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Old 06-29-2003, 08:23 PM   #21
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"Canuck Trainer"(circa 1975) fiber glass fuse,foam core wing(sheeted with Bristol Board) 4 channel high wing(semi symetrical) tail dragger powered by a "Merco 61" This plane was kitted in one of the "Prarie Provinces" (I think).. They also kitted a pattern plane around the same time called a "Lightnin' B"... Anybody remember the companys name??
I also had one of the earlier 40 size "Kadets"....

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Old 06-29-2003, 08:49 PM   #22
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:31 PM   #23
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I'm learning on a Kadet Senior with an OS .52. It flies great!
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:50 PM   #24
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I learned to fly with the sid kadet lt-40 with a thunder tiger .46 pro. Great plane to learn on. I fly it off of skiis during the winter. I would like to try floats, but dont have anywhere to fly it then.
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:53 AM   #25
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For me it was a unionvelle trainer with a k+b .40. great plane until the switch went bad and drove it in from about 300 feet up. I just scratched a new one for my Father with a Saito .50. Test flew it last week. What a sweet flyer that not alot of peaple now aboutI guess as I have never seen anyone else ever fly. (it's not the cricket).
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:51 AM   #26
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I learned to fly on a hobbico superstar 40 with an OS 40 la. Definetly not overpowered. Flew nice but you had to fly it on the wing not the prop especially on takeoff. Was the only trainer I ever saw that needed over a 100' of pavement to takeoff. Retired it after 60-70 flights. Gave the plane to my grandfather this spring to learn to fly and is now in the process of being setup hopefully for a test flight in august.
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Old 06-30-2003, 09:49 PM   #27
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My trainer was a Shuttle ZX, OS .32 . Helis Rock!

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Old 07-01-2003, 01:11 AM   #28
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Hey Dave.W

I agree with you my best trainer was the Unniovnvile club trainer with an Eny .46 FS with home made 4 bladed prop.

Bob and Dennis who both posted above were two of my Instructors. Oh and I forgot to mention that my radio was a well broken in top of the line ORBIT Championship Series 7 CH rig I picked up from the then President of MAAC, Warren Hitchcox......

Ah the good old days hey Bob and Dennis?
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Old 07-01-2003, 01:43 AM   #29
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My trainer was a Graupner Taxi and a Heathkit Radio. Built 2 radios and 7 aircraft, all the same. Could get it up but had a hard time getting down. Now there is more help.
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The Canuck, Lightning B and others were kitted by GB Glass Products in Yorkton, Sask. Brent & Gary Roushe (sp?) were the"GB" in the name. I still have a Lightning B built in 1976 although it hasn't flown for 5 - 6 years.

The Canuck was a great trainer but my first real (proportional) trainer was the Senior Falcon powered by a Webra 40 Blackhead. The absolute first was a Keil Kraft Super 60 with an ED single channel radio.

Here's a couple of scans of the GB brochure FYI.

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