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Mar 20, 2011, 11:55 PM
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Double score at the swap meet yesterday...!


I wasnít going there looking for anything, just needed to sell-off some clutter. But I came home with a complete MT Calypso ARC NIB for 150 bucks! A new MACS quiet pipe, tank, motor mount and a few 11x7.75 props were also in the box. Nothing has even been out of the plastic wrap.

Also grabbed a set of Kraft tricycle gear. The nose gear and bucket are unused but the mains look like they have might have been mounted. Hard to tell they are all virtually new.
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Mar 22, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Nice find! I had one about 15 yrs. ago. Good flier. Lost it in midair at the SVF field in Phoenix.

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Mar 22, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Thanks. I've never really desired a Calypso, (I have a violent digestive reaction when it comes to classic pattern tail draggers, even if designed as such). But I couldn't just let it go back in the sellers truck at the end of the swap meet, especially at that price.

But after getting it home and doing a little research I started poking thru the kit …first with a 10 foot pole followed by a stick. I soon found myself rubbing on the parts thinking this would be a quick, cool little project for a summer build.
Eric
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Mar 22, 2011, 02:11 PM
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I never thought much of it either, until i saw Rusty's at Chicago last year. i thought it was a really good looking model in the air and it flew very well. I think he had an old Blue Head G61 Tigre on it, it hauled anyway.
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Mar 23, 2011, 12:09 AM
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While I haven't seen Rusty's Calypso in the "flesh", I believe it to be an authentic recreation of Hanno's Calypso which used a ST S61 for power mounted 110 degrees counter clockwise with pipe down the center of the fuse.

I'm not sure if Rusty used a pipe though. Mine will have an inverted ST X61 TST (or Magic fame) RE with pipe down the middle.

Perhaps one of the simplest yet sweetest models to build - especially if it is an ARC! Good find Ed, I have an equivalent Robbe kit except it is of Matt's Saphir.

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Mar 24, 2011, 12:58 PM
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While I haven't seen Rusty's Calypso in the "flesh", I believe it to be an authentic recreation of Hanno's Calypso which used a ST S61 for power mounted 110 degrees counter clockwise with pipe down the center of the fuse.

I'm not sure if Rusty used a pipe though. Mine will have an inverted ST X61 TST (or Magic fame) RE with pipe down the middle.

Perhaps one of the simplest yet sweetest models to build - especially if it is an ARC! Good find Ed, I have an equivalent Robbe kit except it is of Matt's Saphir.

David.
Yep, and ditto what Chris said; it's a very smooth flyer!. I managed to hear someone say "Calypso" and $85, I asked him to repeat that, heard it again and it was in the back seat going home with me. It's the Italian kit,(Avio Modello ?) really an ARC, but very nice workmanship. I've slated to start it after the P-6 next fall.

A tad off-thread, but what's new with the Kraft SS mod David?

Ouch, ouch!

Mark
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Mar 24, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Take that single stick talk in it's own thread, dude!
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Mar 24, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Take that single stick talk in it's own thread, dude!
Chris...
Chris, done.

Mark, quick update in appropriate thread.

Ed, nice retracts. I have a set in a Tipo. Probably too bulky for the Calypso and since they are a trike set you might want to use them in a larger classic. I'd be interested in seeing some detailed shots of the underside and interior of the fuse as well as the underside of the wings. Mine is being built from a Blue Bird kit. Not far from being done with the airframe but haven't found the inspiration to hack away at the installed fixed gear block in the right wing panel for the retract unit. It's rather tedious.

Below a couple of snaps of the Calypso in waiting.

David.
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Mar 24, 2011, 10:50 PM
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David, here are some camera phone pics I snapped today...
Mar 24, 2011, 11:00 PM
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The cowl isnít bad but will need a lot of fill-n-sand to get a good finish on it. Found the only flaw in the kit.

The canopy has several small dents that resulted in creases. Will need to find a new one.
Mar 25, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Calypso


Calypso...

See the Calypso "Replica" thread, Classic Pattern, RC Groups, for more detail...

Short story-

My Calypso is awesome! I am using the ST S 61, same as Hanno, which is a mid-stroke. The motor gets more powerful with each run. I have about 20 flights on it thus far and it is an excellent combination of power, weight and throttle response with an APC 11 x 9, Mac's pipe. My model was balaanced exactly as the instruction booklet specified and has less than 3% mix for knife edge and a percent or two aileron/rudder and that is it!

The model rolls very well 4,8, 16 point rolls start and stop. Rolling circles, loops are all within in the scope due to the very powerful rudder authority.

Scoring wise, I was just a couple of points behind Mike McConnville and the Phoenix 7 and ahead of Mark Radcliff and the Phoenix 8.

Long Story-

See above AND...I gave Dave Guerin one of the World Engines versions (yellow canopy) of the ARC as a gift. It did not have retract cut-outs, slightly different canopy and construction technique but pretty good. I also sent him a NIB St Blue head...it did not have the power of the S61 and the pipe but we could sense that it too was a great airplane.

Rusty Dose
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Apr 03, 2011, 12:41 AM
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Mark Radcliff shown in position 3... Has to be the same which worked for World Engines?
Good memories from the 70's.
Apr 13, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Hey Skyz...that be me! Is this Rod?



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Mark Radcliff shown in position 3... Has to be the same which worked for World Engines?
Good memories from the 70's.
Apr 14, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Rod Barnes?


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