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Old 04-03-2003, 12:37 AM
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Did anyone have one of these planes back in the 70's?
Old 04-27-2003, 02:26 AM
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I have one built ready to cover or paint, I picked up the kit a few years ago at a swap meet, I would like to get it flight worthy this season. If you had one and flew it, please let me know its flight habits, good or bad? Thanks Shelly dog
Old 04-27-2003, 03:07 PM
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The plane flies great. The main thing is to have it balanced a little nose heavy. Landings are a little hotter than a normal plane. Make sure you use epoxy and additional wing tip supports. I've cut a grove in the middle of the core about 3 inches long and about 3 inches in from the tip. Make this grove so a piece of 1/8-inch light ply can be slid into the grove. Shape to match the wing core and epoxy in place. After the wingtip (landing gear) has been attached with epoxy drill two 1/4" holes through the wing tip and the 1/8-inch ply. Insert a 1/4 in dowel and epoxy in place. The dowel will be flush to the out side of the wing tip. This will add additional strength to the tips. They take a lot of abuse. If you have already covered the wing, you can do this to the bottom. Depending on where you live I would suggest a hot 40, 45 or even a 60 for power.

Good luck, and send a picture of your plane. I'm currently working on a modified version of the kit. When I get it done I'll let you know.
Old 05-11-2015, 10:05 PM
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I remember having one back in the 70's.

The kit I had, used cardboard to skin the wing cores and I ended up decommissioning the model when the cardboard started to buckle. I suspect balsa sheet wouldn't do this. Up until then, I had a blast flying it.

The most unusual maneuver was a deep stall that caused a rotation that can best be described as head over heels over and over until up elevator was released and the plane just pointed down, recovered and flew out. I don't remember where I had the cg, but thinking about it. I can see how an aft cg could be very near impossible to recover from the deep stall auto-rotations. Never had another plane since that would do that and I typically stayed away from unstable cg positions in my planes so I never ran into a problem. As for power, I was using a relatively used Supertiger G21/.46 with a perry carb (the original was near impossible to get working right) and that was plenty. In case you are worried about setup, roll is pretty obvious and pitch up is an upward deflection on the tailevons. Don't rememeber it landing hot, could be rrandletn had his a bit over-engined or heavy compared to mine. I am considering making a new one where the engine mount wouldn't point the needle valve or muffler at the ground (Kind of like a Diamond Dust). It was an inexpensive plane and fun to just bore holes in the sky. So go for it!
Old 11-25-2017, 09:02 AM
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I´m trying to revive two Wingmaster threads but so far to no avail.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/scra...l#post12386284
Let me try again here since I have started building a similar one.Have some questions..Cheers/

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