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           You were a Young Buck Stud?

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10 hours ago, MikeRL411 said:

 

Now there's a WTF !

 

40-744 744 modified at Wright Field for aeromedical experiments with asymmetric positioning of cockpit in port boom. Scrapped at Bush Field, GA May 7, 1945

 

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13 hours ago, Jesse C. said:

 

40-744 744 modified at Wright Field for aeromedical experiments with asymmetric positioning of cockpit in port boom. Scrapped at Bush Field, GA May 7, 1945

 

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The ultimate asymetric airplane was the Blum and Voss 141B.  It met requirements but was rejected because it looked so weird.

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15 hours ago, MikeRL411 said:

 

The ultimate asymetric airplane was the Blum and Voss 141B.  It met requirements but was rejected because it looked so weird.

Who the hell flew it, the guy in the center or on the left?

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Does this count?

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I am learning to fly RC airplanes.

 

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5 hours ago, DanielC said:

Does this count?

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I am learning to fly RC airplanes.

 

 

Can you fly by yourself yet without wrecking it?

I used to fly, I still have a bunch of planes I made, but most I made eventually were wrecked.

I flew the yellow one below every time I went to fly, I was upside down 75 percent of the time, I had a reputation for flying upside down.

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Here are more, I flew the one with landing gear on the top and bottom a lot, I landed both ways all the time, but one day I got mixed up on which way was up.

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On 9/19/2020 at 12:05 AM, ratpatrol66 said:

Who the hell flew it, the guy in the center or on the left?

 

The Blum and Voss is not the aircraft pictured above.  As to who flew the pictured plane, I would guess the center cockpit with unobstructed view and free firing machine guns [no prop arc interupters gives increased rate of fire].

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To Wayno,  "Can you fly by yourself yet without wrecking it? "

Not yet.  So far, it has a total of eight flights, or more accurately, I have two batteries, with four charge/discharge cycles each.

I joined a local RC flying club, and have been occasionally given control by a much more experienced RC pilot/instructor.

The CG in the plane is set so the plane has a nice stable glide with controls centered, and throttle almost off.

The instructor has set me up on a final, and I basically have glided it in to a landing.

 

" A good landing you can walk away from, a really good landing you can also reuse the plane."

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1 hour ago, DanielC said:

To Wayno,  "Can you fly by yourself yet without wrecking it? "

Not yet.  So far, it has a total of eight flights, or more accurately, I have two batteries, with four charge/discharge cycles each.

I joined a local RC flying club, and have been occasionally given control by a much more experienced RC pilot/instructor.

The CG in the plane is set so the plane has a nice stable glide with controls centered, and throttle almost off.

The instructor has set me up on a final, and I basically have glided it in to a landing.

 

" A good landing you can walk away from, a really good landing you can also reuse the plane."

 

I cannot see your photo in this thread either anymore, did you change something in your account?

So you have had it in the air 8 times using an instructor to get it in the air and land it except for the time they shut the engine down and let you glide it in.

I taught a friend of mine to fly his beginner ugly stick electric powered plane first at the local school track then at a small local park where I would try to land it on a picnic table top, he kept flying it too far away from himself and accidentally lost it on top of the school roof and I had to go home and get a ladder to retrieve it , I kept telling him to fly it closer but he was lucky to keep it within sight, he flies really well the last time I seen him flying at the Dog Mtn. hanggliding sight.

I don't know how fast your pusher plane is but it looks fairly fast, if you bought a slow flyer you could just fly it in the field in back of your house, I bought a very light electric foam type plane and flew it in my front yard, but that is a really tight place and it eventually got wrecked, but it is a medium/advanced type of flyer with no landing gear that your supposed to catch to land it.

I have one of these planes in the link below but mine is gas powered, it's very easy to fly, very forgiving plane, it never got wrecked because it is so slow one has time to let go of the controls and figure out which direction it is going and get control of it, but mine has a 4 or 5 foot wingspan, too big for most to fly in a small space, most the time I was flying within 60 feet of myself the whole flight(light home built, my design), it made them old guys nervous, but in the end they didn't even pay attention anymore, I kinda few like a pissed off hornet, I never seen anyone in my life fly the way I did back then, I was so radical that one time I pulled back on the stick and the nose of the plane/engine fell off and landed 10 feet from my feet and the rest of it landed 20 feet away after tumbling slowly down to the ground as it hardly weighed anything without the engine and tank, that is the yellow plane I posted a photo of in the first post.

 

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When I was 12 years old I had an unique model plane engine.  It was CO2 powered!  The piston had a machined post that raised a spring loaded BB in the place of the spark plug.  The only problem I had was the weight of the CO2 cylinder and the copper tubing from the CO2 to the "spark plug" on top of the engine.  Benefit?  It ran upside down if needed.

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                "Then there's the guy in traffic who thinks he's Chuck Yeager".

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My wife and I went to the Rhinebeck airshow one year and had a great time watching them fly the antiques.  One modeler had a 2/5 scale piper that he was flying with his 6 year old in the plane.  He had radio contact with his son and told his son to take over and fly the plane.  His son did and made a perfect landing.  The show folks took a dim view of his " disregard for the safety of his son"  He told me that his son pilots the plane when they attend the shows because it is too big to get in the trailer!  I wish I had saved the photos we took that day.

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5 hours ago, jagman said:

My wife and I went to the Rhinebeck airshow one year and had a great time watching them fly the antiques.  One modeler had a 2/5 scale piper that he was flying with his 6 year old in the plane.  He had radio contact with his son and told his son to take over and fly the plane.  His son did and made a perfect landing.  The show folks took a dim view of his " disregard for the safety of his son"  He told me that his son pilots the plane when they attend the shows because it is too big to get in the trailer!  I wish I had saved the photos we took that day.

 

Many years ago I was at Rhinebeck and watched the ongoing restoration of a German Albatross fighter.  That plywood stressed skin  full monocoque] fuselage was amazing.  Also liked the open cockpit AVRO pusher prop bomber.  A flying bath tub.

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