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    thrown together plane

    So, I started designing this plane over a year ago, wanted a plane to look like the Pilatus porter. I designed the fus, and vert stab/rudder. the wings are from a T-craft, the horizontal stab from a super chipmunk, elevator from a kadet senior, struts from a citabria as well as the first landing gear, second landing gear was from a Sukhoi. The plane weighs in at about 13 pounds wet.

    First 4 flight it had a ASP .90 2 stroke on it, took a lot of runway to get airborne, but one in the air, was fast but its tail fell in every turn needing rudder to keep straight.
    Flights 4,5,6 flew on a 1.08 ASP 2 stroke, take off was a little quicker, not much better and flight characteristics were much better with a enlarged vert stab and rudder. speed remained the same.
    and last weekends flights 7,8 flew a OS 1.20 FS 4 stroke, take off was super quick, flight was slower, but very nice and smooth. the landing gear was swapped out as well with a cowl installed.

    overall, for a thrown together plane, it flies much better then I thought. we call it the platus putter or platus putz. some folks call it the aardvark.
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    RE: thrown together plane

    I love it! You don't see another one like it at the field and you had the fun of building and experimenting with. This what R/C flying is all about! GOOD JOB!
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    RE: thrown together plane

    thank you very much! your right, theres nothing else like it at the field. Today I built a new gear for it due to its bad habit of wanting to nose over on landings. As the plane slows down it slowly noses over with full elevator engaged. ill post a pic when its finished.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    New landing gear installed. Took 2 try's at making it the way I wanted..I'm pleased.
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    RE: thrown together plane

    That's Kool! I like it!

    RC at it's best, home brewed, and you did it your way.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    I think the color scheme really sets it a part. Two thumbs up!
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Flew great today with the new gear...its more bouncey then the rest....but wont nose over. Looking into making a lower wing now so I can fly it as a bipe if I want.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    I can't wait to see what it looks like as a Bipe!
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Sweet looking aircraft!! How does she taxi with the castering tail wheel? I finally hooked up my Tiger II tail wheel with some thread to the servo, have not tried it yet though. Are you going to post any video of the beast in flight?Calvi
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    RE: thrown together plane

    it has no problems with taxing. it moves along nicely on the ground. as long as you bump the throttle as you hit the give it rudder it starts into its turn no problem. Ill see about a video maybe this weekend. My wife usually takes my pics for me, but she works this weekend.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    one lower wing mounted...not yet done. the lower wing is going to be about half the span of the upper wing. not the best pic...but it works.
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    ORIGINAL: Dago Red

    one lower wing mounted...not yet done. the lower wing is going to be about half the span of the upper wing. not the best pic...but it works.

    The picture works for me!
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Flew it off a concrete runway today..easier to take off..but landing...it bounces pretty bad..flew 2 times.

    The 2nd wing has been built..all I have to do is shape the leading edges and attach the wings to the fus. The wing tips will have braces attached to the struts since the struts are just above and fwd of the wing.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    Brackets in place. Got to get the other side done and make the struts and bracing.
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    RE: thrown together plane

    What is that emblem glue behind the windscreen on the turtleback?
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    RE: thrown together plane

    that emblem was a pin, I removed the pin from the back and glued the emblem to the dash of the plane. mounted the wings today.
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Made the struts..
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Nice, What color will you use on the new wing and struts?
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    RE: thrown together plane

    Check this out does the basic lines look familiar?

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11559794
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    RE: thrown together plane

    The new wings are a dark red with brass and aluminum struts....ill build better ines with timr.

    That plane looks ALOT like the original plans I drew a year and a half ago!!!

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    RE: thrown together plane

    That is what I thought, your original design's little brother.
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    RE: thrown together plane

    When I get home ill have to scan the original drawing..its more like the one on the link you sent. The one I built has a longer fuselage.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    Cool
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    RE: thrown together plane

    original drawing...very light..but you get the point.

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    RE: thrown together plane

    I see what you mean, your plane sure came out nice from such humb;e beginnings!
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