Giant Scale Aircraft - General Discuss all other giant scale aircraft here.

RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Reply
Old 12-26-2006, 08:00 PM
  #26
wfdigiprint
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Villahermosa, Tabasco, MEXICO
Posts: 19
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

HI, I RECEIVE THE NEXT INFO OF DAN SPEER "RCGUYS" ABOUT THE SUPER DECATHLON...

It looks like we will be selling our 96" Super Decathlon ARF at an introductory price of US$399.

The latest proto-type should be flying within a week. If all goes well, production of the 96" ARF is scheduled to start after Christmas with delivery in early April (just in time for the Toledo Weak Signals Expo).

The features will include:
- constructed of laser cut ply and balsa
- 2 aluminum wing tubes
- standard red and white starburst graphics
- painted fiberglass cowl, wheel pants & wing tips
- formed tinted windows
- aluminum landing gear
- large wheels
- steerable tail wheel
- scale wing struts and jury struts
- complete hardware

Regards,

Dan Speers
RCguys.com div. of Mobile Airships Inc.
tel 519-756-1110
www.rcguys.com


I THINK THAT IS GOING TO BE A VERY NICE SUPER DECATHLON...
wfdigiprint is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 10:00 PM
  #27
Flylow
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 172
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Anybody want to speculate what size engine will will be a good match for this plane? Something more than scale like flight will interest me. Who has ever had a plane that was fun to simply fly past yourself at different angles so you could enjoy the view ... this will be one of those.
Flylow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2006, 10:31 PM
  #28
cadconversions
 
cadconversions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Scottsville, KY
Posts: 1,242
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

I wonder if a 50cc would be too much? Something tells me it will like a 35-40cc better.
cadconversions is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 12:21 AM
  #29
SunShyne
Moderator
 
SunShyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 4,200
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

maybe a 25-35cc gasser? Maybe a Evo 26? Not sure becuase it would depend on final weight. My friend had the old Sportsman Aviation 96" Decathlon and he had a big Saito twin in it, flew great
SunShyne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 03:59 PM
  #30
mrbigg
 
mrbigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Streator, IL
Posts: 4,773
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Mine will have a G62.
mrbigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 12:40 AM
  #31
adrenalnjunky
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: West Monroe, LA
Posts: 539
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

I'm thinking Brillelli 46 or 50
adrenalnjunky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 01:58 PM
  #32
Ed Sidders
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ore City, TX
Posts: 39
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

After a short e-mail discussion with Dan, My original thought of a G-62 was discarded not from a power standpoint but a weight standpoint although it would be somewhat overpowered, MY current thoughts range from a lightened , modified g-38 on electronic ignition to a max of a Brison 3.2. Both should be just fine and give more than scale performance. Yes I do believe in having enough power and exercising good judgement on the throttle stick but the first person trying to 3-d this airplane should be SHOT !
Ed Sidders is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 05:31 PM
  #33
ncrego
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NOttingham, NH
Posts: 473
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Quote:
but the first person trying to 3-d this airplane should be SHOT !
Come on! I think it would be awesome to see this thing 3ding. How cool, instead of the standard Edge, Extra, or Yak, see some guy with a Decathlon.
ncrego is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 06:14 PM
  #34
Redwings
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wecrashthem, OH
Posts: 89
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

My bad about Horizon having a Decathlon it was the Taylorcraft
Anyway it still left a void for thatstyle of airplane.
The Zenoah G26 is a very nice motor but it maybe a liittle small for this plane. A guy at our field has one and I was very impressed.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=ZENE26A
Redwings is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 08:19 PM
  #35
flying skunks
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: port orange, FL
Posts: 810
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

If you want to attract alot of attention,take this to the field with something like a ZDZ40 or DA50 and watch peoples heads spin.I own a 33% with a 120 and will do a 10foot roll out with a vertical climb out.And yes it is cool as heck to have a 132" bird hovering that is not a cap,edge,extra.exct..
Donnie
flying skunks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 08:44 PM
  #36
Flying Geezer
 
Flying Geezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Posts: 1,326
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

I have the 89" Dynaflite SD all framed up and ready to cover. I just have to find the time. I initially mounted a BME 44, and though it was close, I just had to cut away too much cowl, and it looked really bad.

I have since mounted a Saito 2.20 4-stroke. This engine fits inside the cowl really nice, with little more than the valve covers sticking out the bottom of the cowl. I think it should pull pretty good.
Flying Geezer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 11:26 AM
  #37
michou41a
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: longueuil, QC, CANADA
Posts: 356
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Here my Modelbau 133" Decathlon, 3w150cc, 42 pounds, here you are looking for a 50cc to 75 cc Decathlon for a long time

Michel
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ol31392.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	79.7 KB
ID:	586571   Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb90098.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	83.7 KB
ID:	586572  
michou41a is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2006, 11:52 AM
  #38
Flylow
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 172
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Ed,
What was the weight issue if a g62 is used?
Thanks
Flylow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2007, 10:48 PM
  #39
p-80
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: palm, FL
Posts: 352
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

hey how about the evo 45 with that nifty ignition ang specs that i saw claimed 5.2 horses
p-80 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2007, 10:44 AM
  #40
Ed Sidders
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Ore City, TX
Posts: 39
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming



Sent you a PM--- Ed
Quote:
ORIGINAL: Flylow

Ed,
What was the weight issue if a g62 is used?
Thanks
Ed Sidders is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2007, 02:04 PM
  #41
mrbigg
 
mrbigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Streator, IL
Posts: 4,773
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Lighten the G62 and you should be fine.
mrbigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 09:25 PM
  #42
p-80
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: palm, FL
Posts: 352
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

i cant wait to see some pictures realy bad this plane is so versitile it would be prety fun to have one i think even though it would be my first high wing since my trainer
p-80 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 10:59 PM
  #43
cadconversions
 
cadconversions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Scottsville, KY
Posts: 1,242
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

There's a link on the home page of RCU right now. It's a product listing. Not much a photo but it does have one.
cadconversions is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 10:36 AM
  #44
P-51B
 
P-51B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: An Iceburg in, ANTARCTICA
Posts: 6,747
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Maybe a ZDZ 80 or Da-100? (hey, you knew SOMEONE would throw them in the mix!)
P-51B is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 07:51 PM
  #45
mrbigg
 
mrbigg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Streator, IL
Posts: 4,773
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

the ZDZ 80 would be nice.
mrbigg is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 09:50 PM
  #46
p-80
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: palm, FL
Posts: 352
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

maby an os 4banger
p-80 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:47 PM
  #47
Flylow
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 172
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Just noticed some pics on their website. Anxious to see the assembly manual. I am surprised there are not more Decathlon fans chiming in here.
Flylow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 12:12 AM
  #48
icrashbipes
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 216
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

Check it out

http://www.rcguys.com/decathlon.html


website says 98"
icrashbipes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 12:16 AM
  #49
icrashbipes
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 216
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

I'm thinking Brillelli 50
icrashbipes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 09:08 AM
  #50
Don M.
 
Don M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Halifax, NS, CANADA
Posts: 1,848
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: RC Guys Super Decathlon coming

That looks like a G2300 ST on the nose and no lead weight anywhere in site. If it balances like that anyone thinking of an engine over 3 lbs. is going to be in trouble. I am getting one and was planning on my Saito 270 but at 4.5 lbs. it looks like I'll have to rethink the engine. A twin gasser just would not fit. The clys. would destroy the cowl and make it look like a freak. You couldn't use a single cly. gasser with a wrap around muffler because of the flat firewall and side dump mufflers are just too noisey for a plane like this IMHO. I'm thinking either a Satio 220 or the new OS 200 if it ever gets here.
Don M. is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:22 PM.