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Mystery Plane need ID

Old 07-07-2007, 02:16 PM
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Default Mystery Plane need ID

I found this plane at a garage sale today in great shape. But I don't have a clue what it is. Looks kinda like a Super Sportster but not quite. Specs are as follows:

WS= 65"
Length=52"
set up for a 60 four stroke
open web construction, flat bottom airfoiled stab, wing mounted landing gear, sheeted turtle deck. Symmetrical wing airfoil.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Brian
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Old 07-07-2007, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: Mystery Plane need ID

the lack of wing sheeting makes me think of marks models and dynaflite but right now am drawing a blank as to a name.
Old 07-08-2007, 12:42 AM
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I was thinking bashed four star but with build up horizontal stab I dunno.
Old 07-08-2007, 02:34 PM
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Do I see two spars in the wing? Very unconventional. Fully symmetrical wing and flat bottom stab should make for some interesting flight characteristics.

I think it may be scratch built, perhaps using parts from a number of crashed airplanes.

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I thought about that but it looks too nice. Somebody really cleaned it up if it is a junkyard plane! I am curious myself about the stab/wing combination. Ought to be interesting!
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Looks like a Funster 40 from Hobby Lobby with some major changes. I looked at my kit and it could be done, but kit is 72 inch
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The wing almost looks like the wing off of a Bruce Tharpe Venture 60, but with different style wing tips used during the build which could explain the shorter wing. Of course the tail section is neither shaped like the venture, or built like the venture, The Venture has slab surfaces, but someone could have possibly used balsa strips over a slab to give that rib look. Of course I am just guessing, and have no idea what Plane this is, but I could almost see how a Venture could be bashed to look like that.

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