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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build

    You might try and find an Ace 4-120 bipe. I built the .60 sized bipe and it is the best flying bipe I have ever had. They are no longer in production but you might still find one.
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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build


    ORIGINAL: Daddyo57

    Gray Beard that is SWEET!!!!!!!! every time I build a Bipe I swearI wont do another one... I have 2 waiting to be built a very old SMP and an EAA from Balsa USA. I want to build a Skybolt and really wish I hadnt sold my Goldberg Ultimate to a friend, just sitting now... [:@]
    I still have the plans to the Krier Kraft!!! Not the easiest plane to build but it was fun and flew great. I did discover one falt in the design, it didn't like to be banked if you were going too slow. I was trying to side slip in onto the runway from about 200 feet, maybe lower? What a fast snap roll it went into. Landed in a water filled ditch, not one piece of wood wasn't broken. That one hurt!!!
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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build

    Ditto on the P90. I flew mine with a saito 120. Loved it. I had ailerons on both wings with control rods connecting bottom to top wings, dual servos on the bottom wings. Top wing needed -1.5deg incedence, bottom wing at 0deg. I would suggest a +1.5deg incedence on the stab. Otherwise it will fly hands off with about 1/4" down elevator trim. I've seen two do this. What a great flying bipe, wide flight envelope with slow to moderate speed, and beautiful slow speed aerobatics. It would hang like a kite in a good 10pmh breeze. Lost mine on a low inverted flight that took an uncommanded full up elevator. 50' long debre field. Need to build another when time permits.
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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build

    I ended up with a bme ultimate 37 percenter

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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build


    ORIGINAL: cwhipple

    I ended up with a bme ultimate 37 percenter
    That will work, it has plenty of room for your .90.
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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build


    ORIGINAL: Gray Beard

    That has been my feelings too when I was going through my Bipe stage. Here is one I built using Gordon Whitehead plans of one you never see, it's a Krier Kraft, there was only one full scale built. My friend built his to scale, white and red but being color blind I did mine so I could see it. I used a YS 1.10 in this plane. Ailerons on both wings and it had a roll rate of a drill bit at high speed. Plans even have the wheel pants shown and the LG functions with a spring system. I think there are several bipes I have built in my photo gallery. When I was building Bipes I grabbed up kits as I found them but plans are now the way to go.
    Found that RCM still has these plans. I really like the looks of the Krier Kraft bipe.
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    RE: Good Biplane Kit to Build


    ORIGINAL: JNorton


    ORIGINAL: Gray Beard

    That has been my feelings too when I was going through my Bipe stage. Here is one I built using Gordon Whitehead plans of one you never see, it's a Krier Kraft, there was only one full scale built. My friend built his to scale, white and red but being color blind I did mine so I could see it. I used a YS 1.10 in this plane. Ailerons on both wings and it had a roll rate of a drill bit at high speed. Plans even have the wheel pants shown and the LG functions with a spring system. I think there are several bipes I have built in my photo gallery. When I was building Bipes I grabbed up kits as I found them but plans are now the way to go.
    Found that RCM still has these plans. I really like the looks of the Krier Kraft bipe.
    http://www.rcmplans.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2121
    John
    I can't remember everything about the Krier Kraft but if you look it up on the net there was only the one built and is now on display I think in Kansas. My building buddy and I met here on RCU when we were both building it and helped each other out, we still do that today. His was a total scale build, I'm color blind so I had to cover it so I could see it in the air. Mr. Whitehead has some very good designs. I'm told, haven't built one myself, that his P-38 is one of the better designs around. There are some very good planes that are never seen at a fly in if you build from plans.
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