Originally Posted by blucor basher
Glad you're looking forward to it.
Scott's hard at work on this one, and we're about the enter the final testing phase.
Currently, we're 72" span, almost that long, and configured for either 6-8S (or very light 10S) electric or DLE-30 gas engine. We're going to support a variety of exhaust options on the DLE, including stock, pitts (just rec'd the Jtec DLE-30 pitts mufflers yesterday - gorgeous parts), canister, or (with a little trimming) tuned pipes.
All of the expected goodness - carbon gear, tubes, tailwheel, the proprietary hardware from the 65-70" aircraft, genuine Ultracote is all included.
It's planned for Spring 2010 release, so there won't be much news for the next few months. During that time, we'll be busy with the 65" Vyper release and several other aircraft projects in development with both Scott and Andrew.
To add on a little bit to Ben's post, I'm really excited about this project. It is the perfect size to truly take advantage of the DLE 30 or other 6S-8S systems. I'm in love with this size airplane because it doesn't give up any performance to 50cc but I can fit three of them in the bed of my truck instead of just one 87 SHP or 89 Slick for those quick trips to the field. In the case of the other 70'ish 3DH airplanes, I feel comfortable flying them in pretty small areas which also makes them great for an open football field or similar sized site.
Anyway, with the 72 SC specifically targeting the DLE 30 I suspect it will be very popular using gas as well as the electric setups. Will be interesting to see what the ratios look like between gas,electric, and glow. Funny thing is just a year ago glow was the only good and inexpensive option to power airplanes in this size range.