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Old Jan 01, 2013, 12:01 AM
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I need help identifying these old pattern planes


I got these old pattern planes in a trade and. I can't positively identity them. I was hoping someone with more knowledge about vintage pattern planes could help me out. All I know is they are older and had Kraft servos in them. I am in the process of restoring them and putting more modern servos in, along with installing new air lines that have all but turned to dust. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:05 PM
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On the red, white and blue bird, my guess would be either a T-2A or Tigertail.
Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:50 AM
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On the red, white and blue bird, my guess would be either a T-2A or Tigertail.
I'd agree for certain it's a T2A for the red, white, and blue one. The red and white one smacks of a Sig Kommander (or was it the Komet)? Watcha think? Still thinking on the white one (shades of a wood built P-6, but not likely).
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:07 PM
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The re/white/blue one in not a T-2A. The nose chin is similar. The T-2A is a glass fuse, and the belly is not that deep. The T-2A has a clear canopy with flats for two pilots figures, and the fin does not have the fixed upper part.
Unfortunately, the only pattern plane of days past that I have no pictures of is my T2-A. I do have a vivid recollection of the details, as I used to work for the guy that made them. Funny how I can remember such trivia, but I cannot recall what I had for lunch yesterday.
-Robert
Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:43 PM
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The re/white/blue one in not a T-2A. The nose chin is similar. The T-2A is a glass fuse, and the belly is not that deep. The T-2A has a clear canopy with flats for two pilots figures, and the fin does not have the fixed upper part.
Unfortunately, the only pattern plane of days past that I have no pictures of is my T2-A. I do have a vivid recollection of the details, as I used to work for the guy that made them. Funny how I can remember such trivia, but I cannot recall what I had for lunch yesterday.
-Robert
Upon further review, you're likely correct Robert! A closer look at the chin and the canopy doesn't quite look right. I did have a T2A, never did get a chance to fly it though (sold it at a swap meet). I hear ya on yesterday's lunch, but recalling planes from 35 years ago!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I was thinking my red and white plane may be a bridi compensator. What ever they are it has been a challenge, in a fun way, to fix up classic planes that were destined for the dumpster. One of the planes i got was a super kaos. I flew it this weekend and it flew like it was on rails. I see now why there is such a following of the classic pattern planes. I can't wait to get the others finished and get them in the air.
I plan on buying 2 sweetaters from eureka aircraft, using o.s. 61sf engines on them. Should be good fun.
Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:45 PM
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I flew it this weekend and it flew like it was on rails. I see now why there is such a following of the classic pattern planes. I can't wait to get the others finished and get them in the air.
I plan on buying 2 sweetaters from eureka aircraft, using o.s. 61sf engines on them. Should be good fun.
You got it Buddy! Welcome to the club.

-Robert
Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:52 PM
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Not a Compensator in the pics. The white model looks a bit like a model called the Technician. But I have no idea on the others.

Have fun getting them going! I really enjoy flying Classic.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:17 AM
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If anyone has an O.S. 61 SF ringed engine they want to sell or plans for a sweetater let me know, and what you would take for them, thanks.
Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:13 PM
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It might help to see an oblique shot of the planes with their wings mounted. The two flat bottom empenages suggest they may be early to mid-70's designs.
Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:22 PM
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I will see if I can get some more pictures up this weekend.
Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:01 PM
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I have added some pictures. I have been working on the white one, it is done other than the rest of the paint.


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