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Old 08-09-2018, 11:07 AM
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My latest work bench project is a Stine/MPC FlatCat boost/glider.

It is being documented in a build series here:

http://castlerocketeer.blogspot.com...ild-part-1.html
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:41 AM
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FlatCat is officially finished and ready for flight!
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Looks great. I'm a follower of your launch day reports and so I'll wait with anticipation to see how the Flat Cat performs. I have one built but have never finished it. Did some hand tosses with it and was surprised at the amount of nose weight it needed to overcome its tendency to stall.


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I have built many from the original plans. Simple reason is after getting a good trim on them . I always lost them in flight. I usually japanese tissued mine and used L hooks. Quest Flat Katt was just a single rudder version.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:37 AM
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Hi, All,

Hope to get this one up in the air sometime within the next couple of weeks.

Questor, I recall building my original old-fleet FlatCats with a single central vertical stab, similar to today's Quest kits. How many of these 'kitties' did you build?
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Delta Katt
Hope to get this one up in the air sometime within the next couple of weeks.

Questor, I recall building my original old-fleet FlatCats with a single central vertical stab, similar to today's Quest kits. How many of these 'kitties' did you build?


Twelve as I can remember. I learned to airfoil, tissue and trim with this basic glider and had fun flying them. Many trees are feeding on these kats.
I also enjoyed building from plans and flying Stine's Delta Katt.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:34 PM
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That's a lot of FCs !! I've got a Delta Katt on my near-future build list along with an Astron Invader, Space Plane, and a Centuri Aero (Acro?) Bat. Love 'em gliders!
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