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Old 02-01-2007, 10:55 AM
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I have been flying for many years and enjoy aerobatics but don't like very nervous planes. I want to buy a biplane and have heard the GP Super Skybolt is a very good choice. Can somebody help me deciding? Does it fly well with an OS61Fx?
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It sounds to me like the Skybolt is the perfect plane for you.

It's very aerobatic, yet very stable, and while I prefer a 4-stroke, it will fly great on a 61 2-stroke.

Were you thinking Kit or ARF?
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I'll second Minnflyer's opinion, ilasa. The Skybolt should be a great choice based on your description and should fly well with an O.S. Max .61 FX
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Hi MinnFlyer,
I've heard that the Skybolt ARF is as good as the kit so that will save me quite a few hours.
Is it a plane you can set up fast at the airfield or is it complicated to put up the two wings?
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The kit sets up much more quickly, but the ARF has a pretty good system too, so setup time is short. And the ARF is about 2 pounds lighter than the kit.

Here's a review of the Skybolt that shows the wing setup:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=750
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The Super Skybolt ARF is without a doubt my favorite airplane. Very aerobatic yet easy to fly. Tracks straight as an arrow and settles in really nice for an easy landing. I have an OS91fs on mine but an OS61FX should fly it great.
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The skybolt is a beautiful plane. I have never seen one other than pictures but am looking for a new plane myself. Would a Saito 1.25 be too much for it?
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Not really, The performance with a Saito 125 would be... Well, let's just say "Hold On!"

With that much power, you should consider a smoke system

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