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Old 09-04-2021, 05:52 PM
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Default Old homebuilt plane

My uncle designed and built this plane back in the 80's. I think it flew once and was fairly fast. I might make it air worthy again.




Old 09-04-2021, 09:45 PM
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Looks cool!
Is it just me or does the landing gear wire look pretty thin?
More pic?
Old 09-05-2021, 03:43 PM
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Ha. My uncle warned me that there would be comments about the landing gear. It's only a 5lb plane, the wire gear is very stiff..

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I never agreed with the long stroke pattern engine, I'm going to try a short stroke.


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Here's the first 3 options I have in my collection. Thoughts?

OPS 60
YS 60
JETT 90


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I bet it would be faster with the OS running a 12x12 APC cut down to 11”.
Old 09-09-2021, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie
I bet it would be faster with the OS running a 12x12 APC cut down to 11.
Alright, I'll add that to my thoughts. Thanks
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Get that Jett on there, cool looking plane.
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Cool plane.

I'm slowly getting to that age where I start to long for the good old days: plans and kits that can be modified, a good selection of engines and exhaust systems available, and people around you that know a thing or 2 about putting together something that isn't ARF or PNP.

I guess I'm becoming one of those old farts 😂

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