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Can someone I.D. this airplane?

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Old 06-22-2018, 06:32 PM
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I was given a box of model airplane parts by a guy at the flying field. He said they were given to him so he didn`t know anything about them. The wing and fuselage are partly assembled and I stuck the wing on for this picture. The wing has 4 servo boxes built for I`m assuming ailerons and flaps.
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The construction has "Goldberg" written all over it but I can't identify the type.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:54 AM
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Chad may well be right about the manufacturer . For my part it does also look like a Goldberg kit , and from the looks of the beefy construction of the front of the fuselage it looks like it was intended for an engine instead of an electric motor . Trying to judge it's size by comparing it to the super cub it looks like it could be a ".40 sized" kit ?
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The wingspan is about 55"and the fuselage about 45". Beefy may be a bit of an understatement. The builder could have decided to do a little kit bashing on this one as here doesn`t appear to be a lot if any effort to save weight. All the control surfaces are built up with sheeting and there`s some pretty heavy duty hardware in various places. I think the model was intended to have a retractable landing gear also. I don`t think a .40 would pull it of the ground. I`m not a very experienced builder but I can`t for the life of me figure out what`s going on up in the firewall area.
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Here`s a few more pics. This looks like a model that would be out of my price range. Interesting, though, when you think of what happened with the original builder. I don`t know if I`ll see the person who gave me the stuff again or not. Chances are good that I`ll be able to identify the model here and can obtain a copy of the plans. Or maybe I can complete it from scratch, which would be a first for me. This may be the first mode that uses all 6 of my channels. We shall see.
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:45 AM
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I thought for sure someone out there would know what this was. I guess I`m on my own on this one.
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You may not be getting much coverage here in the Clubhouse. I would suggest posting your question down in the kit building section.
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IDK,,

I don't see any parts markings and the construction screams scratch build to me,, it could be a one off model

That firewall area looks awful small for the fuse, and bolts in from the back??, strange, never seen a kit that does that

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Finally suspected a 'Great Pains' RV-4 - did some research of images and found this - cutouts in fuse sides, ribs, and constant chord wing look like a match - perhaps the previous owner decided to sheet entire wing and tail parts to glass it or for whatever reason...

I'd try to remove all the added weight at a minimum.
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good eye,,

Great Planes RV-4 40 Kit build thread
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It looks like that`s the one. Nice build thread, too. Thanks for all the responses and info. I`ll see what I can do about obtaining all the missing stuff.
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