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Michael Wright02/11/2014 06:34:58
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A friend came by yesterday with an un-built kit of a "Dingbat"....I think it may be a late 1980's design made from thin corrigated plastic sheet like that used in house 'For sale' signs. Looking for basic info such as engine size as it is not mentioned in the instructions. Plus anybodys experiences of the model.

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Mike

Braddock, VC02/11/2014 08:22:33
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I had one, quite a long time ago. IIRC you need to assemble the fuse carefully as the way it went together locked in other components. I still have it in the loft somewhere, victim of low inverted + up elevator, which broke the engine mount.

It flew well, I'm racking my brains trying to remember the engine I had in it but can't for the life of me.

Percy Verance02/11/2014 08:54:56
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I was initially slightly confused by the opening post, as the only Dingbat I recall was a kit marketed by Ripmax back in the 70's/early 80's. It was a sort of flying wing thing, of the type used by control line combat flyers. A complete heap of rubbish it was too.

I wasn't aware of a correx version being produced?

sgwlm02/11/2014 09:15:22
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the title had me confused too,

it brought back some memories of my 'dingbat' it was a rpimax/aviette kit I I remember right, 36"ish span wing, twin solid booms and little nose section, think I had .25 in mine, like Percy says, similsr to the control line combat, but with radio.

I covered mine in glass cloth and used to do some really low under wire fence flying, I had great fun with mine,

oh the old days eh

Toni Reynaud02/11/2014 09:19:37
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I remeber the Dingbat - mine flew well as I remeber, but then I wasn't expert enought to know the difference! A look at this website  **LINK**  might reveal some information. I haven't lookd at it in any depth for a couiple of years, but there might be something useful

Edited By Toni Reynaud on 02/11/2014 09:21:59

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