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Old 02-18-2018, 06:27 PM
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It is a little out of the usual candidate for a conversion as this model has been gone from my inventory for at least 25 years. I am Retired and visiting old builds and decided to put this old design in the air again, I had the plans and it is not a difficult build and no it is not a trainer it is reasonably acrobatic with the normal maneuvers.
It is really overdesigned with a love of 1/8 wood for a lot of the construction and a lot of 1/4 and 3/8 strip wood. Ribs were transferred to a cad file and a good friend took care of that, There are very few parts to the thing just a fair amount of joinery. Originally for 46 to 60 CI engine I went up to a ST 90 on the 2nd one that I built .This is using a 52 Tom Cat from motion RC.5s 5000 for power. It will probably be more than the design can handle A lot more urge than glow for it.
A few pictures. Did anyone else ever do any models from Air Flair models back in the early 90s or late 80s

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Originally Posted by dennis View Post
It is a little out of the usual candidate for a conversion as this model has been gone from my inventory for at least 25 years. I am Retired and visiting old builds and decided to put this old design in the air again, I had the plans and it is not a difficult build and no it is not a trainer it is reasonably acrobatic with the normal maneuvers.
It is really overdesigned with a love of 1/8 wood for a lot of the construction and a lot of 1/4 and 3/8 strip wood. Ribs were transferred to a cad file and a good friend took care of that, There are very few parts to the thing just a fair amount of joinery. Originally for 46 to 60 CI engine I went up to a ST 90 on the 2nd one that I built .This is using a 52 Tom Cat from motion RC.5s 5000 for power. It will probably be more than the design can handle A lot more urge than glow for it.
A few pictures. Did anyone else ever do any models from Air Flair models back in the early 90s or late 80s

Dennis

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It is finished and flown quite a few times. Does all the normal maneuvers and will hang

some very tight horizontal 8's. It's big and its fun to fly
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The Sundancer 60 flies well the 40 size may be better A 60 inch wingspan with an E-Flite 25 with a 13/6 prop , 2200 4 cell, 45 amp esc Not flown yea waiting for spring. Covered with UltraKote and finished with Krylon paint


and 25 year old trim Monokote. Electrics sure are easy to finish.. These are designs from the 90's
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