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Old 03-18-2009, 09:32 PM   #46
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I'm an ARF guy. This kit makes me wish I was a builder. I can't wait 'till some of these come up for sale used and RTF! I guess it'll be a year or two...
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #47
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mr miracle... i'm excited to watch your build thread on this beauty! you will undoubtedly do this airframe justice! it's always nice to watch your builds!

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Old 03-18-2009, 09:48 PM   #48
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Chris: It was very difficult starting out for us. I started this adventure in '75. The only thing we had on top of the transmitter was an on'/off switch and trim tabs. We had two lefts and two right servos. We had to plan out our pushrod location. If your elevator went down when you pulled up, you were in big trouble birdsong. I remember the first giant scale planes back in the late 70's. They were 1/4 plywood everything. Even had 1/4 ply ribs. An 80" plane was about 25 lbs. or so. Boy have things change.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:57 PM   #49
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this ulty sure is a far cry from the Byron Origionals "PIPE DREAM" wouldn't you say??? lol
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #50
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Chris: It was very difficult starting out for us. I started this adventure in '75. The only thing we had on top of the transmitter was an on'/off switch and trim tabs. We had two lefts and two right servos. We had to plan out our pushrod location. If your elevator went down when you pulled up, you were in big trouble birdsong. I remember the first giant scale planes back in the late 70's. They were 1/4 plywood everything. Even had 1/4 ply ribs. An 80" plane was about 25 lbs. or so. Boy have things change.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:46 PM   #51
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....got on the list for this last week....hoping by the time it ships I'll be caught up on all my other projects! Cant wait....this will be killer for sure....will definitely be doing a build thread!
SWEET! When can i pick up my finished plane?
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:16 AM   #52
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Chris: It was very difficult starting out for us. I started this adventure in '75. The only thing we had on top of the transmitter was an on'/off switch and trim tabs. We had two lefts and two right servos. We had to plan out our pushrod location. If your elevator went down when you pulled up, you were in big trouble birdsong. I remember the first giant scale planes back in the late 70's. They were 1/4 plywood everything. Even had 1/4 ply ribs. An 80" plane was about 25 lbs. or so. Boy have things change.
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I remember those days too, thank god they are gone brother...

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Old 03-19-2009, 01:16 PM   #53
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A few years later we wanted to fly 50% bipes. Built three of them with a friend. These bipes were about 100" in span (same size as today's 150cc bipes). We had to come up with all our own parts. Even made our own mufflers, put two landing gears on top of one another (lam. together) to hold up to the landings. All the wheels we put on those went flat when we sat the plane down. We made the wheel pants out of balsa. A wopper cowl made out of balsa and ply. The 3W-120 just came out, so that was the engine. The planes weighed over 70 lbs each. Some of you might remember these from the east coast. Giant Weeks Solutions backed by Mr. Herb Walls. Mr. Walls and I were great friends, he let me fly them at shows for him.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:32 PM   #54
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Dan,
Remember Miles Reed the designer of the Weeks Solution? Great guy that always put on a good show. Back then I was so impressed with "this old guy" that got out there and did rolling circles. hehe I thought " Man! Someday I'd sure like to be able to do a rolling circle!" Now I can do them inside and out and now it's other aerobatics I'm wishing I could do. Guess there's always something.

Anyway, built one Weeks and three Weeks Solutions but NEVER a 50%'er. You were breaking ground doing that! I also remember a "cutting edge" builder back then that said "you should never build these giant scale planes with out plywood, hardwood and epoxy. Amazing how far we've come!

Thanks for keeping us up on the latest Ultimate project! See you at the LARKS!
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:30 PM   #55
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Miles Reed was one of the first guys to do the rolling circle. I got a VHS of him doing it at an Airshow in Bristol, TN. It rolled about 6 or 7 times, but he did it. The tape is from around 1994 or so. I went to Toledo one year with a couple of TOC guys and the above mentioned Herb Walls, we stopped off at Miles's house and spent the night. Miles had our tickets waiting for us. He's a great guy. At 70 years old (he's older now), he could run down the entire hill of a slope soaring event and run back up it to get a glider for someone that did not slope the slope correctly. An amazing individual.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:47 PM   #56
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I cant wait to see the Caroline bags for this!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:23 AM   #57
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Andy: The bags have already been designed. There will be four bags for the two wings. Sorta' like bag halves. They are designed so one person can bag up the wings. A velcro strip in the midde will hold the bag halves together, sorta' like the current stab bags, except they overlap.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #58
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For one-piece wings I hope Carloine can make them open length-wise. Extra padding too since the one piece are likely to get some bumps putting them in and out of the trailer. Handles on one side and both long ends too so they can be slid out of the trailer easily also.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:58 AM   #59
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Opps - I should have hit refresh first. Oh well... I will make my own.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:26 AM   #60
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Any time line on the release of the kit?
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