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Chris Bott - Moderator04/02/2018 13:41:24
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Hi Chris I'm loving this so far. I'd love to do one myself one day if plans were ever available.

On the photos, if you make sure the cursor is in the place that you want the next photo and then do the insert, they should end up in the order you intend.
Percy Verance04/02/2018 15:44:41
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Chris, Ivan Pettigrew does a plan for either a Rapide or Dragon (I can't remember which), along with some other nice DH aircraft. All electric and all good sizes. www.ivansplans.com

Percy Verance04/02/2018 15:47:13
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I just looked Chris, and it's a Rapide at 76 inch span, so not quite what you're looking for........ The wingtips would frighten me a bit.......or to be precise, the possible handling characteristics resulting from them. secret

 

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Chris Reid04/02/2018 15:53:24
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Thanks Percy, but for me the designing is at least half the fun of aeromodelling. To start with a clean sheet of paper and end up with a flying model is a great buzz. I designed most of my model fleet, and selling a design to a magazine to pay for it is very satisfying too.

Chris Reid04/02/2018 16:04:07
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Two Chris's in play had me confused. Thanks for the photo insertion advice Chris.

There are a fair number of Dragon Rapide Plans about, and there's a possibility that David Ashby may buy my DH84 Dragon, a, if it flies, and b. if I can face the detailed workup of what will be a complex plan. I'm only doing mine so that I can replicate the "Chrisair" original decor. Vanity but fun.

Chris Bott - Moderator04/02/2018 16:43:07
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Thanks Percy. No the Rapide is not for me I already have enough pointy wings ta.

Chris I can only encourage the drawing up of the plans. It would certainly go straight in near the top of my to do list.
Chris Reid11/02/2018 17:15:08
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Not so much progress this week. The battery box is in, and I have made up the giant block of balsa that will eventually become the shapely Dragon nose. This will be removable for battery insertion.

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Chris Reid14/02/2018 16:49:01
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I may never carve a nose block from the solid ever again!! However, it's come out not half bad.

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cymaz14/02/2018 17:39:56
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I congratulate you on your effortsyes

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