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New to pattern: Curare build!

Old 04-01-2007, 10:31 AM
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Default New to pattern: Curare build!

Hi you all...

I'm almost 30 year old, and I've left RC for about ten years now. So, I bought a Tequila Sunrise (Global kits) at Tower, just to get involved again. Nice on a .25FX!
Now I'm trying to build the plane I always liked: the Curare. To do this, I also bought a OS .61 FX, a Macs tuned pipe & manifold and a JR XP7202 radio. You can't imagine how difficult is to get any info of this plane in my country; anyway I managed out to buy a semi-new fiberglass fuse, but that's it: that is all I got for build this high class plane, just a fuse, engine & radio gear. I need plans, and any info about it (retracts, flaps, airbrakes, throws, engine mounting...)
I know this plane is very popular, but anyway, I can't find out where to buy decent plans to build the wings, stabs, etc. Question is: do anyone know who sells original (Hanno)Curare plans?
I saw Curares back in '89-'90, the pilots were local F3A trainers, and everyone at the club were amazed abot them. Specially when two identical Curares flow in formation at full throttle at two feet above the ground, one after the other, copying patterns. Those were magical afternoons... piped FSRs screaming performance... ahhhhhh.......

Here are a couple of pics os the fuse Ihave:

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Old 04-01-2007, 10:56 AM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

hi betatester21:

im from buenos aires too, and last year I bought the plans of the curare 40, in "aero sur" , I know its a different airplane, but you can manage to make it bigger


honestly, that fuselaje doesnt look good, maybe a wooden , new and light fuselaje its the best opcion

its a very simple fuselaje to build, the foam cores can be cutted anywhere

I also have this plans, attached

bye and good luck!!
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:02 AM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

I believe you can also get Curare plans at http://www.airbornemagazine.com.au/ Looks like a great project! Expect you’ll want to rip out that nose gear mount so you can go with retracts.
Old 04-01-2007, 11:06 AM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Go to RCstore.com, I just saw it there
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

One of the best looking CURARE's I have seen lately is the one "scratch" built from plans by Mr. Steve Byrum,
Sec/Tres of the Senior Pattern Association. It really performs nicely with the SPA patterns. I'll see if I can
attach a photo of Steve's CURARE I shot last season for the SPA Newsletter....hope the picture will "upload".
I'm sure Steve wouldn't mind sharing info with you.....his E-mail address in Cullman, AL is:
[email protected]
Best wishes on your project....hope this info has been some assistance.

Bruce Underwood SPA # 15
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

I can't seem to get the photo of the CURARE on here...evidently I am not doing something to ATTACH it to my
post. Maybe you can send me your' e-mail address and I can send it to you as a .JPG photo.

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Old 04-01-2007, 04:14 PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

I just came across a post by this fellow yesterday...Here is a link to his website:
http://www.mybloo.com/coosbay/laser/laser.html

I contacted him and put myself on the list for two Curare60 Lazer Cut kits and drawings...

If you look at his "Raw List" and scroll down some you will see the 64" Curare...These are apparently the latest MAN Drawings...

His kit has a Built up wing with jig holes in the ribs...

I opted to order the Lazer Cut wood kit's over scratch building via drawings only...I have another "scratch" build project I would like to concentrate on...I just thought it would make my life easier to have lazer cut stuff right now...

It looks like he could supply Drawings Only...Or the Wood Kit also...

Hope this Helps...

Chuck
Old 04-01-2007, 06:45 PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Wow! Thank you all for that!

XCEAD, I've ask at AeroSur for the plans a couple of months ago, but I didn't wanted a .40 sized; now it's becoming an option. Inspecting the fuselage, I've realized that it is in very good shape (just with some scratches in the paint). Have in mind that it has never been flown! It just have some epoxi on the stab area, and two adhesive colour trim I can easily remove. I will sand it soon to see if I need a new balsa fuse! By the way, do you know where can I send the wings' plans to be cut in foam in Bs. As.?

8178, of course, those ugly retainers must be removed to leave space to Robart or RohmAir retracts. I still don't know what was passing through the previous owner head to put those there. Yes! http://www.airbornemagazine.com.au/ has the plans. Mmmm, 8178, don't you have the nicest Tipo I've ever seen? —Share the secrets! What about make and model of the retracts? Pull-pull linkages? Thanx!

JPal101: Yeah! RCStore.com also have the plans!

Bruce, my mail is [email protected] . Thank you vey much for that!

To all of you, I know maybe the best baby for this is a Webra, but I got a new OS .61FX waiting to be used! Anyway, would any of you recommend me to change to a OS VF, a Rossi or even a Webra? Does it worth it?
I need to get the remaining hardware and gear to start the build. It will be a long-term project, and I want it to be the best I can build. So I must be patient...

Thank you for the info; I will keep you up with the news. More pics after the fuse sanding!
Old 04-01-2007, 10:53 PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

I have an original Curare plan (from the MK kit), a new plan I drew to match available balsa sizes (i.e. no odd metric sizes), and the laser cutting file to go with it. Send me a PM if you are interested.

Old 04-02-2007, 05:00 PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

I recently bought a disc from one of the guys here of the Curare plans; pretty fantastic.
Old 04-02-2007, 08:16 PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Send a private message to ppljr. He sells the plans on CD. I recently bought a copy as I am considering kitting the plane. His plans are a very good start.
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Hi there, I just got a MK Curare recently. The plane is in need of some attention, but all in all fairly decent shape. I got the MK retracts and an OS FSR 60 with it.

I was wondering if you still had the plans and laser cutting file? Would you be willing to let me have access to it?
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Hey CG,

nice old thread you resurrected! There are a number of active and not so active Curare threads on this forum but I hadn't seen this one. Well, in the passing three years, the Curare plans have become widely circulated as well as a number of short kits from different cutters.

I don't have a laser cutting file per se, but I do have the plans and Pedro (ppljr) can provide you with a CD (which I believe he sells) containing CAD drawings for all of the wood parts in the original MK kit. As an alternative you could contact Don at Eureka who should be able to provide you with just about all you might need to restore your MK model. Here's the link:

http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/curare.htm

Attached are the original MK 60 size plans (JPG MK and MAN and printable PDF).

Go South Africa! Nice game they played against Mexico today. The Mexicans will be getting a scolding tonight!

David.
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

CG,

you might also want to check out this post:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9788339

David.
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

If you'd like to have a free copy of the CURARE 60 send me your mail in PM
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Rafa,

are you talking about the MK 60 size plan? If so, it's attached in the PDF (last attachment) of post #13.

Just so it's clear to everyone.

David.
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ORIGINAL: doxilia

Rafa,

are you talking about the MK 60 size plan? If so, it's attached in the PDF (last attachment) of post #13.

Just so it's clear to everyone.

David.
Perfect David it's the same plan.
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Default RE: New to pattern: Curare build!

Thanks David and Rafa. I'll browse round the links and plans sent and update you with the progress made on my Curare.


Thanks for the World Cup wishes!! Our boys did exceptionally well in the opener considering no-one gave them half a chance.
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_33...tm.htm#9788339 Look half way down at voodoodb

OOPS! Wrong thread.
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ORIGINAL: xcead

hi betatester21:

im from buenos aires too, and last year I bought the plans of the curare 40, in ''aero sur'' , I know its a different airplane, but you can manage to make it bigger


honestly, that fuselaje doesnt look good, maybe a wooden , new and light fuselaje its the best opcion

its a very simple fuselaje to build, the foam cores can be cutted anywhere

I also have this plans, attached

bye and good luck!!
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