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Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 11-21-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By HighPlains
I think that many thought the Falcon series were...

I think that many thought the Falcon series were more like the Spreng Flattop Stormer, but there is no denying the look looks of the Mustang's shape. I think the early RV series of homebuilt...
Forum: Aerodynamics 11-07-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By HighPlains
What is the point of all the differential? We...

What is the point of all the differential? We have a rudder, learn to use it.
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 10-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,336
Posted By HighPlains
As I recall, F&M and Bonner used fail safe. The...

As I recall, F&M and Bonner used fail safe. The thinking of Kraft was make it simple, less parts gave higher reliability, lower weight and lower cost. The early systems also used 7 cell battery...
Forum: Beginners 09-02-2017, 08:52 PM
Forum: Beginners 09-02-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By HighPlains
You watch the airplane, you fly it in your head. ...

You watch the airplane, you fly it in your head. If you can't do that, buy a train.
Forum: Sport Flying 08-21-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 21,253
Posted By HighPlains
My first flying model was electric powered - a...

My first flying model was electric powered - a Wen-Mac Electra Mustang in 1958 when I was 4. When I was 6 I got my first glow powered airplane, a Comet Rookie with a McCoy 35, however flying was not...
Forum: Aerodynamics 07-28-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,543
Posted By HighPlains
I would look up the work of Dr. Eugene Larrabee...

I would look up the work of Dr. Eugene Larrabee on props. I believe he was at MIT.
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 07-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 21,717
Posted By HighPlains
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Tips & Techniques 07-02-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By HighPlains
And I thought just holding the stick between my...

And I thought just holding the stick between my thumb and index finger was enough!
Forum: Beginners 06-18-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By HighPlains
I recently completed and flew a Kadet LT-25 to...

I recently completed and flew a Kadet LT-25 to train people with. I have not had time to fully sort it out, but it is promising design, less than 14 oz. wing loading. One slight problem is I wish...
Forum: Pattern Universe - RC Pattern Flying 06-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,484
Posted By HighPlains
Oh my, I just about died. "Don't want unlucky...

Oh my, I just about died. "Don't want unlucky people on my team" tag line is the best ever!
Forum: Beginners 06-01-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By HighPlains
I hear you. I had a Quickie sitting at the field...

I hear you. I had a Quickie sitting at the field one day and a guy asked me where I bought it. I told him it was scratch built, so he asked where I got the kit. I said it was scratch built,...
Forum: Beginners 06-01-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By HighPlains
A trick way of assembly? Like a shim under a...

A trick way of assembly? Like a shim under a rear spar? Fourteen old boys at one time could build models that few men can build now, without picture check off instructions or the internet helping...
Forum: Beginners 05-31-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By HighPlains
It maybe mature technology, but unfortunately a...

It maybe mature technology, but unfortunately a lot of knowledge has been lost along the way.

The airfoil section is not all that critical, but designs with semi-symmetrical airfoils fly much...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-14-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By HighPlains
I should have plans somewhere, but they were very...

I should have plans somewhere, but they were very rudimentary. More of an isometric drawings that Bob Root did. Since the wing and tail surfaces were built in the same fashion as other F1 airplanes...
Forum: Beginners 04-04-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By HighPlains
To amplify some of the previous posts. Typically...

To amplify some of the previous posts. Typically the CG should be over the wheels when the nose is down 15 degrees from level. This can vary slightly depending on operation on grass or pavement. ...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 03-27-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By HighPlains
I didn't know Salvador Dali built models.

I didn't know Salvador Dali built models.
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 03-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,653
Posted By HighPlains
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2204271I have added the top spar and 3/32 x 3/16 fillers on the horizontal stabilizer. Problem is my iPad died, so I am posting from my...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 02-28-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,975
Posted By HighPlains
If I were to do a Knight Twister at half scale, I...

If I were to do a Knight Twister at half scale, I would do the Hale Wallace version which was a full size Knight Twister done to the exacting standards of a scale modeling master which Mr Wallace was...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 02-18-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,653
Posted By HighPlains
Well, I took some time away from this project to...

Well, I took some time away from this project to work on other stuff. Too many distractions, too little time management.

Anyway, here is the horizontal stabilizer outer framework built from 3/8"...
Forum: Beginners 02-15-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By HighPlains
Normally I would suggest that you just follow the...

Normally I would suggest that you just follow the instructions, but as the years go by it seems like so much is lost in translation, i.e., I seldom trust any ARF that comes from overseas to being...
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 02-14-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By HighPlains
I quit counting at 30, and these are midair's I...

I quit counting at 30, and these are midair's I was in.
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-19-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By HighPlains
I remember reading of Dave Platt and a few other...

I remember reading of Dave Platt and a few other notable British modelers working on flying models for that shoot. That was just before I saw his SBD at the Olathe Nat's in 68.

At the time, they...
Forum: Golden Age, Vintage & Antique RC 01-13-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 116,971
Posted By HighPlains
I used to race Formula One and Whittier Narrows...

I used to race Formula One and Whittier Narrows was one of the races where landings were a bit more challenging. Unlike sport models, we alway landed dead stick, with planes that were clean enough...
Forum: Beginners 01-12-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,629
Posted By HighPlains
The early ignition days did most likely originate...

The early ignition days did most likely originate the power pod concept, but that was way way before my time. You mention the Aircore series which had the radio installed on a "cartridge", as I...
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