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02-07-2021, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Given the airfoil shape zero works and plenty of...

Given the airfoil shape zero works and plenty of squares for lift.
01-26-2021, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Hi Rick Old gear back in the day 22oz would be...

Hi Rick
Old gear back in the day 22oz would be the range. 2021 you want more power put towards performance.
by the weight savings from good modern hardware and RC components.
01-26-2021, 03:01 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Very nice what is the wood weight thus far?

Very nice what is the wood weight thus far?
01-10-2021, 11:57 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Good save Chuck, the vertical stab will get more...

Good save Chuck, the vertical stab will get more work done than the last one.
Nice bird should do well. Overall size/weight will have it zipping ah bouts!
4.75P may straight line faster than the...
01-10-2021, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Giant red ant hills and rocks at my field. :p

Giant red ant hills and rocks at my field. :p
01-09-2021, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

I run everything at zero save the firewall has a...

I run everything at zero save the firewall has a bit of right thrust.
Nice I see it is not lugging / the weight drop has paid off.
The 4.2 is showing more consistent thrust in all directions!
01-08-2021, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Ahh bummer hope you can snag some vid. Perhaps on...

Ahh bummer hope you can snag some vid. Perhaps on a day when the the club is not so busy at the field.
01-08-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

Ah crap but good you caught it before flying...

Ah crap but good you caught it before flying again.
Did you ever get the other speeder on vid?
01-06-2021, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

The ole fly and try is in order. :cool:

The ole fly and try is in order. :cool:
01-04-2021, 10:23 PM
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Views: 5,130
Posted By Pond Skipper

Tanks are easy with the right parts on tap. I...

Tanks are easy with the right parts on tap. I have found a bottle type that works well with rubber test tube bungs.
Makes for a nice low weight tank all parts sourced off ebay. The bung / stopper is...
01-04-2021, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

TD .09 plane - example here you can clearly see...

TD .09 plane - example here you can clearly see the surface wedges.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1358x1152/imag3511_5423484272cd047617b25c9c6980579de81d3f25.jpg
01-04-2021, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

You can do monokote covering the bottom first. I...

You can do monokote covering the bottom first. I use some tape on the top to hold the
elevator in place while ironing down the covering.
...
01-03-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Hair up thrust for pushers?

Hair up thrust for pushers?
01-03-2021, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

I sourced small dia. nylon tube 3 yrs ago on for...

I sourced small dia. nylon tube 3 yrs ago on for use with thin gauge piano wire.
With proper support / proximity to the aileron control horn there is minimal play.
Single servo in the center wide...
01-02-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 176
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Very thin shell / designed for a .020 from the...

Very thin shell / designed for a .020 from the 90's requires reinforcement for .049's
Considered a small plane for it's day later flew with a Astro 10. Good for a hot Mattes
mod TD .020 as is /...
01-02-2021, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

This is the original .020 powered JMGlasCraft...

This is the original .020 powered JMGlasCraft later used a Astro 10 in comparison to size to the NX
...
01-02-2021, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Your most welcome Chuck, glad to share the path...

Your most welcome Chuck, glad to share the path to the next level of faster 1/2A flying!

As you can see there is always more fuselage reduction possible, narrow tail and smaller
metal gear...
12-31-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,130
Posted By Pond Skipper

These Conrona's are very good with grommets....

These Conrona's are very good with grommets. 16.75 per for set of 4...
12-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Pond Skipper

Ok the HS 55's will work with a screaming TD ...

Ok the HS 55's will work with a screaming TD
The Eflite will make a good throttle servo.
12-29-2020, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Pond Skipper

Could take a photo of what you have folks can...

Could take a photo of what you have folks can chime in from there.
12-25-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

Nice, the silver should help flash a reference. ...

Nice, the silver should help flash a reference.
All colors turn to black from a distance anyways, great weight Chuck well done!
T -10 I image when the field dries up. Happy Holidays!
12-21-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

Weee looks cool certainly should have good viz...

Weee looks cool certainly should have good viz with the top add, lends to being a canopy.
Vertical stab should just be enough, certainly at speed. How is the CG looking?
12-21-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

Yea killed me to find the ones I could 3yrs ago. ...

Yea killed me to find the ones I could 3yrs ago.

Some of my spares and their weights.
...
12-20-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

200mah LiFe Out of Canada so price is inflated...

200mah LiFe
Out of Canada so price is inflated need to confirm the miracle of their existence.
https://hobbyhobby.com/product/285489/life-66v-200mah-1c-rx-lifesource-u-conn/

I emailed them to...
12-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,513
Posted By Pond Skipper

This was a big deal at a time when the car guys...

This was a big deal at a time when the car guys used them but that craze is over most vendors have sold out all stock.
Took looking in the UK to find a following still. 2yrs ago I scarfed up the...
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