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Old 08-02-2016, 02:27 PM
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Does anyone have or have a idea as to where one might come with a pair of narcelles for this plane

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Bob, Tower Hobbies still lists parts for the recently discontinued Hobbico Twinstar, however the nacelle parts are shown as "on order". I don't know if they will ever actually have any or if this is just a way to faze out the parts. A phone call to Tower talking to a live person might answer the question. Hope you "luck out".
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We have contacted Tower today, they state that they are on back order. When we ordered two weeks ago it was the last of July. Today when we called the lady assured us they would get them but she could give no date. I think I will get some ply and just built them

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Originally Posted by bob62
I think I will get some ply and just built them

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Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a little Kit Bashing fun Bob. Maybe extending the nacelles a bit fore and aft. Aft big enough to accommodate a small tank now behind the spar and another forward plumbed in tandem for a net gain in tank capacity. sleeker looking nacelles and they do not have to be made of plywood. I have done plenty of them in balsa.

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Sorry to hear the glow poweredTwinStar is discontinued. It is a nice model and a very easy way to get into twins.
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Hmm, never say never. Seems it was quite a Pheonix. The first issue of the Twin Star was heck I think almost twenty years ago and I believe it was not a success only on the market for just that year. It was almost ten years later the re issue finally happened with a great success. I certainly hope it is not gone.

That would be sad since it is the only practical ARF glow twin trainer.

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Hmm, never say never. Seems it was quite a Pheonix. The first issue of the Twin Star was heck I think almost twenty years ago and I believe it was not a success only on the market for just that year. It was almost ten years later the re issue finally happened with a great success. I certainly hope it is not gone.

That would be sad since it is the only practical ARF glow twin trainer.

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The nitro is history, it has been replaced with a electric model
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Ya, I suspect so but maybe not all is lost. If they end up replacing it with the same basic airplane albeit with a less dense and lighter structure. That just might make for an improved airplane with the addition of glow engines in lieu of electric motors.

I too think using glow engines on a multi and the challenge of learning the techniques of sustained controlled single engine flight the whole point and attraction of flying multi's. Something very unlikely with electric power.

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The new electric Twinstar is much smaller then the glo powered one it replaced, not good for a glo engine conversion. I wanted one but procrastinated too long on buying it and "missed the boat"! Not the first model that I waited too long on buying, but then I have a stash pile in my shop of models that I didn't wait too long to buy and now I'am racing father time to get them built before it's too late. No Twinstar, oh well, I've got plenty to do.
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Indeed.

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