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Old Apr 02, 2014, 01:52 PM
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Airplane ID from late '80's

I just dug up some pics, and can't for the life of me remember the names of these models. They were powered by Enya .09 or .15.
Any thought?
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 03:10 PM
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I believe the second is a Birdie 10.

The first could be a Super Pacer, Pacer or Mach One or Mach None -- without a side view, it is difficult to tell.

Edit: Given that the first has what appears to be vortex tips, it may be the Super Pacer.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Ooooo....nice for providing plans!!!
I was kinda wanting to make a PSS (Power Slope Scale) type of glider with this fine shape.
Thank you, thank you!!!!

The other one might be an Ace Pacer or Mach None, perhaps?
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 03:23 PM
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I may have another view of the yellow one, but not very good: will check once home.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Dave Fritzke's site has plans for the Super Pacer, the Pacer and the Mach None.

I can't tell from the first picture if the wing is tapered or not --- it appears to be tapered. If so, that rules out the Super Pacer, but the Pacer and Mach One or None are still in the running.
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Old Apr 03, 2014, 09:30 AM
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Dave Fritzke's site has plans for the Super Pacer, the Pacer and the Mach None.

I can't tell from the first picture if the wing is tapered or not --- it appears to be tapered. If so, that rules out the Super Pacer, but the Pacer and Mach One or None are still in the running.
Here is the link:
http://my.pclink.com/~dfritzke/
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 09:01 PM
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That first one certainly looks like an Ace Mach None. The wind tip plates, the long dorsal from the canopy to the tail and the strip ailerons nail it. It also looks like a foam wing from the Ace kit.

I have one in the garage rafters and it has a needle like dowel pointing forward from the top of the fin to make it look more racy. This was in the kit.
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Old Apr 10, 2014, 10:12 PM
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based on my feeble memory, I absolutely had a Super Pacer. I'm 90% sure never had a Mach none.
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 01:49 PM
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I built a Birdie 10 in the late 90s when I was 13 or 14 with the intention of powering it with a Fuji .099. I got the kit from someone at my flying field and had it nearly completed when I ended up having to move. Knowing I'd have nowhere to fly, I passed the kit and engine on to someone else at the field.

I wonder if it ever got finished!
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 05:31 PM
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The first could be a Super Pacer, Pacer or Mach One or Mach None -- without a side view, it is difficult to tell.
Pacer, I believe. Balsa canopy. Mach None's had a larger plastic canopy.
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Edit: Given that the first has what appears to be vortex tips, it may be the Super Pacer.
Both Pacers and Mach Nones had them.






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Old Apr 13, 2014, 09:56 AM
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The red and white airplane is a Birdy 10, which I believe was kitted by Global and sold by Hobby Shack. The green and white airplane is a Super Pacer, kitted by Ace R/C in the 1970s. I never got around to building either model, but a friend had a Super Pacer powered by an OS .25 FSR, back in 1978, and it was a very nice airplane.
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