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Mar 22, 2005, 08:08 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, 09:20 AM
There were several sizes of the Buccaneer designed by Bill Effinger between 1936 & 1940. Bob Holman Plans has both the cad plans and outstanding laser short kits. Jim
Mar 22, 2005, 12:01 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, 12:07 PM
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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, 06:03 AM
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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, 08:24 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, 11:32 AM
In the Dunes
That Doc Matthews Buc plan is still available from 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, 03:31 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.

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