Bob Galler reports: I took photos and flew today (Nov. 17) for the first time, I considered it a success after some last minute adjustments because nothing broke on landing though tail heavy. I will move the battery forward and use a larger prop. It's going to Eloy (Southwest Regionals Jan. 19, 20, & 21 in 2013) for a demo flight though this does not qualify as a true SAM plane since it was published in 1949. Will put more photos on a link soon. It was good to See Jim Correll and Brad at the sod farm today. Top wing 72", 1340 squares, weight 5.2 lbs, motor Rimfire .25, 2200 mAh 3 cell Turnigy Lipo Turnigy ESC, 12-8 prop going to 13-8 because cowl blocks a lot and it has plenty of power left. ROG'd fine today. Thanks to Buzz and Jim for advice.
Bob is a charter member of our SAM 100 group. It will be great to see this beauty take to the Arizona skies.
The Comet Kid
(Photos by Bob Galler)
|The bare bones|
|Completed and "maidened" at BFP|