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Reply #50 - Mar 10th, 2019 at 8:09pm
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Looks great
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Reply #49 - Mar 7th, 2019 at 11:13am
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Cute ship, Pete.  I need to do another peanut - it's been too long.

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Reply #48 - Mar 6th, 2019 at 12:10pm
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Essentially finished still needing the tail skid and a coat of Krylon, John Berryman's "Sperry Monoplane" P'nut.

7.5 grams as shown.  Hand carved 43/4" prop and 3/4" NS wheels.

Bed glide and one back yard toss looked good.
  

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Reply #47 - Jul 24th, 2017 at 7:12am
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Comet A-26 "INVADER" built from plans with my own wood - mostly 6-8# stock.

Wingspan:  30 inches
Length:  22 inches
Weight: 61.2 grams (dry)
Scale: approx 1/28th
Props:  North Pacific 5.5 inch

Some lightening done on fuselage formers, plus a few extra stringers to achieve a more pleasing form on the nacelles.
  

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Re: Pete's Balsa Dustbin
Reply #46 - Jan 2nd, 2017 at 10:35pm
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WoW Pete...brings back great memories of the CLG's we made a few years back.  Lots of fun those things are.  Your fleet is fantastic!  Gotta make some more myself.
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Reply #45 - Jan 2nd, 2017 at 4:51am
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And the F9f Panther...
  

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Reply #44 - Jan 2nd, 2017 at 4:43am
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A few of my catajets:
  

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Reply #43 - Dec 28th, 2016 at 9:26am
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Pete, nice Cessna Smiley and I cant believe she looks so good after 6 years of storage.

What is your secret?

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Reply #42 - Dec 28th, 2016 at 8:38am
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Guillows series 600 Cessna 180 built in 2010 with the stock wood.  It was a gift, so I had to build it (disappointed, NOT!).  I modded it a bit to suit my "scale" preferences by reshaping the instrument panel former slightly, and ditching the abominations that Guillows supplies as "wheels" for balsa ones.  The model would not perform with the coffee stirrer supplied so a Peck 6 incher was the initial replacement.  the prop change was a success, but swapping to a 7 inch version really opened up the flight envelope (and killed the turn... so far).

28 grams "dry", chalked Esaki with tissue trim and the model now has its registration numerals.  The stock excuse for a "tail wheel" breaks by just looking at it - will get changed (someday).
  

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Reply #41 - Dec 28th, 2016 at 6:53am
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My first peanut model, the John Berryman designed "Rearwin Speedster" finished  in Oct 2008 with a dry weight (as shown) of 6.71 grams - still can't figure out how I did that... Krylon finish that crazed the "glass" (envelope "windows").

It's still flying on occasion when I can get to an indoor site.  I have flown it outdoors but it is TOO light with the wood prop.  Switching to a Peck and a bit of counterweight in the tail it does OK, but the very light structure does not appreciate sudden stops (the LG is only butt glued to the lower longerons), so I now fly it indoors.  I really should finish the trim and take it to the next IIFI as it has done over a minute under a 7.2 meter ceiling.
  

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Reply #40 - Dec 23rd, 2016 at 11:20am
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bigrip74 wrote on Dec 22nd, 2016 at 10:44am:
Pete, neat looking airplane. I like the stand and what prop is that?

Bob

Six inch from IKARA.
  

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Reply #39 - Dec 22nd, 2016 at 11:03am
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Smiley
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Reply #38 - Dec 22nd, 2016 at 10:44am
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Pete, neat looking airplane. I like the stand and what prop is that?

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Reply #37 - Dec 22nd, 2016 at 4:17am
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Bill Brown's "Bug Ami", a 10" span twin "boom" offset tandem.  8.77 grams and a 6" IKARA prop.  Thrust angle is very critical for good flights on 3/32nd Tan SS.
  

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Reply #36 - Dec 22nd, 2016 at 3:47am
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My "Junkbox Special" - the 4-SSSS (Force) or "Sorta Super Sleek Streek".

As shown, it "flew" but was very unstable - a typical case of not enough dihedral.  modifying the tip angle (quite a bit) cured the problem and it now flies nicely.

Span is 16" as shown - now 14" - and weighs a massive 12.8 grams.  Prop is a slightly modified Sig 5.75" unit and th motor stick is 1/8th x 3/16th.  Goes nicely with a loop of 3/32nd or (if I'm in crazy mode) 1/8th.

Built back in 2009 just for the heck of it and flown regularly.
  

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