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Old May 25, 2006, 12:14 AM
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Micro Biplane from Harbor tools

Ok due to the fact that any rc aircraft in parks etc have been banned,Ive resorted to small lightweight micros that can be flown in my front yard. So I got one of those bipes from Harbor freight tools. Read the thread on it and put in my own electronics, my setup

gws rx
gws ips 50 motor w stock prop
two blue arrow micro servos
gws 100 speed controller
etec 300 mah 2c lipo
hitec eclipse 7 tx

I just used the servos for elevator and rudder, started it up gave a toss and crashed. Set my dual rates lower and started up again, and it took off in the air!!! Did some figure eights and a mess of laps around the neighborhood about 50ft in the air and had a smile all throughout. once i gained the desired altitude i lowered the throttle and cruised it around. Going back the store to get more for my future adventures!!!
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Old May 25, 2006, 01:22 AM
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If you do a search you should find a couple of threads on these. Quite a lot of people have done r/c conversions on them (myself included).
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Old May 25, 2006, 07:15 AM
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Setup one up as it comes out of the box and give free flight a try too. They do very well for someting out of the box. I bought a couple to convert to RC, but decided to fly 'em the way they came. BTW: These are regularly on sale for about $8 if you have a local Harbor Freight store.
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Old May 25, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Setup one up as it comes out of the box and give free flight a try too. They do very well for something out of the box. I bought a couple to convert to RC, but decided to fly 'em the way they came. BTW: These are regularly on sale for about $8 if you have a local Harbor Freight store.
My "local" Harbor Freight is 2 hrs away in Albany, so it has been tough to line up a trip when they are on sale. A few weeks ago I had to go down to Jersey and going via Albany is only about 1/2 hour out of the way. Still, at $3 a gallon, I called to make sure they had them in stock. The girl said the computer showed 28. When I got there, with the help of a nice employee, we scoured the store for an hour and managed to come up with 2! Moral of the story, make sure they go and look, and put whatever you want aside for you.
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Old May 25, 2006, 06:00 PM
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I work a block away from a harbor freight...they never have the bipes...but almost always have the plane jane free flight airplane..it does make a nice conversion to rc,wish this store would carry the bipes. jeff
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Old May 25, 2006, 06:01 PM
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the plane is the acrobipe and this is my latest version
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Old May 25, 2006, 09:53 PM
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very nice i gotta get more!!!!
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