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Old 08-29-2004, 12:44 PM
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Hi everyone. I am considering buying my first Biplane. I will be limited due to transporting issues to nothing more than a 50"
wing span. This will be .40 to .60 size in most cases. I would like to get some suggestions and input on Bipes that are in that range
that come in ARF or easy quick building Kits, That have easy flying charactoristics but can be highly areobatic. I have been flying
low wings and funflys. I have been looking at a great lakes 40 biplane and wanted any input on those of you who are fimilar with them and also the great planes Utimate 40 bipe. I have also been seeing on E-bay the Lee Stangel Kits. They offer a Hornet 60
Biplane Precut kit (no hardware) for $64.95. Does anyone have any experience with this kit or plane. Do they build easy and good
and how do they fly. Any input helpful.

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Old 08-29-2004, 01:10 PM
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Run as far and fast from the Great Lakes, if it is the Model Tech ARC. They do not fly.
The GP Ultimate has been addressed several times in the past and seems like like a good kit. Do a search for both.
Don't know about the Stangle kits.
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I have a Model Tech Great Lakes bipe that I'll sell ya' if you want it.

It's still in the bones, set up with two servos for the four ailerons, pull/pull on the rudder, and an OS 70 four stroke.

Go with the Ultimate unless you're looking for a real challenge.
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Thanks dbcherry and tlh101 on your advise. I think I will steer clear of the Great Lakes ARC.

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And I'll just say that the GP Ultimate 40 is one of my all time favorites. And an intermediate pilot can handle it. (And it fits in the car! I love that!)
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40 size tiger moth may work i'm pretty sure its much larger than 50"

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