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Andy Stephenson14/11/2019 16:06:23
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If you want a Panic kit give Avicraft a call and see what they can do for you. The Newmans are friendly and helpful. They may have some parts they can put together for you.

Andy,

Wilco Wingco14/11/2019 17:08:04
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There's a JP Panic on Fle-bay Here

Lima Hotel Foxtrot14/11/2019 19:23:05
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My LMS - Addlestone Models - have a Panic kit on the shelf. Please, will somebody buy it and remove the temptation! I don't have the room for another build!

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Broken Prop15/11/2019 13:27:15
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Avicraft are currently using Perkins to distribute Panic kits so in theory they should be available at a model shop near you. There are some in stock at Avicraft though.

Frantic and Moronic kits are still available through the shop as is the ever popular Mini Panic. They are all cut to order so a simple phone call will secure one.

Andy mentioned parts availability. As the kits are laser cut at the shop, any parts can be cut to order although as the design has evolved over the years there may be detail changes. Best to talk to Robert Newman if you have an ancient but treasured model that needs TLC.

I am not sure if the 'Perkins Panic' uses the same parts as the shop version. I will ask.

Pete

Edited By Broken Prop on 15/11/2019 13:36:09

Broken Prop22/11/2019 08:41:06
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Further to my post above, Robert Newman has confirmed that all parts can be cut to order at the shop, no matter what vintage. The 'Perikns Panic' uses the same parts as the originals.

Just ring 0208 460 0818 and talk to Rob.

Pete

Andy Stephenson14/12/2019 11:59:31
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Posted by Broken Prop on 22/11/2019 08:41:06:

... The 'Perikns Panic' uses the same parts as the originals...

Pete

Are you sure about this as the original Panic was an all slab-sided fully sheeted fuz with foam wings.

Wilco Wingco14/12/2019 13:22:15
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I have an original and it has nothing in common with the 'Perkins' but the name. thinking

Bob Field21/12/2019 14:58:29
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panic8.jpgpanic6.jpgpanic5.jpgHi all, can anyone help I picked up this Panic Bipe (or what I thought was a Panic) at Wings and Wheels bring and buy this year, but what actually is it? I have converted it to electric with a Quantum II and 6 cell lipo, it has all foam wings as the original but on close inspection it seems to be a cut and shut, the fuselage is joined in the middle, the tail does not match any Panic I can find pictures of. All the control surfaces match up exactly and appear to be original, the under cart looks like the original Panic as do the struts and wing supports.

Any Ideas anyone?panic3.jpg

Bob Cotsford21/12/2019 17:50:42
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I'd say you have it exactly right, it's a cut'n'shut. The tail looks like it came of an Edge or similar 3d style model, the wings and nose are Panic with some balsa to fill in the gap in the middle. Looks like it should be fun. I must refurb my Mini Panic one of these days.

Don Fry21/12/2019 19:50:18
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Small query. I'm just getting round to finishing one of the Perkins Panic kits. Normal weight, Engine a Asp 75 2 stroke. The finish is partly in transparent film. I am about the start the end of covering, and I might as well stick the registration on the inside of the film. But here (France), each aircraft get a unique number. Hence register it before finishing, if I want to apply the number inside the film.

Registration here, (France), Needs the maximum take off weight, in classes of weights. So I need to know the standard AUW for these things so I know what weight class to stick it in.

Bob Cotsford21/12/2019 23:53:09
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4 Max list it as 5.3lbs or 2400 of your foreign gms for the JP kit version Don.

Bob Field22/12/2019 10:27:09
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Yes Bob 2 planes for the price of one, have yet to fly it, had a job to get the the C of G right as you see by the distance I had to build the motor mount out, did not want to add extra weight to get it right, the auw is 5.6lbs, the wing span is 47in, actual length of the fus from firewall to tail post is 43.5in which looks more than a standard Panic to me, could lead to a hairy first flight, if anyone knows what the standard length of a Panic is please leave a post

Wilco Wingco22/12/2019 10:37:28
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My original Panic, foam wings and lots of solid balsa flying surfaces, is 34 1/2 inch (85cm) from firewall to tail post

kc22/12/2019 10:50:57
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Welcome to the forum Robert.

Actually Robert is a member of the same club as myself so I have had a chance to see this actual model ' in the balsa' and it certainly looks a good effort by the previous owner. The rear half of the fuselage looks as though its custom made to fit, not just an odd fuselage grafted on. Possibly a special fuselage rear made to accept a tailplane,rudder and fin from some other design. But it is so well made it also seems possible it was a prototype of a deliberately modified version. There must be somebody around who knows who originally modified the tail end.......

Robert has done his usual neat and workmanlike conversion to electric so I fully expect the test flight to go well - when the weather improves a bit. I hope to be there.

Don Fry22/12/2019 10:56:17
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Very nice colour scheme. What on the underside?

The current Perkins panic kit is also 34.5 inches.

kc22/12/2019 12:21:27
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It's worth noting that the tailpost on a normal Panic is at the LE of the tailplane so that is the measurement that should be used to compare fuselage length. So the fuselage itself is not really 9 inches longer on Roberts modified one but perhaps only a couple of inches longer. It's perhaps not as drastic as it seems. The rudder is a long way back but not the tailplane.

Bob Cotsford22/12/2019 12:29:21
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Bob, a longer tail moment usually gives a less volatile model, keep the movement down for the first flight and you should be fine!

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 22/12/2019 12:29:55

Paul Marsh22/12/2019 13:25:02
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minipanic (4).jpgI've got a Miini Panic, electric which goes well. Thinking of buying a kit and build another one. Have a brand new Parc Amber engine mount ( the red one has a vibe mount also in it). and it one of my spare engines in it.

Have another Panic. MP Anne Winterton's son had this and gave it away, as he didn't fly models any more. A Webra 60 and pipe with slide carb in it.

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Edited By Paul Marsh on 22/12/2019 13:28:06

Broken Prop22/12/2019 13:43:05
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This is a response to Andy Stephenson's query of the 14th Dec. Sorry Andy, I missed that at the time.

Before I posted about the 'Perkins Panic' I asked Rob Newman about the compatability of parts. He confirmed that the planes were kitted using the Avicraft drawings, so repair sections can be cut at the shop.

The drawings used are the current set. Over the years the design has been developed (for instance the change to foam wings and latterly back to a built-up section). My use of the word 'original' was a bit misleading. Sorry about any confusion.

Just to clarify, all of the various modifications have been kept on file, so regardless of which model you have, repair sections can be cut and foam wings can be supplied as there are blanks still available. Just phone Robert to discuss your requirements.

Pete

Edited By Broken Prop on 22/12/2019 13:55:37

Wilco Wingco22/12/2019 14:08:25
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On my, original, Panic the tail post is at the LE of the elevator, 5 inched back from the LE of the tail plane?.

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