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Re: Another Giant NoCal
Reply #3 - Feb 17th, 2021 at 3:15pm
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Reminds me of Vance's Musings a while ago in the FAC newsletter.  I believe he was talking of up to 36"+ for multi's.  I love the concept! Keep us informed!!! Smiley
  

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Re: Another Giant NoCal
Reply #2 - Feb 16th, 2021 at 11:02pm
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Giant NoCal, as our club has flown it, is "recognizable" scale, max 24" wing span, 2, 3, or 4, motors and has to ROG.  Fictional aircraft are allowed.  The contest is called 2 ,3 ,Or 4 Off The Floor.  This Beaufighter has a 24 inch wing span.  You get some interesting models with some very ingenious motor arrangements.
  

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Reply #1 - Feb 15th, 2021 at 11:18pm
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She looks wonderful!  What's her span? Videos soon I hope!
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Feb 15th, 2021 at 7:26pm
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I did a Giant NoCal version of the Beaufighter.  The skins are inkjet printed, applied with glue stick and shrunk with rubbing alcohol while pinned down.  The balancing clay in the picture turned out to be about twice what was needed.  (You do take a picture of a model BEFORE test flying it, don't you?)

The scale effect is confirmed...it is much easier to trim than the smaller one.  The first testing outdoors was very satisfying but it has been too windy here to really find out what it can do and there are no indoor venues open here because of Covid.  I will take it with me to Round Valley at the end of April.  It's not a recognized class but maybe the contest director will let me fly it on practice day.

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