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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:33 PM
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I don't think the Bi-Slob would be a good trainer airplane as it is designed to do, so much as possible, 3-D on control line. When someone who knows how to fly them does it, it is amazing to watch.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:05 AM
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I don't think the Bi-Slob would be a good trainer airplane as it is designed to do, so much as possible, 3-D on control line. When someone who knows how to fly them does it, it is amazing to watch.
I saw one day Danni Banjock flying one and it looked like a whole lot of illegal amount of fun someone would be allowed to have . It is worth every penny. I will spell check myself next time.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Here is one of my favorites, very strong and easy to build

http://www.airagestore.com/henschel-hs-123.html
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 11:35 PM
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I sold Sterling Newport 28 with metal cowl. I was going to replace heavy wood but changed my mind. Since then recieved Fokker D V11 bi-plane and going to build this one with contest lite wood and redesign structure. Has metal cowl with real wire mess screen. I have enough fokker red paint to make it. Areo-gloss.
I know this is not top flyer but is old time legal, so why not. So go bash something else as I could care less. Either OS .35S/ or Brodak .40. If I find a new Fox .35 I will refit it.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Use a McCoy or a Fox and it'll be awesome. Bash what and who, you're project ideas are always tip top!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:22 AM
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I have built the 38 Special by Brodak. It's easy to build and flies superbly.

I have had it for a few years now and recently converted it to 3 line control (with throttle) for fun flying, carrier deck and 3D flying. I use a Thunder Tiger GP 40 in mine.

I would recommend it all flyers.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:14 PM
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I had the Sig D-7 which I bashed into a Nieuport 28 and a friend had the Spad, both with Fox 35's. Not contest aerobatics, but lots of fun and spectator-pleasing "combat." Brodak has both, I think.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but WT heck is "3D flying?"
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:40 PM
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And, I presume that none of these biplanes would fly as good as a Ringmaster of equal weight, engine and fuel tank. What do you think?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:04 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but WT heck is "3D flying?"
3D is where you can fly the model like a helicopter, hanging on the prop, using the throttle to control the speed. You can only do it when you have 3 line ie up down and throttle
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Here is a couple of pictures of your basic Slob. I fly mine with Fox 35's as that is the best engine for them as far as I am concerned.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:29 PM
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Umm, umm! Look at the amount of control surface and amount of control surface movement! Flaps, too? I'm stoked. Now, how does that thing fly?
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:55 AM
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It is extrememly manueverable. It has almost 90 deg. of elevator both ways, and mine is set up with about half that amount on the flaps. They will do very slow lazy 8's without getting over 5' feet high. You can hang them by the prop and do a nice hover. A really fun thing to fly and at times will just make you laugh out loud at what they can do. One of my favorite things to do when the R/C guys are at the field, is to set the old Fox real rich so it will barely take off, and the as soon as the wheels leave the ground do a half inside loop pulling inverted and never getting over three feet high. They always think I have lost it. LOL. All of this is done with only two lines and a rich engine setting. I use a standard three ounce tank so that in the first part of the flight it is rich and leans out a little toward the end for doing other manuevers such as slow wingovers and verticle eights. About 5 minutes on the handle of one of these and you are ready for a break.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Yes hard work, so not really suitable for a novice, eh...
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 03:55 PM
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Very experienced flyers only need apply. They are a handfull to fly. They fly best on about 52' lines.
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