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    RE: 1929 Travel Air "Mystery Ship"

    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


    Aubrey 713-858-1599
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    RE: 1929 Travel Air "Mystery Ship"

    Golden Age Models
    Matt Petrie
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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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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.
    Rob 248-330-0407
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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Bob, can you share with me how to mount Axi motors with the PVC spacers?

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Here is my TMS, without power installed, power will be an Axi 41/30/20
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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air


    ORIGINAL: TravelairR

    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.

    Harry
    Yes. The bolts go through the firewall.

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Bob, are you running 8 cells? What sized Prop? Do the batteries and ESC stay cool with that set-up?
    Harry

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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
    Harry

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Bob, I will look back and see who it was that has the kits for sale.

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    ORIGINAL: N1EDM

    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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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Thanks Jim , Have you finished yours ? If so Post some pictures!
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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    Matt,

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

    Jim

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    RE: 1929 Travel Air

    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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