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Old 12-16-2009, 11:31 PM
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Anyone know what plane this is?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:49 PM
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Looks like maybe a Tweety Bird...(smaller version of the Dirty Birdy pattern ship of the mid 70's ) that uses a .15 to .25 or so size engine.

What size engine is that?

There is also a Baby Birdie, for .049 to .10 engines.
Old 12-17-2009, 08:30 AM
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In the pic's it has a OS 40 on it, I'm stripping covering now, and trying to find out what it is. This way, I can decide if it's worth set of retracts, and if a 55AX will fold the wings up. I may not be able to get enough prop clearance with the 55 so may just stick the 40 back on it. I didn't tach it, but when I fired it up, with the prop that was on it,9x4 or 9x7 can't remember, it was screaming. I'll get wing span, and fuse length up later, and see if that helps identify.
Old 12-17-2009, 08:44 AM
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Sure looks like a member of the "Birdy" (or Birdie ) family...kitted by Joe Bridi.
I don't recall right off hand if they made a .40 size version?
Old 12-17-2009, 09:17 AM
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Definitely a Dirty Birdi 40. If memory serves me correctly, the Bridi kit went out of production in the early 1990's. But, Global manufactured it for a while after that.

Old 12-17-2009, 11:56 AM
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Ty, I think we found the plane. Anyone ever fly one? firstplaceaviator TY for info, I sent you pm
Old 12-17-2009, 12:13 PM
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I have a Birdie 10, the smaller version. It flies very well.

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Old 12-17-2009, 12:41 PM
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I'm trying to do a search on it, but not getting very much bk, I sent firstplaceaviator a pm, to see if he knew any links/sites for info. The new search stuff here on RCU isn't turning anything up, but I'm not that computer savy, and it's probably me. The old serach used to be easy and would take you right where you could find info, but not anymore. I'm hoping someone can help with the spec's
Old 12-17-2009, 01:12 PM
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http://www.trentonrcflyers.com/patte.../Brididb40.jpg

http://www.trentonrcflyers.com/pattern/patternd.htm

http://www.trentonrcflyers.com/patte...structions.htm

http://www.poweredmodelairplanes.com...yplanes13.html
Old 12-17-2009, 07:48 PM
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Replied to your PM ohnoucdat. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. But, PM GRCourtney and maybe he can help you more.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:06 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your help. I've gooooogled, and everything else I could think of, and not found much. I see the 60 size is avalible
Old 12-19-2009, 09:00 PM
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They are a great plane. I still have one. I fly with a Webra Speed 61 with a pipe in it and Kraft Retract. nice bird.

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