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Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 AM
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I hate to keep saying it Mike but it IS an absolutely incredible plane. GP is firing on 12 cylinders on this one IMHO.
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Apr 01, 2008, 02:05 AM
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You mean I have to buy another bipe so soon after maidening the Ultimate EP? Curses to your review! My wife will kill me!
Apr 01, 2008, 07:25 AM
Dr. Dave
Nice job Jon, great video and pic's as usual. Thanks for your objective review and thoroughness.
Apr 01, 2008, 07:56 AM
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Hey Barnesjonr,
Well done, excellent review!!!!
Looks like a real winner in the video.
Apr 01, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Nice review and nice plane. The only mod I made on mine was to replace the tail washer with a small tail wheel. Now I can taxi all I want without that "nails dragging on chalkboard" sound. Loved the HD video. Thanks for all the work.
Apr 01, 2008, 09:21 AM
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The section in your review that talks about using CA sparingly, I can totally agree with. I have delayed my build becasue I had to order a set of wings!! I was building the Bipe and thinking about god knows what when I realised I CA'd the wrong aileron control surface to the wrong wingset (upper/lower) When I tried to remove the CA'd hinges it turned into a mess but as with any GP product evrything I need is just a phone call away.

Way to go on the review, and you said your thumbs were "old" last time I seen violent snaps like that I dont remember seeing the plane exit in one piece!! Im glad we didnt see a review of this bipe flying around in pattern and doing loops and rolls. Jammin sticks is what its all about. I will be sure to post how easy it was to get the necessary parts from GP, as Im sure it will be a cake walk just Pi55ed about the delay I really wanted to maiden her in time with your review for everyone!!!

HD video was A++ addition, if you have high speed is well worth the DL time, you can see surface deflection in your manuvers and see the bipe's movement in return.....
Apr 01, 2008, 10:26 AM
"Have Glue - Will Travel"
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Great job as always Jon, very nice flying! And the photos and video are excellent!!
Apr 01, 2008, 11:55 AM
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george@dream-flight's Avatar
Great work on the review!
Sure wish we had flying weather like you do in Cali!
take care-
Apr 01, 2008, 12:39 PM
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Hey George, I'm glad you liked it and that you popped in here. I grew up in that weather and it is pretty awesome that I can fly and review year round out here, without freezing my fingers.

Hey George, can you comment on which prop is the best one to use on this plane and motor combo? I have a 10x7 on the review plane but would like to go up to a 11x7. There was something I read somewhere that it is perhaps the best prop to use in this application. I know the numbers I saw when running this across my Emeter were really not pushing the power system that hard?

Tnx again!
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Apr 01, 2008, 01:12 PM
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For the will pull hard and really help with rotations and tumbles in some 3D attitudes.
More rip is alwyas a good thing in my book!
Apr 01, 2008, 01:21 PM
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In the future...if you glue the aileron on wrong....
Take an exacto blade and cut the hinges. Then reslot the wing and surface, and put new hinges in..
Dont try to pull out the hinges once they are glued will break the wing or the surface...just cut them.
Apr 01, 2008, 03:03 PM
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Nice review Jon. Looks like a fun plane for a variety of flying.
jEff I have the slowest DSL link in the city of Stockton. Saw the videos finally at work as I uploaded them while doing other work away from my computer. Mike
Apr 01, 2008, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryan Davison
In the future...if you glue the aileron on wrong....
Take an exacto blade and cut the hinges. Then reslot the wing and surface, and put new hinges in..
Dont try to pull out the hinges once they are glued will break the wing or the surface...just cut them.

Thank You, I should have been more patient and come here first, but Im not as good a builder as I am pilot
Apr 01, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Great Review.

I have my fingers crossed that Great Planes will bring out a Glow Power version of this model.
Apr 01, 2008, 08:29 PM
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That must have been the coolest video I've ever seen on Ezone. Nicely done!

It looks like this plane has very nice flying characteristics. Looks like a keeper!

Great review!

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