Lumenier RB2205C-12 2400KV SKITZO Ceramic Bearing Motor
View Poll Results: Would you be interested in a larger 1/8 scale Monocoupe 90a?
Yes 43 95.56%
No 2 4.44%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old Jan 04, 2005, 10:10 PM
zbrubaker is offline
Find More Posts by zbrubaker
ParkScaleModels
zbrubaker's Avatar
Mini-Review

Monocoupe 90A Parkflyer build


I've been working on a Balsa Monocoupe 90A and I'm nearly complete. I've been posting in a thread over in Scale modeling here, but it was suggested there might be greater interest in this forum. I will continue the thread here in the parkflyers forum.

Specs are:
Span: 36" span
Wing area: ~190sq.in
AUW: ~8-9oz
Wing Loading: ~6-7oz sq/ft
Motor: IPS
Controls: R,E,T
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jan 04, 2005, 10:54 PM
1987tc is offline
Find More Posts by 1987tc
Come fly with us in Henryetta
Looks great! Not a hard build either it seems.
Old Jan 05, 2005, 09:02 PM
dk944s2 is offline
Find More Posts by dk944s2
Registered User
Love the lines of the 90A! I built the EasyBuilt version a while back, and converted it to r/c with an IPS drive and R/E/T control. It flew great...slow and stately, but I decomissioned it because the tissue covering would sag horribly whenever I flew it with even slight humidity...elephant skin city! I'll try to pos a pic later.

I'd be very interested in a kit too, if you decide to proceed. I've got a PJS 300SF brushless that would be ideal for the plane.

Are you planning to vacuum-form any windshields? That's the most challenging and frustrating part of the build for me.

--Doug
Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:03 AM
zbrubaker is offline
Find More Posts by zbrubaker
ParkScaleModels
zbrubaker's Avatar
Hi Doug,

The windshield is actually made from flat clear sheet. I have a template for cutting it out.
Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:12 AM
zbrubaker is offline
Find More Posts by zbrubaker
ParkScaleModels
zbrubaker's Avatar
Add me to the list of Doculam converts. I just covered the wing tonight, I love this stuff! It's like a lightweight version of monocote. I covered the whole wing in just two pieces, one for the bottom and then one for the top. I covered the bottom first, and shrunk it smooth then covered the top. While shrinking the top, I added 3/8" of washout. I checked the bottom expecting to have to smooth out some wrinkles...not a one! Still smooth and tight! Unlike solite, with doculam, heat is your friend...no worries of burning holes in it if you keep the heat on it too long.

My birthday present arrived today...a Testors airbrush system complete with compressor...can't wait to try it out on the Monocoupe! Anyone have any suggestions for a paint scheme?
Old Jan 06, 2005, 12:39 AM
GalantVR4 is offline
Find More Posts by GalantVR4
Electric Relaxation
GalantVR4's Avatar
Wow what a really nice model! I will be following this thread for sure.
Old Jan 06, 2005, 03:02 AM
MyDeSoto is offline
Find More Posts by MyDeSoto
Gearhead gone Flyin'!
MyDeSoto's Avatar
YEAH!!!!!!!! Someone else building vintage aircraft!! Definitly going to stick around to see this one get finished!

GREAT DESIGN!

~MyDeSoto~
Old Jan 11, 2005, 12:02 AM
zbrubaker is offline
Find More Posts by zbrubaker
ParkScaleModels
zbrubaker's Avatar
Fuselage is finally covered. Airframe weight with IPS motor and wheels is 5.3 oz.
Old Jan 11, 2005, 12:22 AM
GalantVR4 is offline
Find More Posts by GalantVR4
Electric Relaxation
GalantVR4's Avatar
Looking good from here! That is a very cool plane.
Old Jan 11, 2005, 12:33 AM
Arrow is offline
Find More Posts by Arrow
Crash happens! :)
....!
Last edited by Arrow; Feb 18, 2007 at 03:38 PM.
Old Jan 12, 2005, 11:24 PM
zbrubaker is offline
Find More Posts by zbrubaker
ParkScaleModels
zbrubaker's Avatar
Although not completely finished, she's ready to fly with a RTF weight of 8.5oz. Let's hope the weather forcast improves for this weekend.
Old Jan 13, 2005, 03:19 AM
temacc is offline
Find More Posts by temacc
H2OFLY
Zeke,

AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawSome!

Looking forward to flight reports.

Terry
Old Jan 23, 2005, 08:27 PM
Arrow is offline
Find More Posts by Arrow
Crash happens! :)
....
Last edited by Arrow; Feb 18, 2007 at 03:30 PM.
Old Jan 23, 2005, 08:31 PM
Arrow is offline
Find More Posts by Arrow
Crash happens! :)
....
Last edited by Arrow; Feb 18, 2007 at 03:29 PM.
Old Jan 23, 2005, 08:34 PM
Arrow is offline
Find More Posts by Arrow
Crash happens! :)
....
Last edited by Arrow; Feb 18, 2007 at 03:29 PM.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any interest in IPS powered Monocoupe 90A? zbrubaker Scale Kit/Scratch Built 330 Mar 18, 2008 01:17 PM
SU-27 Parkflyer Build Ralph A. D'Amelio Electric Ducted Fan Jet Talk 58 Jan 22, 2005 02:33 AM
DPF - Agwagon parkflyer build thread colbyweb Foamies (Kits) 267 Nov 03, 2004 07:05 PM
Monocoupe 90A Wirebender Scale Kit/Scratch Built 2 Jun 03, 2004 10:01 PM
1/4 Scale Monocoupe 90a For Sale Dewey12 Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 1 Sep 13, 2003 07:35 PM