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Old Mar 30, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Mini-Review
Great Planes Escapade

I just finished my Great Planes Escapade and thought I'd post a few pictures. I added the optional cowl and I think it really dresses up the front end of the plane. I like the plane, but if I were to build another one I'd only use one aileron servo and I'd use a better tail wheel mount to start out. The plane is small enough that one aileron servo should work fine. Two just adds unecessary weight. The tail wheel failed on mine after only two flights and I fly off a paved runway. The solder joint between the tail wheel and the steering arm broke loose.

For a full review, watch for Vic & Quinn Walton's Review coming to RCGroups soon.

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Old Apr 06, 2009, 11:26 PM
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Optional cowl??? I wasn't aware.....

that is very nice looking. Must...resist......
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 02:03 AM
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AW Come On Gunny, you know you want one. I'm taking mine to SEFF in a couple of weeks. Can't wait.
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Old Apr 07, 2009, 07:28 AM
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Yes...now that I see that sweet cowl on it..I do want one.

I'll take it loud, smelly, and covered in oil, though!!!
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Old Apr 08, 2009, 12:29 AM
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You mean like this?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=72863

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Old Apr 08, 2009, 12:44 AM
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yup. I even have an OS 4 stroke I could use. Although I'd probably go with either a .55 or .46.

What are your thoughts on using the included cowl and a glow engine??
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Old May 18, 2009, 10:18 AM
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I just ordered one from http://www.rchookup.com/121.html, noticed they have been backordered lately and this place seems to have them in stock. I have a Saito 56 that I will put in it.
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