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Re: Pete's Balsa Dustbin
Reply #5 - Oct 31st, 2014 at 2:27pm
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Estrella Negra (Black Star), a design from South America (Uruguay).  I modified the airfoil - had one very similar to that of the Guillow's "LANCER" - thinning it down and re-located the spars.  Also widened the front end for better rubber clearance and built up the tail surfaces (all sheet per plan).  A pretty good flyer at 24.5" wingspan.

Frog "HERON".  Also slightly modded with built-up tail surfaces.  Needed no additional nose weight and is one of my best flying "low-wingers".
  

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Re: Pete's Balsa Dustbin
Reply #4 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 8:55am
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Senator?    Everyone should have one in their fleet of models for reliable performance at any level that's chosen, whether sport or competition. Outstanding design.
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 4:08am
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Do build a SENATOR.  Flying on a small field is not that bad or difficult (depending on what is considered "small").  I use a GOOD weather service (windfinder.com and accuweather) with the settings set to show the wind speed in meters per second - that way, you can get a darn good indication of how far you'll have to walk in a given time.   I've found the services to be quite accurate, even at five day forecasts, averaging ~90%.  I try to limit my FF flying to days when the wind is less than 3 meters/second (preferably < 2ms).

My "active" flying field is only 157 meters long x 200 meters wide, with the over-fly areas on the short length being actively cultivated fields extending about 400 meters to the North and 500 to the South.  Going East, I have about 1500 meters of agri fields.  So far the SENATOR has stayed within the main field limits - not so for the Cloud Tramp and a number (read: ALL) of my catagliders.  The C-T ended up one one flight over 2.5 Kilometers away to the West (that's the direction I try to avoid at all costs, but doesn't always work).  I also have the rc guys to contend with...

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Phantom Flash (Comet) and Gourdou-Lessurre (Lee's Hobbies - peanut)
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Reply #2 - Oct 24th, 2014 at 8:22pm
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Nice Pete...thanks for sharing them!

I have a Senator in my near future builds.  Been looking at it for 2 years now.  About time I built one.
I only have small fields to fly in so will have to be very careful with the winds on the motor!
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Re: Pete's Balsa Dustbin
Reply #1 - Oct 24th, 2014 at 11:34am
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Then, of course, my BEST flying FF model so far,  the SENATOR
  

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Oct 24th, 2014 at 11:17am
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My "hangar" actually got its name from my Mom when I was about 7 ('bout a year and a half after I started with this crazy hobby Roll Eyes).  Every time she came into my room while I was "butchering" balsa, she would remind me to "be sure to clean up afterward.  This place looks like the inside of my dustbin (her word for trash can).  I also had a small site by the same name (now defunct) and a model building service.

These won't be in any chronological order

First planes are the Hangar Rat, Cloud Tramp and the Spitfire Mk. IX (Earl Stahl) with the Weber STAGGERWING dime-scale.
  

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