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Old Sep 17, 2004, 04:26 PM
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Don Smith P61 Black widow

A while back a friend of mine challanged me to a building race. He's building a ziroli P38, and Ive opted for Don Smiths P61. (same plane Charlie Chambers won the scale masters with a few years back). Anyone out there familiar with this plane have any advice?
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 07:42 AM
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Can't offer any useful advice, but I have seen both types fly(including charlie chambers') and built a couple of smaller ones myself, and it's nothing but a great aircraft.
Old Sep 18, 2004, 06:16 PM
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HI fellers, just passing by, snapped this at the Sheparton Mamoth Scale event on at the moment (yesterday and today).

Sorry but I have no details, everyone was busy hunting the outfield for the nose cone, all I know it runs 2 x 35cc motors.

This was my first scale meet and I was just madly snapping pics of everything

Old Sep 19, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Thanks Joe,
If I had to guess, I'd say that was a Ziroli P61 as the Don Smith plane is quite a bit smaller and will not take engines much bigger than 150s. I believe Charlie Chambers used 2 Webra 120 speeds. I hope to use a pair of OS 120 4 the sound of two 4 strokes!
Old Mar 03, 2005, 01:50 PM
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I am getting ready to order the plans for this bird as well. How is the build going. Any pics?

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