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Don C, Comment for image # 3963704 Dec 17 17:25
Enjoyed he video. Good flyer.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3963703 Dec 17 20:53
Hi Howard! Nice video of your Double Trouble bipe flying - looks like at least 30 seconds - sure beats my 15 - 25 second flights today with my 18" Air Camper. I do want one of those bipes. LWM Richard
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3963703 Dec 17 18:14
Video of it flying.
Don C, Comment for image # 3963702 Dec 17 10:34
Very nice.
hjlittman, Image # 3963701 Dec 17 20:33

Last one in the beginner's kit series, Double Trouble. Must have name and address on this one when flown outdoors. At 26 grams with the rubber in it and 93 square inches of wing area its a bit of a floater.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3952201 Dec 17 20:31
Here's a video of a test flight. Wing and tail outlines have been changed and a low wing version is in the works. If it flies as well the low wing version will be produced, just a matter of style.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3954026 Oct 17 22:39
Oddly enough the interest in getting into this hobby seems to be high in men and women in their 40s. This is where the new members are coming from in the Black Sheep Squadron. Of course the O.F.F.C. offshoot of the Black Sheep is for seniors. At 74 I'm the second youngest person in that picture.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3954026 Oct 17 21:24
What is going to happen to this craft when all of the senior craftsman are building in heaven? Is the current generation going to craft video games of aero planes?
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3954026 Oct 17 21:06
Great video Howard - you guys ARE having too much fun!
hjlittman, Image # 3954025 Oct 17 21:05

This is the group shot at the endo of the O.F.F.C. One Design Contest. Eight of the dozen kits I distributed to the members showed up for the contest. A good time was had by all. This video shows some of the contest flights.
hjlittman, Image # 3952217 Oct 17 23:22

This is the prototype of the next one in my three plane beginners series. It will be called the Satellite.
hjlittman, Image # 3952117 Oct 17 18:40

Another one built for the contest
hjlittman, Image # 3952017 Oct 17 18:39

One of the models built by an O.F.F.C member for the One Design Contest
jgood, Comment for image # 3927011 Sep 17 13:38
Name updated, Howard. Nice covering job.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3927009 Sep 17 15:38
This model now has a name. It's called the "Plain Plane". The production kits will come with blue and white tissue.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3926826 Aug 17 06:17
Howard, I am very impressed at how much work you put into designing a model, building and rebuilding and constantly retesting it, to make sure it actually flies well. That really sounds like a novel idea you came up with as Contest Director (CD) for the Old Farts Flying Club (OFFC) contest. Design and Laser cut (with your own laser) 12 kits of your perfected "One Design" plane, and then send them to all of the "Master" Free Flight Modellers in your club, so that they can each build the SAME model for the contest! I wish I could be there to witness the different Flight "performances" of the individual planes after each guy "trims out" his own plane in his own style - now that would be something to see ... By the way, Howard, great job designing the Guillow's laser cut "Beaver" and "Porter" plane kits. Please count me in for one of those "One Design" kits - or whatever name you eventually give it.
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3927024 Aug 17 20:15
This is covered with Esaki tissue, applied dry with glue stick. I would normally cover wet with Esaki but since I was working at the museum I covered dry and took it home to shrink it with rubbing alcohol and pinned the parts down while drying. I use a light misting of Krylon #1305 to fix the tissue. (My wife is allergic to nitrate dope, even if it's in the garage.) I assembled the model at the museum the next day. I've never used Polyspan.
Huey V77, Comment for image # 3927024 Aug 17 15:37
Hj what do you use for covering? I just built the Gene Duboise "Finch". Tried the UHU glue stick method and standard tissue. It turned out great. I am shocked at how well it flys. What's your thoughts on Polyspan?
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3927024 Aug 17 13:56
In spite of the suggestion, by one of the more mischievous members of the group, that I should have designed the model and passed out the kits without testing it simply to enjoy the chaos that resulted I spent some time testing it. The flying characteristics of the OD-17 indoors did not satisfy me. For a "generic airplane" (That's what one of the O.F.F.C. members said I should call it.) it required a little too much effort to trim. It had a bit of a tip stall in a tight turn when the power ran down. Suspecting that the 12% airfoil that is used was to blame I redrew the wing with a 10% airfoil and added a little more dihedral. I built the new wing, yesterday, and tested it this morning. Voila! Outdoors and indoors it simply flies. The design is finalized and as soon as I have the instructions edited on the plan the kit will be available. The first dozen kits are for the O.F.F.C. members (The contest is at the end of October.) then it will be available on my web site. There are two more similarly constructed models on the "drawing board".
hjlittman, Comment for image # 3927024 Aug 17 13:55
I did manage to get a short video of the OD-17 flying with just enough winds on it to ROG. I was limited in the time I had because the Penny Plane contest was starting.
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