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John Muir04/01/2019 15:51:31
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My Mini Robot built from an original plan for electric power with rudder and elevator. Flies well but the wings fold if you loop it robot.jpg

Geoff Sleath04/01/2019 16:49:24
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Posted by onetenor on 03/01/2019 17:32:43:

I don't recall Aero glue but have seen the name. It was Cascamite for me Again a powder and water. Good stuff.

It had the advantage of being waterproof and setting in low temperatures. I used it to deck a plywood dinghy hull one winter in a freezing cold concrete garage when there was no chance of epoxy ever curing.


Peter Christy04/01/2019 17:07:08
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Posted by John Muir on 04/01/2019 15:51:31:

My Mini Robot built from an original plan for electric power with rudder and elevator. Flies well but the wings fold if you loop it repeatedly.

Or even if you hold on the rudder too long!

My first successful RC flight was with a Mini-Robot, just over 50 years ago! MacGregor single channel radio and an Elmic sequential escapement. The first flight went fine, but on the second the escapement skipped, and the model entered a left hand spiral dive. I held on - convinced I was giving it right - until light dawned, and I let go.

The wings promptly folded!

I built a new one for the 50th anniversary of that flight, and flew it from the same location. But this one has SPRUCE spars!!! wink

John Muir04/01/2019 20:43:22
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My original Mini Robot could only manage a few feet in a gentle right hand turn. The DC Bantam did its best but the weight of the model beat it. Doped nylon, Humbrol paint and fuel proofer all adds up! Seemed sturdy though.

I had a look and found one of those Veron leaflets from the OP that must have come with the kit. Never throw anything away. Must do a Cardinal or a Deacon some time.

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