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Old 03-21-2003, 06:40 PM
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Sport flyers. Hello,

I am happy to announce that Old School R/C the people, same name and respect, the same dedicated hobbyist and provider that in the past, and present responsible for bringing us high quality, all wood kits at a reasonable cost. Are back..... Louder than ever, with it's new sporty, flashy, Pattern airplane . The Meridian 400 .

Specs:
Span: 30"
Length:32"
Weight: 15-16 oz
Wing area: 190 sq. in.

Meridian 400's: By Paul Susbauer

The wood are finely picked from the best balsa, laser cut to perfection (For those kit bashers out there, this plane will disappoint you, for it builds itself in no time ).

The kit comes with:

2 .062 x 18” Composite pushrod
1 .032 x18” music wire
1 Laser parts sets (9 sheets total)
1 .062 x 6” wire for elevator joiner
2 3/16” x ¾ x 18” aileron stock
8 1/8” sq. x 18” balsa stock
1 1/16 x 3 x 12” balsa sheet
1 1/8” dia. Heat shrink tubing
1 Clear molded canopy
2 3/16 sq. x 18” balsa LE
1 ¼” x 18” triangle stock

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System and gears: Recommended

4 channel receiver (Hitec 555, Electron 6, GWS R4P)

Speed 400, Hacker B20 15L 4:1 GB, Mini AC 16 turn, Mega 16/15/xx.

15 amp ESC for speed 400 motor. 18 amp Hacker/Jeti or 25 amp Castle Creations ESC for Brushless motors.

4 GWS Pico BB (must be Pico BB’s for ailerons)


Y-harness for aileron servos, or two 6” extensions if doing flaperons.

Graupner Precision spinner #1298 /2 or /3 for 2.3 or 3.2 mm motor shafts.
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:42 PM
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Instead of gluing the formers to the fuse one by one. I choose the other route, and that is gluing them all into it's respective slots, by doing so, this method eliminates a warping or twist in the fuse. I don't think this kit will have any, if built per plan, but every builder as it own style of building (Clips, can be bought in K-Mart )
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Fuse built
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:49 PM
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The kit comes with 400/Mega/Astro and Hacker motor Mount.

I will be using Mega 16/15/xx

¼” balsa triangle stock are glued fit the upper and lower nose sections.

On the lower portion, the triangle stock run from F2 all the way to the nose. For the upper portion, cut them to 3 inches long, laminate to the nose.
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:51 PM
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The Mega is then held in place with left over 1/4" triangle, placed on top side and side bottom of the fuse. Snugly holding the motor in place, prevents it from vibrating. (personal preference)
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I find this technique interesting, like the rest of the parts interlocks together, so does the rudder it's really cool
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Straight forward and clean design
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Wings and fuse in place
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I choose to cover the fuse w/ transparent film, to show the interlocking pieces, and how easily it can be assembled, as well, as giving the plane, that "Meridian 400" sporty look.

Sport, fast, lean and "Mean" flying machine. Defines the Meridian
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Fully covered without scheme and trims
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For my ail. servo, I am using HS 55 connected to a Y harness, and ran through the ribs.

In such cases where servos have to be replaced, the harness can easily be pulled, allowing the servo to be disconnected off the harness connector.

Basically the designed of this plane only looks complicated, but in reality it's very accessible.
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Harness leading to the fuse.
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Ailerons covered into place.
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Orientation trim, on the bottom wing of the plane
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First color of my color scheme.
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release date at March 25th. Kits will be able to go out after that. I will be allowing pre-orders on March 16th, from the people who have emailed me.

Again, if you'd like to be put on that list, email oldschoolrc@oldschoolrc.com is this is just a notification for preorder, there is no obligation to order by signing up on this list.


Old School's R/C finish Meridian 400 kit's are ready to be ship to your door
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The first Meridian kits have gone out the door, a day early in fact. I have more kits in stock ready to go. I don't have them up on my website yet for ordering, but if you'd like to order one, go to a special link I've setup.


Here's a short video of the launch and a few seconds of flying the Hacker powered version. This is the test flight of the Hacker powered Meridian. Pretty windy for a test flight, but even at half throttle on 7 cells she's great.

Meridian Video

Order a Meridian

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