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Old 03-08-2017, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ltc View Post
Glad to hear you're replacement arrived and you're happy with it.
It is really one of the better kept secrets for pattern planes.

BTW, did your Element arrive? Be sure to check out the thread regarding loss of canopy in flight and proposed modifications.

I wasn't able to get the element because of some life circumstances but am trying to get my hands on some kind of airframe hopefully soon. I have everything I need I literally just need an airframe.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:33 AM
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Because I'm always trying to make a great plane even...well...greaterer lol
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:29 PM
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Any news on how the planes are flying?
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Just flew it this past weekend! Still my all time favorite little pattern plane without a shadow of a doubt. It always gets attention at the field. People want to know what it is and tell me how weird/Wild it looks. Lol 😆

Currently using 4s 2700mah 25c batteries and getting 7 min of any kind of sequence you could possibly dream up. Very happy with the plane and setup!

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Old 08-08-2017, 08:59 AM
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Glad things worked out well.
Did you ever determine the exact cause of the first plane crash?
Nice to see that 4s 2700 isn't too heavy...7 minutes is quite nice.

Maybe I should order one of these planes for myself
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:05 PM
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Nice design. It would be great to see a plan or kit for something similar. The shop is showing a completion date of December if ordered now
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RodneyFord View Post
Nice design. It would be great to see a plan or kit for something similar. The shop is showing a completion date of December if ordered now
yes, they are hand built to order.
however, I am very confident it will be worth the wait once you see the finished plane. The craftsmanship is impressive, especially at this price IMHO
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Originally Posted by ltc View Post
yes, they are hand built to order.
however, I am very confident it will be worth the wait once you see the finished plane. The craftsmanship is impressive, especially at this price IMHO
Yes I think it is a good deal. However the airframe is quite simple (but elegant). If you analyse it you get a box fuselage with turtle deck, flat plate stab fin and ailerons, and 9 rib wing panels on a tube. The canopy is mounted on a simple box frame. It's going to be pretty easy to cover too. There are plenty of canopy's at Tower that would work. I understand that most people would rather ARF than build but there are still people around who would like a nice woody project.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:48 PM
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BTW the sharp leading edge is interesting. I would expect that to make it snap easily.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:12 AM
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A really nice looking and flying small pattern plane!

Blake, IIRC you also had a HK Arcus. I guess the Musette flies much smoother and precise through the pattern sequences, but could you share your opinion? I find the Extreme Flight Vanquish also in the same class, although a tad heavier.
Maybe you can team with Jason and roll another great pattern video Best regards to two of you from an avid Clik!-fan!

I also would like to build/assemble one myself, if any plans or kits were available.
Perhaps a Musette biplane would be also really nice flying. And it seems it is already designed and built! You can check this video out:
https://www.musicjinni.com/8HiguMdC-...b20161218.html

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Played around with some numbers in Autocad. Wouldn't take much to work up a plan from here.
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Still playing around with this Musette inspired design. I really enjoy the design part of aeromodelling. Profili Pro makes short work of the ribs, these are ready to be laser cut. I used E168 12.45% but with flat plate ailerons. I did 2 versions of wing construction. Changed the styling so that the only real similarity is the span and construction type. I wouldn't call it Musette which is a rather bucolic French bagpipe from the 17-18th century. I think I would rather call it Shakuhachi a sophisticated Japanese wind instrument. If I go any further I will start a new thread.
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I would love to see this blown up to a 60" size. Some changes I would make are listed below.

-fatten the fuse 2-3 times
-airfoil the stab
-install the t-can in the top of the fuse behind the canopy (like the new 2m pattern designs.

I'm still flying mine and just for the heck of it going to order another one just to have one sitting in the closet. For anyone even thinking about one of these I can't say enough about how happy I am with mine. I will do my best to get a buddy to shoot some video for me and post it. It's one heck of a little plane and the quality of construction is the best I've ever seen on a small balsa model.

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Old 09-25-2017, 10:13 AM
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Received an email from Kurosawa-san.
He said that the biplane version of the Musette (mentioned earlier on this page) will be available for purchase!
Oh yes, I am buying one. I'm a sucker for pattern biplanes.
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OMG HOW DID I MISS THAT BIPLANE!!!! just sent an email! I will be waiting in line!!!!!
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Originally Posted by hilson87 View Post
OMG HOW DID I MISS THAT BIPLANE!!!! just sent an email! I will be waiting in line!!!!!
Check yor email now ...

http://e-rc.jp/eventPlane?epid=2949s2aaNTF4Q1cd2c7

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Hey Blake!
Did you get your Musette Biplane and what are your impressions so far?

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Old 12-29-2018, 04:52 PM
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Default AMA District 3 Championship with Denkado Musette mono/bipe

In a spur of the moment decision i decided to go compete in our district championship pattern contest. Being that Iím no longer actively flying Pattern i thought what a better test for my little pattern practice planes than going head to head against full 2m pattern aircraft. The weekend proved to be very windy reaching peaks of 20 knots direct crosswind with very thermally conditions. Of course the planes did get bumped around as that is just what Mother Nature















was giving us to fly in. I didnít practice or even know the pattern but i was going just in the spirit of participating and seeing old friends. I hadnít flown the Bipe but only 2-3 times since itís been built but i said ďwhy notĒ. I got to the contest and did my best to learn the Aresti for the 2018 Masters AMA class. Do to the weather we only flew 3-4 rounds. As thatís all the rain would allow us to fly.

Here are are some pictures from the event. We had somewhere near 20 pilots and flew through some very challenging conditions. I had a lot of fun flying these beautiful little Pattern Aircraft and they really were well received by many local Pattern enthusiasts.

I ended up in 2nd place and was extremely happy with that being that i decided at the last second to go and didnít know the sequence at all. Most fun of all was spending time with old friends and making new ones! Here are some pictures from the event!

Iíd like to say thank you to my sponsors Hobbywing and Hyperion Batteries. They have the highest quality products the R/C Industry has to offer. I appreciate there ongoing support for 2018 and for years to come
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So, I'm trying to find a place to order this plane. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I just lost my 2m pattern ship recently and thought maybe this would be something I can fly while I save up for another 2m plane.
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So, I'm trying to find a place to order this plane. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I just lost my 2m pattern ship recently and thought maybe this would be something I can fly while I save up for another 2m plane.
Email Kurosawa-San directly

kurosawa@jp.boy.jp

Hiroyuki was very nice to deal with when I ordered mine. Please keep in mind they are hand made to order, but well worth it once you see the quality.
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Default USA Distributor for Denkado

Hi there, I am the official USA Distributor for Denkado Aircraft. I have 2 Musette monoplanes scheduled to arrive in June time frame and an in determined number of Musette biplanes scheduled for delivery toward the end of the year. Please email me for current pricing. It fluctuates frequently with exchange rates and the rising cost of materials and labor to build these terrific models. My email is BlakeHilson@yahoo.com.

Thanks, Blake Hilson
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