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Reply #28 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 2:15pm

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My fly pole was two piece about 10ft long!  I think it might have worked well for light models.
 

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Reply #27 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 2:11pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Aug 11th, 2018 at 2:06pm:
I wish I'd kept my fly fishing pole.  It was long and very flexible.  Best of luck with the new pole.
Tom


The bamboo pole and this new fishing rod is about 6 1/2 feet long. I do wish it was longer.
 
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Reply #26 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 2:06pm

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I wish I'd kept my fly fishing pole.  It was long and very flexible.  Best of luck with the new pole.
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #25 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 2:06pm

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Once I had the new thinner line hooked up to the new fishing pole. I moved onto plan B for the Corsair. Plan B was, to hook up the line attached to the end of the pole, to the down elevator.  The down side remains a fixed length. Then I ran an independent line from the up elevator back, and down the eyelets of the pole. And tied a loop in the end of the line. And hooked the loop around my right hand fore finger. The idea is to relax your finger to let the plane go down. And bring it in for up elevator. The idea kind of works. You can hold the pole with 2 hands now, if you want. And also, you can stop spinning and hold neutral elev, and spin the pole behind you. And now, because the pole is so much easier to handle this way, you can feed in up elev, and easily follow thru with the pole, and do a large loop. Come out of the loop, relax your finger a bit, and level out. It takes a lot of steam to do all this. Speed is also part of making the elevator work better, DUH. I used solid sheets to build this Corsair, because this is what the attached pictures show. I am starting to wonder, if a lighter plane would work better. Like a No Cal design, with an enlarged elev. It would take a lot less steam to keep it going. I'm going to need a friend for pictures on this one Tom. It takes all the steam this old man has to keep this one doing maneuvers. I will say this so far, single line tether is much easier. Plan C to come.
 
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Reply #24 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 1:38pm

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Tried the new fishing pole with 2 of my single line tethers. To my surprise, it was almost exactly as long as the bamboo pole I had. Kind of was hoping it was about a foot longer. It is though, easily half the weight. Worked just great with the single line tethers. Takes less steam to keep things flying.
 
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Reply #23 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 1:07pm

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Well done Dave!!! 
I look forward to pics of them at work, the pole and Corsair... Smiley
 

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Reply #22 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 9:50am

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Jackpot. Stopped in a flea market this morning, and I could not believe it. It's about a foot longer than the bamboo pole I have, and easily half the weight. Best part of it, $3.00. Also, I have a plan B to come for the Corsair.
 

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Reply #21 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:17pm

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I think you've discovered why Al used a single line for swing flying and then he experimented with the flight pattern from there.  I've never done any swing flying and I'm definitely going to have to give it a try.  Sold all my fishing poles in my move to TX and so I'll have to find a "Blue Light" special fishing pole to experiment with! Cheesy Wink
 

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Reply #20 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:23pm

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Finally had a chance to get controls on it. Had an old handle with string already on it already, so I rigged it up. Gave it a test flight. Learned a lot, but none of what I wanted to learn. If your rt handed, and use the rt arm to hold the pole, and the lt hand to work the controls, that does not work. If you use your lt (weaker) arm, to hold the pole, and your rt hand to work the controls, it feels a lot better. But now your putting all your steam to keep it flying thru your weaker arm. When I fly single line tether, I can switch between arms. I really do not know how to put my flight experience into words. Basically, I was not impressed. I enjoyed it much better as a single line tether. Up control really did not do anything. And I could see the elevator pointing up. Maybe I was not following thru with the pole correctly. Maybe the airplane needs to be lighter. Maybe the lines need to be shorter, but then you need to spin faster. If the lines were longer, now I am going to need more steam. I do wish I had a nice fishing pole, instead of a 6" piece of bamboo. I'm going to sleep on it, and see if any ideas come up. But to be honest, at this point, I enjoyed it as a single line tether much more.
 

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Reply #19 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 2:02pm

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Just thought I would re post these pictures so they are a part of this post.
 
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Reply #18 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 10:07pm

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Thanks Dave!
Plane is looking good! That is a cool picture from what I can see. Not sure on the year.
Paul
 
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Reply #17 - Jul 29th, 2018 at 5:08pm

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Paul, hope your hand gets better soon.

Installed the control horn on the elevator, and the lead out guide on the wingtip. Installed an extra large mounting block for the bellcrank, for room for adjustments. In reality, it could probably be half that size. Decided to put landing gear on it, because it just looks cool when flying. Also thinking of putting gear doors and bombs on it. Decals, wheels, bellcrank, leadouts, and test flights next.

Found this way cool picture at a flea market this weekend, of the Denny Drone. The sign on the left side of the photo, under the rt wingtip of the airplane says. (High school graduates, now a radio career is possible). The armband on the guy says, (recruiting service). The transmitter is right below the prop. The parachute door is open on the plane. Looks like it was in a car dealership. Dodge and Plymouth signs are in the window. Wonder what kind of car that is at the far left of the picture? I imagine if I knew the year make of that car, it would tell if it was before or after the war. Just thought it was a really fun part of history for a whopping $1.00. The sign on the front of the platform says, (U.S. Army Recruiting Station). When was the Air Force formed?
 

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Reply #16 - Jul 28th, 2018 at 5:34pm

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I here ya Dave,
My hand is slowly getting better but can not hold down balsa wood to cut it. Also back to working longer days ya know life stuff....lol
Hope you get some time interested in seeing it when your done.
Paul
 
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Reply #15 - Jul 27th, 2018 at 3:24pm

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shipwreck wrote on Jul 27th, 2018 at 1:31pm:
DAVE Q wrote on Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:32pm:
And it flies. Now move onto the control horn and linkage.

Hows it coming along Dave?
Paul


Paul, hoping to get some time this weekend to get back on her.
 
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Reply #14 - Jul 27th, 2018 at 1:31pm

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DAVE Q wrote on Jul 23rd, 2018 at 4:32pm:
And it flies. Now move onto the control horn and linkage.

Hows it coming along Dave?
Paul
 
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