Espritmodel.com Telemetry Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Jan 09, 2010, 05:56 PM
Registered User
enid,ok
Joined Sep 2008
19 Posts
The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop. As you can see my wings were shaved down to about 50in.
OKheli2 is offline Find More Posts by OKheli2
Last edited by OKheli2; Jan 09, 2010 at 06:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 09, 2010, 06:16 PM
Playing chicken with gravity..
EYEinSKY's Avatar
Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by OKheli2 View Post
The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop.
Oh the pain!
The new one has the parts for a glow engine included, such as tank, motor mount and throttle servo mounting. The firewall is very solid plywood, but would probably need to be fuel proofed. They did say that using a .55 glow or above requires you to make sure the servos, pushrods and control linkages are up to the flight loads. The kit uses fairly heavy nylon fittings throughout.
Let us know if you supercharge one!
Tom
EYEinSKY is offline Find More Posts by EYEinSKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2010, 01:01 AM
BadPilot
badpilotto's Avatar
United States, IL, Downers Grove
Joined Nov 2007
1,706 Posts
WOW!!! what a super review and great flying acft.

TFS

John
badpilotto is offline Find More Posts by badpilotto
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2010, 02:17 AM
United States, GA, Columbus
Joined Mar 2002
1,123 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by OKheli2 View Post
The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop. As you can see my wings were shaved down to about 50in.
I didn't realize the new version was just a little smaller. The original was IMAA legal giant scale although still a relatively small plane.

James
JIMinKENTUCKY is offline Find More Posts by JIMinKENTUCKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2010, 11:41 AM
Warbird crazy!
new2rc's Avatar
United States, CA, San Mateo
Joined Sep 2004
3,727 Posts
Great review and flying Tom!

You are right about the sound, awesome.
Worth it just for that alone.

John
new2rc is offline Find More Posts by new2rc
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:21 AM
Playing chicken with gravity..
EYEinSKY's Avatar
Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by new2rc View Post
Great review and flying Tom!

You are right about the sound, awesome.
Worth it just for that alone.

John
Thanks John. The video flying was done by Tim Tworek, an awesome pilot. The sound was done by Electrifly and Great Planes!
EYEinSKY is offline Find More Posts by EYEinSKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 09:24 AM
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
Edina, MN, USA
Joined Oct 1999
11,396 Posts
FYI info for the previuos 1/4 scale IMAA legal version: http://www.greatplanes.com/discontinued/gpma1325.html .
jrb is offline Find More Posts by jrb
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 12:59 PM
Lets make it remote control!!!
abletowinginc's Avatar
USA, FL, St Augustine
Joined Jun 2009
998 Posts
question

Where did you fly this at looks familiar?
abletowinginc is offline Find More Posts by abletowinginc
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 01:54 PM
Playing chicken with gravity..
EYEinSKY's Avatar
Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by abletowinginc View Post
Where did you fly this at looks familiar?
Weak Signals field near Toledo, OH / Monroe, MI.

Nice field!
EYEinSKY is offline Find More Posts by EYEinSKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 02:23 PM
Test your skills....fly IMAC!!
sun.flyer's Avatar
Swanton, Ohio
Joined Feb 2005
7,990 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by EYEinSKY View Post
The sound was done by Electrifly and Great Planes!
LOL!!

Tim
sun.flyer is offline Find More Posts by sun.flyer
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2010, 05:35 PM
Playing chicken with gravity..
EYEinSKY's Avatar
Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by sun.flyer View Post
LOL!!

Tim
This guy was the pilot!
Tom
EYEinSKY is offline Find More Posts by EYEinSKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2010, 01:25 PM
Registered User
USA, NC, Hendersonville
Joined Sep 2007
71 Posts
THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
RCForever is offline Find More Posts by RCForever
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 27, 2010, 09:08 AM
Playing chicken with gravity..
EYEinSKY's Avatar
Michigan
Joined Apr 2005
262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCForever View Post
THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
Hey, I'm glad my discovery helped! You're right, it's too pretty to cover in oil!
EYEinSKY is offline Find More Posts by EYEinSKY
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 27, 2010, 12:29 PM
Registered User
mexico's Avatar
NJ
Joined Aug 2003
8,892 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCForever View Post
THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
Tim gave me a great tip a couple years ago for locating holes for cowl mounting using paper tabs taped to the fuse and marked with a pen. Then when you mount the cowl the marked tabs slide over the cowl and the locations are perfect every time. Not a great explanation but I am sure someone has pics of it somewhere.
mexico is offline Find More Posts by mexico
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 28, 2010, 06:16 PM
Hooper, full throttle!
Tommy D's Avatar
USA, NY, East Islip
Joined Feb 2004
11,048 Posts
The review sold me instantly on this model.

Funds have been very low as of late. I'm sure you guys can relate. Today Tower had one listed on the scratch/dent sale listed as "Used-No Damage". So for $140 -$20 I have a "used" Shoestring on the way for $129.

As long as the cowls not cut <I'm going electric> Ill be a happy puppy!

Tommy D
Tommy D is offline Find More Posts by Tommy D
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article Great Planes Reactor Bipe GP/EP Sport 3D .61 ARF Review Bajora 3D Flying 69 Oct 24, 2013 11:15 AM
Discussion Great Planes Revolver .46-.70 Ep Arf Jim T. Graham Product Announcements 9 Jul 30, 2012 06:44 PM
Article Great Planes Electrifly Mini Slinger Flying Wing ARF Review gwh Electric Plane Talk 51 Aug 22, 2011 01:31 PM
Article Great Planes Fling DL Hand Launch Glider ARF Review Goinav8n Sailplane Talk 42 May 31, 2009 02:37 AM
Great Planes Mfg. Fun Force EP Sport Combat Foam ARFs Dave Lauck Product Announcements 0 Aug 23, 2005 01:36 PM