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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:00 PM
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Funtana Pro Update

I'm making progress on my Funtana Pro. One more final sanding and I'll start covering.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:00 PM
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Another picture.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:02 PM
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I wish you had done a detailed build report....

I hear there are basically no instructions in the kit and that the plans are not very detailed.....I would love to build one of these but I'm not comfortable with a kit like this without good instructions.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:02 PM
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I like the way the spinner looks. The spacing with the Aero-model mount is just about right.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:03 PM
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And finally the color scheme I intend to use.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:10 PM
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Jeff,

The instructions seem pretty good to me, but they are in German. There are lots of pictures and I translated all of the text. There were some moments of head scratching, but all in all no real problems. Also this is my first kit.

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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:27 PM
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looks yummy Matt!

Whats under the hood? A hacker b20 15l with a 25" prop on 2 AA batts?

Where do you intend on flying this beast anyway?

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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:32 PM
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Jeff,

The instructions seem pretty good to me, but they are in German. There are lots of pictures and I translated all of the text. There were some moments of head scratching, but all in all no real problems. Also this is my first kit.

Matt
If you translated the instructions on paper I would love to have a photocopy of the instructions and photos to see if I want to tackle this plane.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:41 PM
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I wish you had done a detailed build report....

I hear there are basically no instructions in the kit and that the plans are not very detailed.....I would love to build one of these but I'm not comfortable with a kit like this without good instructions.
Hey Jeff, send me the kit and I'll do a build and fly report

Matt, this plane looks fantastic. You have the C50 in it?

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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:44 PM
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Fine with me....then you deliver it to SEFF 04.........

Totaly serious...

I'll send the kit, equipment, hardware and spending cash on misc. expenses.... could not every pay you enough for the time....
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 02:22 PM
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Looks Great

Hi Matt,
That sure looks mah ve lous! Great looking build. I was also interested in the Funtana Pro....but I would also need to translate the manual..I've got a friend who speaks fluent German, but still $400.00 for just the kit and then the build.....Yikes!
How long did yours take? Did you do a lot of lightening, weight reduction because it will be electric? What Servos, Motor, Batteries are ya gonna use?
-Anton
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Couldn't help but notice that this plane looks an awful lot like a Staudacher S300D.

If people like this plane you might be interested in an ARC of the S300D. Here is a link.

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/staudacher.html

BTW, Norm Cecil flys an electricified version of this plane. I flew mine with a Brison 2.4. It's a very nice flying plane. If the new MFG does as good of a job as Troy Crowe did it's very light.

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Old Nov 05, 2003, 02:46 PM
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Price looks similar too...I think the Funtana is a little longer coupled, but photos are decieving.

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Old Nov 05, 2003, 03:39 PM
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Sorry!!

Sorry Jeff,


I just ordered the last kit ............. and have Kelvin scheduled to bulid mine! Just Kidding!

I'm going to take the plunge and build one this winter and I can even make it to SEFF next as it looks right now.

Bob
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 03:49 PM
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Re: Soory!!

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I can even make it to SEFF next as it looks right now.

Bob
Yeah......right....
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