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Andy Green02/08/2012 17:34:26
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Our club have been invited to another local club flyin & BBQ on 11/12 Aug. They have a control line circle, so this is what I'm building.

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Strangly looking forwaard to flying it.

All Made from my scrap box except the tank, had to buy that.

Andy

Robin Kearney02/08/2012 21:35:39
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That looks nice Andy.

There is a mini resurgence of CL at our club, we've long had a single CLer who doesnt fly anything else, but just recently another guy has started coming with a combat wing. This has given me to urge to dig my KK Phantom out of storage. The sad truth is I never got round to flying the poor thing. Hoping to maiden it next week.

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Steve Hargreaves - Moderator03/08/2012 14:28:40
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Well I did think I might have to kneck this thread as being "off topic".....I mean...a control liner on an RC website....teeth 2

Looks great Andy......what size is she? What sort of engine are you fitting? Will it be a trad Brit tissue covering or are you going for something more modern??

Don't forget to post a video of you getting dizzy......wink 2

Andy Green03/08/2012 14:36:06
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Hi Steve

I've a 30 year old PAW 15, model is a Midi Slow by Dave Clarkson, span 36". Its designed to be made from a sheet ofs 1/8 and 1/2 balsa.

Fuselage and tail will be tissue, looking for some nylon for the wings, if not they will be tissue too.

Andy

Myron Beaumont03/08/2012 17:12:49
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you don't get dizzy if you do a few figure of eights everynow and again

Andy Green03/08/2012 17:17:31
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It's been 15 years since I've flown control line, back in the day I was reasonable flyer, ie not many circles, mostly 8's or inverved to unwind as it were. My favourite maneuver was a wing over from the outside of the cirlce towards the pits, he he.

Been let down on the nylon for the covering so the first flight will be on the day. Ho hum.

Andy

Peter Miller03/08/2012 18:27:41
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Posted by Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 03/08/2012 14:28:40:

Well I did think I might have to kneck this thread as being "off topic".....I mean...a control liner on an RC website....teeth 2

Looks great Andy......what size is she? What sort of engine are you fitting? Will it be a trad Brit tissue covering or are you going for something more modern??

Don't forget to post a video of you getting dizzy......wink 2

NECK THE THREAD! When RCM&E has published two control line plans? You cannot be serious.

 

And how to avoid getting dizzy is easy. Flying a Peacemaker. Stand up for take offs and landing.

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Edited By Peter Miller on 03/08/2012 18:30:57

PatMc03/08/2012 19:02:58
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Hi Andy, look what i've got hanging up in the garage, LOL.

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Wings & fus are covered with Solartex with a coat of varnish, tailplane with tissue. It hasn't flown for 7 or 8 years but I've been toying with electrifying it using a F/F time & speed controler LINK to drive the ESC. I should be able to get similar power & weight to the original PAW 2.5 for about a 4.5mins flight per charge using a 1500mAH 3s lipo.

Myron Beaumont04/08/2012 01:17:20
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Ah Peter .The Peacemaker !!! I know what you mean ! Can't understand all the mentions of those horrid early things like the Phantom or Phantom Mite if I remember correctly.Like a brick on the end of a piece of string basically.My favourite was a scaled down Nobbler with a Frog 2.49 diesel .Four leafed clover -- No problem. Hang on, I might just build another 'cos I loved flying a model that wouldn't disappear over the horizon ! Ahh ,The joys of free flight before radio in the 50s & 60s & the single channel Super 60 (Mc Gregor ) on the beach at Southport/Ainsdale beach in the early 70s when I played in the band at Pontins .Sorry ,I'm rambling on BUT I really enjoyed it .face 14

Robin Kearney04/08/2012 07:16:35
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One mans brick was another mans first model aircraft smile p

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Andy Green04/08/2012 07:55:35
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I was never that good Peter.

Andy

Peter Miller04/08/2012 08:31:41
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I flew Phantom Mites. Couldn't afford the Phantom! But soon advanced to models that were easier to crash!

Junior Nobler with a Fox .15 was awesome. Did not like the full size Nobler. I loved Coy Lady and Bob Palmer's Smoothie.

You don't need a chair. You can also lie on your back and fly the full tank out.

John Privett04/08/2012 10:16:49
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I'm surprised nobody has posted this yet; teeth 2

Slightly bizarre, but I guess if it allows somebody to fly who couldn't otherwise do so...
Peter Miller04/08/2012 11:10:54
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There have been set ups withy a joystick outside the circle. They suffer from the same problem as this one,. If the lines go slack you can't run backwards to regain line tension.

I also hate to think what would happen if one of the bearings jammed in that chairdisgust

John A Cole22/08/2012 09:38:11
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anyone flying C/L in Hampshire? thinking might be tempted to get back to it after 30 years!

bouncebounce crunch22/08/2012 14:19:27
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I cant believe some people can put more effort into drraagging their chair into the circle, than choosing the colour of their shoes or trimming the mo. utterly absurd.

what happens when someone launches your model with plenty of slack in the lines? that should be fun.

Peter Miller22/08/2012 18:27:33
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I don't know about the chap on the swivel chair.

I just did mone for fun. Flying lying on my back used to be a party piece at the dissplaysthat our club used tvo do many years ago.

Mark Powell 222/08/2012 18:47:05
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Peter, stealing a swivelling bar stool from your local pub when the landlord is not looking is the simplest way. You may need a friend or two to divert his attention.

Not the sort that unscrews while swivelling of course!

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