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Nov 22, 2001, 03:47 PM
pierluigi demontis's Avatar

Fast E.R. 400 free plans!

maybe someone is interested to know that I've just updated my site with a downloadable plan of the FastE.R. 400: a simple but performing little plane quick and easy to build. What could you ask for more? Try it and enjoy the FastE.R. !!!
You can find it at
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Nov 22, 2001, 09:33 PM
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Kevin Murray's Avatar
Looks good, nice design.

Downloading them now. Thanks.
Nov 23, 2001, 02:30 AM
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That looks nice and simple! Downloading.....

......or not downloading. All I'm getting is a lot of coding in in the left margin. What'd I do?

Last edited by tim hooper; Nov 23, 2001 at 02:36 AM.
Nov 23, 2001, 07:17 AM
pierluigi demontis's Avatar
strange enough... I've tried myself and the second time everything went OK. Maybe us a server problem. Anyway I can send you the plan as an e-mail if you wish. BTW it is in a Autocad 97 format, but I can send it in a different format. Let me know...
Anyone experienced problems in downloading? BTW n°2 the CG is at 28 % of the cord !
Nov 23, 2001, 09:16 AM
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I had the same problem as Tim.......

Nov 23, 2001, 09:51 AM
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Looks cool! I've succesfully downloaded it. I think you guys should click on item 4 with the RIGHT button instead of left and you'll see a command block.Click on the 'save target as' command and you'll get it. BTW how does the plan view of the fuselage looks like? Your drawing doesn't seems to have the profile. Anyway, I think I can figure it out myself. Thanx for the free plan. Meanwhile, I'm searching for the spare S400 motor.
Nov 23, 2001, 03:21 PM
pierluigi demontis's Avatar
Hi Joe
thanks for your appreciation. You're right about the fuselage plan view, it's simply obtained keeping -i.e. with a foam block- a distance of about 5 cm (or 2 inches) at the wing seat location and then cyanoing together the fuse sides at the rear. At the front you glue the sides to the s400 motor mount former. A detail is missing too: the
front wing attachment point that is a small piece of wood -not ply- with a
notch to accept the half rib with a hook that retain the wing in front.The aft attachment point is missing too, but it's a simple piece of
obechewith a threaded hole to accept a M3 nylon bolt! BTW the first flight
of the new version was a total success! If you keep the wing at 0° the model
is veeeery fast, but still very forgiving about the stall. This is due to
the excellent airfoil...
Let me know if you build it...
Nov 23, 2001, 04:37 PM
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No go, I'm afraid! Tried right-clicking (I'm using Netscape BTW), and no 'Save target as' option appears!


To save trouble, and to hide my total lack of programming knowledge, I'll gladly accept your offer of an email plan! I have TurboCad so the choice of format is yours!

Nov 23, 2001, 11:20 PM
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Trizza's Avatar
You should get "Save Link As..." in Netscape. I'm using version 6.2 and I get it.
Nov 24, 2001, 03:41 AM
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tim hooper's Avatar
Originally posted by Trizza
You should get "Save Link As..." in Netscape.
Hmm....partial success anyway.

I've downloaded the plan OK, but am unable to open in TurboCad. I get the following failure message;

"Failed....Open DWG Error.
DXF Line contains non-numbers"

Sorry to be a stupid Brit here lads, but I'd really like to have a better look at this model!

Nov 24, 2001, 05:15 AM
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Reformed Slimer's Avatar

Fast E.R. 400


Great looking little plane, good plan, no problems downloading or viewing!

Nov 24, 2001, 05:59 AM
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What is a good target weight for the Racer?
Nov 24, 2001, 04:35 PM
pierluigi demontis's Avatar
I've built two of them: the first elevator/aileron HS55 servos with 2mm balsa sides weighted 417 grams with the Gunther prop and about 430 with the CamSpeedProp and alu spinner; the second one with 1,5mm balsa sides and three HS55 weighted...the same! , so I suppose the thinner sides are a good choice if you want to go for the rudder chance. BTW today I've managed a little knife edge flying... great fun/small package !
Keep those sparks flying...
Nov 24, 2001, 05:53 PM
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Thanx Pierluigi, I'll keep you posted when I got mine done. Meanwhile still struggling to finish up my S400 pattern plane.

Joe Yap
Nov 25, 2001, 03:51 AM
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tim hooper's Avatar
Got it by email from Pierluigi. No problem!

Thanks for the help though, lads.


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