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Old 11-28-2010, 02:48 PM
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Default New Great Planes Escapade 61.


I see this should be avilable in Jan. I hope to be has anyone heard any more or seen any of these yet?

[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAMXN&P=7]escapade .61[/link]
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:29 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

looks sweet with the cowl

slightly big engine range though...is it a 60 or a 90 sized plane lol
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

Its like the speed limit in Michigan, 70mph is just a reference or starting point. I like it, looks like it could take a DLE20cc very nicely, have to wait until it comes out to see the plane or manual.

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Old 11-28-2010, 04:43 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

i'm hoping it actually comes with the cowl unlike the original escapade that you had to buy it seperatly
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:52 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

dle 20 in that cowl?  r u sure?  might be interesting.  hopefully, this time around w/a bigger airframe, it doesn't build so tail heavy
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

The OS .61 to .95 two strokes have the same mounting pattern and are similar weight so iut's easy to understand that recommendation. The size and weight listed at Tower would tell me it is 60 size (which means .91 four stroke for me) but many others would be strapping on Saito 1.25s.

The description lists fiberglass cowl as a feature
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

Yea, I saw this plane at the iHobby show in Chicago last month. However, this one had no cowl. I'm slated to do a review of it when it becomes available. Looking forward to it!
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:47 AM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I preordered the 60 size Escapade when it first appeared on the Tower site a couple of weeks ago. I have been flying the 40 size since it was first released (I preordered it too) and I love it. In the 60 size I also have the Pulse XT 60 and the Revolver 70. It will be interesting to see how the Escapade 60 stacks up against them. I plan to put a new Fox .74 Eagle in the Escapade.

MinnFlyer, didn't you say you were doing a review of the Escapade 40 a couple of years ago? Did it ever get published?

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I didn't do the 40 Bruce, I think Ken did that one.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

Mike,

Will be looking forward to the review, what were you thinking about powering it with?

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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

That's up to them! If it were my choice, I'd go with a 91 Surpass. But I'm guessing they would rather have me use a 60ish 2-stroke (Maybe the new 65AX)
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:10 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

When you do these reviews do they supply all the needed items like radio and engine, also do you have buy the kit to review, I have always wondered how this works. Twostroke
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:11 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

It would be fun to see how it ended up with a DLE 20 since they did recommend up to a 1.20 four stroke.

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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

im interested in this model. just found out about the .60 size.

i have a 55ax and id like to use it in one of these planes.

would it be better in the .40 or .60 ?

educated guess would be the .40

i just dont want the plane to feel too nose heavy.. i want it to fly like a sport plane.. more relaxed than my past yaks.

would the 55ax in the .60 just be a sad story?

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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

It is hard to say how an OS 55 AX will perform in the Escapade 60 since it has not yet been released. In the Escapade 40 it will give very good performance. I have had a Magnum .46 XLS in the Escapade 40 for 2 years and its performance is very good.

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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I had the 55AX in the 40 size Escapade and man what a lively airplane. I have since put 55's in anything that calls for a 46. There's something really fun about going really fast when you want to go fast. If i get the 60 size it will have at least an OS 91 or maybe a 120. I have never complained about too much horsepower.
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Old 12-27-2010, 02:01 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.


ORIGINAL: skysfallin

I had the 55AX in the 40 size Escapade and man what a lively airplane. I have since put 55's in anything that calls for a 46. There's something really fun about going really fast when you want to go fast. If i get the 60 size it will have at least an OS 91 or maybe a 120. I have never complained about too much horsepower.
I agree. I put the 55AX in all my 40 size planes and they match up just about right. Power when you need it and does just about any regular flying you like.

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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

very cool. figure the 55 might help with truing the CG as well. im gonna buy the .40, mount the 55ax and watch this thread for the bigger plane. it will be interesting to see what sizes ppl use. thanks for the faast responses and goodluck with pre orders guys.
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

very cool. figure the 55 might help with truing the CG as well. im gonna buy the .40, mount the 55ax and watch this thread for the bigger plane. it will be interesting to see what sizes ppl use. thanks for the faast responses and goodluck with pre orders guys.
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

Anyone ever put a DLE 20 on it yet?
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I got a notice that it is starting to just ship today. Tower met their original estimated ship date!

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Old 01-27-2011, 01:12 PM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I am seeing "in stock limited quantities" on the listing right now. Cant wait for a full rundown, think they will glue the joiner in?
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I just checked and see the escapade 61 is in stock at tower hobbies!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:15 AM
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Default RE: New Great Planes Escapade 61.

I preordered mine and it is scheduled to be delivered Monday.

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Looking forward to some feedback!
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