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Old 06-16-2002, 10:10 PM
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I finally finished the Taco plans... Here they are in both dxf format and AutoCad 2000 format...

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It's a .25 size fun fly that flys really well with a BB .25 engine. It was originally designed by Troy Smith (aka MiL) I did a little redesign with a tripple tappered wing and modified tail surfaces. I have a Irvine .25 in mine. Here's are rest of the specs:

Wing area: 450 sq in.
Weight: 2.25 - 2.5 lbs.
Wing Load: 12.8 oz / sq ft.



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Old 06-16-2002, 11:09 PM
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Nice plan Paul !

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Excellent!!

Paul, how do you like the Irvine motor?

I just bought a Irvine .36 for my Menace.

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Old 06-17-2002, 01:59 AM
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I have 2 .25 Irvine's... I love 'em... they have run trouble free since I bought them.... Great power and very reliable... I haven't flamed out once....
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Paul

I've heard a lot of good about Irvine motors!
I just might have to get one to replace my MVVS .40 when it dies.

Great job on your Taco! I'd never guess it was midaired!

What motor are you running on your Menace?

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Old 06-17-2002, 02:48 AM
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I ran the Irvine .25 on it for awhile... But I have the TT .36 on it now... Very good combination. Runs great!!
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The new Taco revision looks a lot like a small Su-do-khoi.

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Old 06-17-2002, 05:51 PM
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It flys allot like one too.....
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looks great!
i would really like to build one... but i would like to make it with an electric egine.
anyone know what e engine sould i choose for this one?

and again, this plane really made want one for my self !!! good job u did there PaulSwany!
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It flys allot like one too.....
Then it would be a really nice flying little plane.

I've got so much to do already, but I wouldn't mind getting one of these little rascals going myself. I've downloaded the plans and put the project on my list as the next one to start on as soon as a building board gets cleared off!

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Hey Paul,
Thanks for taking the time to modify the original plans to match your version of the Taco!
Much appreciated, I've already downloaded my set of plans and have them printed off here at work!

Thanks again
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I would like to thank Troy and Paul for there work in designing and getting the plans out.
I downloaded the plans and built a Taco 2 and it is one nice flying plane. It tumbles well and is stable also.
Thanks alot guys on all your work.

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That's cool!! Do you have some pictures to post? I'd like to see how you did it.... What servo's and stuff did you use?
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That's neat. I'm also playing around with the Taco plans. So far the changes I've done are to lengthen the fuselage slightly and move the fin and rudder back so I can make the elevators more "full" and get more leverage out of the rudder for knife edge and serious yawing stuff. I'm going to leave the wings constant chord on mine for simplicity but I like your tapered wings. I know that's the way to go ultimatley. But for my first go at one of these I'm just going to stay with the 36 inch straight wing.

Oh, and I'm doing the fuselage up as a sort of built up profile.

I'll post up jpg's in a few days when the plans are done.

After all we find lots of different flavour Taco chips at the stores so why not different flavours for flying......
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Paul,

I don't have photos yet. I used HS 81's for the ailerons and throttle and HS 225's for the rudder and the elevator. I just used metal push rods down the side of the fuse and put the electronics in bays on the underside of the wing. I should have used pull pull to save weight, but maybe later. It came in at 3 pounds or just under with a TT 36.

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I would also like to give a big thanks to Paul for posting the plans for the Taco 2.

A friend and I just started framing up two of em last week end and it has been a fun experience so far. This little plane looks like it will be a blast to fly.

The only bummer for us is that we'll have to wait till spring to fly them, it's starting to get pretty cold in northern Wisconsin.

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Well it's been awhile since my friend and I have started building these, but where in no hurry. Here's a pic of my friends Taco, mine isn't this far yet.
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Looks awesome duude... I was just out flying my taco today... It was doing a climbing inverted flat spin like a big dog!!
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Nice job, the balsa wood looks especially nice... I think the Taco will fly just fine in the cold...

Speaking of big dogs spinning..... I think Blackbird has a big dog that does some kind of flat spin

Whats that Piper Cub in the background? Have I seen that?

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I was just looking at the print and was wondering. Where and how are you guys mounting the servo's??
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Nice job, the balsa wood looks especially nice... I think the Taco will fly just fine in the cold...

Speaking of big dogs spinning..... I think Blackbird has a big dog that does some kind of flat spin

Whats that Piper Cub in the background? Have I seen that?

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Hey Tipover, I agree the balsa is nice, I think it's because you got it for us

I don't know about that Cub, I'll have to find out when I go over to his place on Saturday. I'm going to finish the wing on the Taco, so I'm caught up with Don. I think you should stop by and harass him about the Cub, I'll be there shortly after 5.

Here's a pic of my big dawg doing some rawhide aerobatics
He's also good at snap rolling the cat
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couldn't download the plans!
guess the link isn't avialable anymore.....
Could someone send them by email!
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got it,
Thanks Paul and Blackbird!
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Likewise, plan download link does not work. Would be grateful if someone could send them to me (autocad and dxf). I'm building a wasp at the moment and would really like to get cracking on one of these ?

dominic.mitchell at ntlworld.com.
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