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Offline Tim Stone

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New Knotty Girl 2018
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:33:48 PM »
   Just finished, Knotty Girl sport GY. Standard construction from Bill Bischoff/ Doug Mayers' excellent plans.
Klasskote paint, rotary shutoff, tank by Bill, lettering by Stickershock 23 (Mark Hayes, a high power rocket supplier)


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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 02:38:03 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait to see you fly it!

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 10:15:48 PM »
Plane looks gorgeous.   H^^
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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 11:12:40 PM »
Nice and clean! (And new and shiny, too!)

Good work, Stoneman!

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 07:21:03 PM »
How thick is the fuselage between the wing and the tail?
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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 07:37:25 PM »
Nice work. It ought to go really, really FAST! 8)
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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
How thick is the fuselage between the wing and the tail?

3/8" teardrop.

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 07:32:46 AM »
Unless it has some reinforcement I would catch it gingerly on the nose. Seen lots of nice planes have the tail snap off on a wing catch. 
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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 07:57:18 AM »
Unless it has some reinforcement I would catch it gingerly on the nose. Seen lots of nice planes have the tail snap off on a wing catch.

   Not gonna happen. I have been using a full length body spar in Goodyears for at least 30 years. This has 2 plus 2.3 OZ glass both sides.

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 08:54:15 AM »
Very nice looking ship, Tim. Great work!

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 10:56:53 AM »
Well that's a beautiful finish to be sure. I love Goodyear racers, they look like real airplanes. Sportsman GY at Brodaks next year?


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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 11:15:59 AM »
Well that's a beautiful finish to be sure. I love Goodyear racers, they look like real airplanes. Sportsman GY at Brodaks next year?


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   I might go now that I'm retired & off dialysis, especially since Sportsman GY might be flown there. I have skipped Brodak in the
past because I don't do Clown (refuse to still); everybody seems to change the rules too much for my liking. Also their Fox
racing rules are irritating to say the least.  Some people couldn't build strong enough to handle a Fox, or know how to hot
start them..so...they went to LA .25's. Now those are out of production, Norvel .25's were banned & now obsolete, hot engine
seems to be the Brodak .25 which seems to be unobtainable these days?

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 04:44:35 PM »
Hi Tim

The Fox .35 isn't manufactured at this time either (only Fox parts are available on the mecoa website) so we're all in the same jam.

Re, vibration...some Fox.35's were really bad!! Mine (a 50th Annivesary model) shook so bad you couldn't adjust the needle valve (it was a blur). Never had an LA or Brodak .25 like that. Paul G. now has that engine, he ran it and found the same issue.

SSR was created for the people that wanted to race, not fiddle with obsolete engines and fix cracks. ;D

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 07:06:32 PM »
Hi Tim

The Fox .35 isn't manufactured at this time either (only Fox parts are available on the mecoa website) so we're all in the same jam.

Re, vibration...some Fox.35's were really bad!! Mine (a 50th Annivesary model) shook so bad you couldn't adjust the needle valve (it was a blur). Never had an LA or Brodak .25 like that. Paul G. now has that engine, he ran it and found the same issue.

SSR was created for the people that wanted to race, not fiddle with obsolete engines and fix cracks. ;D

Obsolete racer? I know that any engine made these days is going to have a hard time selling. Even Fox '35's are beginning to fetch
a pretty high price. See you in Muncie?

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Re: New Knotty Girl 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 07:54:05 AM »
Tim, I feel your pain. I was gearing up for Fox speed but by the time I had my engine done it was outlawed!
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