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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Congrats of a good flight. So thats 2 reactors that have been flown. I figured there would have been more by now.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I got mine but the fuselage is crush in the middle.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    more flyts today I am really going to like this plane the only manuver that is week is water falls I am going to try flaperons to try to tighten the rotation up the long tail moment I think is the reason for it beeing lazy the prop blast isn't strong because of the lenth my showtime was like that flaperons helped should help with the reactor

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I maiden the Reactor yesterday. Only 2 flights, the third one was short and ended with a deadstik due to carb problems, it landed ok. The pressure carbplate screws where loose.
    Becouse my Reactor uses a header and pipe, the airstream hits directly the carb, so on inverted and uplines flight the engine tends to get very rich. I can fix this easely, so no problem here.
    I found this plane very easy to harrier, almost no wing correction. Rudder -> elevator couple was minimal. Landing, well just canΒ΄t be easy.
    Did some slow rolls and point rolls, there where fine, but I need to work a little more on the radio to set all things right, for a better performance.
    I didΒ΄t hit full throttle for more than a second, but it seems that power wonΒ΄t be a issue. The prop is a menz 22x10, and the cg is a little aft. from the recomended on the manual. Also didnΒ΄t follow the manual deflections, but a think they must be similar. I used mi eyetronic to set the deflections.
    I really like the feeling of this plane, I just need more time to know what is capable of.
    Now, if I just can get more time off my work!!!!

    For Toucan9, I hope you can get a new fuse from gp. They never get in touch with me about my wing issue.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    vacaman
    way to go you are going to really enjoy this plane cold weather has set in here getting to fly mine is going to be few and far between till spring I have at least 6 full flytes on mine and am looking foreward to more

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Another good day of flying the Reactor. I did notice this morning the the wheel pants a cracking around the the gear I will glue in a support.
    Here is a pic of how I get my planes out to the field.
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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Hi guys - thanks for a nice thread. I am in the process of putting my Reactor together. I will use a DL 50 with a pitts style muffler. I am considering either Slimline or AS Power (Italian, I think...). Any experiences to be shared on this issue?

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I used a bisson it has a large volume i had to cut the bottem of the firewall to get clearance slimline is smaller you may not have to with it good luck with your reactor you are going to like it alot

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Thanks a lot. I try to avoid "woodwork" so I'll go for one of the smaller ones.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Gents,
    I picked up a Reactor from my LHS on Sunday and am impressed with what one gets for the money……… the only negative I've seen so far is the supplied spinner is a fair amount out balance wise which was flagged several pages ago. It's the spinner cone as the backplate is fine for those that are wondering. Not a big deal as it'll give me a good excuse to look for a carbon fiber replacement. And the covering is order of magnitudes better than the last GP mount I had (UCD 46). Of course this bird cost just a little bit more ……… LRV
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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?


    ORIGINAL: stealdesk

    Another good day of flying the Reactor. I did notice this morning the the wheel pants a cracking around the the gear I will glue in a support.
    Here is a pic of how I get my planes out to the field.
    Sweet! Most guys with a car that size would probably be flyin' park size electrics! Do you drive regular highway speeds? I've thought of this style mounting on a tonneau cover on my pickup, so I can have double decker parking, so to speak...
    Crashing my way to being a better pilot!
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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I will go about 55 on the highway. I could go faster but I don`t. Next time I load up I get a pick of the back of the car if you look close you can see the Duces Wild in the front seat.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I'm now giving this plane some real serious thought and have a few questions. With Tower's Super Save discount, free shipping, and their $60 off, the price is down to $359.

    Does a DL/DA50 with a wrap around muffler, fit without modifying the firewall?
    Is there enough hardwood in the control surfaces to be using Dubro heavy duty horns?
    Any more flight reports?
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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Well it depends on which inverted pitts muffler you go with. I used the JTEC muffler its the same one from DLUSA I had to cut about 1/4 inch into it. Now if you use the 3inch stand offs like the manual says you dont have to. I reinstalled the stock stand offs that come with the DL50 to get a better fit between the cowl and the spinner and to move the engine back a 1/4 inch to help make the plane tail heavy. About the wood I just checked to see if there was enough to install them the way the manual shows. Well I take this plane out every chance I get, it is so much fun to fly. I have made my Aeroworks 35% Extra very jealous now.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Chuck, I installed the dubro heavy duty horns on the tail surfaces. The hardwood isnΒ΄t a block, just one plywood on each side, but I think it will hold up. They meassure 1 1/2 " x 1 1/2" aprox. I made the hole just in the middle of the plywoods an then redrilled the control horns to the apropiate lenght. Easy and neat.

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Man, I've got to get mine flying. I very anxious. Everybody seems to love the way this thing flys. I've got to get on board. I was one of the first to get this plane and will be one of the last to get it built.

    Thanks
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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    barry flying the reactor is a pice of cake relax and enjoy good luck

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Hi there,

    Anybody who knows if the pitts muffler we see installed on the GP website/manual is the one by Slimline? I have sent Slimline an e-mail, but no reply so far...No pics. or meassurements on their website either. I want one for my Reactor/DL 50 but I don't fancy too much woodwork...... Anybody who knows?

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    the muffler showen in the ins. manu. is the one sold by DA

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Thanks a lot Go Vertical!!

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    Nice thread guys......

    Does anyone think that a Moki 2.10 will haul this beast pretty well????

    I have one sitting on the bench that needs a home.
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    I sold another one to terra firma...... wife wants to know where the money\'\'s at......

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    yes I think a moki 210 would do great

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    I know that it will pull 15lbs with authority....

    What did the Reactor weight come in at with a gasser???
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    I sold another one to terra firma...... wife wants to know where the money\'\'s at......

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    kcjarman

    mine came in at 16lb with a brison52 wich is not the lightest engine.
    today I got to fly in windy conditions although not to bad at times it was a handfull landing in gusty wind was an adventuer you had to be on your toes. with the light wing loading it was hard to predict in gusty air we had 10 to 15 mph choppy I put in 2 flyts and called it quits one thing i did learn today was that the 3blade prop i have been useing is just as good as the 22x8 zoar 2blade i used today on this plane the weather turning to crap here don't know when i will get more flying in

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    RE: Great Planes Reactor 120-160?

    here are some pics from the other day. I didnΒ΄t do much stuff, becouse the engine still very new, it peaked at 7.200 on the ground with less than a gallon through it.
    I will get more flights this week, I hope.
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