Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sonic Dad Glider

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The International Benny Boxcar Brigade (Blog #1-3)

The Benny Boxcar Brigade is being organized by Ned Nevels of SAM Chapter 27 in Napa, California.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Electric Old Timers at Muncie

My red Twin Cyclone, and me launching Steve Moskal's (now lives in Albuquerque) Brooklyn Dodger with the red nose (lipstick?) He used to live here with us in the Chicago area, but retired to New Mexico! 

 Thermals.....Safe Travel.....Happy Landings Glen Poole, Sr.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

P-30 Blue Ridge Square Eagle

This is my 1982 Blue Ridge "Square Eagle" P-30 at the Lewistown International Airport at about 5:30p.m today. I only got two flights in; the first with 250 turns and the second with a hair over 500 turns. There were hordes of little black flying ants and I had to leave. I drove down-a-ways and they were there also. So, I left. This model has many flights on it and is always a stable, good flying model. I hope PAL Models and Bob Langelius resume kitting this model. 

cheers, cccnh.   
 p.s. I hit that tower in the background coming in on the second flight but no harm done.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Drones in all sizes

I am sure you all, by now, have concluded that the drone on stage looks familiar.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Midwest SAM Champs 2013

Jay Burkart assembling the 2300sq" Airborns

Eddie Konefes with Lanzo Duplex

Red Buzzard

Hornet .29 in a Zipper

CD Woody Bartelt (www.woodysengines.com)

Gil Morris with his Albatross

900 Square Inch Stardust Special- test flight

Last year, we test flew the Stardust built from a Holman kit with near disastrous results. The wing incidence was >3˚. The day before the contest this year, it was flown with 1 ½˚ wing incidence, 3˚ down thrust and with the CG at 62%. It maxed.

On the first contest flight, with a 23 second engine run on the Super Tigre .40RR, it had to be forced down after nearly 13 minutes.   While retrieving from the landing zone, the model was struck by a landing 2,300 square inch electric Lanzo Airborn thus breaking off the tail and smashing one wingtip.  

It shall return next year.

Incredibly, when all the beef-ups and modifications were done, it came out weighing 14oz. per square foot; forty percent heavier than its minimum required weight!