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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Big John M.E.N. kit

It has a 76 inch wingspan. Both top and bottom wing are the same lenght. I think it is aboout 54 inches long. The kit has never been out of the box, but the plans were in bad shape. I think I have replacement plans that I got off of the web. I wish I had the instructions, I read an article that said the instructions were detailed and needed to be followed closely.

I also got this off of Craigslist. I paid 50 dollars for it. I did tile print a new set of plans but if anyone has or knows anything about the instructions, please let me know.
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Kerry-I have a set of plans for a Big John,I think...Gimme a day or so,and I'll let you know for sure.I don't have a build manual though-I've never heard of one for it.
I keep sayin' I'm going to build one and never do....It's always something else.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Awesome Earl. This big girl is going to be quite a challenge. I am excited about it. I am finishing a Top Flite Sierra right nowm so I am in no hurry.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 03:53 AM
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Bill N's Big John Bipe.

3 or 4 of them show up every year at our Antique flyins..They are awe-inspiring performers.They power them with from .46's up to .90 4 cycles...All fly well.
Some have ailerons,some don't-just a little more dihedral in 'em.
Some are full -dress,some just clear doped.
When properly trimmed,you can sneeze,fumble for your snot-rag,blow your nose,and find the airplane again,and it'll still be up there..
Rest in peace Bill....your legacy lives on.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Earl I hope you have the correct plans. I got some from online and they are not exactly the same.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:40 AM
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Earl I hope you have the correct plans. I got some from online and they are not exactly the same.
I think there is some variation in them-Some were called 'Big John,one more time'.
All we could find is the fuselage plan, and it's on it's way to you.
The Fuse plans do not match what you posted, and there's a notation on your plan that says "the first",-this plan says BJ ,one more time.

The wing plan search has not ended, friends have been contacted.
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The plans I posted are not the right ones. I have the origional plans, but they are faded and very delicate. I think the ones you sent arrived yesterday. They came to the house but my wife was gone so they left a note.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:24 AM
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The plans I posted are not the right ones. I have the origional plans, but they are faded and very delicate. I think the ones you sent arrived yesterday. They came to the house but my wife was gone so they left a note.
The ones I sent show their age, but they are usable, and after reviewing your plans, these should be the ones you want... But M.E.N. may have had something else in mind.I had never seen the kit.
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