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john stones 124/02/2016 17:23:07
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Looks great Richard, struts made it yes


Richard Harris26/02/2016 20:25:51
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Thanks John yes,

I popped it in my car and managed to grab a couple of flights after work today, it was cloudy with not much light but I did manage to capture a bit of footage.

Not the best as the camera was mounted to my transmitter so it was point and hope.


Steve Jones 226/02/2016 21:19:44
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sam_1983.jpgGreat job Rich, yet again, love the details and struts

Second the Uncanny suggestion, you need to fix yours and it's still the best Cannard....

Richard Harris13/03/2016 20:58:15
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She has now got 15 flights under her wings, most of those undertaken over the glorious weekend we have just had. Loops, rolls, stall turns and inverted flight have all now been explored with good results.

Today I handed the transmitter to club mate Andy who flew it for me so I could attempt to get some snaps, it was a little breezier but coped well.

So that's about it, the model will be flown regularly over this coming season which is what it was built for. Maybe I will get round to a larger version at some stage.





Richard Harris09/04/2016 20:57:45
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My Pawnee flew its 40th flight this evening at the local park which happens to be just infront of the house. Wind was up and down and swirling through the trees but it handled ok considering. Managed to persuade young Debs out to piont the camera at the model, considering she is 32 weeks pregnant she did really well.

Stephen Jones09/04/2016 21:27:24
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Nice one Rich,

Not only looks good , flies nice too thumbs up


Richard Harris06/02/2019 09:31:19
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So, I have had my arm twisted by the editor for my little Piper Pawnee which will be included in the next issue of RCM&E. With that on course I am resurrecting this thread and will add a materials list over the coming weeks for any potential aerial farmers.

It replicates all the running gear from my Snap Dragon so costs are kept relatively low, like wise I see no reason why this couldn't be scaled up to suit what ever size you wish (maybe beef up the wing structure) as I am doing with my Snap Dragon right now.

You will be happy to know that the prototype still gets a regular airing.


FilmBuff11/02/2019 11:54:39
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Love this Rich - the mag landed today and will be a spring build for me.

Thing is - the plan has no dimension data for the wing components.

I'm too lazy to leave my home office and run a ruler over the plan...blush

Richard Harris11/02/2019 20:25:31
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I have not seen the magazine until it arrives in the shops but I generally add the wood type and thicknesses by each template so as not to clutter the building part of the plan up.

That said, you can really use what ever you have that's close, just keep the wood light and alter the slots in the spars and depth of R1 to suit.

To confirm on the wing, I used 1.5mm medium balsa for the ribs,wing tips, sheeting and gussets.

3mm hard balsa for the wing spars and 6mm medium sheet (cut to width) for the leading edge. Trailing edge section is 8 x 32mm but this could easily be sanded from sheet.

I look forward to your build thumbs up


Mark Kettle 113/02/2019 02:24:28
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I'm glad the editor twisted your arm Rich, it's a nice plan you have drawn.

Richard Harris22/02/2019 21:11:44
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Thank you Mark yes

Here are a few photos that didn't quite make the grade, they may or may not be of help to potential builders

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