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Andy Hat03/05/2019 21:37:08
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20190502_142251[1].jpgI inherited this plane and I'm not sure what it is - anyone know? It's been stored in a shed for some time and it a bit worse for wear but I'm keen to rejuvenate it if I can.

It looks like there's a part missing where the windscreen would be - there's nothing to attach the rubber bands onto at the front. It would be great to find out what model it is and see if I can get a plan.

Also, once I've fixed the broken horiz-stab, I need to somehow un-twist the tail section. The whole tail area is rotated a few degrees so the rudder is no longer at 90 degs. Any suggestions on how I can do this?

Andrew Price 203/05/2019 22:12:31
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chris larkins03/05/2019 23:57:07
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To me that looks like a 'Detroit Custom Cruiser' made by Powerplanes International.

I had one as my first model, powered by an O.S LA 46, I passed my 'A' test with it.custom cruiser.jpg specs.jpg

Doug Moss04/05/2019 06:54:29
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I recently rescued one as well and was wondering what it was.

Can anyone put a date to it?

Peter Miller04/05/2019 08:10:23
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I second that as a Custom Cruiser. Lovely model

David Davis04/05/2019 08:56:51
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Yes it's a Detroit Custom Cruiser produced by the much-missed Powerplanes International who also produced a nice Maule Super Rocket. I used to have a DCC. I had an OS 40 Surpass in mine. It was the second model I put into a tree! blush

Andy Hat04/05/2019 10:40:29
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Thanks all! Might get the heat gun out later - to try and untwist the rear. Looks like I need to get some orange paint...smiley

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