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any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

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Old 01-12-2007, 10:40 PM
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Any takers and comments of quality , assembly , flying ????
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:02 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

i guess that wasnt hard to find
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=249940
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:04 AM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

ORIGINAL: LDM

Any takers and comments of quality , assembly , flying ????

looks like a friend of mine is getting one. I will get his comments if he does not post.

I have a RCM plns built airframe I bought a 2 years ago, very light no gear but mounts are in it. Still waiting for me to complete it servo battery and engine.

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Old 01-13-2007, 06:46 AM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

Thanks guys , I know the company and have seen there attempt at RC prop warbirds and there UGLY !!!! , but this one seems to be cool looking , dont know about the quality , but not a bad price .
Not retract ready but I am sure it can be modified . keep me posted please if anyone starts an online build .
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:42 AM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

We'll I just orderd one,It looks different then my F-16.It's something different.Cant wait to see it.



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Old 01-13-2007, 11:28 AM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I was wondering where the plane in this VIDEO came from. Now I know.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:13 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

YOu think its the same one ?
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:59 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I saw it today in person at the AMA show. It looks pretty decent to me. They also had three other very unique ARF's. It is a forward thinking company.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:06 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:03 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I assume no retracts? Think it can be modded for them?
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

very cool , and I did ask the seller , no retracts , but we can probably add them
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:11 AM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

Looks nice....

I will wait till someone else flys one first
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:54 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

Some magazine had plans for this SR-71 a few years back. My friend built one and used a MPS .61 for power. It wasn't very spectacular and very twitchy in flight. I'd give it a 4 out of a possible 10.

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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

The fellow who made the video has responded that his plane is a scratchbuilt version built from RCM plans.
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I bought the plans from RCM and decided to wait a while. The servo linkages in the rear looked a little hinky. I got too many other projects to finish before I dive into one like that.
I did scan the article if anyone wants it.
Also the model C4F has looked awsome! He doesn't know it yet but he is going to sell it to me one day.
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:10 AM
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any updates ?
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Mine should be here mid week.
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I just recieved my tracking number it should be here on Friday.Friday should be a great day,my Cermark F-16 should be here the same day.Boy I hope I'am home before she is.
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cool , keep is posted please
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I see no reason why the wings need to be so small relative to the rest of the plane, that would make the plane a better all around flyer and it would still look like a SR 71. I don't think the extra weight of retracts is feasible on this model [as is]. The plane might make a decent belly lander as long as that pointy front end doesn't catch a mole hill.
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

CP, you need to realize that big ol long nose chine is also a lifing body that throws the whole show around. The nose stalls way after the wing causing a squishy effect.
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

I've tried to fly the Flyboys SR71 with to crashes on takeoff. This plane has a OS 46 fx and seems to have plenty of power. It takes full up 50 degree elevator and a very fast takeoff speed to get off the ground. As soon as the elevator is lowered toward neutral the nose drops and plane plunges to the ground. It appears tobe nose heavy and I've moved the CG back about 0.5 cm but still hard to get the nose to stay up. Will try again with another move of about 1 cm CG move aft. This will put the CG at 21.5 cm or behind the main gear and will want to drop the tail if the nose is tiped up. Flyboys didn't respond to my questions about CG and flight performance.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:45 PM
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Default RE: any takers on the Prop SR71 Jet on RCU ?

Hey 51,I all so have one.What did you use for the fuel tank and what position is it facing?I dont have too much more to do.
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Sounds like this is going to be a difficult bird to figure out .
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