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03-10-2008, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Tucson Don

Tucson

This has to be the cactus capitol of the world.! However the skies are blue and
the winds are mostly calm. I belong to local nitro club, but prefer electric
park flying. We have a large field...
03-10-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 46,862
Posted By Tucson Don

I am 88

Building models since 1933 and enjoyed the construction and flying.
Now am doing mostly original foamy models and flying at a park. Electrics
make so many good things possible. Main problem is my...
03-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tucson Don

delta flies very well

The delta made from flat foam has proven to be a good flyer and a forgiving
model for this unskillful pilot. If you make one of this type, locate the motor
about halfway of the length of the...
Forum: Foamies
02-24-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,840
Posted By Tucson Don

My thanks to responders

Thank you good people, for the response to my search for plans re. the
old Boeing B-9 bomber. I now have all the info needed to begin plans.
Baron Von...
Forum: Foamies
02-22-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By Tucson Don

Foam Boeing Bomber

There seems to be some interest in developing this design as a parkflyer.
I plan on using the GWS 300 brushed motors with 5 x 3 props as
they gave good results in my Islander model. The...
02-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,393
Posted By Tucson Don

Twin Motors Are Fun-- Boeing B-9

Picture this: A semi scale Boeing twin motored bomber from 1930. With a big
wing and long fuselage this bird will fly beautifully on two brushed motors
that would require only one ESC and a two...
Forum: Foamies
02-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By Tucson Don

Ideal Model For Semi Scale Bomber

The proportions of the 1930 Boeing B-9 bomber are well suited to foam
construction and would make an excellent park flyer. It has lots of wing and
fuselage is long and slender. With two brushed...
Forum: Foamies
02-19-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,840
Posted By Tucson Don

Need 3 View Of Boeing B-9 Bomber

i HAD A DREAM ABOUT THE B-9. It has perfect proportions for a twin-motored park flyer. Can anyone steer me to a simple 3-view of that bird?
Signed, Sir Sydney...
02-16-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tucson Don

build log not needed

Sorry fellas. I am so computer handicapped thatIi was lucky to post a photo
of my delta, Really, it is so simple that no plans are needed.
Get a piece of thin cardboard that you can cut...
02-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tucson Don

How fast ???

Bing an old geezer, I prefer to fly at low speeds to make crashing less
catastrophic. So high speed is not my thing. A flat foam delta has a low
profile in level attitude, so it should be low...
02-15-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,748
Posted By Tucson Don

simple park flyer for low investment

Being a guy who is not a good pilot has led me to seek a design that is
cheap and builds fast. Deltas fill this slot in good style. This one has a profile
fuselage built up of three laminations...
02-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By Tucson Don

Are You Klutsy?

Don't cry about crashes and wasted money. Better that you should find some flat foam board and cut out a few deltas that can be stuck together with hot glue and may be bvuilt lin one day. I am...
02-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,395
Posted By Tucson Don

WHAT DOES ONE WANT FROM A MODEL PLANE ? ...

WHAT DOES ONE WANT FROM A MODEL PLANE ?
My park fllyers do not have long lives. I always manage to crash them
with great regularity. This has led me to making my own from various kinds ...
Forum: Aerodynamics
02-15-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,497
Posted By Tucson Don

finding the C.G. before maiden

Some are asking where the CG. should be on an odd shaped airplane, such as
a delta, or a canard. first the C.G. is the point at which a model balances
for best flying. It can be slightly forward...
01-22-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 201,281
Posted By Tucson Don

Deltas fly great. Does anyone need help for...

Deltas fly great. Does anyone need help for finding the proper
balance point (CG) before maiden flight? I use simple method.
Forum: WWI Era
01-22-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 618,838
Posted By Tucson Don

Knock off parts

Cookie,
Your comments are valid for the kind of models and sort of flying that
you probably do.....heavier models on a runway at a club field.
I fly mostly foam scratchbuilts...
Forum: WWI Era
01-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 618,838
Posted By Tucson Don

Knock off landing gear

It seems to me that a wire landing gear mounted on a plywood base and
held in place with velcro would save a big repair job after a "bad landing".
Has anyone done this? I am a beleiver in...
11-19-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By Tucson Don

un contest

That sounds good to me. I want to enter a Fokker D-V!!!.
Don
Forum: WWI Era
10-19-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,144
Views: 618,838
Posted By Tucson Don

Old designs fly better

It is great to see interest in the WW-1 era airplanes. The slab-sided
fuselages and big wing areas make for good building and better
flying. In particular I prefer them for flat foam board...
Forum: Foamies
10-18-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By Tucson Don

Center of gravity

All replies have been very helpful and interesting, especially the one dealing with delta wings Thanks to all of you.
Forum: Foamies
10-17-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By Tucson Don

center of gravity

According to my understanding of error dynamics....If the model is test glided
without the battery and other weights then the c of g will be located at
the same point as when model is fully...
10-16-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tucson Don

foam board delta

there is a husky c.f. spar at the rear of wing---just ahead of elevons and from
my bending test it is plenty stiff. Thanks to those who commented.
10-15-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,192
Posted By Tucson Don

Delta scratchbuilt

This is my attempt to make a simple delta type model. At this stage it needs
elevons, motor, etc. Will soon give it test hops at park.
10-14-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By Tucson Don

cheap motors and ESCs have their place

Okay! Okay! I hear what you are saying. My complaint concerns built in
design flaws that lead to wasted hours trying to find what is wrong.
If wires are weak at stress points where...
Forum: Power Systems
10-13-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,805
Posted By Tucson Don

make your prop saver

Try this to save money and get a really good prop saver:
Your motor must have a threaded prop shaft, such as GWS uses.
Cut strip of thin metal and drill hole big enough for shaft. Cut to...
10-13-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By Tucson Don

Cheap motors and ESCs

Beware of motors costing less than fifteen dolllars and the ESCs sold by same firm at low prices. They have flimsy wiring at stress points which are sure
to break just by ordinary useage.
...
10-05-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 338,558
Posted By Tucson Don

Help... Need Air Hogs "Single Wing Plane

Living out here on the western frontier has its problems !
Despite all of my Internet and local telephone searching, I can not find any
one who knows anything about the Air Hog "Single Wing Plane"...
Forum: Foamies
10-03-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,407
Posted By Tucson Don

Light Airplanes Fly Better

IT seems to me that many scratch built foamies are excessively heavy.
This causes flying speed to increase with resulting kinetic energy to
dissipate in event of crash. In other words -they go...
10-02-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tucson Don

model airfoils

There once was a man who wanted to design a model airplane.
He investigated many airfoils, but could not not choose the one that
would meet his needs. As a result he never got beyond that...
Forum: WWI Era
10-01-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,437
Posted By Tucson Don

Make your own wheels with drill press

A scale model needs scale wheels and they can be hard to find. Here is
method for making what you cannot get on market.
Layout appropriate circle on lite ply, or thin birch...
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