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    Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi I have Just Recieved My Skydiver from rcskydiving it is fantastic and the build quality is excelent but i went to my local model shop and looked for telemaster or senior and they dont have them as I am in the uk they have a 60 size trainer called a Tiger Trainer and it dosent look much bigger than my current trainer Arrising Star 0.46 engine i would put my os .91 four sroke in either to lift the jumper any idease will this sixty size trainer lift my man

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Paradrop:
    what is the wing span on your tiger trainer in inches and how high does it set off of the ground
    with the present landing gear? You should have at least nine inches of groung clearence so that your diver does not drag.

    Bob ( in St Louis Missouri )

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Paradrop,

    We have a PT-60, a 71" flat bottom wing with a OS .91 FX. 15x7 prop, it will easily carry a 4lb. skydiver up to drop altitude.
    As Bob said though you will need a taller landing gear, and a double strut front gear is also a big help.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi, I use the Thunder Tiger .60 trainer for dropping a single jumper sounds like the plane your describing. Its a very stable single jumper drop plane in my opinion.

    I only extended the landing gear slightly and cut a hole between two formers on the bottom of the fuselage. I reinforced this section higher up in the fuse as not to take away any strenght. This made a perfect buildt in drop box which accomodates the chutepack of the diver.

    We had a previous Thunder Tiger .60 trainer that had an external drop box but then you have to extend and reinforce the landing gear drasticly which produce a whole set of new problems as GaryV pointed out.

    If you need photos I'll gladly mail you some.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Pleas send me the photos if possible

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi Paradrop, will do give me time till Thursday/ Friday will have photos ready by then.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Sorry for the late reply but here are the photos at last. I think the photos speak for themselves but if any details are unclear let me know how I can assist you.
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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Cheers for the pics Can you clear up one thing is skydiving sam the same as dave naylors Ultimate Skydiver (Weight and Size)

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi Paradrop,

    Skydiver SAM is my own fibre glass design. AUW is about 950gram (2spound) to 1000gram (2.2pound) depending on balast for wind conditions. My diver is 45 cm tall.

    I'm not sure of Dave's ultimate skydiver specs, but size and weight should be close, I may be wrong, Dave you want to jump in here with some specs?

    Were we talking about the same plane, just curious?

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Yes it is the same plane I'm Going To install a SC 91 Four Stroke with a three blader on it what do you think??

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi, I think your setup should be fine. Two blade prop will aslo do the trick.

    What type of internet connection do you have? I can mail you a clip of a take-off run so you can see the lift performance I'm getting with my setup will give you an good idea.
    If you want a clip just tell me if you have a size limit, I can adapt it to fit you requirements.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hey guys,

    The Ultimate diver we sell is 16" tall and 3 lbs. exactly. This seems to be a good size to be able to see them and not so big that it takes a huge plane to get them aloft.

    Looks like a very nice setup that you have broodwa.

    The key to success here is to keep it simple. All the drop boxs I have seen that work well are always simple. Don't over engineer a devise to work.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Hi Dave, thanks for the info, always good to compare sizes and know what other combinations out there works.

    Paradrop, although your diver is slightly heavier than mine, this plane can handle the extra weight.

    As Dave also said, keep it simple, as soon as you start to over think a design you make it more difficult. It is a very simple straight forward change to the original plane. I've been using it for drops for the past two years with no problems.

    The plane flies stable with internal drop box and has no bad flying habits very stable platform to drop divers off. I decided on the internal drop box because I found on the previous plane the external drop box added so much drag the plane didn't handle well after the diver was dropped.

    If you need more info please feel free to ask will try to assist where ever I can.

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    The info should help going to buy the Tiger This Weekend if I can hide it from the C.O. Lol

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Or you still in business your webpage seems to be down? Where can I buy one of you ultimate skydivers? you can mail me direct at kkeating@bellsouth.net. Thanks

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    RE: Have RC Skydiver Need Help With Plane

    Our website was down for awhile. We are now back online and ready to do business. We are starting to add inventory and the Ultimate diver is on the site. Let me know if you need anything.


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