FLIES !!!!Yes, finally, a good calm spot when I could get out.Took 3 flights, but not without issues. First flight, she porpoised (sp?) so the indication is too tail-heavy.Second flight, took the tail weight off, and it took 1/2 up elevator to not nose down - Hmmm, nose-heavy. Boy, is this sensitive to CG!Third flight, like the second. The rudder response is OK if all is calm and the ship is level. Otherwise, it is not good enough to get it out of a bad bank or a breeze blow-off. I just ordered a Hi-tech HD35 servo to install a strip aileron which I will slave to the rudder. That, and about 1/3 of my original tail weight, and we should be good to go.Photos attached.
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Here's a shot of the aileron mod in progress. To whoever told me I'd need ailerons back at the beginning, you were right!
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Well, for the third time in 45 yrs of r/c flying, I have had an early death of a plane. Sooner or later, we all crash & burn.


    This time, it was a wing failure at the Octoberfest in Oxford PA. My beautiful Condor, which looked GREAT in the sky, got blown over by a gust of wind, then to pull it out of the follwing dive, full up caused the right wing panel to rip at the juncture of the sheeted section and the rest of the wing. I am surprised that it could tension shear off the 1/16 x 1/8 spruce lower spar, which was shear webbed to the top spar.

    By the way, the addition of the single aileron helped, but it was still a bit sluggish. I did fix the CG problem, however, with about 1/3 the weight I started with.

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    And here's the fuselage damage. ย*Doesn't look to bad in the photo, but every stringer is shattered, and 3 formers are gone.ย*
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    And here's the salvage and the trash remains. *sigh* Sooner or later we all experience this.
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    She may have been short lived, but she sure was a beauty. Thanks for the thread.

    A long winter is on the way; maybe another vintage plane with a seriously beefed up structure???

    Jim

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Any suggestions for an E-flite 450 w/ 2-cell?
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    I watched Nic launch the sailplane. Just add power and it lifted right out of his hand. Had it been a straight tow line free flight sailplane it probably could have weathered the gust. Too bad, it was a very nice model.
    He's crazy Lew, he builds toy airplanes!"
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    RE: Cleveland 84


    ORIGINAL: WEDJ

    Any suggestions for an E-flite 450 w/ 2-cell?
    Sorry for your loss. Pretty much any 2 meter sailplane would work with that power system. I would electrify this:

    http://www.mountainmodels.com/produc...e93d5b9343df5d

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Nice suggestion .
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    I always had a soft spot for the Pierce Arrow. A neglected 2 meter plane of the
    Drifter/Wanderer era. I'll send you plans if you are interested. Vintage, but not antique!
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Thanks, Dave.

    I think I may try to do a Guillow's conversion for this motor. It's kinda like a .10 cid in performance.
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    The 54" Comet free flights make nice conversions. The kits are readily available on ebay; I think plans may be on Outerzone. There's the Aeronca Chief and Taylorcraft. There may be others. Here is a beautiful Taylorcraft that someone did.

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    RE: Cleveland 84

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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Well, you put it out there..
    We probably would not have this:
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    If I had not done this:
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    Very nice, Dave
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    RE: Cleveland 84

    I think again on trashing that baby. It deserves to be repaired.....

    The fuselage is about hte only damaged part... you have the plans and the skill for shure.

    Relax and think on reparing this season.
    Iยดll rather be flying.


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