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Re: Hawker Hurricane kit bash tether flyer
Reply #28 - Feb 26th, 2018 at 9:11pm
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Nice shot, Dave, of your Hurricane Racer.  Could the UFO be a daytime partial moon? Good to see someone else taking advantage of a spot of good winter weather.

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Reply #27 - Feb 26th, 2018 at 6:16pm
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Always great to see air under the wings!!! Well done.  Life does tend to get in the way at times! Shocked Grin Wink
  

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Reply #26 - Feb 26th, 2018 at 3:19pm
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Al inspired me with his pictures today, to go out back, and do a little flying. Thought while I was out there, I'd try to take a better picture. Complete with UFO in hot pursuit. Sorry about the delay on the PBY Catalina build guys. Work has me busy, and what time I do get, I'm working on RC repairs getting ready for spring.
  

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Reply #25 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:18pm
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Nice flight shot, Dave.  The cloud and tree background coupled with the reduced light conditions add a lot of drama to the scene.  Amazing to me, is that from start of this build to first flight took only two and a half weeks.  Looks like simplicity in construction and tether flying worked very well for you on this project.  Well done.

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Re: Hawker Hurricane kit bash tether flyer
Reply #24 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 7:06am
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Hi Dave - I really like that pic - it's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's a Hurricane with trouser wheel pants and a Radial Engine!!!   Smiley Great looking silhouette against that perfect cloud and blue sky and treed backdrop.  Shocked  Really shows the shape of the plane and your tether line.  Wink
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Reply #23 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 6:42am
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Well, as usual, my in flight pictures are not the best. But, there it is, all done and flying.
  

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Reply #22 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 7:41pm
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Good color combo. Interesting creation. Modifying existing plans into an entirely different character is a challenge. Well done!  Smiley
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Reply #21 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 4:38pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:46am:
WoW Dave....that is outstanding!!! I love it!  Reminds me of an old 20's and 30's aircraft!  Lockheed or Douglas!   Smiley Wink Cool


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Reply #20 - Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:46am
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WoW Dave....that is outstanding!!! I love it!  Reminds me of an old 20's and 30's aircraft!  Lockheed or Douglas!   Smiley Wink Cool
  

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Reply #19 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 11:42pm
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Thanks for your comments guys, that was nice of you. I enjoyed the heck out of this build.
  
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Reply #18 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 8:03pm
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Nicely done, Dave.  You've given me a couple of ideas with your treatment of the radial engine and the landing gear that I will use on some future swing control models in the planning stage.  Nice paint job, looks good.

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Reply #17 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 6:34pm
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Dave that's a sharp-looking bird!  The fixed gear, radial and color scheme came together very nicely - well done.
  
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Reply #16 - Dec 5th, 2017 at 5:36pm
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Getting there. Need to paint and install the spinner, adjust CG, and fabricate the attach point for tether flying. Next picture will be in the air.
  

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Reply #15 - Nov 28th, 2017 at 1:27pm
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What a surprise, another mock up. Covered it, shortened the gear, and glued the tail on. Undecided on a tail wheel, guess technically it should have one. Might try to shorten the gear even more. There's no prop going on it, because it is a tether flyer, just a spinner. So I guess the prop clearing the ground is not an issue. Going to let it dry for several days before beginning paint. So I guess I'll be starting my Boeing P-26 winter cookup build. Decided against the red, white, and blue paint scheme. I think I am going to go with red with white trim.
  

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Reply #14 - Nov 27th, 2017 at 9:41pm
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Dave, I'm impressed by how quickly this build is coming along.  And the construction looks very nice.

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