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Offline Al Ferraro

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THE SLASHER
« on: August 16, 2020, 08:29:23 PM »
 The Slasher will be terrorizing the vintage combat circles. Here is a new build of my design from 1967 that Jim Vigani scratch built for me using my original model for a template. Now itís up to me to cover it with silk & dope. I will have a high nitro burning Fox 36XBB up front for power and will be looking to crack that 130mph barrier. I use a plastic bowling pin as a fuel compartment to hold the baby pacifier to feed the monster.
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 09:58:59 PM »
Looks like a 15 size ship, 280 sq. in.?

We might need some new wing area/thickness rules or this event is going to become meaningless pretty quick. 


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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 05:13:17 AM »
What Rules?

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 07:17:19 AM »
Looks like a 15 size ship, 280 sq. in.?

We might need some new wing area/thickness rules or this event is going to become meaningless pretty quick. 


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Dimension wise, the wing is an exact duplicate of the original 1967 version, airfoil and all.  300 in2 wing area.
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 07:31:25 AM »
Actually we used to think that was a good idea back in the day.

The rules for slow combat, profile carrier, and some racing events said:  300 squares MINIMUM in the mistaken idea that 300 squares would slow you down.  So guys got the idea that going under 300, when you could, would make you go faster.

Later on, the designs of Howard Rush and Richard Wilkins taught us that you could go way over 400 squares and still go fast. 

I assembled and flew a Riley Wooten Demon kit in 1973.  New guys who saw it said the same thing as somebody in this posting: "What's that? A 1/2A or an FAI?"

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 09:39:14 AM »
Looking good Al!!!

Walt,
  If you flew a 2x4 with engine bolted on the front for combat, its legal! As TS said, what rules!!

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 03:17:03 PM »
Well since he annouced it would be "Terrorizing the vintage combat circle (LOL) I'm Guessing Walt was referring to the somewhat loosely agreed upon rules for competition as flown in most contests with an actual turnout and actual combat matches. Maybe Tom was just referring to the East coast "Speed" event for combat models with no rules?
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2020, 07:56:17 AM »
Looks cool Al.
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2020, 12:43:14 PM »
I'm re-building an old Nemesis 2. Just have to cover it.

 Vintage combat should be something people recognize from back in the day, spirit and intent right? It should be a Voodoo, Sneaker, Vampire, Guillotine, Winder or something like that right?  I'm sure way back someone put a Tiger 35 on a Circus Prince (and found out it wouldn't turn), can I use that in the max speed thing? heck no I'd never even think of it.

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 09:28:11 PM »
For the pure speed event, only models that are known to have been actually used for combat back in the day have been entered so far.  All the participants have really complied with the spirit of the event, even down to the engines used.  For the stunt speed, anything goes.
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 08:11:47 PM »

 Vintage combat should be something people recognize from back in the day, spirit and intent right? It should be a Voodoo, Sneaker, Vampire, Guillotine, Winder or something like that right?   

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  You should check your approved plane list because you have one on there that has a smaller wing area than my Slasher.
PS: Fox Feathers 280 sq inch, Super Satan 300 sq inch (same size). If you ever attended the UMAC Memorial Day contest in Union NJ from 1967 - 1970, and entered fast combat as a junior, there is a good chance youíve been SLASHED by The Slasher! I consistently placed 2nd or 3rd during those years. I still have the original model and there is a live Stunt Hanger forum member that witnessed me flying The Slasher back when I was 14 or 15 years old. A big part of the fun of the Vintage Combat Festival is to fly and ring out combat models that youíve flown or seen in years past.
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 06:51:38 PM »
 The silk is on. Iím going to revive my old Slasher icon. I canít wait to get it in the air.  ;D ;D
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 09:45:36 AM »
Ready to Rumble!!!
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2020, 05:34:30 AM »
 >:D!

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2020, 06:16:12 PM »
I had the pleasure to fly this plane about a month ago. As soon as Al let it go it felt perfect. Its a great point and shoot plane with a good turn rate. It was a dream to fly and very predictable.  I had Al a bit nervous but it felt so right! Good design Al!

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2020, 07:17:05 PM »
 Tom, a bit nervous is a understatement!  You were cranking on the Slasher so hard that I thought the pushrod came off, it was only supposed to be a trim flight check to see if I got the warp out of the wing. Next thing I see hard inside and outside loops plus overhead eights, clime and dives with low inverted laps, you really gave it a thorough shake down. Now that the plane is trimmed out Iíll have to try to pick up the extra 6 mph I need to crack 130 mph.
Im glad you liked it, thanks for the review. H^^
Al

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2020, 09:11:57 AM »
Tom, a bit nervous is a understatement!  You were cranking on the Slasher so hard that I thought the pushrod came off, it was only supposed to be a trim flight check to see if I got the warp out of the wing. Next thing I see hard inside and outside loops plus overhead eights, clime and dives with low inverted laps, you really gave it a thorough shake down. Now that the plane is trimmed out Iíll have to try to pick up the extra 6 mph I need to crack 130 mph.
Im glad you liked it, thanks for the review. H^^
Al
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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2020, 04:16:27 PM »
Ready to Rumble!!!
Al

Looking good, Al.

The F-Umacer's , as L.S. hisself would say, knew how to have fun.

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2020, 05:14:46 AM »
The bowling pin is great adaptation!  Is the leading edge solid or built-up?

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Re: THE SLASHER
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2020, 12:55:35 PM »
LE is built up with four pieces.  1/1/6" rear spar, 3/16" top, bottom, and LE.  Sanded to shape with a box shaper.
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