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Old 12-16-2018, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Pylonracr View Post
Hate to admit it Ken, but the little pin head is right. Electric motors generate quite a lot of heat. The best way to cool them is with the open spinners. This forces the cooling air directly over the hot motor, all of this assumes proper hot air exit area is designed into the airframe. In the case of this UGLY plane, proper hot air exit area Has been designed into the fuselage. It does work.....

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Well Scott, I've been schooled again. haha. My electric experience is very limited and never experienced hot motors. But then I only had a couple planes with way to big motors and never worked them hard. BUT I do have to disagree on one point. The plane is not that ugly. In fact I kind of like it!

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Old 12-17-2018, 01:46 PM
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Next time Scott comes for s visit I will let him fly it. Iím sure he will see the beauty in it then. If not Iíll suggest to his wife he needs a trip to the optometrist.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:04 PM
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Well, you guys are both right, kind of......... I would enjoy flying it. I am more of a 3D guy, so I WILL hover it. Ken, we have already established that it is ugly. In order to be competitive it has to look like that. Doesn't make it attractive, just makes it a good pattern plane. In case both of you are wondering, this is what a proper plane should look like.

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Old 12-20-2018, 09:25 AM
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Yes Scott, that is a beautiful Kelly. That being said, I think that a Kelly with that much green needs to have a 4 leaf clover on it someplace. I'm sure Chris will appreciate the additional luck. I'm waiting for a set of plans right now and then I will let you know what the next project is.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:05 PM
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I wish I could say that it is a picture of Chris' Kelly. I just grabbed that one from Paolo. Maybe a green one one would have been more lucky, this is from the Nats.



He has a new one, but I need to finish the last EF1 before I start on it. I looked at it but I don't remember what color it is. I will suggest the 4 leaf clover, cant hurt.....

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Old 12-21-2018, 05:14 PM
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Nice looking pylon racer Scott. I do like the colors also. My first competitive experience was in pylon flying 1/4 midget. I had a Hal DeBolt Caudron and somebodies Mustang. My last QM was I think a shark. Engine was a Cox 15. Great little engine! I quit pylon when 1/4 Midget died.

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:59 AM
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I think we all have done a bit of racing. For me it is a nice break from pattern but for some reason I always gravitate back to aerobatics. I still have molds and all the tooling for my Macchi Warbird design.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:28 PM
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Good God Shawn, that thing is ugly... Wait, I see a pattern developing here. do you build any planes that are not............. Hold on...... Have you ever built an attractive plane????/ Just Asking.......

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Old 12-22-2018, 07:38 PM
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This one is a favorite.
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:54 AM
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I'll take the big one in the first picture. It is more my style.

Tell me something Shawn, if you have all these cool planes why did you bring that electric thing up here to fly??

Dude, slap yourself.

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Well DUHHH, I brought my pattern airplane because I had a pattern contest coming up. That and I knew it would rattle your cage LOL. Truth is out of all those I only have the bipe. The rest got sold or hit the dirt.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:47 PM
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First mold half done.
I have always been concerned about the ground clearance but being that the gear legs came from the late Don Atwood I really wanted to keep them flying. After swapping out the prop to an APC 20.5x13.5 two blade prop I just realized it was just going to be too easy to end up with a prop strike. Reluctantly I made up a set of gear plugs and started on a mold. This will allow up to 22" props. When I sell a kit here and there the end user has the option of some big props and a contra drive.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:32 AM
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Hello Shawn

Where is position of accus ?
Is there possible to get a picture ?
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:34 AM
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Claude, unfortunately I did not like how the gear legs turned out. They were too heavy and thick. One mistake that I made was that I was designing them to fit the current airplane and did not think about future airplanes. Then the move to a different state came about. I will revisit the landing gear soon but with a different approach. The gear legs will be straight where they attach to the fuselage and aI will design a gear plate to accomidate.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:30 AM
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Out practicing at the new flying field. The Divergent is making the jump from advanced to Masters much easier.

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Old 04-24-2019, 07:25 AM
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Shawn, Call Me. I will bring you some Carbon to make your gear legs out of on Saturday when we come up.

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The Divergent and I survived our first Masters pattern contest. Although I have over a decade of IMAC experience I am finding pattern more technical. This means some relearning on my part. That means that although I have a year of flying on the Divergent I am still doing minor tweaks as I gain pattern experience. These tweaks are more in the way of control throws, expo values and brake adjustments. However, things are definitely coming together. I am very happy with my performance during our Don Atwood memorial one day contest walking away with a 4th place finish.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:41 PM
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Congratulations Shawn! Great way to kick off the year!!!


I only have two short semi successful flights this year resulting in one wrecked airplane.

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Old 05-16-2019, 06:56 PM
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Well Shawn, at least you have broken your string of second place finishes....

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Yea, I know I suck.
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Yea, I know I suck.
I wasn't going to go quite that far, but now that you mention it............

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Maybe if I took out the outrunner and replace it with a big glow 2 stroke and pipe I would do better..............Nawwwwww LOL
Im thinking the next one will have a contra drive.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
Maybe if I took out the outrunner and replace it with a big glow 2 stroke and pipe I would do better
Finally.... You have come to your senses!!! hahaha

Don't have much room to talk do i!

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LOL Ken, just ask Scott who did all the flying last time I visited him. In all reality I have a ZDZ 40 at home that I have thought more then once would look very much at home in a Divergent. The issue there becomes noise and forcing myself to buy a 400.00 header and pipe when for the same money I can get a nice outrunner and speed control and not need to worry about fabricating a soft mount.
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