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Old 11-05-2011, 01:43 PM
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I am looking for a set of plans for the Eclipse.
The building article was published in the October 1974 issue of American Aircraft Modeler.
I have searched the net and found only a scan of the article plans which are not full size.

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Old 11-05-2011, 04:21 PM
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Check the AMA plans listing.
Old 11-05-2011, 05:31 PM
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Like I stated, I searched the web, they have the patterns for the Airtronics Eclipse and a power model with the same name.
RCM has another model with the same name but it is the wrong plane with the wrong designer (looking for Hal Cover's version, a v tail at 16' not a t tail at 12.5').

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:37 PM
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I have been in contact with the man himself. Hal is looking to see what he has stashed away.
He still has the Eclipse!
To make the world smaller, he was born in the same town I was!

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Hello Thermaler, Did you find the plans to Hal's Eclipse? I was interested in getting a set of plans also. Please let me know, Thanks, John
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The picture on the magazine caught my eye and I realized that I have one of those in my basement. I bought it from a friend 30+ years ago. The project of getting it in to the air got slowed to a halt because I had no way to launch it and had other projects that were of greater interest.
Now with electric power and folding props, it looks promising to get the project going again soemetime in the near future.
The wingspan on mine is not 16 feet; it is 14+ feet. I have eliminated the polyhedral and made the wing to have dihedral reduced appropriately for aileron control. The nose has been changed to appear more scale-like rather than the short pointy nose on the original. Imbedded in the nose was a hunk of lead that must have weighed a pound or two. The longer nose will help balance with less weight. All up weight as I recall was around 7 pounds.
I will be watching to see who else has one of these biggies in the works or in the air and will see if I can get a picture posted of what I have at the time.
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This were it is all at guys

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1543931

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