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Author Topic: 34" span Chipmunk- House of Balsa- build.  (Read 2749 times)

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Offline Polecat

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Re: 34" span Chipmunk- House of Balsa- build.
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2023, 01:15:46 PM »
Frank  Race it!!!

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Re: 34" span Chipmunk- House of Balsa- build.
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2023, 10:27:08 PM »
Maidened the plane at Monday's BBQ for Canada Day.  Took off well but spit the prop at about 4' altitude right after take-off.  Did a Sullenberger on dry land.  (Could not make it to Teterboro)

Used the same prop but with a normal collet prop adapter.  It flew well and fast.  Flew hands-off after trimming it. 

Neat project.

Frank

Photo 1- the retrieval crew found the plane. Looks like Andy had to go to the bathroom. :)
Photo 2- found the prop stuck in the grass about 20' east of the runway.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2023, 10:30:20 PM by Frank v B »
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Re: 34" span Chipmunk- House of Balsa- build.
« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2023, 04:12:58 PM »
Andy's great photos of the maiden.
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