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Old Jun 15, 2003, 02:19 PM
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Bahuer Junkers JU-52

Has anyone built this kit or know anything about it? Can't seem to find much info on the net.
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 03:07 PM
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You at least know it's made from folded cardboard, don't you ?
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 03:36 PM
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Yeah, I have found out that much, but not much more.
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 06:57 PM
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I have one in the building stages.The company is out of business There was also a product reveiw of this plane in S&E Modeler.Everything is preprinted.88" w.s. stefanP
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 08:16 PM
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Komett44,
How does it build? Is it pretty straight forward, or is a big pain? Does it look pretty realistic, or "cheesy"?
Thanks,
Terry
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Old Jun 15, 2003, 11:03 PM
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Terry lots of pieces. I'm just in the stages of building the fuse.I'll post some pic's.Other than there isn't a coragated surface's it don't look that bad.stefanP
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 11:49 AM
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The company is not out of business, they just stopped making "paper" R/C airplanes because the market wasn't conducive enough. The company's main product is...paper. And, of course, paper is not a commodity -- or should I say luxury -- like model airplanes, but a necessity.

Jerry Holcome of Vancouver, Washington, did the S&EM review. His handle in the Discussion Group is AirJer, although he doesn't post very much. Find one of his posts and send him an internal e-mail about the construction and he could certainly fill you in some more.

Philipp Gardemin, editor of Aufwind Magazine in Germany, also had one at Aspach 2001, and it's in my past review (check the E Zone Archives).
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 07:46 PM
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I read in a German review some time ago that you should not try to fly it in the rain ...
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 10:14 PM
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James thanks for the update.I just seen that the e-mail didn't go through so I figured they where done.Herb, HA, HA,!! stefanP
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Old Jun 18, 2003, 01:54 AM
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The float plane version had really damp sales.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 12:40 AM
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Just what we need, a little dry humor.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 06:15 PM
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They had a Mini that sold for $49 and was a great flyer. It would take quite a bashing and still fly. I still ahve 2 of their kits, the Baby and a Super Cub. Alot of gluing and clamping and far heavier than other methods, so electric better be brushless.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 07:24 PM
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OK guy's, there seems to be some interest in this dude so I'll fill you in. I saw this on e-bay, and could not resist. It is indeed a "cardboard" plane. It's cut from thin cardboard with all the "finish" laminated on in some sort of thin plastic material. Actually looks pretty good. The specs claim a 12.2 lb weight. I have included several pics so you can see what it looks like. Not sure what to power it with. Recommends 3, speed 600 or 700 motors. I could use a few suggestions on power set-up, if anybody has an idea. Wing span is 87", area is 973 squares which is about a 29oz wing loading at 12 lbs, and about 33oz at 14lbs.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 07:26 PM
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 07:27 PM
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