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Old 10-31-2013, 06:23 PM
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What would be a good plane to build for a reed valve 049? Something to cut my teeth on. Easy to trim.
Old 11-01-2013, 06:41 AM
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I began flying through a 4H club, and the leader at the time was working with kids that had very little money to work with. We built a lot of FF models, Babe Bee .049 powered, made of cardboard, single strand of coathanger wire through a corrougation for a "spar". These were profile fuselage, sheet stabs and wings, pine engine blocks. Properly fuel-proofed, they lasted quite well. We had a number of designs; L-19, T-6, AD-1, B-17 (yes), and a few others. Simple to make, inexpensive, tons of fun, and taught us how to understand flight and trim a model. May be a stretch for most folks to find these interesting, but they sure served the purpose for us.

If that's not your idea of a good time, there are many cabin (high wing) or shoulder wing models that fit the bill of 'easy to trim, and are simple construction. Old Goldberg & Sterling designs, etc.

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:30 AM
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The "composite" build sounds really fun; use to do similar with hand toss planes but never anything powered. I was thinking of a 60's pylon like plane.
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Take a look at the BMJR catalog-
http://www.bmjrmodels.com/
Also Campbells-
http://www.campbellscustomkits.com/
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Lil Tri-Squire. Classic. Buy some balsa, print the plans, could get it done in a weekend.
Here are the plans - http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=619

A photo from another RCU thread:


Might have just talked myself into building one...
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:23 PM
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Really awesome !!!
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And the usual source:
http://www.outerzone.co.uk/browse_plans/index.asp
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Take a look at B H plans . com

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