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Reply #31 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:46pm
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Thanks Pete.  FM plans service still offers half a dozen or so Longstreth plans.  I imagine postage to Germany would be a prohibitive fraction of the total cost - might be tolerable if you were to order multiple plans.

It was a great-flying model, and a lot of fun...

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Reply #30 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 8:16am
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I commented on the video, Mike.  Terrific flights and sorry about the loss.

I had the FM issue, but somehow didn't save the Windicator plan before disposing most of my magazine collections.  I still have a bunch of FM's so a search is on.  I'm surprised that more of Longstreth's plans haven't gotten to Outerzone (there's only ONE!).
  

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Reply #29 - Sep 21st, 2020 at 10:05am
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Sorry about the loss.  Sad Perhaps there should be an ultralight at the site for chasing errant models?  Cheesy )

  The plan for the Windicator was in Flying Models, I believe. I don't recall where you got the plans, but you made excellent work of it!

later:  There goes my mind. I just had to go back a bit to read up on it. You enlarged the plans published in the FM mag.

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Reply #28 - Sep 21st, 2020 at 9:09am
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This Saturday the Windindicator flew away...

I was flying the model in somewhat stiff breezes at the Texas Cloud Climbers meet in Hamilton TX.  I'd put in the equivalent of a long loop of 3/16" rubber (1 loop 1/8" plus 1 loop 1/16") to help the model climb up out of ground turbulence into steadier air.  After dealing with some bunching at the peg I re-braided the motor and flew a few trim flights to tweak balance and stab angle - things looked good so I started official flights.

First flight had a decent pattern but didn't grab any lift and got blown down at 72 seconds.  On the second flight I waited a bit and launched into what felt like a bit of a lull in the breeze.  The model weathervaned straight into the breeze and went up like an elevator!  Eventually it started to turn and circled rapidly downwind, climbing all the way with a group of sparrows harassing it.

At two minutes it was still way up there and drifting downwind off the field.  By three minutes it was a dot, coming slowly down but only kept in sight by the sparrows buzzing around it.  Thirty second later it was still at least 10 deg above the horizon, far downwind of the field and overrun area, never to be seen again.

Rich Adams caught a photo of me launching it - the last evidence of its existence.  I now need another Embryo...maybe with a DT this time.

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Reply #27 - Dec 3rd, 2019 at 6:46am
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Thanks Bob!  It's good to see you back on the forum.

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Reply #26 - Dec 3rd, 2019 at 12:49am
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Another beautiful job Mike. Smiley
  

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Reply #25 - Nov 20th, 2019 at 11:27am
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New Builder wrote on Nov 20th, 2019 at 7:49am:
Really glad you were able to rescue the plane.
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Me too!  Thanks guys - I love most of my builds, but it's been a while since building and flying a model gave me this much pure joy.  I grin every time I look at this one.

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Reply #24 - Nov 20th, 2019 at 7:49am
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Beautiful plane, great flights, who could ask for more. Really glad you were able to rescue the plane.
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Reply #23 - Nov 20th, 2019 at 6:41am
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Another great example of what we all hope to achieve someday!!
  
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Reply #22 - Nov 19th, 2019 at 11:34pm
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You better watch out for "Hung"!!! Smiley
  

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Reply #21 - Nov 19th, 2019 at 8:00pm
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Thanks guys!  Weather this morning was beautiful so the Windindicator got some wind under its wings.  Trimming went well - almost too well...  Video at: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dzhVmsinMM&feature=youtu.be

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Reply #20 - Nov 18th, 2019 at 8:02am
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Beautiful work and I too appreciate the Canadian colors.
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Reply #19 - Nov 17th, 2019 at 4:59pm
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That looks great! Thanks for doing it in my country's colours. I might have to build one some day.
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Reply #18 - Nov 17th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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She has really come alive!!!  WoW...now I have to add another plane to my "ToDo" list! Grin Cheesy Wink
  

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Reply #17 - Nov 17th, 2019 at 4:55pm
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Wrapped up the Windindicator build today.  Ended up not using the molded canopy since the model was getting nose-heavy and I could save over a gram up front doing the canopy with sheet plastic as shown on the plan.  Weight without motor is just under 17g with the cg just in front of the spar.  May have to put a bit of tail weight on it, we'll see once I get a motor in it. 

Love how the color scheme came out, and how it looks with the big tires.  Puts a smile on my face just sitting there, can't wait to see it in the air.

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