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80" Playboy Senior

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Montyb24/10/2017 01:28:39
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Hi all. I already have a 80" Playboy Senior pylon model with an OS-30 4 stroke. Really love the way it flys so I decided to build another one but this time the cabin model and will power it with an OS-26. I picked up a laser design service Cleveland Playboy Short Kit, purchased all the sticks and other materials from Balsa USA and started building. It will be a slow build. Winters up here will last till next May sometimes June. I'll post pictures as they come available

Montyb24/10/2017 01:37:55
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Montyb24/10/2017 10:40:12
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Have stabilizer done, still have to cut elevator loose and fabricate the leading edge on elevator and trailing edge on stabilizer and fit hinge pins. The Cleveland Playboy plans are for a free flight model so adaptions are being made. image.jpeg

Broken Prop25/10/2017 09:44:16
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That should make a lovely model Monty. Good luck with the build!

Pete

Djay25/10/2017 09:46:25
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Hi Monty, enjoy the build.

Last year I downloaded the plan for this and built one, powered by an OS26 FS.

What a delight to fly, full power 45 degree take off , just like the original, then cut the throttle to idle and every now and then click the tx trims to adjust the flight path. It flies about 2 MPH and just floats around free flight most of the time. I like to take it up fairly high, catch a thermal, adjust rudder trim for a big circuit and just sit and watch it fly itself.

If it is very windy, you can have a lot of fun hovering and flying backwards. I flew over 15 minutes recently taking off across the runway and never went over the center line of the runway or higher than 50 foot, then landed where I took off from.

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Darryl

 

ps. pics available in my photo album if you can access it. 

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Montyb25/10/2017 11:04:48
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Nice looking plane Darryl, didn't you show the build. I followed it. Nice job on that also. My playboy that I fly has the same characteristics with the OS-30 4 stroke. Just a relaxing pretty flyer. Although yours is nicer looking. Wanted to show pic of mine but it keeps loading upside down and can't rotate it for viewing. Monty

Djay25/10/2017 18:18:08
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Hi Monty, yes I did show the build. Love these vintage models, to me this is real aeromodelling

Montyb27/10/2017 03:27:39
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Cut elevator away from stabilizer. Ready to shape LE and TE and complete hinge pin locations. Also have to separate elevator into r & L sides.once again it posts upside down...image.jpeg

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Geoff Parkes27/10/2017 08:46:35
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A couple of years ago I built a Playboy senior , but electric powered, the bad news is it flew so well that I had to build 3 more for club members , it got to the point that I could not stand the sight of Playboys, i sold mine on and have built several other old timers since, my last one being a full size Powerhouse, that has similar flying qualites to the Playboy , but is a larger plane, I also enjoy the history of the hobby, although i get stick for electric power and film covering ! but when you get 3 or 4 old timers just drifting around on a warm summers day, it takes some beating and for little or no cost, best of luck with your build.

Montyb28/10/2017 01:24:04
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Here's my Sal Taibi Power House I built. Powered with Saito FA-56. Nice slow flyer. image.jpeg

Montyb31/10/2017 02:27:13
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Got edges on stabilizer and elevator, separated elevator and caped inside ends ready for robart hinge pins. Then on to the fuselage. Darryl. If you see this can you tell me what you set the throw on your rudder on the Playboy. Thanksimage.jpeg

Djay31/10/2017 08:24:57
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Hello Monty.

you need hardly any movement on the rudder. I fly mine using the rudder trim, just a couple of clicks then back to where it was. I only use full rudder when getting carried away and throw it around near the ground for a bit of fun.

As the rudder is above the stab you can set it how you like, maybe 1 inch each way and see how you get on.

I used pull pull cables as they are quick and easy to install.

Darryl

ken anderson.31/10/2017 09:20:32
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everyone should have a go with one of these old vintage design's ....so relaxing to fly and have fun with...

ken Anderson...ne...1. vintage dept.

Montyb01/11/2017 18:08:48
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Finished whole tail assembly. Now it's on to the fuselage. I'll save the wing for last. Everything hinged and ready for final sanding and covering.image.jpeg

Broken Prop01/11/2017 20:02:16
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That is a beautiful looking tailplane Monty. A real builder's model!

I am seriously considering building one as my winter project having seen your build blog. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pete

Montyb06/11/2017 01:43:02
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Just got back from New York City, now I can get started again.

Montyb10/11/2017 14:00:21
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Got back from NYC Sunday Nd got back started on myimage.jpg Playboy. Seems like a slow process but it is a winter project and winter has arrived. 6" snow and 14 degrees. Also I'm sort of in unchartered water. I have the Cleveland plans but no instructions. Finished first fuselage side except for some final shaping on underside of tail and backs

onetenor10/11/2017 16:43:15
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Very nice

Geoff Parkes11/11/2017 08:52:05
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Montyb, just picked up your post with a photo of your Powerhouse, looks like shiny heat shrink covering to me, I use the same to cover my old timers, and also electric power and I get all sorts of stick from other members of the club,

at least you have used a I/C motor ! you have made an fantastic job on the plane, I noticed that you have put wires from the tailplane to the fin, I did not put them on mine, I thought the joint between fuse. and tailplane was up to the way I fly my old timers. hope all is well with your playboy build Regards

Dwain Dibley.11/11/2017 10:47:05
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You are doing a great job. thumbs up

I have to agree, the old Vintage models are a delight to build and fly.

Here is my B.B. Great News, which I converted to Electric Power.

D.D.

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