9/29/11

Sept Indoor Session 2011

This indoor session saw many Bostonians being tested and tweaked for next months contest... trying to squeeze every last second of air time from these little workhorses.


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MAC has some very creative builders / designers in its ranks.

Ed found time to fly his stick, when the air wasn't being churned up by Bossies.



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Haoyang built the Basic Bostonian, a nice T-tail model.

                           

9/25/11

Sowing a seed.

How hard can this be?
Let's give it a try .......

Sunday, September 25th was the last chance you all had to trim your Bostonians indoors before our yearly competition planned for October 23rd. Lot's of new and old Bossies were seen .... many of them flying nicely ... if you have a Bossie in your collection and intend flying it on the 23rd then you need to test fly sooner than later. You haven't heard the last of me on this subject I intend to moan at you regularly over the next 4 weeks to make our Bostonian Contest a hard fought event and erase last years meager showing from our history books.

9/23/11

Arado 440

Just thought I'd post a picture of the Arado 440 before it got crunched.

No, seriously. It flies fast, high, and on the rails. I used my own plan, developed from the best three view I could find. The only deviation to the original is that the nacelles are lowered to allow the rubber motors to avoid the leading and trailing edges of the wing.

I like three bladed props - they suit my preference for a scale looking flight, rather than duration. They counter rotate and are made from a Smart Balance container. Guess what - they balance. But because they don't freewheel too well, the drag was nosediving the model when the winds came off. So trim consists of a tiny bit of lead in the tail countered by downthrust. The glide to the right is now flat and sidethrust gives a lefthand climb.

Right now the model is missing the big vertical vane at the very rear of the fuselage, but I kind of like the way it looks.
The silver finish may be more accurate because with only three prototypes made towards the end of WWII, it's doubtful that the real thing ever received camouflage paint.

I will have some in-flight photos soon.

Tom

PS Motors are each four loops of !/8 - it's fast!