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06-03-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,981
Posted By WINANS

Built a few of those in the 70's/80's, great...

Built a few of those in the 70's/80's, great flier on TD .049/.051 and full size radio gear. Awesome glide, especially in ground effect. Have fun.
02-27-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By WINANS

I enjoy your enthusiastic perspective, but to...

I enjoy your enthusiastic perspective, but to this, from my experience I would have to say - not a chance in hell.
02-27-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By WINANS

It was a challenge at Estes to get the more hobby...

It was a challenge at Estes to get the more hobby oriented products to market. Ultimately it succumbed to the simple drag of the process. We had several fun projects that didn't see the light of day....
02-08-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,080
Posted By WINANS

Hi Mike, I have some of that stack still. Going...

Hi Mike, I have some of that stack still. Going left to right in the image - the Upstart, Mini Mambo, and original Rougneck are just boxes now, I think one of the Sterling Mustangs is still...
01-17-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By WINANS

Sorry to hear that. Scott

Sorry to hear that.

Scott
01-02-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By WINANS

Fun project, just the kind that I enjoy. I...

Fun project, just the kind that I enjoy. I personally would stay with rudder control and the diehedral as designed - simplicity is nice.

However, if you do go to ailerons, I think the cambered...
12-27-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By WINANS

Sportavia

Always one of my favorites - redsigned the Sportavia in ~2009 for Estes/Cox. We actually tooled it, but never produced it. Have a couple proto models of it. Made a number of improvements, and...
12-13-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By WINANS

There weren't many COX T-tail ARF's. One was the...

There weren't many COX T-tail ARF's. One was the Typhoon, which you can see here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBl8LFTp14Y

There may have been another, but I can't bring it to mind at the...
03-14-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By WINANS

Thanks for doing this Jay, and good to see Mikes...

Thanks for doing this Jay, and good to see Mikes work carrying on.
12-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By WINANS

Friends started with the Cardinal, I had the...

Friends started with the Cardinal, I had the Goldberg Ranger 42 at that time too. Built the Chipmunk too a bit later. Loved it. Flew it with an OS .10, and later with a CL McCoy 19 that I grafted...
12-04-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By WINANS

Marko - nothing illegal about flying on 27 MHz...

Marko - nothing illegal about flying on 27 MHz freq's. Or perhaps you ended up with one of the latter 72 MHz systems.
11-29-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By WINANS

very nice looking.

very nice looking.
11-29-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By WINANS

First attempt with a Goldberg Ranger 30, Babe...

First attempt with a Goldberg Ranger 30, Babe Bee, Mattel Pulse system. Overweight for any success, and I was crushed. Second attempt, Ace Dick's Dream, PeeWee .020, same Mattel system, several...
03-30-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By WINANS

Too funny. Love the Ranger 42 - learned to...

Too funny.

Love the Ranger 42 - learned to fly on that.
09-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,640
Posted By WINANS

That's excellent - I like the performance.

That's excellent - I like the performance.
06-13-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,124
Posted By WINANS

HI Dan, congratulations on opening up Denmark to...

HI Dan, congratulations on opening up Denmark to black powder propulsion - that's no small achievement I imagine. For many years I was the head of R&D at Estes-Cox, and I can tell you that the...
03-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,239
Posted By WINANS

I had good experience with the QB .074. I used...

I had good experience with the QB .074. I used it on a canard pusher because I needed an engine that wasn't restricted on running direction. I used an APC 5.7 x 3 with great results, and ran it...
01-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,948
Posted By WINANS

Absolutely

Absolutely
12-24-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By WINANS

Cute, and will fly great. What's the model, from...

Cute, and will fly great. What's the model, from where?

Scott
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,014
Posted By WINANS

The Skylark ARF airfoils is not the same as the...

The Skylark ARF airfoils is not the same as the original Skylark kit airfoil. - I'd expect slightly different flight characteristics. ARF is more symmertrical, though I couldn't say that it is...
12-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,948
Posted By WINANS

I'm chuckling at this. Nice start this morning.

I'm chuckling at this. Nice start this morning.
12-09-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,948
Posted By WINANS

Good report and fun to hear. Yah, I hate the ol...

Good report and fun to hear. Yah, I hate the ol rotting fuel bulb interior situation. Have to expect it after 10-15 years though :)
11-26-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,948
Posted By WINANS

If it would get a project going for you, and...

If it would get a project going for you, and actually get used, then yes, I could part with one. I also have a trove of .020 parts, props, etc. So much stuff is boxed up - woudl need to sort...
11-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,948
Posted By WINANS

I've run a pile of TD .020's over the years, and...

I've run a pile of TD .020's over the years, and they are probably my favorite Cox engine. They needle well, and are worlds apart in consistency as compared to the PeeWee - totally different...
Forum: Free Flight
11-01-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By WINANS

I began flying through a 4H club, and the leader...

I began flying through a 4H club, and the leader at the time was working with kids that had very little money to work with. We built a lot of FF models, Babe Bee .049 powered, made of cardboard,...
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