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    RE: Venus II

    Arch, are you still flying the Focus II? I was just searching for the Focus II build thread and your mug popped up on Central hobbies site?
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    RE: Venus II

    I think one could easily use a OS 1.20AX or saito 1.25 in the 3DH 62" Osiris.
    There is PLENTY of high quality, balsa and Ply in that plane....
    Stick a Hyde mount on it, and NO issues at all....

    All one would need to do, is spray some clear, on the cowl. It isn't resistant petrolium products....
    It is 400$ bones....
    I can pick up a COMPARF Intergral white version for 1040$ (need to add shipping)....and have a competition ready 2M pattern ship....

    I am interested in the possibility of a 2M Osiris....
    3Dh is very good at getting planes finished and ready to go out, within there stated due dates....
    I remember another ARF company that said they would have a 2M pattern ready to go last year.....Even had a article in the AMA
    Rag....and they said "It will be released by the time you read this article" never happened....

    I am guessing 3DHS will have it out when they said they would. April???
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    RE: Venus II

    Any one know where I can find a Venus II. I blew up my other one and it is no longer made.

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    RE: Venus II



    Chuck993,

    I have one NIB that was purchased as a back up. If you are interested in a NIB for what it cost through Tower including shipping let me know.

    Mike P.


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    RE: Venus II

    I broke my fuselage on a stupid landing. Tower doesn't sell new Venus II airplanes but the do sell ever part of the airplane. I bought a replacement fuselage and tail assy. They have wings, canopies etc.

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    RE: Venus II



    Maynardrupp,

    Yeah, I ordered up a canopy and wheel pants for one before buying the extra Venus II kit. However, when those parts run out it is over for the Venus II; that is unless Great Planes considers re-introducing as it might make good business sense. Great flying and simply too get together for the price. One of the guys in NSRCADistrict 3 campaigns a Vemus II in Intermediate tin the Southeast USA and does very wel with it.

    Mike P.


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    RE: Venus II

    Just finishing up my Venus II. (Funny how the last 5% of the work takes me 20% of the time!) I showed it to a more experienced club member and he thought that the book throws on the elevator (9/16" high rate, 3/8" low) would not have enough authority when landing. I did read thru this entire thread last year and do not remember anyone having any issues with these throws. So, are the book throws enough to land it?? How about low rates?

    I have a Saito 125 and plan to run a 16x6 prop to start. AUW is 8.5#.

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    RE: Venus II

    I set the throws on mine at what I thought would work, did not do any measurements at all. I thought that the factory measurements were inadequate, so I up'ed them slightly, but it was ball-park, no real measurement, but it was more than what the factory recommended. With expo, it flys and lands like a dream.
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    RE: Venus II

    I flew mine on the recommended low rates and the throws were more than adequate for all situations. I did have the balance point slightly aft of the suggested location. I believe the current owner of the airplane is using those throws, too.

    Scott

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    RE: Venus II

    Mike, do you still have it? I may be interested.

    Thanks, Steve

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    RE: Venus II

    It flyies very well I think using the low rates for landing, take off, and the whole sportsman pattern.

    Bill

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    RE: Venus II

    Good to see some activity in this thread again.   I haven't got mine up yet.  I have to wait and sell something first so I can buy some fuel. :|.
    \"He who makes the least inputs... wins!\"

    Patrick

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    RE: Venus II

    I'm still interested, but Mike didn't want to send pictures or open the box.

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    RE: Venus II

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to comment on the throw rates for a Venus II, as some are asking about it.

    I have built 4 Venus II's and have thousands of flights altogether with the 4. I also lent my Venus II to a friend and newcommer all last summer. He tought himself well on the Venus and is now flying a 27%. I have trained numerous people on it as well. In my opinion the rates the manual calls for are perfect!! I would not change a thing! The elevator will have extreme authority on high rates. Also I have the CG right in the middle of the range the manual calls for and it is perfect as well. I also have to say of all the models i have built the instructions for the Venus are the best i've seen, although i do make a few modifications myself.

    For anybody who intends to fly glow power in this size range and have not bought a Venus II, do yourself a favor and get one! As you try different planes in other size ranges, you will remember the Venus to be the finest model in this range.

    Enjoy!

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    RE: Venus II

    What engine are you using? (or should I say engines..)

    I have an OS 1.20 AX on mine and it does not lack for power.

    CGr.
    Skylark 70 - OS .75 AX; Excelleron 90 - OS 1.20 AX; Venus II - OS 1.20 AX; And, I still fly my trainer, Hanger 9 Alpha - OS .46 FX! Some electrics. Airtronics RD8000 - Spektrum DX7 - DX6i. AMA 705964.
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    RE: Venus II

    Do you have a price plus shipping? My zip is 51632

    Thanks Steve

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    RE: Venus II

    Well mines done.....except for putting a nice pretty pink patch where I put 1.25oz of lead about 12 inches in front of tail wheel. Makes it slightly tail heavy with an empty tank of fuel and a wood zinger prop. And a "peeved" off bumble bee decal on the rudder.

    Hopefully break in engine/maiden it Tuesday. Long range forecast calls for more rain
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    Urge Congress to keep common sense in the skies

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    RE: Venus II

    Just dying to know why you put 1 1/4 ounces, 12 inches in front of the tailwheel. instead of maybe 3/4 ounce just in front of the tailwheel. Looks nice, I bet the person that sold it to you, probably regrets selling it.
    I want my Six Dollars!!!!

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    RE: Venus II


    ORIGINAL: d_bodary

    Just dying to know why you put 1 1/4 ounces, 12 inches in front of the tailwheel. instead of maybe 3/4 ounce just in front of the tailwheel. Looks nice, I bet the person that sold it to you, probably regrets selling it.
    Because there was a built in shelf for me to stick it on, and it would'nt be outside of the airplane; plus room for my fat fingers to get it in there. Plus it will be easy to get to if Ineed to add or take some out later down the road.

    It was just 3/4 ounce when balancing upside down at the tailwheel with a wood prop. However when I switched to an 16x8 APC prop, it was still a little nose heavy. The half ounce extra 12 inches forward made it neutral, then the 3/4ounce at the same spot made slightly tail heavy. I guess with fuel in it, it will be slightly nose heavy. Ijust tried to strike a balance point starting with a wood prop and then if Idecide to go APCit would not have that much effect. So upside down and right side up balance is at 6 1/2 inches forward of LE at the fuse.

    And I can tell you the person that bought it (me) is really happy with it. And a small part of me is wishing I could bail on the Mothers Day activities to spend the day flying it!

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    RE: Venus II

    I actually have Mother's Day off. So i will be able to go flying. Probably the Smaragd, Still haven't got the E-Motion finished. Getting closer and closer
    I want my Six Dollars!!!!

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    RE: Venus II

    O.T. Replacement product for the Venus II.

    I thought I read someplace that Great Planes was going to come out with a large Sequence to replace the Venus II. Does anybody have some additonal info about that rumor?

    Link to the original Sequence (Little electric): http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../gpma1575.html


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    RE: Venus II

    I heard the same rumor. Once from some company guys speaking of a 2 meter model to come at a club meeting in Jan. Once from a top team member at a contest in April.
    Chris...

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    RE: Venus II

    I called them to see if the rumor was true... I was told they have no plans to replace the Venus.  Pattern is a very small segment of the market in comparison to parkflyers or 3d birds.   If they did it would bet it is electric.  The Vanquish is on its way but its electric only as is all of the new releases will be probably be from now on.
    \"He who makes the least inputs... wins!\"

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    RE: Venus II

    Bummer. [:'(] Oh wait, ...........I'll bet they come out with another P-51, J-3 Cub, or red and white Cessna 182.

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    RE: Venus II

    I have a nice venus for sale bought it 2 years ago and flew it maybe a dozen times, my eyesight will not let me fly the way I want, so its for sale, I know the problem is cant ship it and gas is to high to drive, nobody in the club flys pattern, would like to see it go to someone that good put her to good use.....thanks ...dan


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