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Old 05-05-2005, 11:28 AM   #11
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Man.. this really annoys me.... I mean really %$#%$# annoys me.

Years ago, I purchased a "competitive scale" kit (I won't mention the manufacturer or model), only to find, after spending a lot of money, and time, I was stuck with a stand off scale model at best.
False advertising if you ask me.

It's either scale (literally meaning to scale, and I'm talking dimensions/outline here, not level of detail) ... or it's not. Anything else is a marketing falsehood.
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Old 05-05-2005, 11:49 AM   #12
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Look at the # of different size 1/4 scale Extra's, Caps and Giles, out there... same thing. lots of variance.
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You're right Romn. The EAA Bipe has a 20 foot wingspan and my model comes out at 61 inches.
Must have been a smaller one seater airplane in full size. What throws me off a little is when i compare its size with WW1 biplanes. I guess the little Bipe was designed for aerobatics and solo flights, not like the two seater biplanes of yesteryear. also the shorter wingspan must account for some more manoverability in the air.
I've become comfortable with slow scale flying with my two cubs. Maybe this Bipe will be a little of both. I only have a saito 80 for power, and I estimate it will fly more scale like than most with that configuration.
If it does loops and tail slides and perhaps a few rolls in a row, i'll be lucky.

Thanks for your inputs once again fellas, I always appreciate...

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Old 05-06-2005, 10:04 AM   #14
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If it is not too heavy, you will do just fine. I flew my Dad's with a 60 2-stroke, and there wasn't much it couldn't do.....

Homebuilts tend to be small - tiny even! My brother has a Zenith..it has a 21 foot wing, and carries two people!! When you are flying, those little wings look like the size of envelopes out there!!!

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