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ken anderson.23/05/2020 15:30:59
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hello denof,and welcome from me,traplet who were taken over by Sarik? is the place for the plan...around about £10 if my memory is still working ok...

 

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john stones 123/05/2020 15:32:57
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**LINK**

ken anderson.23/05/2020 17:35:30
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2013...……….just like that,reading through some of the posts on this thread...it's just like yesterday...time really does fly(Pun)? ……..the current P/Cat is no 5 and still flying in one piece......half way into this thread is the tale of the moulded/600 watt! P/Cat that flew once and mid flight decided to eat itself in the air...when the motor decided to find a new home...…….and of course the yellow one I built and sold on also bit the dust due to someone(new owner) not charging his TX battery...that was a shame also...kulou

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brfc723/05/2020 18:25:19
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Ken also the American flag PC that I bought off you didn’t last too long as I didn’t close top hatch properly and it came off just after launching and went straight through prop resulting in mid air explosion 😂

Still have my PC Mk2

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Craig Carr23/05/2020 19:06:06
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Thoroughly enjoyed re-reading this thread again.

Can’t believe 7 or so years have passed since I destroyed two pushy cats in quick succession due to my own stupidity blush

have been tidying the workshop today and found the Traplet plans...  very tempted to make anotherdont know

Edited By Craig Carr on 23/05/2020 19:07:29

john stones 123/05/2020 19:15:09
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I feel a song coming on.

Erfolg24/05/2020 12:10:38
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The thread reminds me that it was seven years ago I built my own Pushy Cat, which exist today.

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Seems I never photoed it complete.

There is a link to a thread for the mass build. It does seem that there are many variations on the exact plan. In my case I used a built up wing of 10% of NACA 0010, I was really after a mushy stall, and that is what I got. I also glassed the body, I think mainly because I used Blue Foam top to the body.

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I remember Kens cat, lying on the model. Our own cat would also intervene when it was feeding time.

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Alas he has since died, much missed.

I flew my model at Greenacres that year in the mass fly in.

I did subsequently crash the model.

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From memory I think I stalled it in a turn or something similar, What ever happened, it happened faster than me. It does show however that the model is easy to repair.

From memory it was last flown in the last 4 years, that is after moving house. I now fly models a lot less, then it was daily. I had a Municipal Golf course behind the house, when it was closed in winter and the flying field, just a mile away.

ken anderson.24/05/2020 12:29:50
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same here Erfolg,my little assistant is up in the sky also....and yes a Big miss...but her replacement is with us....not as interested in models yet....anyone reading in and thinking about a P/Cat....you couldn't get an easier/cheap to build model that is also easy to fly without any vices etc...

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Colin Leighfield24/05/2020 17:10:26
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image.jpgAh, my Pushy Cat Super Venom! Wrecked at Greenacres. Because I’m not naturally comfortable flying in groups and using a park fly rx I flew it out of range and it came down. I scrapped it when in fact it was repairable, although I’ve kept the cockpit section. Wouldn’t take a lot to make another. I enjoyed flying it at our home field, it was great. I remember when Chris Golds was asking for photos for Q&EF I sent him this picture and he published it in his Light Fantastic feature!

Erfolg25/05/2020 11:37:25
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I think your model may have been compromised on the Saturday, then I guess it was the Sunday when i went. I do remember talking with you, and your Jaguar.

Greenacres seemed a long drive to me at about 60 miles, the current journey of 90 miles is further, to NFC at approx 160 (320 round trip) miles is just to far.

I must agree that the pussy Cat is a well behaved model. I was advised that launch of the model should be an underarm toss, at half throttle and no more than 3/4 throttle. My first launch at half throttle had the model struggling along for something like a hundred yards, not climbing, as it sunk lower, as i desperately sought the throttle an up elevator. In short it sunk to the ground, no damage, even though on the edge of the stall, with the motor running.

All subsequent launches full throttle, it just climbs away, as on rails. In fact the whole flight it seems to be on rails.

Denof Amders05/07/2020 21:23:15
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20200620_180408.jpgSo I did get the drawings, and build one, it fly very good and also like inverted flight... I'm now building the second.

 

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Edited By Denof Amders on 05/07/2020 21:25:09

ken anderson.06/07/2020 07:41:45
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well done denof,the PC is a nice model to fly and simple build.....if your building no 2 you must be hooked..

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EvilC5706/07/2020 10:18:06
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I thought you might like to see my veteran Pushy Cat. Built in 2005, when I hadn't been flying for very long, I thought at the time it probably wouldn't last very long. However here we are dozens of flights later in 2020, and it's still going strong (so I must be doing something right!).

Fitted with a MEGA ACn 16/15/4 inrunner, it originally flew on 35MHz and with 800mAh NiCad batteries, but had an upgrade a number of years ago to 2.4Ghz, and a 1600mAh 3S LiPo, which has to be located right in the nose to get the CofG right (the original, much heavier, NiCad was in the centre as per the plan).

The only other changes over the years have been the addition of some strips of CF to either side of the tail booms (see photo below), which I found to be rather weak - and actually broke a couple of times following bad launches.

I've learned over the years to launch it with plenty of left aileron applied, to counteract the torque effect from the pusher motor & prop.

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