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Tony Bennett22/08/2017 16:14:40
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this any good

built from a 1966 design.

converted to electric.

left to me in the will of a dear departed friend.


Tony B

Edited By Tony Bennett on 22/08/2017 16:17:54

trebor22/08/2017 18:39:02
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I would love one of those Hog bipe's, very nice yes

Tony Cook20/09/2017 21:10:27
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89 photos

scaled down loaded dice 'diced' all sheet wing...flies great!!


Paul C.20/09/2017 21:52:25
348 forum posts
104 photos

Another excellent job Tony 👍 can you give us some details on size, motor etc. Solid wing 😱 did you use a single servo in the fus.


Tony Cook20/09/2017 22:01:01
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Hi Paul. Thanks for the kind feedback. All sheet wing 1/4" No ribs! 1/8" sides 3/16" tail & fin. 38inch span 40inch length. AXI2808/24 / 3s 2400 lipo / 10x 5.5 apc e prop. 40a esc/ 2lbs auw. Moulded my own canopy using pop bottle ( first attempt at this took 5 attemp?s). First flight was utterly uneventful couple of clicks of up was all. Flies really smooth..and lands a peach with the forward u/c. Will try and post video soon. Cheers for now.
brian ball 121/09/2017 08:09:35
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Well Done flies beautiful terry would be proud,

keep practising those knife/edges


Peter Christy21/09/2017 09:05:19
846 forum posts

Tony Bennett: That looks like a "Phoenix", a design that appeared in the American RCM magazine in the mid 60's. I think the published plan was something like the Mk 6 version of the design, as it took the designer a while to overcome the traditional problems with swept and tapered wings - particularly tip stalling!

IIRC, he overcame that by making the tips thicker relative to the chord than the roots, and claimed it cured the problem completely.

Never saw one in the flesh, but I always thought it looked right, and if the old adage is to be believed, it should fly right!

Just watch out for any tip stalling issues when you test fly it! Try a few stalls at altitude first, as per full size!



Tony Cook21/09/2017 17:25:14
101 forum posts
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Hi Paul, here's image of rear of fus just behind wing. Allowing loads of space up front and under canopy or battery esc & rx!!

diced rc installation

Paul C.21/09/2017 19:40:06
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Hi Tony, great idea to put the servos there . Built a whizza a few years back, that had sheet wings flew great and would also fly really slow without stalling.


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