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    "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Saw a picture of this today. Apparently its a 60ish size plane and looks to me like a cross between the Shoestring and Midget Mustang racers. Does look good.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Wonder which is faster...the shoestring...or the toni...

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    I was at the Toledo show and saw it, looks great! Fiberglass fuse with sheeted wings and tail surfaces. Should be a great sport flyer!

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    The plane is a Midget Mustang Formula 1 pylon plane. Which one being the fastest, it or the Shoestring, will have to be found out when the plane becomes abailable. It'll be hard to beat the speed of the Shoestring. I think the Little Toni will be slightly heavier. With the same engine pulling both planes I think the Shoestring will prevail.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Can we fit a G62 into it? ...............Just kidding!!!

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Just to clarify... The Little Toni was never a Midget Mustang in real life.
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    ORIGINAL: Yak18

    Can we fit a G62 into it? ...............Just kidding!!!

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    I think a nice twin like the DA 100 would be a better choice.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    ORIGINAL: yard-dart

    The plane is a Midget Mustang Formula 1 pylon plane. Which one being the fastest, it or the Shoestring, will have to be found out when the plane becomes abailable. It'll be hard to beat the speed of the Shoestring. I think the Little Toni will be slightly heavier. With the same engine pulling both planes I think the Shoestring will prevail.

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    I thought it was a Cosmic Wind?atleast that was what it was called when Great Planes had it out as a kit several years ago, with foam core wings and a glass fuse.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    I believe it is a modified Cosmic Wind
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Looks like this:
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    And the full-scale:
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    looks like a job for the OS 91 FX i love it looks beter than the Wm midgit mustang

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Has anyone purchased the Little Toni yet? Any comments?
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Tower pushed the expected date back from late May to Mid-June on their website.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    It is now listed as in stock!. Check tower's site. I thinking about getting one. [&:]

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Lil Toni-Cosmic Wind -Minnow-- same - Midgit Mustang NOT even close .
    The LaVier (designer , named the Toni after his daughter) Cosmic Wind Ballerina was actually flown in aerobatic world competition in 1964 by British Champ Neil Williams
    Tho many modelers see these as only go fast turn left designs - built light and setup properly they are super acrobatic models
    This kit may be too heavy - don't know --
    I would really liketo see some larger - properly built stuff on the market - but the kit guys are driven by sales and this whole world of f1 planes are not popular --- yet.
    Strange -as the highly popular stuff like the EDGE are simply take offs of the early Formula Racers '
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Some pics of Cosmic Wind
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    I just received my Little Toni today. Did a quick review and it looks good. I did find one problem with mine. The rear former is loose, nothing that a little epoxy wouldn't cure. I saw the plane at Toledo and I ordered a OS 91 FS for it. The guys at Toledo stated the plane flies similar to the Shoestring but easier to build. I'm planning to start the plane within the next couple of weeks. I have Contender to finishing covering first.

    I will keep you posted on my progress.

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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    anyone have theirs done yet?
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    I am installing OS 91FX. The entire head fits inside the cowl!!
    I just need a custom muffler solution that will minimize the mutilation.
    It is probably the best job done by GP to date. Everything is flawless.

    My only complain is that they should supply precut CA hinges. Why can't they include a pack they sell for retail? What is this measure and cut bull**** for CA hinges.

    Oh! They improved the wheel fairing by imbedding the plywood between the fiberglass layers. No more glueing and drilling to prepare the wheel pants. It also slides on and off with wheel mounted in the axle.

    Very Nice... Just include a precut CA hinges!
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    What color is the bottom of the wing? Will orrientation be a problem? Do you think a Bission Pitts muffler will fit in the cowl. I know it fits in the Shoestring.
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    The pitts muffler will not fit inside.

    i am held up by that at the moment. the head of the engine fits snugly in the side engine pod and any protrusion (muffler) needs cutting. I believe the entire cylinder (slimline pitts) will have to be exposed. It is very slim cowl.

    The bottom wing is all red.
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Check out the Bisson its oval, not round like the Slimline...It my fit better .That is what I used on my Shoesting.....JW
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    autoguns:

    What is the thickness of the oval ( including exhaust interface ) and the length and width of the oval?
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    RE: "New" Lil Toni by Great Planes

    Check out Tower hobby's part # LXNC71 the info you are looking for should be there...worst case Jim Bisson will custom make you a exhaust system....JW
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