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I've always wanted to build a cool, sleek looking Pattern ship. Finding out that Don, from RCAiir.com is moving to Grand Junction, made me interested in the possibility of obtaining a fiberglass fuselage for the famous Dave Brown Tiporare model. Tonight, I just found out that Eureka Aircraft Co. is producing one of the most famous early pattern ships called the "Simla". It was made by Ed Kazmirski and won a few competitions, I believe. As I understand it, he never made plans for this one, so they had to make measurements from only photos to deduce the right angles and lengths for a construction plan set. Wow! So here the kit was made by another company who made it for a short while, then ceased production for reasons of their full time job. Well, Eureka Aircraft Co. picked it up and it's in production once again. These are interesting times we live in. Here is a link to Eureka Models "Simla".

http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/simla.htm

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That was a big one. seems like it would be marginal with a 60, especially at this altitude. Neat that we may have a new homegrown model aviation business on the west slope.

oh, Eureka has a tippo 120. Oh if I had the time to build one.  I still have a standard Tippo in the crawl space that needs some repair work. OK, lots of repair work 

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I think the Tipo 750 has my eye. It's slightly bigger and weighs the same for a slightly lower wing loading. Plus more room in the fuselage for equipment. Your thoughts?

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I have always wanted a EU1-A I have a K&B 100 for it the guy that moved to Grand Junction makes a kit for it. I guess I need to get my UFO in the air and finish my Atlanta

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Wow, Carl, I didn't know you were into Pattern ships. That's cool! :thumbs:

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I was looking at the Goldberg Models Ultra Sport 60 but the reviews on it were so-so. I'd like a fiberglass fuselage but I have never worked with one, so I'd be a little bit nervous about finishing it. O_o

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I picked up a ultrasport 60 when I first got in to the club I only flue it a fue times then the it got a rod nocking so I put it on a shelf till I got a new moter for it not sure what's in it as I bought it used from the guy in gj that had the other hobby store on orchard Mesa

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Sorry got off track  they fly and land to fast for me hay it happens

400 ' is high enough to get were you are going
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Does it have individual aileron servos?

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Sorry I don't know and it maybe a few weeks till I can get out and see. As my née went out to day will find out when I go in for surgery some time this week

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Wow, best of luck with your surgery, Cliff. I hope your knee will be better.  :thumbs:

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Well, I guess if you are going to compete, the rules might stipulate that you would have to have a "pattern airplane".
However, since it appears that we have several members interested in pattern flying who are looking to sharpen their flying skills, why not get together and get down to some practice pattern flying with whatever airplane we have that is capable of doing such maneuvers.
I love the EU-1 pattern plane as well but I am not inclined to invest two grand to have one. On the other hand, I have two Four Star 120 planes [modified] that are more than capable, with the right pilot, of doing anything required of it.

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Hi Ed, I don't think I'll compete. The idea of having one of these classics has caught my eye more than once. They have the speed, style and grace to make them very attractive. Now, if we could get them to slow down for a reasonable landing speed, that would be icing on the cake! :thumbs:
Hmnn........, flaperons, maybe?;)

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Ed, you already have a classic pattern airplane in your stable in the form of that cool looking biplane with the inverted gull wing on the bottom. For the life of me I cannot think of the name of that bugger. It looks very capable of doing a nice job of flying the pattern, and will certainly look very different while doing so. I'd like to get back into the position where I can try to fly the pattern again, but at the moment I only have the Senior available, and it is a poor candidate for clean aerobatics. If I can get the Edge ready soon, and can keep from crashing it, I'll at least have something capable. From what I understand though, compared to the classic pattern airplanes it exhibits some rudder coupling that makes some maneuvers more difficult than I think they were with my Tippo.

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Here is a photo of the snake this ARF pattern plane is named after. Perhaps the most venomous snake in the world.
The pattern plane, made by VQ models, should be a good introduction into the world of classic pattern flying. It was designed similar to the Goldberg Ultra Sport 60. Hobby People sells them. Does anyone have an idea about the name of this snake?

Randy

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