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Aug 02, 2019, 11:14 PM
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I'd second a Dick's Dream.
What about a Roaring 20 or a Little Ruffneck?

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Aug 03, 2019, 01:03 AM
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I'd second a Dick's Dream.
What about a Roaring 20 or a Little Ruffneck?

Dave
All added to Post 1. Thanks Dave!
Aug 03, 2019, 04:31 AM
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Aug 03, 2019, 07:04 AM
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Fourth post 5th pic. shows the Honker Bipe hiding behind the regular Honker. I bet they are reduced in size. Looks good.
Unless there was more than one airplane called a Honker, the planes in that forth post are not Honkers. This is what a Honker looks like to me. The Honker Bipe was the same except it had two wings.
Aug 03, 2019, 12:15 PM
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Allen,

You are correct, that photo shows a mini Ace Alpha, behind it is a Honker Bipe, but with conventional wings on it.

Sincerely,
Doug and Becky
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Aug 03, 2019, 12:17 PM
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How about a mini (250 size) Fred Reese "Quickie" ?

Design details have been done a while back and quite a few fun test flights have been made on the prototype....

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Doug and Becky
WillyNillies.com
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Aug 03, 2019, 12:28 PM
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Quickie 250....
Aug 03, 2019, 12:31 PM
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That looks like a trainer plane Doug.

Quickie 100
(100 sq. in. would be good for .020)
4.5" x 22.22"
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Aug 03, 2019, 01:07 PM
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What's wrong with a trainer plane?
Aug 03, 2019, 01:15 PM
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Allen,

You are correct, that photo shows a mini Ace Alpha, behind it is a Honker Bipe, but with conventional wings on it.

Sincerely,
Doug and Becky
WillyNillies.com
But how far can you go from the original before it is something else. A big part of what made the Honker what it was was the under cambered solid piece wing.
Aug 03, 2019, 01:30 PM
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Allen,

You are absolutely correct, that is why I didn't put a specific picture of the mini Honker Bipe with conventional wings. Because that isn't a Honker Bipe.

I have developed a sheet wing like the Honker, the only problem is the time it takes to shape the top of the wing. From a manufacturing standpoint I need to build a special machine just to shape them. If there is enough interest I will do so. (happily!)

Another option would be for us to provide all the parts and you shape the top of the wing. It's really not that hard by hand, just takes about 15-20 minutes per plane. If that were the case we could offer a honker or honker bipe kite at a very very good price.

Let us know your thoughts!

Sincerely,
Doug and Becky
WillyNillies.com
Aug 03, 2019, 01:44 PM
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I'm good with every option! Trainer, Honker Bipe or Honker Something, it doesn't matter! I'm just glad to have some quality designed 1/4A laser cut kits in 2019.

Now, we just need Steve Adams of Select Hobbies to get his laser cutting machine fixed and producing kits again.

Doug - I believe the Quickie 100 on my initial list to you.
Aug 03, 2019, 03:12 PM
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Allen,

You are absolutely correct, that is why I didn't put a specific picture of the mini Honker Bipe with conventional wings. Because that isn't a Honker Bipe.

I have developed a sheet wing like the Honker, the only problem is the time it takes to shape the top of the wing. From a manufacturing standpoint I need to build a special machine just to shape them. If there is enough interest I will do so. (happily!)

Another option would be for us to provide all the parts and you shape the top of the wing. It's really not that hard by hand, just takes about 15-20 minutes per plane. If that were the case we could offer a honker or honker bipe kite at a very very good price.

Let us know your thoughts!

Sincerely,
Doug and Becky
WillyNillies.com
I think it's great what you are doing, if you get even half of the suggested aircraft into kit production it will open up a whole new world of enjoyment for those of us that like little airplanes, especially if they looked really close to the originals they are being scaled down from. A Honker at half scale for an .020 would be a must have for me, along with the others I mentioned. I was just pointing out that the aircraft in the pictures in the forth post were not quite Honkers, scaled down or other wise, That doesn't mean that they still wouldn't be fun to fly. The problem with these little jewels it too many airplanes, not enough time.
Aug 03, 2019, 06:03 PM
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Notes from what I have flown thus far with .020 engines / findings.
Modern gear being used:

Park flying gear:
110 to 180 sq. in. Trainers / Floaters / Powered Gliders

Park flying gear:
75 to 100 sq. in. 4ch. Acro / Sport / Trainer

Attention to low weight gear:
60 to 70 sq. in 4ch Sport / Acro

Quality micro gear only:
40 to 55 sq. in 2ch to 3ch Speed

Pee Wee and Tee Dee:
30 to 60 sq. in. CL

I have been developing .020 planes for quite a few yrs. these are accurate specs.
Current designs flying:
4oz RTF / 19.5" Span / 43 Sq. In. / 3ch
3.43oz RTF / 18" span / 45 Sq. in. / 3ch
Aug 03, 2019, 06:30 PM
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