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Old Dec 28, 2002, 09:02 PM
Steve M
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Great Planes Patriot...

This was a hard to find airplane at one time within the past year or so. I
opened my new Tower flyer and there was the GP Patriot! I went to the local
hobby shop today and they had one on the shelf! I haven't seen then for a
couple of years. Did GP stop production on them for awhile? If they did,
I'm really glad to see them back!

-Steve


Old Dec 28, 2002, 10:32 PM
Sherman F. Dickson II
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

They just re-introduced it on a limited basis. How long it will be
available is anyone's guess. I am hoping that they re-introduce the
Super Sportster 90-120 kit.

A plane that I would really like to see someone kit is the SR-71
Blackbird. It was featured in the July 2002 RCM magazine. I may just
have to order that set of plans.

Sherman

Steve M wrote:
>
> This was a hard to find airplane at one time within the past year or so. I
> opened my new Tower flyer and there was the GP Patriot! I went to the local
> hobby shop today and they had one on the shelf! I haven't seen then for a
> couple of years. Did GP stop production on them for awhile? If they did,
> I'm really glad to see them back!
>
> -Steve

Old Dec 28, 2002, 11:32 PM
Bob
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

yep , i've got the patriot arf that is not made
anymore.
I have completed the wing with retracts I do not
have time to finish it.
I paid 159 + $55.00 retract servo low profile
futaba, and $??.?? for the retracts.
looking to trade it for a whiplash or diamond dust
or some sort of delta wing type plane, or would
take $200.00 plus shipping from zip 37055 middle
tennessee
anyone interested email me direct @
bobpayne@comcast.net

thanks

On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 02:56:20 GMT, "Steve M"
<snaggs34@hotmail.com> wrote:

>This was a hard to find airplane at one time within the past year or so. I
>opened my new Tower flyer and there was the GP Patriot! I went to the local
>hobby shop today and they had one on the shelf! I haven't seen then for a
>couple of years. Did GP stop production on them for awhile? If they did,
>I'm really glad to see them back!
>
> -Steve
>


Old Dec 29, 2002, 07:52 AM
Bob
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

I just looked at the Tower site... the Patriot kit is listed as
"discontinued." :-(

Good flying,
Bob

"Steve M" <snaggs34@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> This was a hard to find airplane at one time within the past year or so.

I
> opened my new Tower flyer and there was the GP Patriot! I went to the

local
> hobby shop today and they had one on the shelf! I haven't seen then for a
> couple of years. Did GP stop production on them for awhile? If they did,
> I'm really glad to see them back!
>
> -Steve
>
>





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Old Dec 29, 2002, 04:42 PM
Steve M
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

Bob,

I had a Diamond Dust and it flew great w a Jett .50 up front! I cooked it
through the top of a tree at about 120 MPH. I was having some trim problems
with it so I started watching what the airplane was doing more than where it
was going. It was long the tree line at the back edge of the field.

I just checked DiamondDustRC's website and the now have a Dust that comes in
Kit, ARC and ARF! Prices are 65, 99 and 149. 149 is much more reasonably
priced than a Whiplash and it's lighter. Mine weighed in at 3 lbs and had 7
lbs of thrust so this thing was a rocket.

Since i really miss I might get the ARC or the ARF.

Just thought I'd let you know your options now... oh yeah, I'm keeping my
eye on that Patriot too!

Regards,

-Steve

"Bob" <bobpayne@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:rp1t0vkqlihcnotnut04a9mom63hhf5f47@4ax.com...
> yep , i've got the patriot arf that is not made
> anymore.
> I have completed the wing with retracts I do not
> have time to finish it.
> I paid 159 + $55.00 retract servo low profile
> futaba, and $??.?? for the retracts.
> looking to trade it for a whiplash or diamond dust
> or some sort of delta wing type plane, or would
> take $200.00 plus shipping from zip 37055 middle
> tennessee
> anyone interested email me direct @
> bobpayne@comcast.net
>
> thanks




Old Dec 29, 2002, 04:52 PM
Steve M
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

Oddly enough if you go to www.greatplanes.com, the haven't even put it
(back) on their site yet.

-Steve

"Bob" <desmobob@capital.net> wrote in message
news:3e0efc5c_1@corp.newsgroups.com...
> I just looked at the Tower site... the Patriot kit is listed as
> "discontinued." :-(
>
> Good flying,
> Bob




Old Jan 12, 2003, 07:12 AM
Dapped
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

Cruising through my RC Modeler I see the Patriot add. What I usually
do is jump to the website to fing out more info. I too could only
find some limited info on the Patriot in thier "search" Box.

If I was re-introducing this plane; I would have lots of info present
on the web site, specially construction pictures and the Instruction
manuals available for download.

Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!

Cheers
Don

"Steve M" <snaggs34@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<GQKP9.4737$Q%2.2261733535@newssvr12.news.pro digy.com>...
> Oddly enough if you go to www.greatplanes.com, the haven't even put it
> (back) on their site yet.
>
> -Steve
>
> "Bob" <desmobob@capital.net> wrote in message
> news:3e0efc5c_1@corp.newsgroups.com...
> > I just looked at the Tower site... the Patriot kit is listed as
> > "discontinued." :-(
> >
> > Good flying,
> > Bob

Old Jan 12, 2003, 07:28 AM
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I have one too........a Patriot that is.......fine model, paid $149 for it when on holiday in Florida, but it needs finishing off. I've built the wings almost, and the fuzz is well on its way.
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Old Jan 12, 2003, 09:52 AM
Bob Adkins
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>If I was re-introducing this plane; I would have lots of info present
>on the web site, specially construction pictures and the Instruction
>manuals available for download.
>
>Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!


I would give a warning that the Patriot flies one way, and that's FAST. This
model is best for advanced fliers, and not good for grass fields.

Bob
Old Jan 12, 2003, 03:32 PM
Dapped
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"Bob Adkins" <bobad@charter.net> wrote in message
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>
> >If I was re-introducing this plane; I would have lots of info present
> >on the web site, specially construction pictures and the Instruction
> >manuals available for download.
> >
> >Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!

>
> I would give a warning that the Patriot flies one way, and that's FAST.

This
> model is best for advanced fliers, and not good for grass fields.
>
> Bob


Sounds like something I would be interested in.

Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!

Cheers
Don


Old Jan 12, 2003, 07:42 PM
Bob Payne
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

I bought the arf version about 2 months ago
have only spent about 6 - 8 hours on it so far
should be done by this weekend if i stay on it.
i think i must have found the last arf anywhere.


On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 13:13:36 -0800, "Dapped" <coastX@citytel.net>
wrote:

>
>"Bob Adkins" <bobad@charter.net> wrote in message
>news:8o232vo2scal9ttute5l8efa94n89hqe1f@4ax.com.. .
>>
>> >If I was re-introducing this plane; I would have lots of info present
>> >on the web site, specially construction pictures and the Instruction
>> >manuals available for download.
>> >
>> >Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!

>>
>> I would give a warning that the Patriot flies one way, and that's FAST.

>This
>> model is best for advanced fliers, and not good for grass fields.
>>
>> Bob

>
>Sounds like something I would be interested in.
>
>Hint Hint Greatplanes!!!
>
>Cheers
>Don
>


Old Jan 18, 2003, 10:52 PM
Steve M
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

Patriot... Picked one up last week. Parts are still die crushed instead of
laser cut.

Mine will have a Jett .50 w/ Quickie 500 muffler and Spring Air Retracts.
Should be nice and quick.

-Steve


Old Jan 19, 2003, 12:32 AM
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In article <XDpW9.943$556.420224030@newssvr30.news.prodigy.co m>,
snaggs34@hotmail.com says...
> Patriot... Picked one up last week. Parts are still die crushed instead of
> laser cut.
>
> Mine will have a Jett .50 w/ Quickie 500 muffler and Spring Air Retracts.
> Should be nice and quick.
>


I've never thought much of the Patriot as a kit.
It may get a lot of oohs and ahhs at the field, but it's got more
sanding and carving than a Sig kit. Even most scratch builts. There are
a lot of things (like the big hunk of balsa that you cover the fuse over
the fuel tank with) that were poorly designed. The body sides have an
angle there, and they tell you to fill in the gap, a taper about 4
inches long and about 1/4" thick on one end, with scrap. The reason
seems to be they changed their mind about the design of the top, but
didn't want to pay to change the dies for the fuse sides (pure guessing
on my part, here). Were this the only place they did this, no problem.
But the whole kit is full of "fixes" or "carve this piece from scrap".
Bunch of BS for a $99 40 size kit. One look at the Sig Kougar/Kobra will
tell you what a poor job they did designing this thing. Even if you
leave out the turtle deck, there are twice as many parts and a lot more
sanding and making parts out of hunks of wood on the GP fuselage. Wood
in the kit was very heavy in places it didn't need to be. I've built
about 8 or so GP kits, and this was in a class of it's own. I liked all
the others, and I love building, but this kit sucks.

Venting right now. I'm scratch building something similar right now,
using my Patriot plans as a starting point, and it's going together a
lot faster than my Patriot did, even figuring in cutting out the parts.

PS If you carve out that "Top Front Block", pg 39, step 1, you can get
a Dubro 12 ounce tank to fit, even with retracts. Open up F2 to get it
through. Jett 50 sounds awesome. I'm going with an inverted OPS 40 pylon
engine, RIRE, Perry 3/8" bore carb and hidden TP. Nose will resemble an
F-86D.
Old Jan 19, 2003, 03:22 PM
Mr. Fred Garvin
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

I changed the fuse on mine. It seemed too tall in profile and had a
"humpback" look. I put a 4 oz tank up front over the nose retract,
and a 6 oz over the wing. A .46 and a pipe made it fast, but nothing
like a quickie racer.

My next one is going to be 150% enlargement, but not increasing the
thickness of the airfoil. I may adjust the wing/fuse proportions to
make it 80" span. We'll see if I have time to actually build that.

Dan

Old Jan 19, 2003, 11:52 PM
Steve M
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Re: Great Planes Patriot...

Thanks for the info!

I have 2 F-20 Tigershar kits from Direct Connection and one that's flyable
right now. The F-20 flies great. I'm hoping the Patriot flies as good or
better than the F-20.

I've always wanted a Patriot and I like to looks of it. I have a Sig
Kougar, but haven't cracked the seal on it yet. A local hobby shop closed
and I got the kit for 20% off.

Happy Landings,

-Steve


 


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