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Old 06-26-2011, 06:02 PM
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http://rcacf.com/Photos/RCACF10BigBird.pdf



here it is ,flies on rails ..my 2/60
click on link ,when it opens , click thru pics to see it flying
Old 10-27-2011, 03:57 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZYq..._order&list=UL


click link to see it fly
Old 05-10-2015, 05:24 PM
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Does anyone following this thread have a 260 Duellist kit or plans that they would sell? Thanks everyone.
Old 05-12-2015, 03:51 AM
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Thinking of building a duelist. Due to the scarcity of kits I think I may make this my first plans build. Could someone give me a rundown on the differences between the different variations? Thanks, Gary

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Old 05-12-2015, 07:39 AM
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B$B Hobbies in Spokane Wash. has a new 46 Cox ARF the only one I know of. A little pricy but then again try and find one.
Old 07-25-2015, 05:25 PM
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G'day Fly20,

Here's the rundown as far as I'm aware of it. It won't be 100% accurate but is my understanding.

Dave Platt designed the original Dualist which was kitted by Pica. I believe early kits credited Dave but later kits list Morten Tanger as the designer (Pica may have changed the design a bit). This kit is now referred to as the Mark 1, it had positive incidence in the wing and tail plane, and a large amount of down thrust in the engines. Kits turn up now and again.

Dave designed the Mark 2 Dualist with a more standard set up of 0 incidence in the wing, tail plane, and thrust line, and a larger wing. This change meant the fuselage shape changed a bit, mainly around the fin. Dave changed the fin fairing and also has the fin protruding below the fuselage in a sub fin and rudder. The wheels were moved outboard slightly giving better prop clearance for the bigger engines that most people seem to use now (the Mark 1 was designed for .29 to .40 engines but people use up to .55's now). The consensus is that the Mark 2 flies better. There were some kits but I believe they are very rare.

A group of modellers enlarged the Mark 2 plan to suit .60 engines to create the Super Dualist 2/60 which is the subject of this thread.

Cox acquired the rights to the Mark 1 from Pica and produced the ARF model.

The Mark 1 and 2 plans are available at Outerzone so you could download them both and compare side to side.

Hope this helps,

Dave H
Old 07-26-2015, 03:14 AM
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Dave, Just what I was looking for. Thanks so much. Gary
Old 07-27-2015, 01:31 AM
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No problem Gary,

Good luck with your model if you decide to go ahead with it.

I would recommend using the Mark 2 plan with a pair of good .46 engines (or electric).

Add shear webs between both spars at least beyond the nacelles if not to the tips (very light but a huge increase in strength). My preference is to have a spar doubler across the centre joint to tie each of the four spar caps together and ply (say 1/16) shear webs for the first few bays. This is stronger and if not lighter, then not heavier than the traditional butt joint with fibreglass reinforcement.

If your preference is to stick with the fibreglass method, at least add the shear webs.

I would love to see a build thread if you do go ahead.

Cheers,

Dave H
Old 07-27-2015, 10:05 PM
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Default Shear webs

Originally Posted by gerryndennis

Add shear webs between both spars at least beyond the nacelles if not to the tips (very light but a huge increase in strength). My preference is to have a spar doubler across the centre joint to tie each of the four spar caps together and ply (say 1/16) shear webs for the first few bays. This is stronger and if not lighter, then not heavier than the traditional butt joint with fibreglass reinforcement.
Yes shear webs and spar caps...
I added those on my Duellist 2/40, built up from a Pica kit. It is obviously a Mark I, it has the downthrust engines and the positive incidence on wing and stab.
The incidence issue makes that slightly "nose down" attitude when flown level at full power, it looks nice...
Wing span was stretched by maybe 2.5" per side, and fin area enlarged - didnīt know that time that there has been a Mark II version. I was concerned those 2 OS 50SX would be little bit much, but It flies very well.

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Old 08-07-2016, 05:47 AM
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I just ordered the Duellist 2-60 short kit and plans. Yeehaw!
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Who did you order from, Dave?
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Originally Posted by hattend
Who did you order from, Dave?
I bought it on Ebay from Tim, "amamodels". I think it's a bargain at the price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231688810933...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

He also has the 2-40 Pica version. I might just buy one of these also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231794444383...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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I think its time wake this thread up again. I also have the short kit of the 2/60, and am busily planning the build, thinking about my engine choices now.
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Engines - I propose 2 Novarossi R61F with tuned pipes....

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Old 08-15-2017, 03:55 PM
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What canopy is everybody using? I recall mention of a P-51 canopy coming close, just curious as to what size/brand/etc.

TIA
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I could go with a pair of OS 61fx, which would be easy, or a pair of Super Tigre 60 blue heads, but finding good mufflers for those is a problem, and they would be down on power a bit from the OS engines. My other choice would be to use a pair of Super Tigre G90 engines. My engine choice will be affected by the building methods I choose.

I'm thinking of building really light, building the wing with D tube construction, using cap strips, and shrink covering on the wing and fuselage. Would it be sacrilege to do it this way? It seems like I could take a pound or so off the plane if its built without all that sheeting and fiberglass and paint, making the smaller engines more viable.

I have Spring Air retracts set aside already, and plan on using pull/pull for the rudder, and I'm still thinking on how to work the elevator, either with dual servos up front, or one in the rear..

This afternoon I started building, and got the horizontal stabilizer framed up, and glued up the fin and rudder, and the Robart hinges in place. Tomorrow I plan on building the nacelles. Next, I'll start on the fuselage framing, and then I can think over my choices for building the wing. I'm thinking of building it as a two piece, but that may be a bit too much trouble. We'll see...
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My 2/40 Duellist came out nose-heavy (2 OS 50SX with custom made inline headers and pipes.) I installed the elevator servo back in the right side of the fuselage and still needed some lead in the tail.

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As Dominik says the Duellist comes out nose heavy. Hollow the nose block and the nacelle blocks as much as you can. Fully sheeting the wing only adds a couple of ounces over cap strips. Don't really need to glass the wing if you dont want to. Try to not be too critical over empennage weight...again you will come out nose heavy.

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Thanks guys, I'm now thinking I can build it light and use the OS 61s. In my short kit, the fuse formers and the ribs are all solid, so I can lighten them up using the scroll saw. I guess I can use shrink covering over the sheeting, and that should result in a nice enough finish. This is going to be a flyer, not a scale masterpiece.
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My 2/60 short kit is being shipped to me next week, and I am super excited to start this. I'm thinking I'll go with twin Novarossi .61's as well!!! This is a great build log, and look forward to seeing some of the builds and getting your inputs.
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This is a good kit, but you do have to do a lot of interpretation in order to figure out where the pieces go, and what pieces need to be fabricated. Keep in mind that the plans are just blown up versions of the 2/40 kit, so some of the wood stringers, spars, etc. wiool need to be re-sized.

I managed to cut out 6 ounces from the fin/rudder, fuse formers, and wing ribs. The tail is all done, and the fuse is mostly framed up. I'd post pictures, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do it. It sure doesn't work the way it used to!
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RCJeff,

I wouldn't be too concerned about building light behind the center of gravity. You are most likely going to replace wood weight with lead if you go too light.

just my 2 cents. Your mileage my vary.

Don

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Yeah, I'm with you there, mostly I'm trying to reduce the overall weight, and not focus on any one section of the plane. Today I built the nose piece, laminated it out of precut 1/2" balsa, so its quite hollow and very light.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:01 AM
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The fuse is ready for sheeting now, the nacelles have been framed up, almost time to start the wing construction. I had to order up a bunch of sheeting for the wing, and it'll be here next week.

I looked up and compared the specs of the OS .61fx, and the Super Tigre G90, and was surprised to find that they are very, very close! The weights are within one ounce of each other, and they list all the same props. I'm more inclined to run the ST 90s, as the pair of them I have are brand new in their boxes, and they can run on my home brewed 0% nitro fuel, although I was going to save them for my C-46 project. I have a few of them that are used, so I can think about it for a while, and maybe swap them out later. I have four of the OS 61s, but they are all used to differing degrees. Maybe I'll ask for opinions on the engine forums. Any opinions here?
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Any thought as to what canopy you might try?

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