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Old 04-06-2016, 07:09 AM
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I have the plans and the construction article. I you will pm me with your e-mail addresses I will forward the pdf files, about 8 pages if I recall correctly. Most of the article preaches light, lightÂ* and more lightness! I have the plans and have considered building this plane. Cowl is available from a couple of different sources, check Fiberglass Specialties and I have forgotten the others. Construction is very old style and looks to be a rather heavy build. New ideas may lighten it up a bit. A lot of fiberglass mesh sheet used in place of plywood, not even sure if the product mentioned in the plans is available any more.


bps, Do you still have the construction article for the Knight Twister? I have the original plans that I have reduced to to a 54" wingspan and could use the article. I did build the 70" span from Dan Santich plans but do not have the article. Do not remember if I had the original article. Am going to use an RCGF 20 cc on this smaller version. PM me at: denjogreen@hotmail.com. Thank you.
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Thinking of enlarging this to 50 %. Any takers ???? R thougts
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If I were to do a Knight Twister at half scale, I would do the Hale Wallace version which was a full size Knight Twister done to the exacting standards of a scale modeling master which Mr Wallace was during in his lifetime. AMA Biography:

https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/WallaceHale.pdf


Here is a link to an article from the EAA Sport Aviation magazine in 1999 on his Knight Twister:

http://www.steenaero.com/articles_de...?ArticleID=148

His son Scott posts on this site occasionally.
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Coolio /. I just found short kit which Is 325.00 ouch fir a 70 inch. Just hate seeing a motor hang out Cowl.
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Here’s my Knight Twister. A Holiday Knight Twister with 19.5 top 17.5 foot bottom wing.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:08 AM
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Nice work! I look forward to more information about the build process. Thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by bps View Post
Nice work! I look forward to more information about the build process. Thanks for posting.
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Got an email notification from RC Universe that you had sent me "6LQQKR2" a reply in regards to the Knight Twister Forum.
Your comment may have been intended for "stuntflyr". It is sometimes a little confusing as to whom an RCU reply is actually for.
That aside I have included a couple pictures of my scaled down 54" Knight Twister. It is powered by a RCGF 26 cc gas/oil engine and
weighs 14 lbs. finished with UltraKote, Spektrum Dx7 for guidance.
Note: the green on the bare bones picture is not a new type of hinge . It is green tape holding the movable surfaces in place prior
to hinging. Ha.

UltraKote finish


Twister finished but prior to hinging ailerons/rudder and elev.


Originally a 20 cc RCGF but changed to a 26 cc RCGF due to finished weight of the Twister.


Scratch fabricated cowl with hinged access door for adjusting carb needles.
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:41 PM
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Nice model, love sport biplane scale models.
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Here are my wings before final sanding.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:39 AM
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Thanks for your prior comment: Nice model, love sport biplane scale models.
Chris...
I have a couple friends from Iowa who have both built RV's from Richard VanGrundsen kits. They both have received top honors at Osh Kosh.
Judging from your pictures your workmanship is impeccable. One friend, after he retired, started a business devoted mainly to RV construction.
I have included his web site: WC Aircraft Works Experimental Aircraft

Keep us posted on your progress and picture of the Twister when it is finished .

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