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Re: Flying U-Control models as 'Swingers'
Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 10:33pm
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Also attached the vertical tail and right side nose doubler,  and formed the wing dihedral.
  

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Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2015 at 10:28pm
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Thank you, Tom, for your comment.  Although, Musciano shows a 049 as the power for the profile P-51 and I used one on the P-51 that I built years ago.  I will use a modified Cox 020 Pee Wee on this version.  It will have a 14 inch wingspan as opposed to 18 inches on the original kit.  The 020 ought to make a suitable nose weight.

Today, the parts were cut out and marked.  Kinda looks like our old favorite, the Guillow ZIP no-cal kit.
  

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Reply #3 - Nov 12th, 2015 at 10:22pm
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Al, you going to use another .049 to weight this one as well?  I look forward to this one coming together.
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Reply #2 - Nov 12th, 2015 at 10:05pm
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The profile P-51 plan mentioned in the previous post is edited in MS paint to obtain the image of shapes below.  This is printed to a letter size sheet of cardstock.  The sheet is cut up to make the patterns also pictured below.  These will be used to cut the balsa for the model.
  

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Re: Flying U-Control models as 'Swingers'
Reply #1 - Nov 12th, 2015 at 9:25pm
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We will start by revisiting the profile P-51 designed by Walter Musciano and marketed by Scientific Models.  We had built one of these in our long list of crashed models before finally successfully flying a Guillows Trainer II.

We've posted a more detailed description of the P-51 in reply #5 at:
http://www.stickandtissue.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1428715653/6#6
In this post there is a plan of the profile P-51.
  
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Flying U-Control models as 'Swingers'
Nov 12th, 2015 at 9:01pm
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After our recent experience with flying a Berkeley Profile Powerhouse as a swinger with a Cox 020 as the nose weight, we returned to the idea of flying reduced size U-control models by swing control.  We have done a few of these before.

The idea is not a new one.  An article about 'wind flying' was published 60 years ago. 
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