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Nigel R08/05/2019 18:49:16
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Long shot perhaps but dies anyone have the rcme plan Zippy by Sean Bannister?

Piers Bowlan09/05/2019 09:17:33
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Is this what you have in mind Nigel?

zippy.jpgIt was posted by Robin Kearney (page 1) in the thread 'All our Yesterdays'. If it is the one, you could PM Robin as he says he still has the RM plan. Perhaps he could scan it and email it to you? Sean Bannister designed many gliders the most notable being the Algebra I think. Of course 'Zippy' is a fairly common name so good luck with the search..

I built a folding Zagi once which I would secrete into my suitcase for the occasional flight in exotic locations!

Piers Bowlan09/05/2019 09:45:54
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You can get a digital plan from here.

Nigel R09/05/2019 09:50:17
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Sadly not Piers - although that Zippy is on Outerzone, I think.

The Zippy I am thinking of was a 20 size aerobatic model in the style of a late 70s F3A. Tapered, swept wings, clean lines, fast looking thing. I imagine Sean's glider experience probably used to good effect in the design. It used to be listed as RC1260 in the RCME catalogue, but Sarik do not seem to list it anymore.

jeff2wings09/05/2019 12:06:55
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is this it ? RCM &E plan No rc 1260

Edited By jeff2wings on 09/05/2019 12:09:12

Nigel R09/05/2019 12:11:56
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That's the Badger! Yes jeff. Very paisley in that picture!

jeff2wings09/05/2019 12:21:13
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Sooo 1975 !laugh would think this would go well with E.P.

Nigel R09/05/2019 12:41:21
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Yes it would. That fuselage is as smooth as a baby's bum and the whole thing looks like its doing 90mph standing still.

BTW, If anyone has the mag, I'd be quite happy with a electronic copy of the low res plan that used to accompany the article (if there was one).

I should probably stop daydreaming future projects while I have a big one on the table, but I was thinking of either 3S3000 sort of power and keeping it simple and the same size (42" ?), or scaling up for a glow 60 and going the whole hog with trike retracts and a four servo wing (flaps, crow brakes).

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Don Fry09/05/2019 14:05:48
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My eyes go wobbly even thinking about flying that colour scheme.

Sheepish09/05/2019 14:49:03
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If you locate a copy of the plan for the Zippy I would like one too please, that looks like a great build for a .25.

kc09/05/2019 16:15:36
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It would be worth a phone call to Sarik to see if they can locate the plan as lots of errors have been made in the listings over the years and the plan may be there but not obvious.

Nigel see my PM to you about the RM mag.

jeff2wings09/05/2019 16:47:20
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The plan was in the August 1975 rcm&e

Nigel R09/05/2019 17:07:36
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Thanks kc, good call. There seem to be a couple of copies on Ebay as well.

kc09/05/2019 17:10:45
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So it was on the cover of Radio Modeller but published in the rival RCME !

Nigel -cancel that message i sent it's just the magazine with the photo not the RCME you need - that's not available.

kc09/05/2019 17:16:57
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Nigel I have sent a new message with better info

PatMc09/05/2019 18:24:01
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Posted by Nigel R on 09/05/2019 09:50:17:

I imagine Sean's glider experience probably used to good effect in the design.

I don't think Sean was seriously into glider comps when he designed the Zippy, I think at that time he had aspirations in the power aerobatic comp scene.

Here's a pic of him a little later when he was one of the top glider competitors - World F3B Champs at York 1987 (?).

Sean Bannister with Algebra 7 or 8

Subtle change in style by then. wink 2

Piers Bowlan09/05/2019 18:49:21
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According to Outerzone, the Zippy slope soarer was designed by Mike Freeman so my apologies to Mike and Sean- Google leading me astray again!

I was actually a little surprised that Nigel should be going over to the 'dark side' (Gliders) but then I thought he must have plans to electrify it. wink 2

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 09/05/2019 18:50:53

Sheepish18/05/2019 18:31:24
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Found the magazine on a well known auction site, took it to my local print shop and they kindly scanned the magazine plan and enlarged it to full size and printed a copy for me. It’s not fantastic quality but good enough to build from.

I now have a plan and the wood is on order. 😁

OS 25FP power is the plan.

Andy Stephenson17/11/2019 21:35:09
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I built a Zippy in the mid 90s. On enquiring at the local model shop about an OS25FSR for it I was told I really needed the new OS32FS. It was extremely quick. Unless built light I would have thought that an OS25FP may be a little lack-lustre in performance.

A.

Sheepish18/11/2019 07:57:33
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I am just finishing my Zippy ready for covering, it’s been a slow build 😴.

I have planned for an Irvine 25 which came from a club member selling some older glow engines. I think the power will be OK as back in the day the Cambria fun fighters I built had OS 25’s in and this is no heavier and about the same size and these flew OK for me. I did build one fun fighter with an Irvine 36 but it was a bit interesting on hand launch as it would torque steer if I didn’t throw it hard enough and was very fast.

i will try to work out posting some pictures if anyone’s interested.

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