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The plan build article by Peter Miller - 10/11/09

Andy Shailer22/02/2009 09:26:03
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Finished Bootlace four weeks back, waiting for  the  right weather! as we all do, firsts scratch built rc Ive done, so was happy little chappy yeaterday when she took to the skyes, nothing to worry about she was lovely, its true what they say about being a great feeling when you build it youself and you see it fly!  (and land! ) still smilling 24 hours later.

Andy Shailer22/02/2009 09:28:31
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Andy Shailer22/02/2009 09:29:37
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David Ashby - Moderator22/02/2009 10:08:37
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Nice one Andy, that's what it's all about
Stephen Grigg22/02/2009 11:23:21
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Well done Andy worth the wait
Andy Shailer22/02/2009 16:50:34
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Thanks lads, Im still smiling
Martin Harris22/02/2009 18:49:02
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If your Bootlace is anything like the one I  test flew for a fellow member then you should be delighted with it.  It's one of the sweetest handling models I've ever flown.
Peter Miller22/02/2009 18:57:12
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It looks super.Glad you had such a good test session. Another satisfied customer.
 
After weeks of bad weather I was able to test two new models today. No photos, too cloudy.
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator10/11/2009 15:00:04
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Wow...the Bootlace....this was a model I always lusted after when I was messing about with 1.5cc diesels & single channel Outlaws many many years ago...I even had the plan in my box but couldn't afford the "big" engine & 4 channel gear that it needed so I never built it. I dropped out of the hobby in the mid/late 80's & had a clear out...my box of plans was one of things I chucked out...oh! regret, regret...there was so much good stuff in there!!!
 
Really pleased to see its still available.....another one for the "to do" list!!!!!
 
I've always thought the Marricardo & the Bootlace share a bloodline......what does everyone else think....??
BB10/11/2009 15:55:08
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Looks very, very sporty.  Have you a vid perchance Andy ?
 
Very nice
 
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Sheldon Holy13/11/2009 20:29:31
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Hi, i'm not surprised it flies so well! The shape and placement of everything is 'text book' perfect, and a beautifuly built too!
 
I want!
 
Sheldon
Peter Miller17/11/2009 08:58:28
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I don't think you had a Bootlace plan in the 80s as it was only designed a few years ago!
 
No relationship to the Maricardo, it is really a stretched Shoestring racer. The orginal was flying up until recently in a club members hands but he got hit by interferrence.
Erfolg17/11/2009 14:58:29
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There was a plan called "Shoestring", I think it was called, in many ways similar. I think it was a RCM&E plan?
 
I guess based on a full size pylon racer.
 
The major difference's were a turtle deck, tapered wing with square tips.
 
My own was for a 40 ic, quite a good model to both build and fly.
 
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Erfolg17/11/2009 15:35:06
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I  have just looked at my records.
 
I am wrong. There was a BOOTLACE, it was an Ian Peacock design, 52.5" span. Designed for 0.29-0.4 cu inch, 3-4 channel.
 
I was correct in remembering a very good model, sold on, after much pleasure, for £20, I think that was quite a lot of money then!
 
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Steve Hargreaves - Moderator18/11/2009 09:06:57
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Well...I know memory is a curious thing but I definitely remember an aircraft plan called the Bootlace & it was a shoulder wing type model I couldn't say if it was exactly the same model but certainly similar.......Erfolgs description certainly sounds right......coincidence maybe??
Erfolg18/11/2009 10:07:03
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Steve
 
I would hazard a guess that the models are the same. The Ian Peacock model was certainly a shoulder wing. I strongly suspect that both IP and PM drew on the same inspiration, "Shoestring". The main area of divergence is IP, deciding to have a turtle rear deck, with a steeply sloping canopy, which is more akin to "Rivets". I have noticed that wing and tail treatment of these types of air racers, often see a lot of differences, as "Shoestring" can be found with both, straight wing tips and well rounded. At high speeds the straight wings tips work well as AOA is low and tip losses are low. So I guess most racers had straight tips, but then again, there are those pylon turns.
 
IP kitted the model, I think, as Tangerine or maybe Miss Tangerine.
 
Erfolg
 
 
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator18/11/2009 14:30:20
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A quick look on the X-List plans site reveals a Bootlace plan RC1227...I wonder if thats the one??
IanN19/11/2009 09:50:41
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Yes, it is.
 
RC 1227 is an Ian Peacock designed 3/4 function F1 racer style sportster. Shoulder wing, spats, cowl cheeks
 
I've got a (small) old pic. If I can get it big enough and of sufficient quality to be useful I'll post it here
 
 
IanN19/11/2009 11:00:23
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Here you go....
 
 

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator19/11/2009 21:02:20
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Thats the one!!! Thanks Ian thats great............
 
What is really amazing here is that Ian Peacock & Peter Miller have designed a similar model 30 years apart & called it the same name!!!!!!!!!

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