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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:30 PM
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Unidentified Twisty Wing Sloper, 51" (SOLD)

This is a twisty wing sloper - the wings twist to control roll, and the elevator controls pitch. 51" wingspan, 34.5" tip to tail. It is all balsa and very light when unloaded. I don't know what model it is. The current servos are Futaba FP-S148s. SOLD (but still unidentified).

I haven't flown this plane in at least eight years. I bought it used, and flew it for about a year, never crashing it. This plane is extremely fast and can be loaded pretty heavily. The throws on the twist mechanism are generous and allow the plane to turn on a dime. If you can handle the speed, it is a blast to fly. The neon green marker is very visible on the wing in flight; overall it has a very sinister and stealthy appearance.

Damage:
*The guide pins on the wings need to be replaced.
*The metal spar should be cleaned to take off the rust, the wing tubes are ok since they are brass.
*The elevator linkage has broken off at the servo end.
*Various dings and dents, only cosmetic - the wing LEs and TEs are undamaged.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:35 PM
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I need little twisty wing slopers. My supply is thin. If you decide to ship, make me first.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:44 PM
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You mean Wingeron? I had a P-38 wingeron a while back....very squirly...at best.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:55 PM
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You mean Wingeron? I had a P-38 wingeron a while back....very squirly...at best.
I think this type of wing is called a wingeron (vs pitcheron). I never had problems with "squirrely" behaviour - it retained its roll angle well. The servos were good at holding the angle of the wings steady, even in tight rolls. Generally I had to be constantly turning it back and forth or looping it around because it would fly out of range in a few seconds if I didn't!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Looks like a slightly modified CR Turbo. Great plane!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Looks like a slightly modified CR Turbo. Great plane!
Good guess, but judging from pictures it is definitely not a CR Turbo. The CR Turbo S (the wood version) has a square fuselage.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 05:46 PM
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I will take it, i am in san diego

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I am heading out right now to Daughter's Vball game so i will respond when i get home, i am near SDSU
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 06:09 PM
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looks great!!

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Old Oct 21, 2009, 06:40 PM
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It's great and all that this plane has been sold to a good home but I wanna know what it is.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Duh, it's a glider plane.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 07:01 PM
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Good guess, but judging from pictures it is definitely not a CR Turbo. The CR Turbo S (the wood version) has a square fuselage.
It's just balsa wood; I made mine round see avatar. The wingeron linkage is definately CR or a direct copy.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Definitely Charlie Richardson wing actuators.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I'm going off the pictures posted here. I too would like to know what it is (but I'm still getting rid of it!)

Other differences between this and the Turbo include the lack of those "spikes" on the end of the wings and tail surfaces. The nose is expanded and the tail end of the fuselage much thinner. The top front corner on the vertical stab and the front corners on the horizonal stab are rounded much more than the Turbo. The wing is mounted vertically lower than the Turbo wing.

Without any other information, I'd say it is probably a one-off build with Turbo hardware and basic design but with a custom fuselage and modified surfaces. It could be a normal aerobatic sloper converted to CR wingerons, as there are two holes for linkages in the rear bulkhead but only one is used. Doesn't the CR guy post here on RCG?
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 07:51 PM
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All I know is I'm skunked again for living on the wrong side of the country.

Enjoy!
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 08:06 PM
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It looks like a copy of the wingeron made up in Seatle area in the 90s, Orca?

The humped fuse was only used by him I think. And all his were FG Fuze.

His moto was "Keep on Crunching, We'll Make More".

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