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Old 06-18-2013, 05:50 PM
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So, I started designing this plane over a year ago, wanted a plane to look like the Pilatus porter. I designed the fus, and vert stab/rudder. the wings are from a T-craft, the horizontal stab from a super chipmunk, elevator from a kadet senior, struts from a citabria as well as the first landing gear, second landing gear was from a Sukhoi. The plane weighs in at about 13 pounds wet.

First 4 flight it had a ASP .90 2 stroke on it, took a lot of runway to get airborne, but one in the air, was fast but its tail fell in every turn needing rudder to keep straight.
Flights 4,5,6 flew on a 1.08 ASP 2 stroke, take off was a little quicker, not much better and flight characteristics were much better with a enlarged vert stab and rudder. speed remained the same.
and last weekends flights 7,8 flew a OS 1.20 FS 4 stroke, take off was super quick, flight was slower, but very nice and smooth. the landing gear was swapped out as well with a cowl installed.

overall, for a thrown together plane, it flies much better then I thought. we call it the platus putter or platus putz. some folks call it the aardvark.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:29 AM
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I love it! You don't see another one like it at the field and you had the fun of building and experimenting with. This what R/C flying is all about! GOOD JOB!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:12 PM
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thank you very much! your right, theres nothing else like it at the field. Today I built a new gear for it due to its bad habit of wanting to nose over on landings. As the plane slows down it slowly noses over with full elevator engaged. ill post a pic when its finished.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:18 PM
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New landing gear installed. Took 2 try's at making it the way I wanted..I'm pleased.
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That's Kool! I like it!

RC at it's best, home brewed, and you did it your way.

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:36 AM
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I think the color scheme really sets it a part. Two thumbs up!
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:08 PM
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Flew great today with the new gear...its more bouncey then the rest....but wont nose over. Looking into making a lower wing now so I can fly it as a bipe if I want.
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I can't wait to see what it looks like as a Bipe!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:40 AM
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Sweet looking aircraft!! How does she taxi with the castering tail wheel? I finally hooked up my Tiger II tail wheel with some thread to the servo, have not tried it yet though. Are you going to post any video of the beast in flight?Calvi
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:28 PM
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it has no problems with taxing. it moves along nicely on the ground. as long as you bump the throttle as you hit the give it rudder it starts into its turn no problem. Ill see about a video maybe this weekend. My wife usually takes my pics for me, but she works this weekend.
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one lower wing mounted...not yet done. the lower wing is going to be about half the span of the upper wing. not the best pic...but it works.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:32 AM
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one lower wing mounted...not yet done. the lower wing is going to be about half the span of the upper wing. not the best pic...but it works.

The picture works for me!
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:04 PM
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Flew it off a concrete runway today..easier to take off..but landing...it bounces pretty bad..flew 2 times.

The 2nd wing has been built..all I have to do is shape the leading edges and attach the wings to the fus. The wing tips will have braces attached to the struts since the struts are just above and fwd of the wing.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:16 PM
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Brackets in place. Got to get the other side done and make the struts and bracing.
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What is that emblem glue behind the windscreen on the turtleback?
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that emblem was a pin, I removed the pin from the back and glued the emblem to the dash of the plane. mounted the wings today.
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Made the struts..
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Nice, What color will you use on the new wing and struts?
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:48 AM
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Check this out does the basic lines look familiar?

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11559794
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The new wings are a dark red with brass and aluminum struts....ill build better ines with timr.

That plane looks ALOT like the original plans I drew a year and a half ago!!!
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That is what I thought, your original design's little brother.
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When I get home ill have to scan the original drawing..its more like the one on the link you sent. The one I built has a longer fuselage.
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Cool
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original drawing...very light..but you get the point.

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I see what you mean, your plane sure came out nice from such humb;e beginnings!
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