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Mar 22, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Buccaneer old timer

Would anyone have any photos or information on a large size Buccaneer?
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Mar 22, 2005, 10:20 AM
There were several sizes of the Buccaneer designed by Bill Effinger between 1936 & 1940. Bob Holman Plans http://www.bhplans.com/ has both the cad plans and outstanding laser short kits. Jim
Mar 22, 2005, 01:01 PM
Voices through wires? Ha!
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Ben Buckle offers kits for the Standard Bucc and the Super (heavier and streamlined) - also plans for these plus the charming little "Baby Buccaneer".

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Mar 22, 2005, 01:07 PM
Havin FUN
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Some Buc Pics

These are not much, but of a Buc I purchased from my friends son.
Friend was 88 and I remeber him 50 + years ago flying it with tube RX and
escapements. Has a 90" W/S and Fox Eagle covered with either silk or
nylon and dope. Flys like a DREAM !!!
Don-Basehor, Ks
Mar 24, 2005, 07:03 AM
In the Dunes
The AMA website has the John Pond plan collection listed. The lage Buc plan is listed for $12.00. I don't know how good these plans are, but it might be worth a look for the money they're asking.

Mar 24, 2005, 09:24 PM
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Every version of the Buc' that I've seen has flown well but from memory there was an updated version published by MAN a few years back as redone by Doc' Mathews and his structures and updates fly extremely well. I know because I've had a few over the years. In some ways depends on whether you want absolute authenticity or a really practical day to day flier.
Mar 28, 2005, 12:32 PM
In the Dunes
That Doc Matthews Buc plan is still available from RCstore.com It's plan # fsp1803 and sells for $19.95 (US)
I've built the Matthews version of the Brigadier and it's a great flyer.

Apr 03, 2005, 04:31 PM
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Ben Buckle Buccaneer

I have build my Buccaneer from Ben Buckle Plans.
It has a span of 66" and has electric power.
Flies great.
Jul 07, 2017, 10:14 PM
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Their is another post on the Buckineer Iam in the process of building the WE 88 ws version with the wing spoilers. I bought the plans 20 years ago at a flee market on the east coast, and bought a short kit. From another flyer in our club, he had cut all or should I say most of the templates, but was a little short when it came to duplication. Their is a company in Dayton Ohio that sells the Ben Buckle kit, from England, I've seen one of those kits, their big, and lots of parts, I've also seen some onEBAY, plans and kits. If you like to build and are experienced modeler. You will enjoy the build. I bought the 5 sheet plan set WE Tech, paid 5 bucks for it, rooled it up and stored it for 20 years. I ended up studying the plan for a month, went out and bought the strip wood. Motor mounts and a lot of the hardware and material. Meaning strip KandS brass and landing gear wire. You have to make quite a few parts out of brass. It is even a challenange for an experienced builder, anyway you will have fun, I built a Ben Buckle Quaker, 40 years ago, still have it crashed it many times, but rebuilt it every time, that's what is nice about the design, repairs are easy, and a challenge. Keep us posted on what you do! I realize this is a very old post, did you do it or not?

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