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Old Apr 13, 2005, 10:51 PM
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Target's thread for wing specs on this plane inspired me to rebuild the one I have.

It's funny how something can sit around forever but for some reason when you get your hands on it there's an urge to REBUILD IT!

Here's a couple pics of the fuse and I'll have the wing coverd by this weekend.

The former owner of mine cut flaps in as I know the original design didn't have any. At least I don't think they did?

Anybody know when these came out?

Dan..........
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 07:42 AM
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Target's thread for wing specs on this plane inspired me to rebuild the one I have.

It's funny how something can sit around forever but for some reason when you get your hands on it there's an urge to REBUILD IT!

Here's a couple pics of the fuse and I'll have the wing coverd by this weekend.

The former owner of mine cut flaps in as I know the original design didn't have any. At least I don't think they did?

Anybody know when these came out?

Dan..........
Dan,

I think these came out in the early '80s. I purchased mine around '86. It was my first real slope ship and once I had mine flying, everyone wanted one. As you may or may not know, it is a very versatile ship with very forgiving characteristics. The relatively thick E374 airfoil is hard to stall and gets on-step pretty well for its time.

The original did not have flaps and used a torque rod arrangement on both ailerons with one central servo.

I would still have mine now if it were not for my son totalling it during a training session. Of course, he's a better pilot than I am at this point!

Scott
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 08:43 AM
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The smaller DragonFly came out about 1987-88 first and the larger Super was slightly after, say 88-89. DCU kitted them and produced some pretty cool kits for the time. Dream Catcher Hobbies bought the rights and molds...they recently sold their stuff, and I don't know who ended up with them from there.
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 09:10 AM
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The smaller DragonFly came out about 1987-88 first and the larger Super was slightly after, say 88-89. DCU kitted them and produced some pretty cool kits for the time. Dream Catcher Hobbies bought the rights and molds...they recently sold their stuff, and I don't know who ended up with them from there.
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Droydx,

Yes, I think you are correct on all accounts. I had my timeframe wrong. I think I probably acquired my Super Dragonfly around the 1989-1990 timeframe. A really fun ship that I certainly got my money's worth from until it was totalled in the summer of 2000.

Scott
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 09:41 AM
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Target's thread for wing specs on this plane inspired me to rebuild the one I have.

It's funny how something can sit around forever but for some reason when you get your hands on it there's an urge to REBUILD IT!

Here's a couple pics of the fuse and I'll have the wing coverd by this weekend.

The former owner of mine cut flaps in as I know the original design didn't have any. At least I don't think they did?

Anybody know when these came out?

Dan..........

Dan,
You must be the first person to find me "inspirational".
I'll be watching this thread, and maybe I can post onto the end of it when I get around to working on mine.
Good luck with the project,
T
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 12:00 AM
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Ready for gear and then some stick time this weekend!

For an old bird I think these things look pretty racey.

I'll post some flight pics soon.

This thread is all your's Target!

Dan..............
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 06:42 AM
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Wow, Dan,
That was fast! Too bad some of us have to work....
Looks nice, good luck on the re-maiden. Double check you control throw directions for us all.

T
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 08:23 PM
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Anybody Know the CG on this thing??????????????????
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