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Old 01-18-2012, 07:27 AM   #11
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Re: going to build a Debonair in a day

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Looks good! I found the one we build would be a great trainer, it flew nice and slow on landing, and with the OS 55 it had a lot of power to get out of those, um, messes. During rolls you could see the tail flexing about 30-45 degrees from the fuse, lol, but it flew fine!
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:23 AM   #12
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Re: going to build a Debonair in a day

Thats great Nathan, I have got the guys together here in Dryden last winter and we built 8 planes in an day, and then later I went up to Gimli and worked with the Interlake club there and we built 13 combat planes in a day!
Coro is great stuff for fast production and flys pretty good.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #13
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Re: going to build a Debonair in a day

Over the years I have built about 5 Debbies and I loved everyone of them..

The last two I build I decided to do some mods on her. I built is as a tail dragger and made up a stearing leaver that works with the rudder for the tail wheel.

I built my wing perfectly flat, no diehedrail and increased the size of the rudder. I made the control horns, back plates and the fin angles out of 1" X 1/16" aluminum angle. Super strong and no flexing. It handles very nice. Still flys slow enough to be a good trainer but has more roll authority and flys as good inverted as it does upright. A bit faster too. I fly mine with a Thunder Tiger 46 Pro ABC 2 stroke engine, which is plenty enough power.

You can really beat these things up and they just keep on ticking! Once I came into the ground at full throttle at about a 45 degree angle. Elastic bands were shooting in all directions. I went and pulled the engine out of the dirt, gave it a quick cleanup using fuel, flushing out the carb etc. Replaced the prop and new elastic bands. In less than 15 minutes she was back up flying with narry a hesitation.

Gotta love it for sure! Had it been a balsa plane, she would have been just a fond memory and have made a nice little bonfire!

PS Tech Tip: I sand the areas to be glued with 150 grit sandpaper, then give it a wash off with Acetone and use CA Glue dots about 1/4" apart. Put the two pieces of the wing together and use a piece of board weighted with anything I can find in the shop to hold it down. In about 15 minutes I take off the weights and she is glued solid. I have flown my one Debbie over 200 flights and the glue joints are as strong as the day I first flew her.
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