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    Funfly biplane?

    I'm looking for a funfly or general purpose biplane. SIG had one (Skybolt?) that may have worked but it's no longer available. Any suggestions other than the Ultimate?
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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    The aeromaster is a great flying bipe......Great Planes used to kit it in 2 sizes......60/1.20 size and 40 to 50cc gas engine size.

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    hey bidwin,

    how about the GP superakybolt ARF, been thinking of getting one myself but wallet wont let me lol... chechk reviews and threads all points to a great flyer! 
    hope it helps 

    Santiago

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    Sig hog bipe.
    The three most useless things to a pilot, the sky above you, the runway behind you, and the fuel on the ground.

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    Pheaton 90 from Busa. Loved mine, easy to fly. Or the Pheaton, a 40 size.
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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    Thanks, all, for the biplane suggestions. I'll check them out.
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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    Bidwin,

    Do you mean the profile fuse bipes? Sig had an Ultimate (profile fuse), and Global offered a Wacky Waco ( profile fuse). They had extremely thick airfoils and enlarged control surfaces.

    The other bipes mentioned in this thread are wonderful flying planes, but they are built up fuse aircraft. The are great sport fliers, but no so much 3D.

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    I'm not looking for a profile bipe, Turbo, but one with a built-up fuse. I don't fly 3D (am happy to get planes up and down in one piece). I'm looking for a sport flyer that I can use at my club's bipe funflies. I prefer an ARF because I don't have a good place to build right now. The SIG Sun Dancer looks like a good choice, but it's no longer available. After I move I plan to have a decent workshop, then I'll go for the kits.
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    Bidwin

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    The sig sundance is a great choice. I am on my second with a G-62. Tons of fun. Not as slow flying as the Phaeton 90. They show up for sale every now and then. For an arf, I would go with the GP WACO. I just love the looks of a WACO.
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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    I once had a Great Planes Super Skybolt ARF and it was a superb model. I'm still kicking myself for ever selling it.

    I'd get one now because Tower/Great Planes seem to be promoting them less and less so i suspect when current stocks dry up they will be discontinued.

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    AMA 908262
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    "Yes, but can you do it upside down, backwards, and with your hair on fire"

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    I have the GP Skybolt ARF and the GP Reactor bipe. Both are powered by OS 91 four strokes. Both are fun to fly, but the Reactor is even easier to fly than the Skybolt.

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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    GP Super Skybolt! I found one on Craigslist locally, and picked it up for cheap. Ordered a new cowl, wheel pants, and went to work. Converting to a DLE 20. Just finished the install. Plane was very tail heavy with an OS 91, seems about right with the DLE 20. Putting the rx and electric equipment in today.



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    RE: Funfly biplane?

    Pictures of the DLE 20 install:


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