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Old 06-04-2015, 05:19 PM
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Just picked this up and the owner did not know what kit it was, he got it framed and finished it. The closest I can come up with is a Premire Kit from England. As you can see in the pics it has no cowl sides, I assume for cooling, and I have a section of plans that specify wood in metric sizes but other than that little bit they are unreadable due to fading. The wingspan is 67 inches. The center section where the upper wing is bolted on is very weak and moves up and down and has to be replaced, it appears to be 1/8 sheet mounted cross grain and covered with fiberglass tape, very flexible. Does anybody know what that platform should be made of? Ply that is glassed would be my guess. Due to the custom aileron hinge installation I am going to go thru each and every part of the structure looking for more brilliant construction moves. And if this can be identified I would gladly pay for a copy of readable plans. thanks.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:42 AM
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Your Moth is definitely the Premier kit. I built one a number of years ago and stupidly sold it. Great flying model with OS91 FS. I used 1/4" aircraft grade ply for the wing mount to allow tapping for 1/4-20 wing bolts.

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Old 06-12-2015, 09:08 AM
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Thanks for the conformation Dennis, I was just guessing at what it was. Last week there was a complete kit for sale either here or the other site, for $225, so they do pop up once in a while if you want another one. Mine I got built, the construction was mostly done by an elderly modeler who did excellent work, and was finished by some one who had only foam ARF experience. So I stripped it all and found a number of problems, most are fixed and I am ready to cover very soon. I have 2 engines I could put in, I was going to use an OS 70 four cycle or the Saito 100, yours is the second one I have heard of that used the OS91. Our field elevation here in Reno Nevada is 4500' and when it is hot we can see a density altitude of 8 to 9000'. So I am thinking maybe the Saito, But the 70 does fit in nicely. Thanks, John.
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Hi, I have just acquired this kit. Interesting to see it built up. Let me know how it flies, Cheers, Jaime

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