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Old 05-05-2009, 05:30 PM
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Fred Reese designed Travel Air Mystery Ship in 1/5 Scale

I have a short kit of the 1929 Travel Aire Mystery Ship, which I purchased new last year and have not started. It is for sale at 350.00 plus shipping. My failing eyesight is forcing me to lose all of my planes.

Specifications:
1/5 Scale
70" wingspan
800 sq. in. wingarea
49" length

This is a Golden Age Model

Features:
Epoxy-Glass Fuselage
Precision Cut Select Balsa and Plywood Parts
3-View drawings and Rolled Plans


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Kits are about 200.00 I'm told.

I have the 1/4 scale kit partically built. I go slow. I may buy a 1/5 kit. great size at 70"

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:13 PM
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Hello
I have one of those travel air mystery ship kits by fred reese. I want to say it is the complete kit! This is the 1/5 scale version. I can send tons of pictures because it is packed full of details. $350.00 with a $40 dollar shipping credit. 48 contiguous United States only.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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Bob, can you share with me how to mount Axi motors with the PVC spacers?

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Old 11-20-2010, 08:38 PM
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Here is my TMS, without power installed, power will be an Axi 41/30/20
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:07 AM
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Thank you, do the bolts go all the way to the firewall of is there a nut inside the caps. My guess would be bolt all the way through so nothing comes apart. I saw in the pictures how Greg mounted the batteries and esc. I guess that means you have to pull the cowl after every flight, probably better that dropping the wing with all the flying wires.

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Thank you, do the bolts go all the way to the firewall of is there a nut inside the caps. My guess would be bolt all the way through so nothing comes apart. I saw in the pictures how Greg mounted the batteries and esc. I guess that means you have to pull the cowl after every flight, probably better that dropping the wing with all the flying wires.

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Yes. The bolts go through the firewall.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:03 PM
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Bob, are you running 8 cells? What sized Prop? Do the batteries and ESC stay cool with that set-up?
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:13 PM
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Bob, can you tell me how you mounted the radial engine when you cut away the front part of the fuse? I didn't think about that until I had already cut the fuse section back to mount the batteries and esc. Also, does you plane have the 2.5% of right thrust?. Thanks

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Old 12-19-2010, 03:51 PM
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Just a quick revival of this thread... Does anyone know if the Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship has been resurrected by anyone and if there is a kit of it for sale anywhere?

Thanks,

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Old 12-19-2010, 05:31 PM
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I don't remember if it is on this thread or the one on RCScalebuilders but someone said they had bought the rights to the kits and were selling the 1/5 scale TMS. I am lucky enough to now own two. One is almost ready to fly, I'm adding the power now
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Thanks for the reply, Harry. Perhaps someone will pop in here with that info.

The Travel Air has always been a Classic airplane. I was curious if anyone had taken the Fred Reese plans and perhaps made an arrangement with a laser cutter to provide parts, etc.

Thanks and have a Merry Christmas,

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Old 12-19-2010, 06:12 PM
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Bob, I will look back and see who it was that has the kits for sale.

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I kit the 1/5 and 1/4 scale Travel Air Mystery Ship Type R short kits designed by Fred Reese both are Fiberglass parts with patterns. 1/5 has most of the difficult wood parts.
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Just a quick revival of this thread... Does anyone know if the Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship has been resurrected by anyone and if there is a kit of it for sale anywhere?

Thanks,

Bob
Bob,

I purchased my kit from Golden Age Models, Mattthew Petrie, 9102 Wisteria Ct, Florence, KS 41042 phone 859.801.9584

Jim.



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Thanks Jim , Have you finished yours ? If so Post some pictures!
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Matt,

Not yet, too many projects and too little time. Love the airplane and hope to see it fly.

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Hello All,

I recently got my hands on an original Reese kit with the fiberglass fuse. I will be starting it in January as I did not want to start it and then have to break for the holidays. I would love it if this thread is revived.

This will be my first attempt at scale and I want to make it as scale as possible. There is another thread here on RCU where a gentlemen took the original plans and blew them up to a 122" size ship, he is in the process of sheeting it at this point.

Here is the link.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10...m.htm#10145972
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This is an old thread but are there any kits still being made of the Travel Air Mystery Ship?
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