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Old 04-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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Thanks JD, she's comming along, I've just had too many other irons in the fire lately.
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Really nice Barry, it has a mean Harley Davidson look to it- I like it.
Yeah, Barry, yours looks mean. Maybe mine looks too "pretty"!

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Holly Crap Barry.... you own a digital camera!! I think that's the first thing I have ever seen you post.

Looks good. Make sure you keep some Pledge in your flight box.
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Holly Crap Barry.... you own a digital camera!! I think that's the first thing I have ever seen you post.

Looks good. Make sure you keep some Pledge in your flight box.
LOL....I know I'm kinda scare'in ya now aren't I. Yeah, I've noticed the dust really shows up on her.
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Looks great Barry! Will you be bringing it to Rhinebeck this year?

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Hey Ron,
Thank you, I do believe we are going to make the trip to the Aerodrome this year.
Have a great day.
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Awesome Barry!!!!
Can't wait to see it at ORA, It's amazing how many truely great models are being built right now. Good to see your right with them!
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Hey Ron,
Thank you, I do believe we are going to make the trip to the Aerodrome this year.
Have a great day.
Barry

I may have to go now!![8D]

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Hey Ron,
Thank you, I do believe we are going to make the trip to the Aerodrome this year.
Have a great day.
Barry

I may have to go now!![8D]

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Awesome Barry!!!!
Can't wait to see it at ORA, It's amazing how many truely great models are being built right now. Good to see your right with them!
TK
Hey Tommy, good to hear from ya Bro.....(we need to lure u down to ODP this year)....I'm really excited to get out and see everyone again, it seems like it's been a very long Winter and the Toledo show just got me all rev'ed up again. Jim we can get a plan together for ORA at ODP, OK?..................
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Awesome Barry!!!!
Can't wait to see it at ORA, It's amazing how many truely great models are being built right now. Good to see your right with them!
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Hey Tommy, good to hear from ya Bro.....(we need to lure u down to ODP this year)....I'm really excited to get out and see everyone again, it seems like it's been a very long Winter and the Toledo show just got me all rev'ed up again. Jim we can get a plan together for ORA at ODP, OK?..................
Sounds good. I'm down here in Florida right now competing in TopGun with the Gotha. I must be out of my mind. The winds were pretty stiff today and I don't think my flight score was too good, but I completed the flight without any mishaps, so I'm happy. It's supposed to be calmer tomorrow.

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Sorry, was posting in the wrong thread..............
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Yay! It Flys!! ...and real well, too! It is very solid in the air and there is no pitch-sensitivity like I thought there might be with the huge elevator. I added 1 lb. of weight on the firewall but it didn't even need that because it's a little nose-heavy.

On the first flight one of the flying wires came loose, so the flight was cut short. I retightened all the rigging and did two more real nice flights. the only aerobatics I tried on the third flight was a loop, and it did it nicely. It slows down real well on landings.

The only issue I had was the ailerons twitching when the engine was running at low RPMs. There are 4 servos in the wings for the ailerons and three Y- connectors to hook them all together. I suspect the ignition module is causing it, but I'm not sure.

Jim
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Looks great Jim,
I can't wait to see it.
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color me jealous. Great job Jim

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Congratulations Jim,

She looks very good in the air, it's now time to enjoy her
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Thanks, guys!

You were right on, Dave. It didn't really need any nose weight! I'm going to leave it the way it is until I put a pilot in and the dummy engine.

The CG seems to be correct at 7" back from the LE of the top wing.


On to The Ohio Dawn Patrol!![8D]

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FANTASTIC!
You are da man.
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Yes, very nice indeed. They are fun little things, aren't they? I have found a photo of yours, a line up with a D7 and a couple of other SSW's. You won't like it though...
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Yes, very nice indeed. They are fun little things, aren't they? I have found a photo of yours, a line up with a D7 and a couple of other SSW's. You won't like it though...
Evan, WB #12.

Thanks, fellas.

What do you mean, I won't like it?

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Congrats Jim, pics look good.
It's always a nice feeling to have a successful maiden

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Yes, very nice indeed. They are fun little things, aren't they? I have found a photo of yours, a line up with a D7 and a couple of other SSW's. You won't like it though...
Evan, WB #12.
I found the picture you are talking about. Greven's SSW looks to have a dark-colored cowl on it and white wheels. I wonder what color that cowl is? It's in the old Profile publication. Their color plate, though shows a white cowl. I also have a picture from the Windsock datafile that shows a light-colored cowl. I can't tell if the wheels are white or not. Then, I have the Bob Pearson profile that shows lozenge-colored wheels. Three of the sources seem to agree on the white wheels, but I don't know what to think about the cowl.
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I very much enjoyed watching this build come together. You built yourself a fantastic aircraft.
Congratulations.
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Yay! It Flys!! ...and real well, too! It is very solid in the air and there is no pitch-sensitivity like I thought there might be with the huge elevator. I added 1 lb. of weight on the firewall but it didn't even need that because it's a little nose-heavy.

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The only issue I had was the ailerons twitching when the engine was running at low RPMs. There are 4 servos in the wings for the ailerons and three Y- connectors to hook them all together. I suspect the ignition module is causing it, but I'm not sure.

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