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#1 RyanPSU21 Dec 06, 2004 07:03 PM

WTB Mystery Ship unbuilt kit or plans
I am interested in finding either an unbuilt Mystery Ship kit if anyone has one out there somewhere or if someone has the plans and are willing to part with them. This assuming the plans have enough detail that they could be used to scratch build another one with information such as rib patterns. I have seen a finished Mystery Ship but have never looked at the plans that came with the kit so have no idea how suitable they are.



#2 MTT Dec 06, 2004 08:16 PM

Ryan , try contacting user "Dewey12" here on RCGroups.
Some time ago, I let him have the plans from my Mystery Ship ( which had gone to the big hangar in the sky..)

Hopefully he still has them, and can pass them on, or run a copy.


#3 Schwemmer Dec 06, 2004 09:44 PM

Who made the mystery ship? DO you have any/more details?


#4 MTT Dec 06, 2004 10:16 PM

The mystery Ship was made by Major Hobby, when it was run by Bob Martin.
Previously, Bob Martin had designed and produced the Coyote, SR-7 and Super Gryphon slopers, with duralene fuselages.
He had to give that up, when the EPA but restrictions on the production of Duralene.

I don't know if the Mystery Ship is also a design of his, or if he just kitted it.


#5 RyanPSU21 Dec 07, 2004 04:52 AM

I believe it was also a design of his. He also made a kit for a similar 2 meter but I can't remember what it was called. There is still information for both of them on Major Hobbies site if you can find a link to it by searching in here. You will not find it by going to the Major Hobbies home page and following links because they have removed the connection to it from there.


#6 MTT Dec 07, 2004 06:04 AM


He also made a kit for a similar 2 meter but I can't remember what it was called
That was the "Mystique".


#7 mibbl Dec 07, 2004 10:14 AM

A local hobby shop here still had 2 kits in the shelf the last time I visited. I was tempted but it is too much building for me. The store is "Sheldons Hobbies" Their Website does not show the kit, but you can get the contact info:


#8 Dewey12 Dec 07, 2004 11:47 AM

Hey Ryan, this is your lucky day. I am Dewey 12 and live in Jackson about 2.5 hours south of you. I received from Michael the plans for a Mystery Ship. I was living in Arizona at the time. Many thanks again To Michael for his generosity. A true modeler for sure. I want to pass along the friendship by having the plans copied and will send them to you. I have since returned home to Michigan. I plan on building the Mystery Ship in the next year, presently I am building two Sagitta 600 electrics for my grandson and I. I have a couple of Oly II'S and an Aquila and Aquila Grande to build first however. Because of severe arthritus I am converting everything I build in the future to electric. Just cant chase the towline anymore. Sincerely Duane Robb
Contact DuaneRobb@windhamhills.com for more information on receiving the plans.

#9 RyanPSU21 Dec 07, 2004 04:41 PM

This is the one I've seen before. It was built and flown by George Gurney at my old club and featured in SE Modeller. It was electric.

If I scratch build one it will be electric also. I fly at a glow club that probably wouldn't be real friendly to the idea of a high start or winch running around. Every sailplane I've built has been electric since my first Spirit which started out non-electric but I got sick of chasing the high start around.


#10 MTT Dec 07, 2004 04:49 PM

electric Mystery Ship
Must be tough to convert the MS to e-power, there is little room in that fuselage.


#11 RyanPSU21 Dec 07, 2004 04:55 PM

He had a 14cell nicad pack in there along with motor/gearbox. It fit somehow. He might have widened the fuselage. I don't really remember. I do remember that it looked really good in the air and flew nice and had no shortage for power. It would climb vertically from launch.

#12 AirBornOne Dec 09, 2004 12:26 AM

Here' one...
Mystery Ship on eBay

#13 peterkim2 Dec 09, 2004 07:54 AM

ebay has one kit
Item number: 5941675424

#14 RyanPSU21 Dec 09, 2004 05:53 PM

Thanks. Dewey12 is going to copy a set of plans and send it to me. Given the choice I'd rather build it that way.

#15 Dewey12 Jan 04, 2005 10:58 AM

Mystery Ship
Ryan Check Your Mail Box I Now Have Copy Of Plans Ffor You

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