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Swinging with the long winged 'Simple-Swingers' (Read 13202 times)
Reply #8 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 1:59am

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Recently, the SS-24LTV was built.  A quick scratch-built profile model of the XQM-93 drone built by LTV.  Build at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/435
 
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Reply #7 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 1:47am

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We still had a set of diecut ribs from an old Comet Meteor which is the same as the Comet Cloud Buster.  We cut some extra ribs using The Meteor ribs as patterns and extended the wing span out to 40 inches and built the SS-40.  Build at:

http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/405
 
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Reply #6 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 1:28am

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The wings from the Comet and Guillows CloudBuster and FlyBoy are simple and were very successful in many of our earlier swing control models so we decided to try them in the Simple-Swinger series.  This past Christmas we bought some CloudBuster and FlyBoy laser-cut rib sets from Guillows for a present to myself.  The new ribs are a pleasure to work with.

So one of the Guillows Cloudbuster ribsets was used in SS-25CB the wing was straightened out and built at 25 inches wingspan.  Build at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/390
 
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Reply #5 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 1:13am

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Using left over ribs from the Jetco Hawk and cutting some extra simplex ribs the wing of SS-36JTC was extended to 36 inches.  For the wing we used a plan from a Jetco Thermic-C that we had tried to build a long time ago and didn't finish.
 
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 1:05am

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In our younger years we were impressed with the simplicity of the wings of some of the Jetco models and had acquired a bunch of these over the years.  So we tried thse next for the SS series.

SS-24JH used the wing from a Jetco Hawk kit.  The SS-24JH wingspan was 24 inches.  Build at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/360
 
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Reply #3 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 12:46am

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SS-30PF had the wing from a Comet kit of the Phantom Fury. The wing undercamber was removed and the wingspan was  30 inches.  Build at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/33
 
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 12:36am

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Now we moved to longer wings. SS-24 used a wing from a plan for a Comet Firefly with a wing span of 24 inches.  Built at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/315
 
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2015 at 12:20am

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The next Simple-Swinger SS-16 had a wingspan of 16 inches and used strip wood ribs.  Construction is at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1273164221/285
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Sep 3rd, 2015 at 11:52pm

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As we begin the 12th 'Simple-Swinger' and the wingspan reaches 50 inches, we've decided to start a separate thread for this group of swing control models.

The 'Simple-Swingers' began from a modified Comet Phantom Flash that we built for the Comet model cook-up back in January of 2014.

The picture shows the first 3 Simple-Swingers.  Left is the modified Phantom Flash built for the Comet  cookup.  Middle is SS-2 with a modified wing from a Comet GoldWing.  Right is a generic simplefied wing mounted in the mid-wing location on a two part fuselage which became the common format for the SS series.  The wings of the Phantom Flash and modified GoldWing were mounted on top of the fuselage.
 
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