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    Stick plane

    A while back I was asking some questions about a Stick (drastic) that I had purchased and a member sent a post of his that had a cowl , gas engine and a pilot on top. This may be the wrong place but my memory escapes me. Anyway, wanted to ask some questions about the cowl , and where he placed the ignition and eng acessories in the plane etc. Thanks for the time and space here. gphil

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    RE: Stick plane

    why dont you post pics of yours here? surely some people will help out in answering some questions

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    RE: Stick plane

    I would but real early in the build. This fella had a neat looking Stick, round cowling he made with bubble cheeks on and a little windscrean with a pilot and a gun mounted on top. If I remember right, had antique looking wheels too. I really liked it. For an all around question I need to go to the other place. I plan on a DLE 20 and I know it has additonal things like ignition another battery etc and was wondering if that was put up front of the tank or somewhere else with the balance in mind. Thanks fellas. This is my first RC build. gphil

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    RE: Stick plane

    G'day

    If you do a Google search for "Original Das Ugly Stick" you will find the plans of Phil Kraft's original version of the Stick. The story is worth reading. And the plane is worth building too.

    The original Das Ugly Stick had a round cowl, a pilot sitting on top of the wing and his machine gun. It is very loosely based on the German WWI Fokker Eindeker of about 1915.

    The original was for a 40 size engine and is about 60 inches wingspan but there is nothing to stop you scaling the plan up to suit your larger engine choice.

    Cheers

    Mike in Oz

    \"I just had no control. Must be the radio.\" Club Saito #597 Kadet Brotherhood #66

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    RE: Stick plane

    Thanks a lot Mike I will give that a view and I bet its the one.   gphil

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    RE: Stick plane

    You will probably have to decide on a cowl diameter by measuring the engine and making paper cowls until you decide what looks best. A cowl source is http://fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com and they have a β€˜radial cowl’ section with a bunch of different sizes.

    Williams brothers is one source for the gun http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=QHF
    and here are some pilots http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0093p?&C=QHA
    - Carrell


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