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Favourite Non Scale Sport Bipe?

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martin collins 107/02/2019 17:42:30
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I`m interested in what peoples favourite Sport bipe is and why, pictures would be nice if you have any........

cymaz07/02/2019 17:47:28
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There might a few WotsWot pictures....you never knowlaugh

Nigel R07/02/2019 17:48:53
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Haven't had enough to pick a favourite, sadly.

I should do, I like bipes.

kc07/02/2019 17:58:32
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This is my Renegade bipe plan No 1512 from RCME should be available from Sarik. However I recommend instead the Acrobits No159. Reason is I flew my Renegade and on the same day a friend let me have a go with his Acrobits - I felt Acrobits was just that little bit better. But the Renegade was a trusty plane for many years. When brand new I exhibited it at Alexandra Palace Model Engineer Show ( the proper RCME / Nexus show ) didnt win any medals of course but it was nice to see see the crowds looking at my model.

Both the Renegade and the Acrobits I flew went well on an ordinary 40 two stroke,  mine had an Enya 40SS plain bearing.

Edited By kc on 07/02/2019 18:04:57

martin collins 107/02/2019 18:05:29
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Ohhh, that looks nice, been on the Sarik website, plan number is now RC1510 any more pictures of it?

Colin Leighfield07/02/2019 18:10:55
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image.jpgI know I have shown it before, but the Pat French Team Special is still mine. At the time the DB Bi-Stormer was very popular, a great model, but I felt that this flew better.team special 79 in 1982 (2).jpg

martin collins 107/02/2019 18:37:31
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The RAF scheme certainly suits the shape................

Percy Verance07/02/2019 18:52:00
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The Wots Wot is a relatively modern model though cymaz, popular though it is. Go back a bit further and there was plenty of fun to be had with the Avicraft Panic - which first appeared at least 40 odd years ago - and the Flair Pulsar, which was ( from memory) an 80's creation. Both exceptionally good sport bipes with a healthy following at the time. And of course there is the Jabberwock. Available in several sizes and very popular as a floatplane due to it's ruggedness and scale like appearance. Don Stothers and friends flew a brace of them during a break in proceedings when the 1978 World Championships was underway. He must have sold a few plans on the strength of that excellent display. 

As mentioned earlier the Acrobits. Again a good solid sports bipe capable of lively aerobatics. I remember Jim Worden ( the designer) flying the prototype at Witton Park back in the 70's. It later appeared as a Radio Modeller plan.

My favourite? That has to be my DB Moth. Ok it has scale pretentions, but is simply a sports model if we're honest. I flew mine on and off for 20+ years before finally selling it on. The sheer relaxation factor with that model was huge. I've yet to fly another model quite like it. Which is probably why I eventually bought another kit.......

 

 

 

 

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Geoff Sleath07/02/2019 19:32:34
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Percy, I think my DB Gypsy (Cirrus) Moth is at least sport scale so not really eligible as non-scale bipe.

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It does fly really well though as I think we'll agree. yes

Geoff

Percy Verance07/02/2019 19:43:15
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Absolutely Geoff, a very nice flyer indeed. It's got to be, it's a Boddo job! yes

Looks well in those colours Geoff........I like the modded scale u/c

Here's mine. Maiden flight in 1990.....

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Edited By Percy Verance on 07/02/2019 19:49:12

FlyinBrian07/02/2019 19:44:28
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My favourite is The AEROMASTER, Originally a kit by AAMCO in the '60s. I have built five or six of them, have one at the moment plus a Great Planes "Super Aeromaster" - kit just in case.

I also have a Giant Aeromaster which I bought second hand and have yet to fly. I need to find a suitable 40 - 50cc engine first.

rcaddict07/02/2019 19:51:50
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under construction - galaxy jester

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kc07/02/2019 19:53:26
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Martin you are correct it's RC1510. Just this one more photo which is the one on the Sarik website. The advantage of this biplane is that it uses wood for the cabane struts rather than wire - nicer if you are a woodworker.

malcolm woodcock 107/02/2019 20:29:00
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Torn between my Hyper-Bipe and my Gemini.

Stephen Smith 1407/02/2019 21:22:16
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Have a hobbyking meliso not available any more but similar to a sebart miss wind think they just copied it very smooth and accurate, also have a hobbyking hyperbibe great flying chuck about plane will do all the 3D moves search hobbyKing 3D - Michael Wargo flies the Durafly HyperBipe

My favorite is scale a Goldberg Ultimate with a 20cc petrol in fact it's my favorite plane of all time, my second favorite was a Goldberg Ultimate with a SC108 sadly no longer with us.

Frank Skilbeck07/02/2019 21:31:45
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Wots Wot is hard to beat, but I'll throw another couple in, Flair Puppeteer (never owned one but have flown others) and a bit left field the Towrag, not too many V tailed biplane towplanes (and it flies really well too)

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Percy Verance07/02/2019 21:47:44
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KH's designs are always that bit different Frank. I've seen one of those go, and it did fly very well........

Orginally intended to tow a glider up I think, hence the name. The thought behind it being the towline couldn't foul the rudder.......

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 07/02/2019 21:51:27

Steve J07/02/2019 22:22:24
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Panic.

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martin collins 107/02/2019 22:30:58
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KC, do you know if the Renegade was a plan in RCM&E, if so when? What span is the model, Sarik`s site doesn`t say..............M

john stones 107/02/2019 22:49:41
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I'd go with Flair legionnaire or Precedent Bi Fly, would rather have a Pitts though.

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