Sunday, December 9, 2012

Galler Dakota Is Completed!

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