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TIM Shaw10/10/2016 16:16:31
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Does anyone know what this might be?

Originally built by a clubmate some 28 yrs ago it was promised to me as "a completed Curare Fuz"....

Yeah.

Right.

My first thought was a DSM Joker or maybe Dalotel, but Steve is adamant it was a plan which he abandoned when he went away to university.

But I can't remember anything that has elevators that tapered like these do...

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Tom Sharp 210/10/2016 20:16:12
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Could it be a Mick Reeves International

TIM Shaw11/10/2016 10:39:47
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Hi Tom

Not familiar with Mick Reeves International.

I am aware of the International that Mike Birch developed from his Capricorn, and I believe Mick Reeves used to kit the Capricorn,

While the tail group is similar, the fuz isn't, to my eye. The thing I have has a Joker style cockpit canopy, Capricorn was more traditional, Curare "fish" shaped, but thanks for looking!

Percy Verance11/10/2016 13:33:53
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TIM

The Mick Reeves International (I had one) was a slightly enlarged Capricorn with a few tweaks. Mick Reeves produced both in kit form for a while in the late 70's/early 80's.....

From the side view, that fuselage looks more Crescent Tornado than Capricorn/International....... As you point out, these were definately more fish-shaped, as were most F3a jobs back then.

Could it be Noel Barrat's Pegasus 111 I wonder? I actually have the plan somewhere, but I've not looked at it for years plus I've moved house a couple of years ago......

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 11/10/2016 13:43:22

TIM Shaw11/10/2016 22:50:43
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Hi Percy

Thanks for you insight. I took up R/C in 1986, so a bit late for the Capricorn and International.

I am familiar with the Crescent Bullet - which I believe was effectively a scaled down Tornado, and again, rather different in the canopy area to this. (I had an original Bullet in the early 90s, at a guess, and I still have a NIB original kit in the garage...)

However, I am intrigued by your mention of the Pegasus 111. Steve (the original builder) did ask me if there was design called the Pegasus something or other back then, and up to now, i was not aware of it.

I feel a search coming on....

Cheers

Tim

TIM Shaw16/10/2016 20:13:18
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Right on Percy.

Prompted by your insight, Steve has been doing some searching of his own and confirms it was built from a Traplet plan, and is actually a Pegasus 11

Percy Verance16/10/2016 20:26:11
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Glad to be able to help TIM..... yes

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