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Scale 50% Dalotel 165

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Forgues-Research, Aug 16, 2014.

   
  1. Forgues-Research

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    Hi Tom,
    thank you for the kinds words, it's a work of passion, also if I may add, your Dalotel looks pretty dam good.
    In 1980 I was at the TOC watching Hanno Pretner flying his Dalotel and this is where I was hooked on it. I took this picture of him and his Dalotel, at the time he was running two super tigers geared to a large propeller.
     

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  2. Tom Miller

    Tom Miller New to GSN!

    We could have been standing side-by-side back then:) That is when my passion for the Dalotel began as well.
    THANKS! For the kind words from you!

    I've tried, with no luck to find out if the full-scale Dalotel ever flew in an aerobatic contest. Any thoughts?
     
  3. Forgues-Research

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    The Dalotel wasn't a competitive aerobatic airplane, it was designed as an aerobatic trainer , but at the time Zlinn aircraft already had a good trainer so Michel Dalotel's dream of producing his airplane was shattered. So to answer as far as I know it never competed
     
  4. Forgues-Research

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    I just got a bit more info on the Dalotel development from Ray

    Hey, Tom & Roger,
    M. Dalotel was essentially put out of business by the CAP 10, developed
    around 1969-1970, same time as the Dalotel. The French Air Force
    preferred it to Dalotel's design. The French Navy also used the CAP for
    training, as did Mexico's and Australia's Air Forces. Developed from the
    Emeraude, the CAP 10 was not only side-by-side, it was roomier. Its
    fixed gear was undoubtedly cheaper and lighter to make than Dalotel's
    retracts, though the Dalotel was about 20 mph faster. Later versions of
    the Dalotel, never made, were designed to be plus and minus 14G's Yes,
    fourteen.
    ............Ray Ordorica
     
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    before the big storm hits us here on the east coast, I was able to work a bit in the shop on the front instrument panel, I had made one, but I decided to put it in the bin, and start over. I 3D printed a drilling template and then drilled a lot lol
     

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    aluminum part on the rear instrument, still needs black paint, and the front has a sheet of plastic to simulate aluminum , also will be painted black, the piece de resistance now sponsored by Bluebird servos and with this received this AM 6 of the beautiful H50B Brushless
     

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  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Dang.... I have been trying to get caught up on everything here since I have had a few days off from work. I had no idea you had one of these. Not sure I am going to be able to ever duplicate your amount of passion or tenacity, but I am determined to do the best job I am capable of. As earlier mentioned, your work is definitely an inspiration to all of us here.

    Simply put, thank you for all your contributing skill and expertise.
     
  8. Forgues-Research

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    Thank you for your kind words, but no I don't have one of these, just wanted to inspire you to do one...
     
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Woah, such trickery! Lol
     
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    Is it working
     
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