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Oct 03, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Hey john
I'm a little confused I think but the Tweplica and Twist are basically the same plane just factory built and scratch built is the only difference, I've never owned a Twist 60 but I have seen the tweplica and T60 both fly in person with OS91's and they fly just fine I'm thinking the DLE 20 would be fantastic but I've never owned one of those either lol someone will chime in I'm sure and please post pics here of your tweplica as you go or the finished project if you can I would love to see it. Thanks
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Oct 03, 2012, 09:18 PM
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I think a DLE 20 on a 60 size twist would be great but I wondering if it was more in beteewn
the 60 and 150 size might be better for the purpose of wing loading. Say a 60 inch wing
Oct 03, 2012, 09:56 PM
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The DLE 20 would be great in the 60. The only concern I would have would be prop clearance. I had a 1.25 Saito on my 60 and the 16" prop was just about to long.
Oct 04, 2012, 12:55 AM
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I asked DaOldGuy to scale up the original Tweplica plans to the wingspan/area he suggested based upon his experience which is how the 58.17 span was arrived at. It is not that far off from the , now discontinued, Twist 150. Besides, the wing area of the 58" ws Tweplica is dead on in comparison to the other models out there geared for the DLE20 and potential 3D flying. Should work a treat!!!!!

Oct 04, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by plowboy1966
That should be a kickazz combo Andy!!
I think so, the 58" Tweplica roughly equates to a .90 size Twist, and that's perfect for a 20cc class gass engine!
Oct 04, 2012, 08:24 AM
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O Boy, all this talk is really making me want to build.
Oct 04, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I am building the tweplica 58" and will use a DLE 20 for power. We have 3 u-can-do 60 size airplanes with DLE 20 engines. It seems to be a great combination. The wing area is about the same. So if I thought if it would work I would buy one while I am building the 58" plane.
The DLE would need a 16" prop. The catalog talks about electric conversion and I wonder if the build would handle a Gasser.

Oct 04, 2012, 07:09 PM
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FWIW - Just measured my T150 wing span --- Spans 61 inches with a chord of 15 1/4, plus ailerons.
Oct 04, 2012, 11:30 PM
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thats over 900 sq in of wing
Oct 04, 2012, 11:34 PM
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1225 total actually. Although discontinued, you still can see the stats at
Oct 05, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by AJsToyz
Wing comes in one piece bolt on.

Twist 150 Product Specifications

Wingspan: 61 in (1550mm)
Overall Length: 59 in (1499mm)
Wing Area: 1224 sq in (79 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 8.5-9.5 lb (3.9-4.3 kg)
Engine Size: 1.25-1.80 4-stroke; 26cc gas
Motor Size: Power 110-160 Brushless Outrunner
Radio: 4 channels with 5 servos
Servos: 5 servos required (88-155 oz/in torque)
Trim Scheme Colors: White (HANU870), Flame Red (HANU883) & Midnight Blue (HANU885)
CG (center of gravity): 5.25 in form leading edge of wing at fuselage
Wing Loading: 16.94 oz/sq ft
Speed Control : 110A Brushless ESC
Recommended Battery: 8-10S Li-Po battery pack
Kinda like this?
Oct 05, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Its great to see all this activity on the Twep thread Build away
Oct 05, 2012, 01:48 PM
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I just measured the wing rib on the tweplica 58" and it mis 14.5" without the airelon. It is just a tad over 3" thick at the spar.
Nov 16, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Ok, so Staples can't do a large enough print to build the 58" so it's tiled printing and taping. Going to make a few phone calls though to see if I can find a printer.
Nov 16, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Hey AJ I've done the tile and tape things a few times myself and it works just fine, Staples wasn't able to do anything that big for me either but maybe a local printing company could help you out or even a place that does blue prints or mechanical drawings.

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