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Old 10-11-2009, 02:09 PM
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Default DeNight Special 50 ARF

New plane from Hangar 9. With a 55AX and Jett Strean muffler, or 60 Jett engine and muffler, this could be fast. Narrow short wing and light. Due in Late November.



Key Features

    [*]Authentic UltraCote® trim scheme is a realistic reproduction of the paint scheme on the full-scale version flown by Bart DeNight himself[*]Prepainted fiberglass cowl provides ample room for side mounting single-cylinder engines with very little trimming[*]Two-piece plug-in wing makes for shorter assembly time and is especially convenient for storage and transport[*]Painted pilot head included[*]Motor mount for electric power included[*]Removable top hatch for easy access to electronics[*]Pre-hinged ailerons and rudder[*]Control horns installed[*]Painted fiberglass cowl and wheel pants[*]All necessary hardware included[/list]

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    During the 1950s and 60s, Bart DeNight’s one-of-a-kind Formula 1 speedster was a force to be reckoned with on the full-scale air racing circuit. Hangar 9 has wonderfully captured the look and feel of the DeNight Special with this exciting sport-scale ARF. Designed to accept a wide range of glow and electric powerplants, the DeNight Special ARF will give you all the speed and thrills you would expect of a scale-looking air racer without any of the tricky flight characteristics. Assembly takes just a few evenings and most of the details, such as the authentic trim scheme and painted pilot figure, are already added for you.


    Product Specifications

    Wingspan: 58.5 in (1486mm)
    Overall Length: 45.4 in (1153mm)
    Wing Area: 626 sq in (40.4 sq dm)
    Flying Weight: 6.25–7 lb (2.8–3.2 kg)
    Engine Size: .46–.52 2-stroke.72–.82 4-stroke
    Motor Size: Power 46 brushless
    Radio: 4–6 channels
    Servos: 5 standard servos (4 servos for EP)
    Trim Scheme Colors: Flame Red (HANU883), Cream (HANU878)

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:17 AM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

How do you call 7 lbs light for a .40 sized plane?
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:34 AM
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yah know like 50 is the new 30... and petite means under 200 pounds....i am with you on this! plane says at least a burly 90 to pull its bacon.....[>:][:-]
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:57 AM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

I would agree, its heavy, although I'm just used to flying 40-50 sized aircraft at the 2.5-5lb range.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:03 PM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

My F-22 Raptor has been radared at 115mph with just a OS55AX with a Jett Muffler on it, and it's more like 81/2 lbs. I would call it light. I'm not sure about a low wing compared to a mid wing for speed, but I don't think thatshould impair the speed any. I'm no expert, so your comments are certainly welcome.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

No manual posted for it yet.

I dislike when they avoid showing an engine installation in the photos. But what is shown is promising

This is a fairly large plane, 625sq wing, 7 lbs. Big cowling.

If we can make the internal muffler install work (similar to sundowner) and beef up the engine box, 60LX or OS55/jett combo would be great ...... but with more info, it is worth seeing if the 90L may work here too. They showed the electric install with the batteries up in the engine box, so perhaps it might need the weight up front anyway.

Time will tell once they become available.

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Old 10-13-2009, 03:58 PM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

True Bob, I think your 60 w/ muffler would make this plane move pretty good. , I think it would be fun. Will have to wait for a little more info. I will email horizon to see if a on line manual is available anywhere.
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Manual is expected to show electric, plus two and four stroke glow installations. Power 46, Evolution .52 and Saito .82.



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No manual posted for it yet.

I dislike when they avoid showing an engine installation in the photos. But what is shown is promising

This is a fairly large plane, 625sq wing, 7 lbs. Big cowling.

If we can make the internal muffler install work (similar to sundowner) and beef up the engine box, 60LX or OS55/jett combo would be great ...... but with more info, it is worth seeing if the 90L may work here too. They showed the electric install with the batteries up in the engine box, so perhaps it might need the weight up front anyway.

Time will tell once they become available.

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like a four cylinder corvette...
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like a four cylinder corvette...
chicks don't look under the hood.
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so that makes them a perfect barbi ferrari
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Has anyone gotten this plane yet?
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:39 PM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

Kind of goofy looking to my eyes. I'd take a GP Minnow over it, personally.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:46 PM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

Yes, I really do not like the wing shape. Kind of a fancy super sportster. It really does not look much like a racer other than the cheek cowls. I think a better subject could have been found with tapered wings.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:36 PM
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

Maybe a Jett 90 or a Webra Speed 120.

Een at the "low" 6.25 lbs it is not going to go fast
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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

I have just finished assembelling the DenightSpecial. Looks magic. Hangar 9 make geat planes - very happy.
This plane wasdesigned in the late 1940's and the wings are rounded as that was thetechnology at the time.
I just love the look and I believe it flies well as well.

i'm away from home at the moment and intent its innaugal flight in August. Will let you know the result.

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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

Is this what the Extreme Speed Forum has come to be?

That thing looks like a Lazy Bee to me.....
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You could say that the DeNight is a scale extreme speed plane...
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It's about time for some Extreme Speed Plane threads....Summer of 2010 will be over before we know it.
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Is this what the Extreme Speed Forum has come to be?

That thing looks like a Lazy Bee to me.....
It is a scale ARFof a racing plane, but I am not convinced it belong in the Extreme Speed Forum.
Not quite sure where it belong.
There is no "Reasonable fast sport plane" forum and I doubt there will ever be one, the heading ain't gona sell anything.

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Default RE: DeNight Special 50 ARF

Himat, are you the guy who showed us the video of the OS.90 powered delta?
If so, I've always been impressed with how easily it ran and the plane looked really good.
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Sorry, no the video of the OS 90 delta was not me.
At the moment most things are slow as I move house, but I hope to be get back with something fast.
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