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Old 10-22-2009, 09:34 AM
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Default Experimental Drop Plane

I just picked up a Chief Aircraft Experimental Surplus Plane to create a drop plane. I will probably put it on the shelf for the time being, as I currently have a BTE Superflying King which is a great drop plane. But this Chief plane looks like it would work great, they had only two of them and won't have them again, so I thought I would go ahead and get one.

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http://www.chiefaircraft.com/rcmsec/...t/Surplus.html

Composite fuselage, wings & stab
Engine box is built and installed
Hinged with Robart type hinges
Minimal hardware included
Wingspan: 146"
Horizontal Stab: 58"
Wing Area: approx 2800 sq in
Engines: 80-100cc

My SFK has a DA100 and flies great.

I included some pictures of the SFK and the Chief Experimental Plane
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:20 AM
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Default RE: Experimental Drop Plane

I was seriously tempted, but I have 4 drop plaes right now. How much does it weigh? Didn't see that info on the Chief site.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:29 AM
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They don't know for sure the ones sold to the canadian government were loaded full of atmospheric testing instruments. The expect just built up for R/C to be around 28lbs.
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Hey The Wreck,

Have you done anything with the Chief Experimental Plane yet? Tell us more about your progress...

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Old 01-28-2010, 07:22 AM
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No I haven't.

It is sitting the garage. I only intend to build it in case I ever need it. The Super Flying King is a great drop plane. The chief plane was unique and looks to be a great drop plane, so I just couldn't pass it up. If I hadn't already had the SFK It would be the perfect plane.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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That looks like John Bradley's SFK. Is it the same?
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:06 AM
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Built by the same guy at the same time. The colors are a little different than John's.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:52 PM
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I want to build a Super Fly King myself, I have never seen anything that works better. I figure a SFK with a DLE111 or the new DA120 will be unlimited performance for anything. I just don't know if I can commit myself to the many hours of building.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:04 PM
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I looked at the smaller one for a drop plane but got a neet deal on something else but I saw the big one in the kit and man thats a pile of lumber and a form for a lean on your house and car to buy the covering materal LOL that is one big sucker and a great plane to have - never seen a kit any where as good as his with`all the help and neet set of plans
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With the DA 100 I can haul 3 jumpers up to a spec in the sky in a single lap around the field. It has awesome performance. 5 jumpers would be no problem.
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I have decided to sell the experimental plane I bought from chief.

I just don't have the time to build it and the SFK is a great plane, and I really don't do much skydiving anymore.

Everything is still boxed up just like I got it from Chief. It is all composite and the specs are listed in the first post.

I would like to get $800. I don't really want to ship but will do so greyhound at the buyers expense.

I will drive 200 miles or so from the Atlanta area to deliver the aircraft.
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