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Stevo21/06/2008 12:00:00
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Hi All,

Its my long term aim to build a BE2c, probably over two years or more. The plans I have are:

MW2907 (Traplet plan)
By David Hurrrell
Laser 70 four stroke powered
73.66" Span (1/6 scale)

1) Has anyone built this before (unlikely but I'll ask)
2) I can work out how to build it from the plan but would welcome advice from anyone with WWI biplane experience
3) Even to meet anyone for advice would help


Cheers Steve

Simon Chaddock22/06/2008 22:50:00
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I don't know this plan but building most WW1 biplane types is going to be a compromise between scale and practicality. True scale will be plenty strong enough for flying but not at all crash resistant and might not actually be that nice to fly.

This pic gives you an idea of what I mean - just look at the wing section!


Clive Moore26/06/2008 01:04:00
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Hi Steve, I've built a 1/6th scale BE2e from a Roy Scott plan powered by a Laser 80. With regard to advice I would say make the rigging work, if done properly it adds huge amounts of strength to what looks like a flimsy wing section, mine has had a couple of "arrivals" and the rigging did its job.

Have lots of patience, getting everything square with the rigging is a bit of a nightmare but once done it'll stay put

Here's some shots of mine you might like to see

Best of luck.







Stevo26/06/2008 09:10:00
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Wow...... Very nice!

 Where did you get the Roy Scott plan from, just as a reference - I could even change my mind and build that one..

Clive Moore26/06/2008 17:06:00
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Borrowed it of a mate, I dont know if its commercially available any more but a web search for "Roy Scott" might get you on track.

Good luck 

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