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Old 07-27-2005, 11:30 PM
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Howdy All,

I am thinking of getting one of these and I am looking for some specs... Iron Bay Models has not yet put the Staggerwing back into production and therefore don't have any data available for it... I am looking for basic info -- wing span, fuse lenght, weight, and powerplant...

TIA!
Old 07-28-2005, 12:42 AM
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My friend Chuck Collier has been flying one for over 10 years, first with a Q50 and then with a G62..Qualified for Scale Masters with it once...Great airplane...[8D]
Old 07-31-2005, 07:59 PM
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Here are some pics of my new Staggerwing... I don't know when I'll build up the nerve to fly it...[]
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:24 PM
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Is it a Byron kit? If not, what kit is it? I am looking for a set of plans for a "Pilot OK Models" Staggerwing. What I am really looking for is a good set of plans with retract options. I here the Royal kit does not have good retract options. Do you have any ideas?

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Old 08-01-2005, 12:58 PM
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Mine is a Byrons kit and has the original Byrons retracts... I know that Robart makes retracts for the Byrons kit, but don't know about the other kits you mentioned... Sorry I couldn't be more help, but questions such as your's is one of the reasons I jumped on this one when the builder decided to sell. I have everything I need to fly this plane and have fewer questions and issues to deal with...
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Default RE: Byron Staggerwing

Galen,
WOW! That's cool! Stagger wing has always been one of my favorites. That 300 should sound good enough to do it justice as well. A full scale flew over the field about two weeks ago, breathtaking!

Very cool man, get it together and fly it!

Talk to you soon,
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Hey Kev!

I just sent you an email about my Staggerwing, but I guess it won't be such a surprise now... I've ordered the manual and a fuel regulator from Iron Bay this morning. I'm concerned that the 300 will need more than simple muffler pressure to run reliably in the air... This plane has never been flown and the engine run time is less than 20 minutes...
Old 08-02-2005, 07:58 AM
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You shouldn't have any trouble running the Saito off muffler pressure. I've encountered no difficulties with mine.

I do suggest that you spend some time breaking in the 300. I'd put at least an hour on it before flying your Staggerwing.

Have fun with this beautiful bird !!!
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The builder deviated from the plans and mounted the fuel tank back on the CG -- about 10-12 inches behind the engine, and that seems like a long draw... How far back is your fuel tank?

The Iron Bay fuel regulator seems like a simple and lightweight solution to ensure more consistent fuel flow to that big Saito...
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My Saito is mounted in a Stinson SR8. In order to have a scale cockpit, I utilized two smaller fuel tanks, one feeding the other, and then to the motor. The tank location is as near to the firewall as was possible.

Now I understand why you want to use a regulator.
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Just a lovely airplane :-)


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