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Old Jun 08, 2004, 09:20 AM
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Help!!!

I need a new idea for a pager plane. I've built a biplane, a flea, antoinette,and pearse monoplane...but now i need a fresh idea. I want to keep it lite and i want to use cling wrap for the covering. Any suggestions?
Moderator- Close this thread at the end of business today- cause when i go home i'm going to build a plane based on todays inputs!

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Old Jun 08, 2004, 04:26 PM
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Poor Greg, no suggestions. Well, I have one: The Pensutti-Caproni Triplane. It is cute as a bug. Sorry no 3-views but I have a few pictures out of a book.

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Old Jun 08, 2004, 05:42 PM
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how about a Spruce goose? ...scaled down of course
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Old Jun 08, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Boy, imagine getting in that thing, those guys had some stones. Low aspect ratio, apartment style.
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Old Jun 09, 2004, 08:03 AM
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Thanks Michael! Those pictures are more than enough for me to build a stand off scale model!!!! I'm on it!!! Once again thanks...very neat little craft.


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Old Jun 10, 2004, 08:04 AM
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Michael,
At one of the model rallies I went to many years ago, there was a free flight model of this very Caproni Triplane. Everybody laughed at it and thought of it as a bit of a joke, until it flew, but when it did it was very stable and steady, and it suprised everbody the way it took off slowly circled round and landed gently on its wheels again.
So Greg, go for it, you may have the last laugh!

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Old Jun 10, 2004, 10:38 AM
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Caproni triplane search

Wow. A search for more info on the plane above turned this up. I think you folks also provided me with my next project.
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 01:33 PM
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smeg! that is huge. lol.

Must have been a death trap
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 02:14 PM
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Here ya go !! Here's the 3 Views of the CA 42
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 02:32 PM
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Update: Okay i blew up the pictures to see if i could get more detail. Not alot more but sufficent. So i drew up some rough plans for the approximate size i'm going to build. With those plans i made a simple "chuck" glider to see if i was somewhere in the ball park of success. I am and it flies. So next step: Profile or full fuselage? I'm leaning towards profile for weight savings. And color scheme. I'm thinking an olive green.But since there's no color pictures i could make it neon pink.(NOT!!!) Any suggestions? I'm going to start contruction tonite.

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Old Jun 10, 2004, 03:07 PM
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Go for a box fuse - looks better. Original was probably just natural linen.

Original measurements:

Span: 4 meters
Length: 3.8 meters
Height: 2.4 meters
AUW: 230 kilos

The plane allegedly flew well and only needed 20 meters for take-off
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 03:46 AM
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Greg.
I may have a 3 view of the Pensutti at home. I have just done a search, and a 3 view is listed as being in a magazine I used to subscribe to. if I have that particular magazine issue (WWI Aero: 137:115) I will almost certainly have the 3 view. It will be Monday before I can get back to you. There might be more pictures and a write up as well.

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Old Jun 12, 2004, 01:01 PM
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AAAAARRRRGGGGH!!! Richard Granger of Nottingham actually built a Co2 powered indor model of this Phillips multiplane!! --- can't remember it ever flying; but a typically bold project from this fearless modeller!!!

Cheers Peter
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 01:13 PM
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Heck, it's a venetian blind.
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 06:33 PM
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1910 French plane

GBARC : This is another nice subjet to try to RC. I find it very gracefull. It was made by M. Raoul Vendome, a Parisian guy, back in... 1910 !
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