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Old Sep 27, 2004, 10:52 PM
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Heron by Bill Winter


Anyone know anything about the Heron (kit made by DSC- Davey???), designed by Bill Winter (plans say 1987)?????

I picked up the kit at a swap meet.
Have an Astro 05 Cobalt with gearbox.
With TP 2S4p 7.8Ah pack, 40A controller and a 10x7 it should work ok.
Estimate AUW is 46oz.

Thanks,
Crash
P.S. Asked in Sport Planes forum but no response.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 12:48 AM
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Wow, that should go really well..... think powered sailplane with a little style. With that battery you can probably fly all day and well into the night! It was published in Model Aviation, March 1987.

Davey kits were a little uneven, but the airplane design is very sound - Bill was a master.

Original power was a geared Astro or Davey ferrite "075" - what we know today as a Speed 600.

You can look at the article in the AMA digital archive (I presume you are an active AMA member). According to that article the intended battery was an 8 cell 1200 mAh pack (that was the physical size cell we now know as 2400-3300 mAh). All up weight quoted at 43 ounces. Flight times were routinely 15 minutes with that battery. You'll be carrying SIX times the capacity.
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 07:06 AM
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I bought a job lot of kits, and bits from a Club member............and among the parts was the model of the Heron , wing already built.
Looking at the rest of the kit, it seems nice(but old)......I understand that they fly very well.Long nose, that requires one of those long shaft gearboxes, but I',m sure you could power it with almost anything now.

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Old Sep 28, 2004, 01:03 PM
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Bernard,
I found the article.
Thanks guys,
Crash


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