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Old 09-29-2002, 03:00 AM
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Default Dragon Lady ARC 60- need help

Hi Guys,

I just got a Dragon Lady 60 ARC from a fellow who was getting rid of all his un-built kits. I've heard good things about this kit and in my excitement of getting cool "classic" model that isn't made anymore, I didn't look through the box as carefully as I should have.

Long story short the kit is missing the assembly instructions..duuuh. To my credit, I did notice that they were missing before I brought the kit home. The original owner is looking for them but I'm not holding out much hope that he will find them. Does anyone out there have an assembly manual that they could copy and send me????

Now if you think that was a screw up (it was) wait till you hear this.... also missing from the kit are the wheel pants and the cowling. I know, I know, those are pretty obvious parts that I should have noticed. All I can say is that I never had a plane with those parts before and I wasn't looking for them when I was going through the box. Can anyone suggest some substitutes that I can use from another plane that is still in production? I figure the cowling will be the hardest part to replace...... any suggestions?

Thanks for any help

John R.
Old 09-29-2002, 01:58 PM
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John,

I can't locate my original instruction manual, but I wouldn't worry too much. It was useless.

Couple of things I would do over:
1. Glass the inside of the firewall (Firewall ripped out)
2. Re-inforce the landing gear mount with Triangle stock (my landing gear ripped out).
3. Fuelproof the inside of the fuel compartment.

Things I would do the same:
1. Aileron servo in each wing, works great
2. Rudder and Elevator servos in the tail, balanced with a Ys91 up front.
3. Build a counterbalanced rudder, mine didn't have enough rudder authority built stock.

I purchased a replacement cowl and wheelpants from either Stans Fibre Tech or Fibreclassics. I can't remember which one.

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Old 09-29-2002, 02:15 PM
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I have a new kit that is complete. Would be glad to help out with a copy of the directions. I have bought a new cowl in the past for another D'lady of mine and they are still available as is the wheel pants, I suspect.

This plane is great. I love em!
Ben
Old 09-29-2002, 08:18 PM
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Hello Johncr,

You can pick up a new cowl at Stan's Fibertech for $28.95!
Old 09-29-2002, 10:30 PM
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I just read somewhere that this plane is coming back as an ARF!
One thing the instructions will tell you is where to cut lightning holes in the wings if you desire to do so.
I had a YS-91 in mine and my friend had a OS-1.20 in his, very good planes.
Old 09-30-2002, 02:26 PM
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Default Dragon Lady ARC 60- need help

Hey thanks for your help guys,

Sean,

As this is only my 3rd kit, I think I would like to get a copy of the directions anyway, useless or not. There are a lot of parts for this kit and for all I know, something else is missing above and beyond what I've noticed.


Bigben,

YOU ARE THE MAN!!! I'll give the guy I got the plane from a week to find the instructions but if I don't hear from him I'll take you up on your offer. Thanks.

Bipelover,

I'm glad there is a source for parts for this plane. Thanks for the info.

Carlos,

I've heard that it's coming back too but haven't seen anything in print yet. I know they have a 40 scale DL.


Does anyone know the address for Model Tech? I've looked and can't find it, if it exists.


Thanks for all your help guys!
Old 09-30-2002, 06:56 PM
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I have a Dragon Lady cowl from Stan's I'll sell to you for $25 shipped. I can fax the construction manual too. M DL has a YS120. The instructions show a Zenoha G23 gas It's a super flying sport plane. The fuselage fillets look nice put are hard to cover. I put a canopy from the GP Sportster 90/120 on mine. http://linus.yore.net/~we_camp/image...onlady/dl5.jpg
Old 09-30-2002, 09:56 PM
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The Dragon Lady was and is now imported by Global Hobbies The ARF is in the latest RCM but the price and delivery date are not in there. They are sold through Hobby People. This is one of the best sport planes that you can find

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Old 10-07-2002, 11:41 PM
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I have one with one of the older YS 120's (a friends rebuild pattern motor) and the power is not a problem.

One to two years ago "The Lady" was the sport plane to have at my field. There were five that had enough power up to find the terminal volecity for the air frame (110 to 112 MPH). One had a Webra 120 and the other four had YS 140's, with all of them it did not matter if it was 20% or 40% Nitro.

One thing you need to do if you have not finished yours yet is to fill in the open area below the horizontal stab with 1/4 or 3/8's balsa sheet so that you will have a greater area to glue to. That is the only week point that we found, the other things mentioned are done for the larger motors anyway.

Two of the fast guys went to deeper ailerons (3" to 3 1/2") and did not have a problem with flutter, but could they tumble in the air or what (just a food for thought)

I still have mine and the others have sold theirs and gone into the 33 and 42%'s

You will find that "The Lady" makes a great windy day bird, as landings are rock solid.

Take care Jim
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:11 AM
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Does anyone know where the bigger (60 size) Dragon Lady can be bought today. i would like to have another one and appreciate a lead to find one.
Thanks in advance!
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I am new here so hopefully this will work. Here's the manual.
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I think that the importer was Global Hobbies and they were sold through Hobby People but the last one I
bought was at least 5 years ago. I don't know if they are being made. If you find one it is a great plane


Roger
Old 12-26-2013, 05:29 PM
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I just got my 3rd one. It has a Magnum XL 91 two stroke with pitts muffler and it flies great! My 2nd one has a OS FS120 and the 3rd one might be my first electric plane.
Old 12-26-2013, 09:06 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the Dragons my friend and I had about 12 years ago or so came from Mexico.
Are the present Dragons still ARC's? (ready to cover)
Old 12-28-2013, 09:28 AM
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I wish they were still made but alas no. I bought the last one my hobbyshop had a few years ago and put a G20 in it. After a bit of rienforcement of the firewall etc. she was an awesome flyer. Ended up selling it like a dumby to fund other projects! It was a great sport plane!!
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I always keep an eye on CL for discontinued models and usually get them for cheap. I got a near new Tiger 2 ARF ready to fly for $100. Got the Dragon Lady for $150 with everything including 6 ch Hitec Laser tx, fuel pump, glow igniter, stand, manuals, boxes the whole works. Got a WM SS40 with OS 46AX and retracts for $70. There are awesome deals on CL because most people dont even know what they have!
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I have a Dragon Lady with a OS 108. It's a nice combination.
Bought it complete with the OS 108 and servos for about $60. I had to change the bearings in the motor, but it was a cheap plane and I love to fly it.
The new Dragon Lady's are ARF not ARC and is delivered by YT. Have heard that the covering isn't the best but I haven't seen one myself.
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LS1f, your DL must scoot along nice with the OS 108!
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Warbird40: Yes it does. Around 1/2 throttle is usually enough for most of my flying with the DL.
The 108 is a bullet proof motor. I think it's one of the best motors OS have ever made.

I have other planes for all out aerobatics so the DL is mostly for some relaxed flying and easy aerobatics.

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I agree. A flying friend has a Seagull Yak 54 with a 108 and pitts muffler, its his favorite engine.
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I just made a trade for DL without a cowl. Does anyone have a spare cowl they could sell? Very glad to pay for shipping. If all else fails are there any other cowls that would fit.

Thanks
Bob
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I just made a trade for DL without a cowl. Does anyone have a spare cowl they could sell? Very glad to pay for shipping. If all else fails are there any other cowls that would fit.

Thanks
Bob
Have you tried ebay? I think you can find a new one there.

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Thanks for the thought Knut. There are none listed currently but will watch.

Bob
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Bob: I think I found one at http://www.fibertechnmore.com/index....on=show_detail

I will make an order there for a new cowl for mine.

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