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Peter Miller asks what next?

Would people like a more complicated model

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Bob H06/04/2013 20:25:02
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Thank you Peter for all your hard work and for all the pleasure you have given us. I personally would like a plan to build a high or low winger about 50 to 60 inch wingspan that i could power with nice clean Electric. ( Sport Model that is ).

Plummet07/04/2013 19:21:53
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Peter,

Here is a photo I took today

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It is a Yak 18A. Another photo of it is on the web page of the Real Aeroplane Company website.

Plummet

Daniel Cardona07/04/2013 20:13:03
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If it's going to be a YAK so be it, but i prefer the yak 18 pm cheeky

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regards

Daniel

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Edited By Daniel Cardona on 07/04/2013 20:16:54

Plummet07/04/2013 22:39:03
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This is getting confusing. Trike or taildragger?

Plummet

Peter Miller08/04/2013 08:48:18
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The YAK drawing has been shelved. It was going to be the early blister cowl version but any one of them could have been made from that.

I think I am going to do a project that has been on my to do list for about 13 years.

Piers Bowlan08/04/2013 18:29:28
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Jurca Tempete gets my vote (or a Jurca Sirocco if you are prepared to do retracts). After all your control line model was a long time ago, so about time you did an RC version. It would be a popular choice too I am sure.

I tend to agree the Polikarkpov I-16 is indeed an ugly beast Peter but it does have character in spades even if it would probably fly like a pig! The Yak would clearly be a good flier with its higher aspect ratio and skinny fuz although I am not a fan of the blister cowls myself. Perhaps a project shelved for a later date?

Peter Miller08/04/2013 18:40:13
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The Yak could be just shelved. It could also be modified to a PS (Don't like trikes)

I am really getting close to my choice. The main thing is that I have to really want to build the model and know how I am going to do any tricky bits.

I have one or two jobs to deal with first.

Gary Vinten 117/07/2013 21:15:21
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Hi Peter

Whats next for use on the free plane building board !wink

Peter Miller18/07/2013 08:37:08
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Well, Graham Ashby has my really gorgeous CAP 20L on file. Does the best four point rolls you have ever seen.

I think my AViate will have to be a feature plan. I have a only plan going out this week to RCMW. but it will not be a freebee.

I have just found a great little homebuilt that may come along sometime fairly soon. It is called the Hummel Bird. Got 3 views and lots of pictures. Really needs a flat twin but I can't afford one of those.

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Tartan8120/07/2013 21:09:43
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Foxfan20/07/2013 23:25:32
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Erco Ercoupe. Round sections, twin fins, natural metal. Pretty and different.

Martin

Tartan8120/07/2013 23:31:31
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Yes a yak ..love it..got my vote

kevin b20/07/2013 23:59:57
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Hi Peter.

How about a scale twin ? Something just off the beaten track such as a Liore et Olivier LeO 45 or a Dornier 217. Maybe a Vickers-Armstrong Warwick. If you want civilian, how about a Caproni Bergamaschi 309 ?

kevinb

Peter Miller21/07/2013 08:24:34
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The spell of designers block has long gone.

My Aviat 110 Special is almost ready for covering.

I have several other scale designs in mind including the Hummel Bird which does appeal.

There are also a couple of twins that have been added to my "One Day" list. including the "Autoplane"

Peter Miller21/07/2013 08:27:44
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Posted by Bob H on 06/04/2013 20:25:02:

Thank you Peter for all your hard work and for all the pleasure you have given us. I personally would like a plan to build a high or low winger about 50 to 60 inch wingspan that i could power with nice clean Electric. ( Sport Model that is ).

Bob, you will like the Aviat 110 Special. Very pretty, you can hide the charger ,field battery and your tranny (well, almost) in the cabin and it is 55" span.

The other one was the Legrand Simon LS 60 that was in RCM&E a year or two ago.

Daniel Cardona05/01/2014 21:02:27
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can i add this as a suggestion for a next plan

piper Tomahawk

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just thinking of something different

Erfolg05/01/2014 23:23:07
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I personally would like to see one of the air racers from the Golden Age.

Some have been done, such as the Art Chester Jeep, or commercial models such as the Gilmore Special. Yet so many have not,well certainly in recent years, such as the Brown Racer, or the GB QED.

Most being home built, lend themselves to simple models. Some even have parallel chord wings , I think the Goon is one such.

A different tack could be a CL model, such as a Team racer, like the Jabberwocky or Simple Simon a stunter. Redefined using building techniques that are appropriate for today, taking into account that the models do not go around in a circle, often benefiting from a controllable rudder. Even the rigging relationships benefit from resetting as many stunters needed up (a little) to get them to fly level. Whereas we spend most of the time the right way up. Bags of mileage in this direction.

Peter Miller06/01/2014 08:45:14
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Actually I favour the Benny Howard racers, Pete is a favourite. Ike or Mike possibles.

The Tomahawk does nothing for me.

Actualy I was toying with a small Pete as a full size plan. I might even do two sizes, one for RCM&E and once for elsewhere

john stones 106/01/2014 08:55:35
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peter

I would go with agree with you there. maybe a pete and a mike though wink

Peter Miller06/01/2014 09:13:12
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Well, I have a drawiung on the board and I want to do another control liners and anyway RCM&E has the CAP 20L coming out and Grumpy Tigercub on file so we shall have to see,

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