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Old Jun 17, 2002, 02:19 AM
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1.6 ounce Stand WAY OFF Scale Cessna

Well, I finally got my hands on one of the new RFFS-100 systems from Dan Hurd. All I can say is... AWESOME! This system is going to open up a whole new world of micro planes for us.

I threw this little Cessna (supposed to be a 180) together as a whim, to see if the system would fly it. Here are the specs:

Span.......... 18 inches
Area........... 66.3 sq in (.46 sq ft)
Weight......... 1.6 ounces
Wing loading.. 3.48 oz/sq ft
Fuel............ 50 mAh NiCad X 3
Motor.......... M-20 Geared
Prop........... U-80

Radio functions: rudder, elevator, and throttle.

Materials: 1/8 balsa fuselage, 1/16 balsa ribs, 1/32 balsa wings, tail feathers, and wing struts.

GREAT system! Thanks, Dan.

Gary
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Old Jun 17, 2002, 02:39 AM
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Here's a photo showing the size...
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Old Jun 17, 2002, 02:49 AM
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Hmmmm... I think it needs nav lights.
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Old Jun 17, 2002, 03:58 AM
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Hey good stuff sr71! Any chance of snagging some plans?

Is that "NIN" under the left wing? If so, great choice
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Old Jun 17, 2002, 05:04 AM
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Old Jun 17, 2002, 07:42 AM
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Gary,
Very very nice. Nice to see some more standoff scale RFFS-100 based planes.
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Old Jun 18, 2002, 10:52 PM
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Gary, Ding-Dang-it!!!! Your gonna have to stop building planes so quick! I still like a few minor details to get my SkyRider Glider conversion going and now you've got me wanting something else!!
All jokes aside, you keep'um coming man, you never cease to amaze us. Ray
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 01:39 AM
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Where can I get a hold on these RFFS-100?

Are they availebl in 35 mhz?
how much do they cost?
what is included in the price?
I just lovethis thing!

Beautiful Cessan!

/Philip
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 02:48 AM
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Sorry, Ray Thomas; I'm just having too dang much fun.

Philip,

Try www.smallrc.com Don't know if 35 MHz is available, but Dan will know.

Gary
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 06:41 AM
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Currently we don't have a 35mhz version but we're working on it. Not sure when it will be released unfortunately.

Sincerely,
Dan
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Old Jun 19, 2002, 08:43 AM
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ok, thanks!

I´m 95 % sure I´ll buy a 35 mhz version when it is finnished

/Philip
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Old Jun 20, 2002, 10:44 PM
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Whta about some plans for that Cessna?
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 02:45 AM
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No Plans

Buddly6,

Sorry, but I have no plans. I free-handed a side view on the balsa, and started chopping away. Ribs were drawn on 3X5 cards and cut out with scissors to use as a template to draw them on the wood. Just look at a picture of the full scale of whatever you want to build, and go for it.

Gary
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 02:54 AM
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"N" Number

Trizza,

The registration number is N11171. I got in a hurry and goofed them up, so they look really bad. Imagine... messing up on ones and sevens.

Gary
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Old Jun 21, 2002, 08:15 AM
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Gary,
I would've thought your N number would have been "NSR71"

Dan
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