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For every really pretty plane out there, there is always an ugly one.

Old 02-25-2010, 09:02 AM
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Default For every really pretty plane out there, there is always an ugly one.

I saw this on ZN's site. Seba has made some beautiful planes, but I don't think this qualifies as one. It does have character though.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:17 AM
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'Character'? Yep, that's a good word for it. I would love to hear the conversations in the pits if this plane showed up at a pattern contest. ;-)

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:45 AM
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Arch,
You obviously didn't see my El Nino with the big hideous Tampon canopy that I made (I was in a hurry cause I lost the original 3 days before the contest). I was amazed at how bad a pretty plane could be made to look with an ill shaped, unpainted, lightly glassed foam canopy.

I told Mark about it before the contest (Glass was still drying on it as I drove to the event). I brought it out the car, he took one look at it, laughed his ***** off and said "that is awesome"!!

I will dig up a picture of it and send it along. That might be tough as the plane was kind of camera shy (rightfully so)

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Old 02-25-2010, 11:22 AM
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Arch, I have one of those planes that you picture. It is called Sharke and it is a trainer. Flies great and extremely slow if desired. My 6 yr old grandson loves it, but no, it is not even close to a pattern plane.
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I figured it was a trainer, and never disputed that it didn't fly well for its purpose. But it certainly isn't exactly pretty.

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Old 02-25-2010, 10:17 PM
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I seen it in the LHS and she looks INTERESTING. Hehehehee ...
Old 02-25-2010, 11:30 PM
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Scaled up to 2mtrs, anhedral wings, with all that side area it could be the next "gen" for pattern! Matt
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Arch,
You obviously didn't see my El Nino with the big hideous Tampon canopy that I made (I was in a hurry cause I lost the original 3 days before the contest). I was amazed at how bad a pretty plane could be made to look with an ill shaped, unpainted, lightly glassed foam canopy.

I told Mark about it before the contest (Glass was still drying on it as I drove to the event). I brought it out the car, he took one look at it, laughed his ***** off and said ''that is awesome''!!

I will dig up a picture of it and send it along. That might be tough as the plane was kind of camera shy (rightfully so)

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Hmm, an absorbent canopy. There must be a downside I don't see.
Old 02-26-2010, 07:42 AM
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Default RE: For every really pretty plane out there, there is always an ugly one.

The closest pattern design I've seen to it was the Prodigy that Dave Guerin designed after the Prophecy. It was a shoulder wing Prophecy essentially and wow, did that thing look funny.

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