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Old 06-25-2006, 10:46 AM
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Default Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship kit

Hi Guys,
I want to know if anyone is familiar with this kit and how do they fly. It is a 70" wingspan TRAVEL AIR MYSTERY by GOLDEN AGE designed by Fred Reese. I love the lines of this plane and I found one for sale on ebay. Any thoughts on the kit would be appreciated. Also how heavy does it build, I was thinking about possibly going with electric.

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Old 06-25-2006, 12:13 PM
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I saw Fred fly this aircraft at Sacremento many years ago and I believe it won the scale event. Fred is a great designer but I am not familiar with the kit. An AX! 4130 or any AXI 5300 series would fly it very well. Norm

Very narrow landing gear and lots of flying wires.
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:08 PM
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Thank you for the reply. I had never seen this kit before, but the plane sure is beautiful. So far the price is very reasonable, just have to see if i can win it. The fiberglass fuselage looks great an should save a lot of work for sure.
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The conversion has been done and it flies super. If you attended the NEAT Fair last Fall '05, you would have seen it fly with an Axi.
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Default RE: Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship kit

Those kits can go for quite a bit of money, thanks for the heads up

I've wanted one for years.

Starting to get hard to find, I just haven't been able to stomach the prices they have gone for.
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Did you win the bidding?
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Default RE: Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship kit

You can read more about Paul Weigand's electric conversion of the 1929 Mystery Ship [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3334948/anchors_3334948/mpage_1/key_mystery%252Cship/anchor/tm.htm#3334948]here[/link].

The only change is to use a 5AH capacity pack for longer flight times.
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Default RE: Fred Reese Travel Air Mystery Ship kit

I built one of these about ten years ago. It took me about five years off and on. It flew great right off the table! Only got two flights out of it before it went down due to a poor needle setting on the Moki 2.10 I was running. Iam still crying over it.

Anyway, the plans from Fred were not too well detailed for your average scratch builder. This is beacause the fuse was fiberglass. The rest was built up. I stll have the plans, instruction book and a really cool binder filled with tons of books, documentations and photos. Seems the guy at the swap meet I bought it from was going to compete with it.
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Greg, I'm installing the Axi 41/30/20 in my TMS and need help with the motor mount and other things. What mounting system did you use? Also do you have pictures of how you mounted the batteries and ESC?
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if I had those reese plans it sounds like it would be difficult to build given it had a fiberglass fuse.so I should really just admire it and forget about building it right??
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