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Old Jun 11, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Speed 280 Model Plans

This probably sounds odd, but I have trawled the net for plans for speed 280 powered models and there are surprisingly few. I'm after a 3 or 4 channel, balsa build (not a 'profile' model). Scale or not - I don't mind as long as someone has actually built and flown at least one, it's not depron, and it doesn't consist of just a carbon stick with wings!

I have a couple of 280's spare and the need a purpose in life!

Any ideas/plans appreciated.
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Old Jun 11, 2007, 10:27 PM
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Maybe not for 280, but with some changes...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222060

hope this help

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Old Jun 11, 2007, 10:46 PM
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That cherokee sure is pretty but way to fragile. I dont have the nervous if i would crash that thing.

The body frame is way shock sensitive any bad mishap and your going home with a little bag of toothpicks

Think about it
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:17 AM
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This probably sounds odd, but I have trawled the net for plans for speed 280 powered models and there are surprisingly few. I'm after a 3 or 4 channel, balsa build (not a 'profile' model). Scale or not - I don't mind as long as someone has actually built and flown at least one, it's not depron, and it doesn't consist of just a carbon stick with wings!

I have a couple of 280's spare and the need a purpose in life!

Any ideas/plans appreciated.
This model is no longer available, but the specs on it may give you some worthwhile parameters for a scratchbuild.

http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...od_id=HLIFA280

I have scratchbuilt planes using the 280, and used the Gunther prop shown on this plane (the ever-popular 4.9 X 4.3 'Wingo/Zagi' prop). You need a prop of at least 3 inch pitch for decent performance with the 280.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 01:17 AM
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280 model heaven here: http://www.bmjrmodels.com/catalog.cfm?ID=Park%20Flyers
and here: http://www.bmjrmodels.com/catalog.cfm?ID=Texaco

There are a few 280 power planes in the "Stik" series here: http://www.modelairtech.com/stik.html.
Review of one here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=518296

Look for the Easybox 2 here: http://pldaniels.com/flying/
Review here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597303

Then there are the Herr "Breazy Day Flyers" see kits here:
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=HRRK302
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=HRRK303
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=HRRK304
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=HRRK305

For something completely different, I would bet you could convert the Fournier RF-4 on this page (http://my.pclink.com/~dfritzke/) to a Speed 280.

Similarly, the Fred Reese Littlest Stick on the same page would make for a good conversion with light gear and small lipos.

How's that for a few? :-)

Let us know what you build...
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 07:55 AM
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DeeBee,

I currently have an s280 in a 2.8:1 gearbox in a Dumas Waco ARE and am using a 3s800 8c Lipo to power it. Though the specifications for the Dumas r/c models state that they are designed for IPS and 2s lipos the set up I have works really well. Though I'm not sure if the geared 280 will fit into one of the high winged planes (I'm pretty sure that one won't fit into the Pilatus Porter cowl) I'm pretty sure that it would work with any of the biplanes.
http://www.dumasestore.com/catalog/i...hp?cPath=50_63

These Pat Tritle models were also designed for a geared s280.
http://www.manzanolaser.com/id46.html
http://www.manzanolaser.com/id51.html

Rob
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 08:06 AM
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Oh, and the plans for the Piper Cherokee that Juan Luis linked you to are available through here:
http://www.rcstore.com/ME2/dirmod.as...tier4=&ntier5=
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 09:45 AM
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Quiet Flyer had one called the Flit that I have plans for. DD speed 280 aerobatic plane that is pretty fun and easy to build.

http://www.kionapublishing.com/catal...8a061bd7735bc3
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Here is a park flyer that I designed and built about 5 years ago. Beautiful flyer, and you can taxi, takeoff , and land on a smooth surface. 30" span, balsa sticks with film covering, speed 280 w/ 5:1 gear and 9x6 prop. After years of flying, now set aside for using the radio in another plane.
Recently got in CAD and put the plans there. Altho the plans may lack some detail, it has all the necessary info to build. If you are interested, I can send you the plans in DXF format if you have CAD, otherwise I would have to reformat the plans in a PDF file to print in 12 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 02:21 PM
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Thanks to everyone who has replied so far. Plenty here for me to think about.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 08:54 PM
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I definitely recommend Tom Hunt's Stik series. I have plans for the Miss Stik Jr and the Elipstik 260 I can send you if you'd like. (I built both from a kit and copied the plans so I didn't have to cut up the originals.)

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Old Jun 12, 2007, 11:39 PM
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I definitely recommend Tom Hunt's Stik series. I have plans for the Miss Stik Jr and the Elipstik 260 I can send you if you'd like. (I built both from a kit and copied the plans so I didn't have to cut up the originals.)

-Brandon
Skimpy from the Stik series is for geared 280 as well - I had one of those for quite a few years. Good little sport plane.
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 09:53 AM
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I definitely recommend Tom Hunt's Stik series. I have plans for the Miss Stik Jr and the Elipstik 260 I can send you if you'd like. (I built both from a kit and copied the plans so I didn't have to cut up the originals.)

-Brandon

Except you would be using plans without paying anything to the designer. It's up to you how much you care about being ethical...

As far as speed 280, I second Tritles designs--he has quite a list of plans and short kits specifically for the geared 280.

Also look at Peter Rake plans. Many in this size range.

http://
www.peterrake.com/php/Main.html

-Steve
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Excellent point. I was trying to help out and didn't realize the implications. I guess I'll save them in case I build another (I paid for both kits so that better be kosher ). Sorry, DeeBee.

-Brandon
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Old Jun 13, 2007, 09:45 PM
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Enlarge a P-nut scale ff plane to about 36 inches and a 280 power unit will do just fine.
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