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Will Someone Please Kit this Speed Plane

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:11 PM
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I saw this airplane in an old EAA calander I found lying around my mother's house. While I know it's full scale, I'm sure it will appeal to some of you speed guys. I know I liked it at first sight. Check out these stats. Keep in mind, this is a scratch made homebuilt.

H.P. 200
Ceiling 22000 Ft
Cruise Speed 312MPH

More info at polenspecial.com

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:59 PM
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I dont know the correct spelling, but that looks to be a Pullon. The only kit that I know is a 80-90 inch wingspan kit that Ed Rankin makes for Giant Scale fun flying or racing. You can go to the USRA Giant Scale website to locate him....

I have seen them fly with a Aerrow 200 and they are fast. Not the fastest thing there but they were descent.

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Old 12-09-2005, 10:50 PM
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That's a Polen Special. It was a real barn burner when it first showed up in the homebuilt scene, and still is today. A smaller kit that looks very close is the Seagull models Harmon Rocket. It has a thick wing, but I have been thinking about modifying mine with a thinner scratch-built wing and a bigger engine. That kit has one of the prettiest fuselages and cowlings I have seen. Plus it's a good quality arf. I am itching for more speed out of mine.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:01 PM
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That's a Polen Special. It was a real barn burner when it first showed up in the homebuilt scene, and still is today. A smaller kit that looks very close is the Seagull models Harmon Rocket. It has a thick wing, but I have been thinking about modifying mine with a thinner scratch-built wing and a bigger engine. That kit has one of the prettiest fuselages and cowlings I have seen. Plus it's a good quality arf. I am itching for more speed out of mine.
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:12 AM
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Here's the Harmon Rocket....I just got mine. It is too fat in the front for
any record breaking speed, but it is a really nice plane. I'm probably gonna
put this saito .90 Twin in it and have some fun. At least it will sound cool.

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Old 12-11-2005, 01:51 PM
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Looks like it would take an extension shaft to match the deep cowl air intakes that give this plane that particularly slick look.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:20 PM
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There is an extension built into the firewall to bring the engine forward. Even
though the cowling is quite wide, it is flattened and tapered to try and help
with the streamlining. Keep in mind on the real plane, the horizonally oposed
engine necessatates the need for the wide cowl and fuselage.

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Old 12-16-2005, 02:51 PM
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ive got one of these with an sc70 4 stroke.....flys ok but a bit twitchy...looks lovelyyyyyyyyyyyy though.
undercarrage is its weak point as it bents on every landing....ive upgraded mine with a carbon fibre set....
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Here are some photos of the engine installation on mine. The engine is a stock Magnum .52 two stroke. Fits inside the cowl nicely. The muffler is HUGE for this engine for some reason. I just used a Dremel tool with a sanding drum to get a snug fit into the cowling. I've yet to fly this engine due to weather. Stay tuned...
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