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Mannyroad20/05/2016 23:06:58
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Hi,

I used to have an IC version of an old plane called a Purple Haze from a plan back in the 70's /80's I believe. It was a pocket rocket of a plane that gave me hours of fun over countless flights, till I went across the strip at full chat inverted and hit up elevator when I should've hit down. That was a good number of years ago.

I'd love to build another one but can't seem to find a plan. Can anyone point me in the right direction, or does anyone still have a plan knocking around that I could photocopy?

Edited By Mannyroad on 20/05/2016 23:08:13

john stones 120/05/2016 23:26:44
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Says here it was a kit Manny

John

onetenor21/05/2016 07:06:59
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Outerzone ,Traplet, Pocket ,Dereks plans list etc

Mannyroad21/05/2016 09:28:03
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I heard it was a kit originally too but hoped someone out there might still have a copy of the plan. The usual plan outlets don't. Worth a try.

Percy Verance21/05/2016 10:07:44
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Designed by Ian Peacock I believe........and yes Manny, a kit was available for a while. I think I'm correct in saying it was the Purple Haze which sort of started the Club 20 racer craze.......

The comment about it being a great park flyer made me smile. If built as per original, these things really go like stink. You'd need a park the size of Heathrow.......... smiley

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 21/05/2016 10:17:30

Nick Cripps22/05/2016 13:01:04
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The Purple Haze was a very popular model in our club in the late 70s, designed by one of our members, a certain Rob Millinship. The original used a Jedelsky-style wing but was replaced by veneered foam when kitted by Peacock Models.

I'll ask around at our next club meeting and see if anyone still has a copy of the plan.

incidentally, another of Rob's designs kitted by Peacock Models was the Azure Lady. The original name "Shy Talk" was not deemed suitable for some reason!

Bill_B22/05/2016 16:34:44
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Wow, that takes me back, thanks for the memory nudge. I had a Puple Haze back in the day and it was a brilliant little plane, as was the Sussex Model Centre Splot!. smile d

PatMc22/05/2016 17:40:09
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Posted by Nick Cripps on 22/05/2016 13:01:04:

The Purple Haze was a very popular model in our club in the late 70s, designed by one of our members, a certain Rob Millinship. The original used a Jedelsky-style wing but was replaced by veneered foam when kitted by Peacock Models.

I'll ask around at our next club meeting and see if anyone still has a copy of the plan.

incidentally, another of Rob's designs kitted by Peacock Models was the Azure Lady. The original name "Shy Talk" was not deemed suitable for some reason!

Purple Haze was Ian Peacock's design for club 20, name from his wife who appeared in the ads for it. A Jedelsky wing is a simple all balsa undercambered arrangement not suitable for a pylon racer, or any fast flyer.

IIRC Rob Millinship's designs were scale models. I could be wrong but I remember the Azure Lady as a glider & I don't think it was kitted by Ian Peacock.

Nick Cripps22/05/2016 18:02:29
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Pat,

The Purple Haze was designed as a fun sports model not initially as a pylon racer. The wing used a Jedelsky-style design with a thick LE and thinner sheet TE section with elongated triangular ribs underneath to give support for the covering and hence a more recognisable wing section. Most found it more convenient to build it with a foam wing though and that was the version kitted.

The Azure Lady was indeeed a glider, as were a few other of Rob's designs. He did also design the cartoon scale warbirds that were later kitted by Roger Halton. They're probably the original Fun-Fighters before the name was adopted elsewhere...

I attended Sywell in around 1976 with Rob where the Azure Lady was demonstrated for Peacock Models. The towman, Jeff Clifton, apologised after the 1st launch saying he'd had to release the model early when he'd got halfway across the runway and saw a full-size Islander bearing down on him!

Apologies for going off-topic a bit, the memories are coming back (hopefully correctly).

PatMc22/05/2016 18:06:08
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Posted by Percy Verance on 21/05/2016 10:07:44:

Designed by Ian Peacock I believe........and yes Manny, a kit was available for a while. I think I'm correct in saying it was the Purple Haze which sort of started the Club 20 racer craze.......

Boddo was credited with the idea of Club 20 racing as a simplified pylon racing class powered by a stock, non-tuned engine from a specified selection. He launched it with his own designs Hot 20 & Intro.
IIRC, Ian's Purple Haze was billed as a simplified semi competitive Club 20 starter model, might even have been rudder, elevator only. It was followed up by Electric Haze - brushed 600 motor & nicad power.

Eamonn Fahey23/05/2016 13:48:01
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Previous post *HERE* with info on Purple Haze. laugh

kc24/05/2016 09:18:34
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If it was built from a plan instead of a kit then it would have been the Electric Haze. Plan should still be available from MyHobbyStores

Plan number is RM 303

Edited By kc on 24/05/2016 09:19:07

Nick Cripps25/05/2016 02:16:50
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My humble apologies to Pat and, especially, Ian Peacock.

I have been corresponding with a clubmate about the Purple Haze who sent me the following reply: "I remember the model. It was designed by a friend of Millo's and named after his wife Hazel. A small high wing model but very nippy and aerobatic."

In my defence I was but a spotty-faced teenager in the 70s, just started in aeromodelling. Rob was a prolific designer and builder in those days and, as he was a keen promoter of the Purple Haze within the Long Eaton club, I just assumed it was one of his.

Ah well, you learn something new every day in this game...

kc25/05/2016 10:17:20
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If you refer to Radio Modeller January 1986 you will see the full explanation of how the Purple Haze came about and how it was modified to become Electric Haze. Reduced dihedral, strip ailerons and lighter wing construction ( its built up balsa ) seem the main things. The photo shows both Purple haze & Electric Haze side by side. Fuselage appears a trifle slimmer on electric.

As I said yesterday Electric Haze is a plan and still available, while I am pretty sure Purple Haze was a kit only.  Presumably the Electric Haze plan could be modified back to use a 0.15  glow but why would you want to bother now electric is so easy!

Edited By kc on 25/05/2016 10:22:15

Mannyroad31/05/2016 00:11:28
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WOW! I was quite shocked to return from my hols yesterday to see so many replies. Many thanks for all your comments and input. A friend has pointed me in the direction of Derick Scott at Modelplans@talktalk.net who is supplying me with a plan, so hopefully it won't belong before there's another Purple Haze screaming above the fields of Lancashire once again. As it should be. As I recall, I had a 0.25 in mine back then, and it kept you on your toes.

Just need to figure the cheapest place to get some foam cores cut. Any suggestions?

PatMc31/05/2016 00:46:28
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Posted by Mannyroad on 31/05/2016 00:11:28:

Just need to figure the cheapest place to get some foam cores cut. Any suggestions?

DIY. wink 2

Mannyroad31/05/2016 00:58:17
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Hi Pat,

Yeah, I figure DIY is cheapest, but I've no experience cutting foam cores and am not sure what set up I'd need to have a go. Hence outsourcing them.

Cuban813/09/2017 13:37:39
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Might be a nice mass build. Proven performer, easy build with a sprinkling of nostalgia for the days of the 'Speed 600' and house brick batteries. I could be tempted!

Edited By Cuban8 on 13/09/2017 13:38:05

kc13/09/2017 15:27:06
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The only snag is the Purple Haze kit has not been sold for 30 or 40 years! Possibly you meant Electric Haze? If so get the Mods to transfer your comment to the latest thread on that one.

Edited By kc on 13/09/2017 15:27:43

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