Great Planes Shoestring .46-.81 GP/EP Sport ARF Review - Page 3 - RC Groups
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Jan 09, 2010, 06:56 PM
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The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop. As you can see my wings were shaved down to about 50in.
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Jan 09, 2010, 07:16 PM
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The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop.
Oh the pain!
The new one has the parts for a glow engine included, such as tank, motor mount and throttle servo mounting. The firewall is very solid plywood, but would probably need to be fuel proofed. They did say that using a .55 glow or above requires you to make sure the servos, pushrods and control linkages are up to the flight loads. The kit uses fairly heavy nylon fittings throughout.
Let us know if you supercharge one!
Tom
Jan 10, 2010, 02:01 AM
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WOW!!! what a super review and great flying acft.

TFS

John
Jan 10, 2010, 03:17 AM
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The new version is smaller at only 54in. The original is 60in. I LOVE mine. I crashed my first one and had to hunt down another. I crashed right before they came out with the new version. I run a ST G75 with a 12x8. There are a two guys in our club that run a 91fx with a 13x11 prop. As you can see my wings were shaved down to about 50in.
I didn't realize the new version was just a little smaller. The original was IMAA legal giant scale although still a relatively small plane.

James
Jan 10, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Great review and flying Tom!

You are right about the sound, awesome.
Worth it just for that alone.

John
Jan 11, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Great review and flying Tom!

You are right about the sound, awesome.
Worth it just for that alone.

John
Thanks John. The video flying was done by Tim Tworek, an awesome pilot. The sound was done by Electrifly and Great Planes!
Jan 11, 2010, 10:24 AM
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FYI info for the previuos 1/4 scale IMAA legal version: http://www.greatplanes.com/discontinued/gpma1325.html .
Jan 11, 2010, 01:59 PM
Lets make it remote control!!!
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Where did you fly this at looks familiar?
Jan 11, 2010, 02:54 PM
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Where did you fly this at looks familiar?
Weak Signals field near Toledo, OH / Monroe, MI.

Nice field!
Jan 11, 2010, 03:23 PM
Test your skills....fly IMAC!!
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The sound was done by Electrifly and Great Planes!
LOL!!

Tim
Jan 11, 2010, 06:35 PM
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LOL!!

Tim
This guy was the pilot!
Tom
Jan 22, 2010, 02:25 PM
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THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
Jan 27, 2010, 10:08 AM
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THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
Hey, I'm glad my discovery helped! You're right, it's too pretty to cover in oil!
Jan 27, 2010, 01:29 PM
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THANKS TOM!!!

Mounting the cowl is one step where I often drill holes in the wrong location. I just finished mounting my cowl (using your corrected lower side locations) and it came out perfect!

If you look carefully you can see the location of the side blocks in the fuse.

I'm glad I decided to go with electric power on this plane. I was going to put an O.S. .61 in it but it just seemed to pretty to have oil all over it.
Tim gave me a great tip a couple years ago for locating holes for cowl mounting using paper tabs taped to the fuse and marked with a pen. Then when you mount the cowl the marked tabs slide over the cowl and the locations are perfect every time. Not a great explanation but I am sure someone has pics of it somewhere.
Jan 28, 2010, 07:16 PM
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The review sold me instantly on this model.

Funds have been very low as of late. I'm sure you guys can relate. Today Tower had one listed on the scratch/dent sale listed as "Used-No Damage". So for $140 -$20 I have a "used" Shoestring on the way for $129.

As long as the cowls not cut <I'm going electric> Ill be a happy puppy!

Tommy D


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