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Old Oct 20, 2002, 11:44 PM
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Dumas Bonanza Model 35, kit# 318.

I plan to build the Dumas Bonanza Model 35, kit# 318 as an electric RC with six (6) channel control - Yes, six! Four channels for the tail and wing surfaces, plus micro retracts and throttle. And, yes, I am using a computer radio to do this.

Before I begin construction I thought I'd toss this ambitious plan out here for some feedback. So please share your comments and suggestions.

Thanks,

Craig
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Old Oct 21, 2002, 12:10 AM
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You sound rather sure of yourself. I guess you must know what you are doing then. What kind of comments are you looking for? I guess all I would say is that if you are a very skilled modeller then you might just pull it off. If you are a beginner then god help you because it certainly will be a challenge.
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Old Oct 21, 2002, 10:57 PM
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Gerald,

I'm looking for a challenge and as you observed, this should be it.

What kind of comments am I looking for, you ask? I'm not going to say because that would taint the comments I might get. I'm glad you took the time to share your opinion about my ambitions, and because yours is the only comment posted so far, then that makes it also the best comment I have - Thanks!

Craig
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Old Oct 22, 2002, 01:46 AM
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OK I'll bite

Some might consider that choice of username in poor taste...

But anyway the Dumas kits are very nice. I don't have the Bonanza, but I built a Mr. Mulligan that came out great. I powered it with a GWS drive and LiPolys, I don't think that would work for your project though. I went for as light as I could get. If you can get 5 HS-50s (lightest "normal" servo I can think of), then you're going to have a pretty high wingloading.

The Bonanza is about the same wingspan. You'll have to do some beefing up of the structure if you're going to fly it with a stronger motor (and beefier batteries). It would need to scoot to stay airborne.

Sounds fun though... let us know how it turns out.

-Todd
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