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Reply #624 - Oct 23rd, 2017 at 12:19am

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After a rainy morning, the afternoon settled enough for a short flight session.  The front had passed through and we were left with light breezes and scattering clouds.  Our swinger this time was the SS-40 connected to a suitable fuselage.  It had been some time since last flying the SS-40 and I discovered that it's original fuselage is awaiting a rebuild.  The substitute fuselage flew well and a good flight was enjoyed.

The SS-40 wing is much modified Comet Meteor wing extended out to 40 inches wingspan.  Meteor wing is the same as the Comet Cloudbuster and Guillows Flyboy.  Construction description may be found at - http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/413

Al
 

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Reply #623 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 10:19pm

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This time the enlarged modified Cloudbuster fuselage is attached to a Berkeley profile Powerhouse wing.  The 24 inch Powerhouse was designed for Cox 020 power.  This wing with the Cloudbuster fuselage results in a solid stable flying combination.  The trio of models gave us a fine model flying experience this afternoon.

Al
 

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Reply #622 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 10:02pm

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Here is an enlarged modified Cloudbuster fuselage attached to a Guillows Flyboy wing and tail.  A fine flying combination.

Al
 

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Reply #621 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 9:55pm

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Our oldest favorite has to be this old Guillows Cloudbuster  that we converted to swing control.  Actually, it was built from an old Comet kit.  To see more about this old bird, click on page one of this thread.  The variegated tissue patches testify to the long life of this bird.

Al
 

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Reply #620 - Oct 18th, 2017 at 9:31pm

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Thank you, Dave, for your kind and informative post.  I apologize for not having responded sooner.  We're beginning to experience some aging issues like vision impairment and increasing joint aches so our activity level is slowing down a lot, especially model airplanes.  Plus the frequency of household chores is raidly increasing.  The close encounter with hurricane Harvey had our attention for a while but we survived the event with no ill effects.

So, after a long break, we are going to try and get back into the 'swing' of things Wink  The advantages of swing control that you describe are true.  It is simple, affordable, and easy model airplane activity that offers a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Today was a beautiful fall day, just right for flying so we decided to take advantage of it and return to flying with a trio of our favorite swingers.

Al

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Reply #619 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 10:58am

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See posts have been quiet for some time now. It's a shame more people do not enjoy this hobby. It is just so easy to enjoy. Been very busy lately in life, and have flown RC very little this year. But I always seem to find a little time, to squeeze in some teather flying. Whenever the urge hits, I just walk out the back door, and I'm flying. Plus, I still have all my teather airplanes in perfect condition. There is never any crashes/wrecks/repair issues. And, the exercise I get in my arms is welcomed. From sitting at a confuser all day, it takes those knots out of my back muscles. Wishing more people, would give this hobby a chance.
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Reply #618 - May 5th, 2017 at 6:30pm

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Today was less windy so we were able to make more flights with the Super-26, both with its own wing and the 24 inch skinny wing.
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Reply #617 - May 4th, 2017 at 8:00pm

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Thanks, Tom, I like it, too.  It is a s-n-t wing that we built for a profile of the LTV-450 as a swinger a couple of years ago.

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Reply #616 - May 4th, 2017 at 7:13pm

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I like this one. Is that a built up wing?
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Reply #615 - May 4th, 2017 at 7:01pm

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The simple 1/16 wing mounting slot and 3/16 inch thick fuselage will allow different wings to be used on the Super 26.  Here a wing from the SS-24 it mounted.  I am looking for lighter wind conditions to check out this combination.

al
 

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Reply #614 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:47pm

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At this point, the Super 26 is ready for a test flight.  It was kinda windy for flying, but we were able to get this shot.
 

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Reply #613 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:43pm

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The plywood mount is glued to tail.
 

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Reply #612 - May 4th, 2017 at 6:41pm

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Alignment strips are glued to wing.  A mounting platform for the horizontal is made from 1/64 plywood.  Slot is cut beneath vertical tail for mounting the horizontal stab.

al
 

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Reply #611 - May 3rd, 2017 at 11:03pm

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Bob, it is keyed.  A tab is formed by extending the the leading edge of the vertical tail.  A slot is cut in the top of the rear fuselage beneath the vertical tail and the tab is glued into it.

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Reply #610 - May 3rd, 2017 at 10:50pm

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Al, is the rudder glued in-place or is it keyed?

Bob
 

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