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hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassParked12-Apr-13 19:50
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Later F7U Improvements still coming
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild13-Mar-13 22:40
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Improved version of F7U. Reflexed airoil, larger elevons, dihedral in outer panels. Still not ready for prime time. Further redesign in the works.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassParked06-Mar-13 16:29
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This is what the Viggen looks like finished. Spent a fustrating morning at Stonehurst trying to trim it to fly. It's a lot stronger than it looks.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild03-Mar-13 15:09
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My wife looked at it and said it looks like a cartoon. Since a no-cal IS a cartoon of an airplane I suppose that was a complement.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild03-Mar-13 15:07
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Since the root chord of the wing is over 13 inches long I had to use a 2 foot square piece of plywood to pin down the wing while shrinking.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild03-Mar-13 15:05
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The size of the Viggen caused a few problems. Pinning it down to shrink the tissue I had to use the plywood plank I normally use for wings.
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hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild27-Feb-13 18:24
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This was my back up model for the NoCal contest, a Saab Viggen. I didn't get it finished and the Cutlass flew OK. I finished 2nd by 0.8 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQn4v3mROw8 Next week I will fly the Viggen.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassParked22-Feb-13 13:11
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Wire thrust mounting is adjustable. Offset prop gives required left turn. Probably could get it down to 13 grams with a lighter prop. Flying with an 18" loop of 3/32" rubber.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassParked22-Feb-13 13:08
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Stability was astonishing. Needed very little up adjustment of wing tips.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassParked22-Feb-13 13:07
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Came out a bit heavy at 16 grams with rubber, but flies slowly because of wing area. Needs marking finished before contest.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild20-Feb-13 21:04
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The wing is easy to build...covering it, dry, is another matter.
hjlittmanGuillows 25H-15 Vaught F7U CutlassBuild20-Feb-13 21:03
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Not the Guillows Cutlass, but mine. I was at the O.F.F.C. (Old Farts Flying Club) meeting last week and was reminded that the contest, at the end of the month, was for no-cal pusher. It seemed that everyone there was practicing with a Hansa Jet from the A. A. Lidberg plans. Some others were talking about building a Shinden or an XP55. (Both plans are available, but I don't have the reference.) At first I wasn't going to participate, my time being what it is, then it occurred to me that an F7U-1 could work very well, and would be mildly disruptive, so I decided to see if I could draw and build one in about 4 hours. It's coming along nicely, squeezed in a few minutes at a time between other tasks, but I missed my O.F.F.C. meeting this morning and not having access to an indoor venue between now and the contest it will be a case of get it trimmed inside my den (13.5 foot ceiling) and go for broke at the contest next week. If it flies well it's another possibility for a kit.
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