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Old 01-16-2005, 10:55 PM
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Anybody remember the "Troublemaker" from 25years ago. Narrow Fiberglass fuselage and foam sheeted wings etc? Resembles a skinny Ultrasport and was apparently one of the intro type planes into Pattern.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:44 AM
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OHHHHHH! Old Tony Bennetti design if I recall....... sweet airplane !

Did you find a fuselage or kit for one ????
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:24 PM
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Yeh, cheap plus shipping
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:29 PM
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I flew one in the late 70's...it had a Webra speed .61 w/ a Macs muffler on it. Beautiful flying aircraft! The original Troublemaker was from '69-70 I believe, then there was "Double Trouble" then "Triple Trouble".
I remember meeting Tony Bonetti (I was a middle-teen ) at a contest in Endicott in '76 I think, when he was flying "Triple Trouble" and asked him for his autograph because I thought the TM was "the coolest"...
BTW, Dave Matthewson also had a Troublemaker at the same contest, and his had a Webra speed .61 in it...
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ORIGINAL: Snoop Doggy Bag

Yeh, cheap plus shipping
SWEET !!

Last one of those I saw was probably 1986
Someone showed up in Sayer to fly sportsman. Had a TM with a Rossi 60 up front. I helped him get it trimmed a bit that saturday evening after the first day. It was real quick - nice horizon to horizion slow rolls....

He did much better with it on Sunday after I talked him into NOT flying it full throttle for most of the manuvers
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That "horizon to horizon" slow roll thing is what got me goin' the most! I saw Dave Matthewson do an 8 point roll at about 50' (maybe less ) and straight as an arrow! That really made an impression on this 16 year old... that was like "totally wicked" [X(][8D] His was a J&J balsa version.
I knew then and there that I hadda have one...it took me a whole year of mowin' lawns, shoveling driveways, and delivering papers, but I got my Webra speed, and retracts for my Skyglas "kit" in '77 and finished it over that winter.
Snoop, if ya need any help...
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I also had a Troublemaker as a teen. I remember thinking Bonetti was the "coolest" pilot around.

I talked to my Dad this morning. He's in the process of cleaning out the basement and guess what he found? An original Troublemaker kit. I believe it's the wood fuse version. Going down tomorrow to check it out.

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I saw a guy fly one in the 99 nats in sportsman/novice whatever it was called then
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