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Old May 20, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I've been thinking lately of a flying wing I saw back in 1985 or '86. It was in Charlottesville, VA at the Rivanna Radio Control Club, and it was the first electric plane I ever saw. It had a geared Mabuchi 05 can motor, with 6 sub-C NiCds hard-wired into the harness, an on-off switch, and some sort of bypass that allowed for charging. It flew well, as I recall, slow and graceful. I only saw the plane there once, and if my memory is right, the guy's first name was Warren. It was a one-off design with a built-up wing, designed and built by Warren and his dad. It reminds me now of a Bill Evans design. I was really intrigued at the time, but the power system was beyond my then-limited understanding of electrics. I have plenty of planes, but I have considered building something like this with modern electronics.

Might any of you ever have run across this guy and his plane?

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Old May 21, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Nice one,love it.....hope you can build one in a nearest future
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Old May 22, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Wasn't Bill Evans of Carson City NV the maker of the Scimitars? Very similar to that plane, a plank flying wing design puller.
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