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Old Jan 23, 2005, 10:52 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:17 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:55 PM
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Arrow,
Looks great.
Can't wait to hear how it flys.
Old Jan 24, 2005, 01:03 PM
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Zeke, perhaps it's the angle of the photos, but does your model have the subtle curve to the upper aft fuse? To me it's one of the nicest lines in aviation, the way the Monocoupe's aft fuse tapers from the top and the bottom to a narrow cross section at the empennage. The guy that designed this thing must have carried a french curve in his pocket right next to his slide rule.

BTW, if you kit this bird, put me down for one. I'll pick it up when I visit my daughter in Parkville.
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Old Jan 24, 2005, 02:05 PM
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It does have a slight, gentle curve to it Smitty. I think the stringers at the top might be throwing it off visually as they are just slightly higher than the fuselage sides, just like the real thing.
Old Feb 01, 2005, 04:03 PM
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A quick update. The 90A was successfully flown today, marred only by my rusty piloting skills. I accidentally nosed it in from about 3' up and broke off the wheel pants.
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Old Feb 01, 2005, 11:21 PM
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Z,
Congratulations!
I kind of figured it'd fly well 'cause it looks so good.
Old Feb 01, 2005, 11:25 PM
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Z,
Congratulations!
I kind of figured it'd fly well 'cause it looks so good.
I agree, it does look good. Congrats on the maiden flight. It sounds like the damage is not bad at all.
Old Feb 02, 2005, 09:14 AM
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I HATE Murphy and his stupid law!


I got in to work early this morning for flight #3. Perfect flying conditions - clear and calm. Got everything set up, did a range check - everything A-OK. Throttled up about 2/3, tail came up in about 10 feet, throttle to full, pull back on the stick slightly and she rose gracefully off the ground. Gained altitude quickly, got to about 50' and made my first turn. At full power it needs a little down elevator to maintain level flight.

I throttled back to 1/2 power and trimmed for level flight. The 90A cruises nice and slow...maybe 15-18mph. I made about 4 passes and decided to bring her in. It was about 200' away from me and I made a 180 degree turn to bring it back towards me. I was about 20' up when I got a radio hit and she went hard over to the left. I quickly corrected and got her level at about 8' off the ground when I got hit for a second time, again hard over to the left. This time there wasn't enough altitude to recover and she nosed in.

Damage report:

The nose is completely destroyed. The wing is undamaged except for a small puncture in the covering where the wing mates to the fuselage. Amazingly the IPS drive is completely undamaged, even though the prop broke. It looks like my idea for the IPS mounting stick worked the way I hoped and broke free on impact. I’ll post a pic of the damage later.
Old Feb 02, 2005, 10:02 AM
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Can someone post some close-ups of the wheel pants from different angles?
Old Feb 02, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Can someone post some close-ups of the wheel pants from different angles?
Look here: Build Pics
Old Feb 02, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Look here: Build Pics
Hey Zeke, looking good! still, I'd love to see some closeups of those sexy pants....
Old Feb 10, 2005, 05:50 PM
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First run of kits will be available in about two weeks. I just ordered wood for the first production run of the Monocoupe 90A. Kit cost will be $43.50 for R/E and $46.50 for R/E/A + optional flaps. A flate rate of $6.50 for shipping in the continental US (includes insurance).

If interested, please PM me.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 10:55 PM
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 11:00 PM
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