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H5606 08-05-2012 02:43 PM

BH Twister
 
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This is another defunct RTA airplane that I couldn't pass up from Hobby People. I believe it was on sale at the time & at a price I couldn't resist. It is of conventional design, shoulder wing, constant chord, tail dragger, with approx 540 sq. in. of wing area for a .35 to .45 size 2-stroke and is built in Vietnam. Upon initial inspection, the bump that represents a canopy has to go. The main gear is too far forward and in my opinion, has to move back behind the leading edge rather than where the mfg located it fwd of the LE. The "pinned" piano-style hinges also bother me particularly since it looks like hot-melt glue was used to install them.

Neo gold 08-05-2012 02:54 PM

RE: BH Twister
 
Ah, i remember my old twister!....had bags of fun with this & i had an OS 46AX initially..then upped it to an AX55 ...silly thing to do!, flew the wings off this for a few seasons until i got a little daft & plowed it into the ground 'from an unrecoverable flat spin'.....i had no problems with the hinged & pinned controls surfaces at all...
This will do most manouvers with the utmost ease...you can take off & land this with your eyes closed...honest!, you'll get super~over confident with it...enjoy.
Marc.

H5606 08-05-2012 03:18 PM

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ORIGINAL: Neo gold

Ah, i remember my old twister!....had bags of fun with this & i had an OS 46AX initially..then upped it to an AX55 ...silly thing to do!, flew the wings off this for a few seasons until i got a little daft & plowed it into the ground 'from an unrecoverable flat spin'.....i had no problems with the hinged & pinned controls surfaces at all...
This will do most manouvers with the utmost ease...you can take off & land this with your eyes closed...honest!, you'll get super~over confident with it...enjoy.
Marc.
Good to know; thanks for dispelling any concern over the hinges. I hope I have as much fun with it as you had.

H5606 08-05-2012 04:00 PM

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The cowling was way too thin and damaged with chipped paint missing so I decided to add thickness. Because epoxy doesn't seem to do well over polyester and my old K&B resin looked like Jello, I decided to buy a quart at the local auto parts store. I wet sanded the paint off the cowl, cut patterns from stiff paper, cut lft, rt, top, and bottom pieces of 6 oz glass and applied them to the inside of the cowling to triple the thickness...

Texastbird 08-06-2012 11:28 AM

RE: BH Twister
 
Ok, so I'm dumb. What's RTA?

H5606 08-06-2012 04:21 PM

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ORIGINAL: Texastbird

What's RTA?
Ready-To-Assemble.


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