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14 hours ago, Keith Billinge said:

The Essex Balsa Dust Factory (AKA The Spunkwerx) has been working double shifts again.......
The Oowah! Ready for flight testing, in case we ever get a weekend where it's not blowing a gale or not raining stair rods!

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Keith,

 

I have had the WooHoo for a couple years and its absolutely fabulous for cost vs fun! Plus have flown it in 20mph gusting 45mph with no issues (unlike wings with tip fins).

 

It should fly slow all the way through to bonkers, so best advice is make sure you have three rates set up from very mild to extreme!

 

Good luck, enjoy and let us know how you get on.

 

  

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In readiness for the clubs open days Wacky Racers competition this weekend (all the usual attempts to pit model against the ground, like limbo, loop the pole etc) I have assembled the Butchy Bird.

 

Wingspan is 680mm, AUM with 3S1350 lipo is 367g and paint has been kept to a minimum to save weight (tight git who's run out of time!)

 

Its been mentioned that at full tilt its rather feisty little model!

 

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Personally I have a bit of a "sinking" feeling about this model although the assembly process was neither "draining / boarding" . Just need to see how much power is on "tap".

 

Off to walk the dogs¬†ūü§£

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On 29/04/2024 at 21:17, Keith Billinge said:

The Essex Balsa Dust Factory (AKA The Spunkwerx) has been working double shifts again.......
The Oowah! Ready for flight testing, in case we ever get a weekend where it's not blowing a gale or not raining stair rods!

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Looks good!  What's the percentage poition back from the le for the CG on your Oowah, Keith?

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12 hours ago, Tosh McCaber said:

Thanks Keith.  That looks like it's pretty far forward.  Do you know whether there are any plans available, for Oowah or similar?

Yes go on the Facbook group and the plans are available for all their models LINK Or I have also attached the OOWAH plan below.

I have lots of flying wing type models and plank wings like this always need a very forward CG. I haven't flown the OOWAH yet but the CG looks about right to me.

 

Oowah Plan-1.pdf

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Couple of nice "Classic" foamies curtesy on online auctions.  Durafly Mitsubishi JM8 Shusui in orange, quite a rare beast apparently! new in packs probably spare part orders, wings are new from my Red spares, metal gear servos en-route, working on the paint match still and a hardly flown Multiplex twinjet, unpainted decals still on sheet and with all the old electrics.

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A have a couple of new (to me) largish biplanes curtesy of the BMFA Classifieds in the last two weeks.

 

First up is a 72-inch span Bipablast (so I'm reliably informed) which came with a¬†nice running Moki 135, half decent mix of servos, JR 2.4Mhz receiver and satellite. I just had to add a new NiMh pack and I swapped in a new heavy duty switch harness for good measure. She¬†needed a good clean up and the film covering tightened up here and there. Where the film was lifting around various edges I¬†ironed it back down and secured with some strips of clear solartrim, especially along the wing leading edges. Some of the black trimline needed tidying up too. A bargain at ¬£120. Since making¬†the purchase two weeks ago¬†I have flown her twice. I'm planning on replacing the damaged canopy and making a rolled ply cowling and some wheel spats so she will look her best. AUW is perilously close to 7kg dry. She's built like a brick outhouse with solid sheet¬†fuselage and tail feathers and foam veneer wings. Feels nice and light on the sticks though. Just about fits in my old Honda Civic, but worth the effort of transporting and assembling at the field.¬†ūüĎĆ

 

Second is¬†a Carl Goldberg Ultimate. A little smaller at 54-inch span and of¬†much lighter open construction. I eventually decided to fit a Saito 125, which I first thought was over doing it, but the CG is very nearly bang on. For¬†¬£30 the airframe came with a couple of working aileron servos. There was a ton of dust and sticky oil residue over her which took¬†an hour to clean with warm soapy water and kitchen cream cleaner. Like the wife, underneath it all she scrubs up well¬†ūü§£¬†I need to source the remaining servos, receiver and flight battery from my stash. The Saito is hanging on one bolt for the pictures. The engine mount will need replacing before it can be fitted properly and the cowling trimmed a little to accommodate the front of the cylinder head. But she looks pretty good from a couple of feet away.

 

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Hi Futura

 

The 7 Kg limit has gone to 7.5 kg with fuel.  The text below is from the current BMFA Handbook.

 

** Note: For all practical purposes the Maximum Take Off Mass or MTOM is the weight of your aircraft when it first becomes airborne on each flight. The MTOM now includes everything, including fuel, which is why the 7kg has gone up to 7.5kg and 20kg to 25kg.

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9 minutes ago, Peter Jenkins said:

Hi Futura

 

The 7 Kg limit has gone to 7.5 kg with fuel.  The text below is from the current BMFA Handbook.

 

** Note: For all practical purposes the Maximum Take Off Mass or MTOM is the weight of your aircraft when it first becomes airborne on each flight. The MTOM now includes everything, including fuel, which is why the 7kg has gone up to 7.5kg and 20kg to 25kg.

 

Unfortunately the Epsom Downs club rules are constrained by the bylaws which were originally formulated based on 7kg dry. It's a public site. In the world we live in, getting the bylaws changed to 7.5kg wet is unlikely to happen.

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8 hours ago, Keith Billinge said:

Yes go on the Facbook group and the plans are available for all their models LINK Or I have also attached the OOWAH plan below.

I have lots of flying wing type models and plank wings like this always need a very forward CG. I haven't flown the OOWAH yet but the CG looks about right to me.

 

Oowah Plan-1.pdf 316.35 kB · 8 downloads

Many thanks for that Keith!  Didn't know that there was a Facebook group- I'll join if OK!

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Lovely day up north today. Maidened my winter build Attila with OS 26 FS.. none eventful, flys as they all do.. built as something to do using bits I had.. 3D printed cowl as couldn’t find a new one. False firewall to accommodate the four stroke..IMG_2215.thumb.jpeg.ba7fa9455a431acdcb91e8487e6ca539.jpegIMG_2212.thumb.jpeg.928e45618f8c2399c5b08bfce91d83a3.jpegIMG_2214.thumb.jpeg.f2d9fdb47da2be3ccbd2c69e09b6e83c.jpeg

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28 minutes ago, Peter Miller said:

No!  Put it down to this old man being too tired to think properly..

So what else is new ????!!!!

I think I am close in years to you Peter so I know how it is, at least we still get about and enjoy the hobby.

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5 minutes ago, Peter Miller said:

Hi Eric

 Well over 86.

88 .5,  Peter,  not much in it, I  could build aeroplanes much quicker if I could remember where I put the last tool I was using. 

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