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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #12 - Nov 10th, 2019 at 5:05pm
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WoW...the Kelly Aeronautic Corporation is really turning out the aircraft!  Nice looking set of bones...It looks like I need to add an Embryo to the "ToDo" list!!!  Well done! Smiley
  

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #11 - Nov 9th, 2019 at 3:49pm
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Wing and stab went together quick.  Bones with prop and noseblock came out just over 9g.  A little bit more finish sanding and it'll be ready for some tissue.

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Reply #10 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 4:38pm
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Coming along nicely...Your prop looks great.  I'm going to have to carve me a prop again soon... Smiley
  

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #9 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 3:29pm
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Thanks Tom - this is a fun build.  Turned the wheels and cut out the ribs last night, carved up a prop today while the wingtip and stab laminations cured.  The fuselage is pretty much done, just need to assemble the flying surfaces.

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #8 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 5:36pm
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Your craftsmanship is outstanding.  That infill and skinning of the bottom of the nose is great.  Looks as smooth as a baby's bottom!!!
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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #7 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 3:58pm
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Got the nose sheeting finished yesterday, built up and sanded the noseblock and set it up to take a Gizmo Geezer thrust button.  Also laminate up some blanks for the wheels.

The GG button compromises the lines of the nose a bit, but the color scheme I have in mind is black at the front end and should mask it somewhat. 

Today I've built the rudder and laminated LE/tips for the stab.  Hope to get the ribs cut out this evening, maybe even laminate up the wingtips.

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #6 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 5:14pm
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Looks like great fun!!! Smiley
  

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #5 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 1:07pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Nov 6th, 2019 at 11:24am:
Mike,
How did the "V" tail work out for you?


I've only flown the Patootie as an RC model - with appropriate mixing in the transmitter the v-tail flies just like a conventional tail.  Model setup was rudder-elevator-throttle, with one servo actuating each side of the V-tail, synchronized for elevator and opposing for rudder.  It's a hoot to fly, I've worn out several motors horsing it around the sky.  There's a dodgy cell-phone video of it flying here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68saGQhrkGU

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #4 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 11:24am
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Mike,
Love your Sweet Patootie and the yellow and black is striking!  How did the "V" tail work out for you?
  

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #3 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 9:00pm
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Ian,

I scanned and enlarged the plan image from the magazine.  He had several really neat designs, and did a few more that weren't published but are shown on his Facebook page (search FB for "Swan Island Replications", lots of great stuff on that page).  I might have to build another Sweet Patootie for rubber (see below pics of mine before I put in the RC gear).  His published plans always included an amusing fictional backstory for the aircraft - adds a lot to the character of the models.

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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #2 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 6:10pm
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Nice looking design. Did you blow it up from the magazine, or did you get the plans from the plan service?
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Re: Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Reply #1 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 3:21pm
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What a great looking model.  I look forward to seeing this one come together.  The fuselage looks great so far!!! Smiley
  

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Windindicator Bostonian-to-Embryo conversion
Nov 5th, 2019 at 1:31pm
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Building a non-scale subject just for fun, kind of out of character for me.  I subscribed to Flying Models magazine off and on (mostly on) from the mid-80s until they folded up in 2014, and always liked the sport Bostonian designs Jim Longstreth published there.  I built his Sweet Patootie in spurts over almost 10 years during the mid-00s, eventually converting it to micro-RC when I got back to the hobby in 2013.

Someone recently posted pics of a Longstreth Super Fike build on Facebook, which got me thinking about these models again.  I've decided to build the Windindicator, scaling it up about 2% to bring the wing area up to the Embryo limits (50 sq in).  Intent is to fly it mostly for fun, but be able to enter it as a FAC Embryo when motivated to do so.

Started Saturday and have most of the fuselage done.

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