Thursday, July 30, 2020

The other Corsair. France 1943

430 sq", ED Hunter 3.5,3.2, & Super Tigre .19. Adjustable incidence, flying stab, litespan covering.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

News flash! The Toledo contest is on. This is a chance to fly at one of the premiere flying sites in the Midwest. The date is August 5-6. We were worried about the covid 19 and if the Governor was going to allow gatherings of more than 10 people. All is well with the State of Michigan, and The Toledo Weak Signals site has plenty of room to practice "social distancing." This contest has a long history of being one of the Midwest's best attended and most competitive. The Toledo club is also promoting sailplane events. For more information on this you can contact Randy with the information on the attached flyer.

Tom Boice

Saturday, July 18, 2020

B size Bomber by Norm Poti 2

Playboy Sr. versus Cabin Playboy

Joe Elgin with Tom McCoy's Cabin Playboy

NB: The cabin version is a modification for only the Playboy Senior.  The Junior is an entirely different design (not merely a reduction).   There are slab sided versions and some with stringers on the top and sides like the Senior.   A few different wings exist but in all cases, the Junior has a wider fuselage than the Senior, a longer tail moment,  and all wing variants have a higher aspect ratio with inner panels that are longer than the tip panels.   Curiously, both John Pond and Joe Elgin preferred both the Junior and the Baby Playboy over the Senior when blown up to the original size of the Senior.


Notched Leading Edge

Here's a technique for building a notched trailing edge by Tandy Walker. In addition to the Cloudster, it could be adapted to the Taibi Hornet, and the Garami Molecule among others.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Midwest Camps for 2020

The 2020 SAM Champs has been cancelled. It was a difficult decision to make, but in the end, it looks like the best way forward. Our plans are to have the SAM Champs at the AMA site in 2021 in Muncie. The Midwest and Tennessee SAM groups were particularly disappointed with this year's decision for which the Covid-19 pandemic takes most of the blame. On a positive note, many SAM members have stepped up and offered to volunteer their assistance in 2021.

At the Fort Wayne contest this past June, the very active SAM 28 volunteered to host a Midwest SAM Champs Sept 9th and 10th at their beautiful flying site. In previous years, a Midwest Champs was made available to modelers unwilling to make the trek to Vegas. For many of us in this part of the county, this is a golden opportunity to replace the 2020 SAM Champs with a two day contest. Fort Wayne has a wonderful flying site and it is beautifully groomed. There is an asphalt runway and grass flying field. The club house is first class with plenty of room to eat lunch or catch up with old friends. There is also a campground as part of the property. With the campground and outdoor seating at the clubhouse we can mitigate our exposure to Covid-19 . While no one can predict the weather this far out, the dates chosen have historically been excellent; any later and things start to get foul around here. The Old Fort Flyers are very gracious hosts and would like to see as many of out of town flyers as possible come and participate. Flyers this past June experienced some minor inconveniences with respects to restaurants and lodging. We will be monitoring this situation between now and the contest date. The campgroup should remain unaffected.

Tom Boice

550 Square Inch Dallaire Sportster

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jasco Flamingo XIII

Now with an Ohlsson .60 front rotor and a little more nose weight.

Adjustimatic timer

Monday, July 6, 2020

First flight of the Flamingo. @#%&!

Update:  Retrieved June 8th.  Only the fiberglass motor mount appears to have broken.

Tom McCoy's Lanzo Bomber

Powered by Ohlsson .60 Sideport

Ohlsson & Rice.60 from leadchucker on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Friday fun at the RDR/C field

Good morning Tom. The video was fun to watch. By the way, I was at the field Fri. hot, hot. And, since I have been working from home since March, I did much building. Two new ones at the field. Keep well and fly safe.
 John A. Sullivan

Joe Beshar's Fox from 1941

Piece o' Cake derived motor glider

A short center section Lanzo Bomber built by former SAM president Tom McCoy. Presently powered by an Ohlsson Sideport/Large Exhaust c.1947.   Sorry again for the vertical orientation of the video.