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Peter Miller09/11/2015 08:27:10
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engine.jpgJust in case anyone wants to see my Locamp here are some pictures.

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Danny Fenton09/11/2015 09:25:05
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It would be fantastic if you could make it Peter, great to put a face to a name

Cheers

Danny

Peter Miller09/11/2015 10:01:42
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I would like to and all being well we will, another member also mentioned coming.

John Dean09/11/2015 17:07:34
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The Dornier motor/undercarriage is pretty simple. Mine is just going to bolt onto formers in the fuselage but I am sure that Peter could do a better job. Model is 72" span, 2 x EMAX 2826/06, 60 amp ESC, 2 x 4S 4200.dsc_0003.jpg

kc09/11/2015 18:04:08
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That LoCamp is very nice....... it seems I will have to buy two magazines the month that is published! The full size is just a scaled up two seater version of Miss Lizzie!

 

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Peter Miller09/11/2015 18:16:03
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I can tell you that the flaps and ailerons are hinged well back, They are a bit of a pain to do but end up as shrouded ailerons and flaps.

I can also tell you that the dummy engine rates a separate article on its own which is also useful to builders of other dummy engines. This model took me a total of three months.

Believe it or not the American builder asked me what effect the flaps have on trim.

I was ableo to tell him that they make no difference to the trim

Geoff Sleath09/11/2015 20:29:56
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Peter, your Locamp is gorgeous but I don't think I could afford a 7 cylinder radial engine wink 2. Seriously, you really did make a superb job of the dummy engine. It looks ready to fire up any second.

btw neither of your links work for me.

Geoff

Percy Verance09/11/2015 20:34:22
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John

Is your Dornier an own design or a plan? Looks good so far.....

Peter Miller09/11/2015 21:17:43
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 09/11/2015 20:29:56:

Peter, your Locamp is gorgeous but I don't think I could afford a 7 cylinder radial engine wink 2. Seriously, you really did make a superb job of the dummy engine. It looks ready to fire up any second.

btw neither of your links work for me.

Geoff

i haven't put any links in but just for you

Locamp

Note that you can download the full 500 page assembly manual free of charges from this website

kevin b09/11/2015 22:45:35
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Hi Pete.

Have you got a copy of The Air Racer by Charles Mendenhall ?

I assume you have, but if you haven't, get one !!!

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Erfolg09/11/2015 23:54:05
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Kevin, I know he has, as PM recommended the book. It is a good book.

Yet I believe that Mr Miller should be encouraged to read "The Gee Bee Racers by the same author.

Another book, which would provide a lot of character aircraft is "The Golden Age of Airracing, pre 1940" by S.H. Schmid and Truman C. Weaver, for a change from the midget racers of the post war era.

Wiltshire Flyer10/11/2015 03:41:01
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I know you said no war birds but! The LA-7 is a great aircraft?

I don't know nearly as much as many others who have suggested designs so I can't explain my reasoning other than I flew it many times in an online sim (Google Oleg and the IL series of very respected online sims) and in warbirds terms it flies amazingly well fast and slow and is not a bird many have encountered?

Peter Miller10/11/2015 08:39:46
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I have a signed copy of Henry Haffke's book on the Gee Bees. I also have Volumes 1 and 2 of Goodyear and Formula One Air Racing by Roberst S Hirsch. and Roger Huntingdon's "The Thompson Trophy Racers. plus quite a few others.

WF

For a moment I thought you mean the LTV A-7. Often looked at that!!!!.

The Lavochkin (?) LA7 has been done as a kit by Warbirds. Flies very nicely.

I have dozens and dozens of aircraft that I consider modelling, The Dornier as mentioned, the Pilatus P-2, The Waco SRE, The Waco Taper wing as flown by Bob Lyjak and so it goes on. Then I get asked to design Jodels and Cap 10s etc.

The man who built the Luciole is working on another French homebuilt, a side by side two seater. He would like me to make a model of that.

The point is that I design and build aircraft that I really want to build. When I do a subject that other people have pushed me into I never enjoy it as much and then it becomes hard work which is no fun.

AS for flying something on a simulator. Well, I played with one for a time. I will admit that when I set it up on the CAP 21 with sizes and weight s etc it was very close to my own CAP 21. but apart from that I can't comment.

Erfolg10/11/2015 11:08:14
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Peter

There are some really character aircraft from that Golden Age of USA air racing. There must be at least 10 that takes your fancy.

Just settle before the open fire, glass in hand, in your favourite arm chair. Open the book, casually flick through the pages, when suddenly you are awakened from your browsing, as your eyes fall upon that long forgotten aircraft, that you had said and promised to yourself, that is the one, that is the next aircraft, before the editor demanded yet another Cosmic Wind.

Was it a Brown B1, or Wedell Williams No.2, Art Chester Jeep or Goon? Ah, yes, that is it, the mighty Gee Bee QED!

Peter Miller10/11/2015 11:23:09
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There is a lot of difference between "Takes my fancy" and "That is the one I want to build right now!"

Wiltshire Flyer10/11/2015 14:37:43
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Good points Peter, I hope you come up with something soon! 👍🏻

kevin b13/11/2015 23:02:32
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Ah, too many aircraft and not enough time.

Hands up all those who can remember when it was "Too many women, not enough time" ? (not to be taken too literally and with apologies to the ladies).

wink 2

Daniel Cardona30/11/2015 20:52:36
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So there was someone who mentioned the Book '' The air Racer'' by Charles a Neanderthal, so since peter likes pylon racers there is one in particular i really like. The Napier Heston Racer which is in page 102

Wide undercarriage, beautiful stream line shape and a bit wide fuselage perfect to accommodate servos a nice four stroke maybe and might be a good candidate for elec power too.

how this takes you fancy peter wink

or maybe the Macer-2 shark pg 137

Peter Miller30/11/2015 21:45:29
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Sorry but it is a bit short on wing area. Could stretch it I suppose. I have the Hirsch books with much nicer planes!!

Luther Oswalt30/05/2016 16:38:29
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Peter,

I just saw the Miles 6 in the "Members Models" and it is beautiful and would make a great Miller Design with optional landing gear fairings!

Leo

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