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Old 10-06-2013, 12:31 PM
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Here are some photos of my giant twin engine project. Had the plans for 20 years and just started it a week ago. Here is what I have done in 20 or so hours. This is huge at almost eight feet long. Powered by 2 giant gasoline engines. I included a picture from 20 years ago of the plane.




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Old 10-13-2014, 02:29 PM
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Ok have been working on this. I'm fiberglassing it now and priming it.

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Heliman, looks great! please keep posting, I love build threads. Getting the popcorn and coffee.. I've looked at that plan on the Airage store site. Where did you get yours? or did you draw it up yourself? What size engines are you planning?
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:09 AM
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I think the AirAge is the small Mark Frankel Islander that I have also built but that is not this one. These plans are the Bob Fransis Models ones. He past away about 15 years ago and these plans are no longer available. I would copy and sell plans for anyone who would want them as I have before just to cover the cost of the printing. I bought the plans over 20 years ago. This is a big plane as you can see by the picture of the wing. The engine are a little overpowered and will be O.S. 33 GT's. There are tons more pictures of this build in the Scratch Building section and the twin engine section. If you want plans no problem as well as I have more pictures than I post I have about 500 plus color high resolution photos of the build. I photographed every single thing I did. Hers a few more pictures.
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Hi Bob,

You will love the Islander when you get it finished. Of course the bigger any plane is the better it will fly. I scratch built one around 30 years ago from my own rough plans. As I remember the wingspan was around 78", and ran two .25 or .35 OS engines. It was a great flier, and had enough rudder control that you could carefully land it on just one engine. Only photo I could find was on the cover of a book I wrote years ago.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:04 AM
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tomclar,
What do you think of it? There are more pictures under scratch build and twins !!!!!!

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