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Old 08-07-2010, 10:06 PM
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i bought this plane a few months ago and an trying to figure out the maker of this airplane. it is a cap 232 with a 87 inch wing , 73 inches from cowl to rudder. it has made in mexico on all the parts, i have never seen this before. any ideas?
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:09 PM
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forgot to mention that it has foam core sheeted wings and tail. and all solid wood construction on the fuse.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:53 AM
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Looks like one of the first generation of ARFs. They were built up models that were mostly all balsa sheet without any lightening holes and no lite ply or laser cutting.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:21 PM
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Yeah, I think da Rock hit it

Years ago "Lanier" had a line of kits, and kinda ARF-ish mostly built kits, I think they had a Cap in that size too
The Lanier stuff used Foam Cores

What parts say "Hecho en Mexico"?
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I still have one of the planes, it was a lanier kit. That was during the days when the USA was pushing for more companies to open plants across the boarder. That didn't last very long for Mexico, every one jumped on the China market. Great flying plane but it does tend to snap on landing if you try to float in like it was an ARF.
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I've seen a pre-built Cap 21 by ModelTech. It said "Made in Hong Kong" on the box. Didn't have a separate cowl. The front was built up too.
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ORIGINAL: da Rock

I've seen a pre-built Cap 21 by ModelTech. It said ''Made in Hong Kong'' on the box. Didn't have a separate cowl. The front was built up too.
Rocker, this kit had Made In Mexico stamped in the wood parts of the kit. It wasn't an ARF. It is a pretty old kit though. Very well made/cut too.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:29 PM
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it has made in mexico on the bottom of the wing where the gear mount and on the inner fire wall. you can see it in the pics. also i sent a pic of the inside of the fuse so yall can see how it is constructed.
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No photos of the top but this is the bottom of the plane when i was giving it a recover.That was a long time ago.
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looks very close to mine but mine has a different wing mount. it mounts with cheap little dowl rods that look like they belong on a .40 size plane.LOL!!!
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:58 PM
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what size motor did you run on yours grey beard? i had a 70cc but felt the motor was to big and heavy. thinking of a dle55.
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