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Jul 19, 2006, 11:29 AM
Alex Leo
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Wow! What a pretty model!!! Very well done! Can you send more details? Motorization, where to get the plan, etc? Thank you in advance!
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Jul 19, 2006, 12:14 PM
Oh wow!!

How about some more details?
Don't forget to let us know how and when
it flies.
Jul 19, 2006, 11:07 PM
Voices through wires? Ha!
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Those trim tabs are enormous!
Jul 27, 2006, 10:33 AM
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Hi guys sorry for the delay, its a Ben Buckle Scorpion, not sure weather to make it into R/C or Free flight, would like free flight but dont have a lot of large fields of here to fly the model.

I think its about 60" wing span, I've not had any time on it laterly, been to busy with work

As soon as I get it covered I will post more pics if your interested guys.

Any Questiond please ask, I'll try and answer then,
Jul 28, 2006, 11:21 AM
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Please do post more pics when she's done,Jiffy.
Sure would make a nice freeflight model if you have the space to fly it...

Aug 01, 2006, 05:06 AM
Sir Jasper
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Originally Posted by Jiffy
heres my free flight Scorpion, nearly finished
Hey - is that the BB version of Gordon Murray's "Answer" ?

Looks a lot the same.

Aug 01, 2006, 07:09 AM
The Scorpion was kitted as such
and was certainly available post
WW11. Mine flew well and the
model had a great reputation in
those days. The Answer was
similar looking.
Aug 01, 2006, 09:50 AM
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>The Scorpion was kitted as such and was certainly available post

Indeed it was - KeilKraft kitted it around 1946/7 - a blatant ripoff of the 'Answer' though the latter's Ritz wing was changed to more conventional construction
Aug 01, 2006, 02:00 PM
Thanks Applehoney. The mind (mine anyway) dims with age.
Thought it was someone else - not Frog or Mercury - long gone.
Just remember the poor quality plan paper and even poorer
quality wood. Replaced a lot of the latter with Sig which had
become available in South Africa at that time. Also covered it
in home dyed Jap silk. Lost it ..... upwards! Came back much
the worse for wear about a year later. Motor was too badly
corroded to use again, coil and batteries ditto. Prop was OK
though and the Austincraft timer I think I still have somewhere.
Of any interest to you if I do have it? I still owe you.
Aug 01, 2006, 03:39 PM
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Thanks, Flight but I do not have any use for the Austincraft. Graham Knight might be interested, as a 'purist' sparkie flyer.

Owe me? I don't remember 'debts' .... not in the modeling world, anyway :-)
Aug 03, 2006, 02:27 AM
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Here are two versions of the Civy Boy "36". The smaller one is with a Cox Medallion .049 and the larger one has a K&B.19.

I believe the "36" was the last of the series and designed about 1955. I think it's the best flying version of the Civy Boys as it has a smaller stab and larger rudder and the wing spars are on the outside of the ribs making it easier to build and stronger than the usual spar through the rib versions.

Unfortunately neither model still exists. the 1/2A died of old age and the larger one succumbed to the "Just a little more right tab" syndrome.
Aug 22, 2006, 05:51 AM
Houng-wen Lin
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GWS free flight electric models for kids education programe.

Here will be a series of GWS free flight electric models for kids education programe.

After the first one come, Quicksiler GT-500 and many others ultralight aircraft will be introduced.
Aug 22, 2006, 11:31 AM
This must be good news for the future
of our hobby.

Like the belt clip on the charger and the
other bits. Seems very complete.
Last edited by flight999; Aug 22, 2006 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Addition
Aug 22, 2006, 11:01 PM
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Interstate Cadet

Just started back trying to build some rubber freeflights. This is a 30 inch Cadet, have not quite got it ready to try to fly but figured this might be the last picture if it crashes like all my others LOL
Aug 22, 2006, 11:16 PM
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Looks to be built okay, and is a good size to fly well.

Are the wings and tail seperate though, i.e. held on with bands?

Nice to be able to trim models by being able to move things about a bit.

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