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Feb 22, 2010, 03:06 AM
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Help needed to identify a plane (identified as Joe Wagner's Osprey)

Hello all,

I built this biplane about 20 years ago from plans. The plans are long lost, and I have no other information on the plane. It looks very much like Joe Wagner's Dakota, except for the tail surfaces where my model has more rounded angles. The wingspan is around 30" and the plans were for 2-channel RC with .049 power.

Any ideas about this plane's identity? Your help is much appreciated.

The original sheet wings sustained a lot of damage over the years, so I'm now giving it built-up wings from Northwest Dakota plans and converting it to electric power.
Last edited by atesus; Feb 24, 2010 at 04:48 PM. Reason: Model identified - title changed accordingly.
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Feb 22, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Dakota with a new fin and rudder. You built it and you don't remember????

Feb 22, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by gwinhh
Dakota with a new fin and rudder. You built it and you don't remember????

Not that I haven't wondered. But there are numerous differences, I would have remembered at least one...

In addition to the differences in tail feathers, the original sheet balsa Dakota is a 24" wingspan job as far as I know, mine is 30". Plus the original has reinforcement ribs under the wing.
Feb 22, 2010, 08:34 PM
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I believe I found it! It looks like it's Osprey, another fine Joe Wagner design...

... from RC Store web site

Description:This 1/2A all-balsa cabin biplane is easy to build but incorporates unique design features such as easy-to-duplicate, molded balsa wings and a slide-in radio and engine tray that provides easy access to all equipment. Wing loading is perfect for slow,
Additional Information: relaxed flying. This Joe Wagner design is a sure hit for small fields. WS: 30 in.; L: 26 in.; engine: .049; 2 channels; 1 sheet.
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Item Number: FSP03881 X03881
Feb 22, 2010, 09:48 PM
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I'm hardly an expert but from what I see, I do agree.
Feb 22, 2010, 10:12 PM
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plans anyone

id love to build that up with a .061

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