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Old 01-07-2003, 03:46 PM
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Does anyone have plans for the Wright bros. plane? Is there a company that makes a kit? If I build one from scratch should it be electric or gas? I found a plastic model of the plane for reference.
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Old 01-07-2003, 06:06 PM
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

That would be an EXCELLENT subject for an RC project, especially with centennial coming up.

As far as engine, it would depend on size. Personally, I'd go with a w/s of about 50-60" and put a small four-stroke in it. And you've GOT to use functional belt drive/pulley, etc.

Good luck and keep us posted!!

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Old 01-07-2003, 08:25 PM
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

My LHS has one hanging in their store. It's wood and a good size wingspan.

I don't know anything else about it. The shop is Sunrise Hobbies in Seaford Long Island. 516-783-4343. The owners name is Matt.

Hope this is a starting point.
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Old 01-08-2003, 05:57 AM
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

Look in the trade magazines, there are a couple of companies that sell kits. (Three SeaBees?) I would build a couple of small gliders, and perhaps a semi-scale electric first, as I think you'll have your hands full with this one. Not sure of any plans, but at any rate, good luck!

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Old 01-08-2003, 10:17 AM
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

The following picture is my half finshed Dare Wright Flyer - it's electric and flies well using two GWS IPS-DXA (the power system from the Picostick/Tiger Moth).

Cliff (RCU id is "Wright Flyer" for obvious reasons!)
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

Thanks for the info Wright Flyer. That looks like a nice plane. Does it fly very slow like the real plane? How well does it fly?
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

I realize this thread is really old but today I ran across the answer to what the original question was: "Does anyone have plans for the Wright bros. plane? Is there a company that makes a kit?"

Check out this link:
http://www.scalercmodels.com/

Click on "WWI kits", then "Wright Flyer".

They're showing kits and plans for 1/12, 1/6, 1/4 scale and even 1/3 scale (by Special Order) for the Wright Flyer.
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Old 05-23-2003, 05:25 PM
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

I am just finishing up the Dare Kit 1909. The crystal just came in so I should be trying it out in a couple of days. I really enjoyed this kit and access to the designer is easy. I spoke with him and e-mailed him also. This is the first kit I've been afraid to fly. I doped and tissued it. I can show you pics if you'd like.
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I'd like to see some pictures.
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just tried to take some pics and I guess the camera batteries are low or something, all the pics came out yellow
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Go here. Don't know anything about their kits (although they look quite impressive).

http://www.arizonamodels.com/wrightflyer.htm
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Default Wright Bros. plane?

Flew the 1909 Flyer on Saturday night. It flew much better than i thought it would. It looked great in the air! I had an issue with the new batteries not being fully charged but that was my fault. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to fly one this centennial year. I will be looking into lighter battery alternatives as light is key for this model. It needs to be landed with some power on.
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