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Dec 22, 2004, 01:41 AM
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Plane Identification

I just picked up this plane on e-bay here in Australia. Just chasing an identity on it so that I can either build or purchase some wings for it. Yep, plane without wings.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.


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Dec 22, 2004, 02:38 AM
Blew out my flip flop
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Well if that aint a trip down memory lane....

Sometime in the late 80's I had a guy come into the hobby shop I worked at and offer to sell me one of those for 15.00. Rudder was damaged, sat on or something, cause it had never been flown. I was all over that(they were like 100.00 new!), fixed the rudder, hung a .40 on it and flew it for a couple years, then sold it with the engine for something like 75.00-80.00 I THINK it might have been called a box-fly, but I am not sure of that. I also think it was a Pilot EZ series arf kit...doubt you will find anything now, but it would not be hard to scratch a wing for it. Airfoil was semisymmetrical, not more than about 1.5 inch thick, and either a 46 or 48" span.

Dec 22, 2004, 04:31 AM
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just get any win from trainer I think no problem
Dec 22, 2004, 04:44 AM
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Dec 24, 2004, 06:48 PM
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Looks like the arising star trainer aircraft, i think it will just take any trainer wing though

Hope this helps
May 28, 2008, 06:01 PM
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I used to fly one of these planes in 1979/1980. The kit was by Pilot. Mine had a Futaba 4 channel AM, OS Max 40 (yes, over powering the plane ). I remember during that time, my classmate and I were very 'safety conscious' and I had strengthened the 'passenger compartment' (radio compartment) with extra balsa sheets to 'protect' the radio in case it suffer from crash, and guess what: I lost control and it went into a vertical dive, the product, an instant kit: a smashed engine crankshaft and crank case, broken hardwood engine mount, broken tail, wing with broken leading edge, and an intact 'passenger compartment' . The extra protection worked except I forgot one thing: I forgot to cater for a breakable spruce pushrod and this broke the gear of the elevator and rudder servos when the tail came off

The name of the plane is Box Fly. If memory serves me well, it comes in 2 engine sizes: 25 and 40
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May 28, 2008, 11:22 PM
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super box fly 40 had two in the early 80s I remember the plane swooshed loudly when dead sticked sssshhhhhwwwwoooosssshhhh. musta had lot of plastic parts hanging out.
May 28, 2008, 11:51 PM
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If it what I think it is, I had two of them back in the early 80's here in Queensland. Pilot QB40.

I wonder if they were the same plane as the Boxfly in the states??
They did come from Pilot kits and were called the QB40 here, by memory we used an OS25 in them, a really fun little sports trainer.
There must be heaps of wings that would fly it quite well.

Hope thats some help, all the best with it.
May 29, 2008, 01:36 AM
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Hey here is a dusty one from the vault!
This was one of my Pilot QB's, its hard to tell by the photos if yours is the same. I was 12, it was my first aileron plane.

May 29, 2008, 08:09 PM
I meant to do that
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I am sure glad someone figured it out.................4 years later.
May 29, 2008, 09:14 PM
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Lol, yes, true....

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