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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Help identifying these sailplanes

Hello:

A couple of weeks ago a good friend who quit the hobby gave me some models including these sailplanes that I have not been able to identify, Does any body know what planes are these?

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Only a guess but I think #2 is an EZ Juan
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Only a guess but I think #2 is an EZ Juan
Thank you, I have searched the web and it is an EZ Juan, it was modified to install an OS 15, I will like to get the original plans to restore it to its original form.

Alfredo
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I am going to say it strongly resembles an Airtronics Olympic 650, but the wingtips look too large (in chord). It may just be an optical illusion.

My second guess would be a Bob Martin Pussycat, but the tail really looks like the Olympic.

Chip
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I am going to say it strongly resembles an Airtronics Olympic 650, but the wingtips look too large (in chord). It may just be an optical illusion.

My second guess would be a Bob Martin Pussycat, but the tail really looks like the Olympic.

Chip
I also got an Olympic and is a bit different, not just the wing tip but also the stabilizer and the fuse.

I will check the Pussycat.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:48 PM
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The First one is NOT a PussyKat. I built up several of them over the years as it was one of my favorite kits to modify. The wing is all wrong as the PussyKat was a top mount not a shoulder mounted wing and the center panel was flat. The tail is also all wrong for a PussyKat.

Anyone know the decl on the tail? I can't place it but it may help in the ID. Just a thought.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:02 PM
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The First one is NOT a PussyKat. I built up several of them over the years as it was one of my favorite kits to modify. The wing is all wrong as the PussyKat was a top mount not a shoulder mounted wing and the center panel was flat. The tail is also all wrong for a PussyKat.

Anyone know the decl on the tail? I can't place it but it may help in the ID. Just a thought.
This one has a top mounted wing, I am attaching better quality photos.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Airfoil looks semi symmetrical.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Airtronics Eclipse perhaps?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Here is an Eclipse from a for sale post. I took a closeup with my phone, but its dead now..
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Airtronics Eclipse perhaps?
It is similar but mine has a rounded fin, ofcourse it could have been modified, as you can see the nose is set up for a glow engine maybe a 0.9 or 10.

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the top of the fin is not shown on the box lid, I don't remember if its got a bit of a curve at the top, or if its just a straight taper. I'll grab the plans, and I can get a couple of measurements, might be able to confirm or deny. With the airfoil (looking at where the wing goes on). Its the closest thing I can think of.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:38 PM
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I just looked at the side of the box, straight taper, no curve, that would be an easy enough bash. Rest looks close.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:56 AM
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The First one is NOT a PussyKat. I built up several of them over the years as it was one of my favorite kits to modify. The wing is all wrong as the PussyKat was a top mount not a shoulder mounted wing and the center panel was flat. The tail is also all wrong for a PussyKat.

Anyone know the decl on the tail? I can't place it but it may help in the ID. Just a thought.
You know for owning several of them, you would think you would know how to at least spell it.

If you look closely, the wing is mounted on top of the fuselage, also if you look closely, at the fuselage where the leading edge rests, the fuselage comes up in front of the leading edge, just like the Pussycat.

Now, I am probably wrong about what I believe this aircraft to be, and I am totally OK with that. What it really looks like to me is a Pussycat fuse, an Olympic Vertical stabilizer and possibly horizontal (that was not rounded off on the corners of the stab) and a wing I cannot identify with the pics given. More or less a MUTT sailplane.

We did this a lot back in the 80's, crash a few RE planes, then start using the parts you have to just keep flying.

Anyway, Betancourt, I hope you figure out what it is, but either way, it looks like it would be fun to fly

Thanks,
Chip
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