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Allan Bowker24/03/2009 18:31:04
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I'm looking for a kit of the plane "Fly baby". Anyone know where I can get one?
 
We don't want it to be too big or too small, perhaps a wing span between 50" to 80" or even some clear plans to build from (although kit preferred).
 
We will power it by IC or electric.
 
Thanks
Terry Whiting25/03/2009 07:37:43
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Allan,
 
The size mentioned would be about 1/4 scale. It came in two forms, mono and bipe.
I plan built both to 1/4 scale, but have never seen it as a kit, but then to be honest I never really looked
The mono AUW was 8.5lb and powered by a Laser 80, the bipe was powered by a Laser 100, when field flying AUW 11.5lb,  and 13.25lb as a float plane. Both models now sold on .
They were both wonderful flying models, but my preference was always the bipe only because I'm a bipe freak.
 
I sure some weight could be saved if going electric. 
Andy Green25/03/2009 08:04:45
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SIG do a Spacewalker in various sizes, might be worth considering.
 
Andy
 
PS
 
Pegasus Models have them

Edited By Andy Green on 25/03/2009 08:07:13

Allan Bowker25/03/2009 10:06:53
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That SIG kit is nice but more than my mate wanted to pay, I will tell him about it though, thanks Andy.
 
I have found an ARTF kit made in China by a company called "Blue Arrow".
 
Unfortunately it seems they do not sell direct to the public, only in bulk and the only supplier of the kit I can find so far is in the USA.
 
Manufacturers Site: http://www.ltair.com/
 
                               http://www.bphobbies.com........
 
Just emailed the US distributors to see if they will ship to the UK
 

Edited By Allan Bowker on 25/03/2009 10:10:53

Allan Bowker25/03/2009 14:20:18
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BP Hobbies won't ship to anywhere else, just the US & Canada.
Why do companies do that? Must be doing well to turn down business.
 
I have emailed www.ltair.com to see if there is any UK distributor.

Edited By Allan Bowker on 25/03/2009 14:21:06

ntsmith29/08/2010 19:35:22
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Try the Gordon whitehead plan. 51" span. doesnt brake the bank and flys forever on a .12
Tim Morton25/04/2011 12:49:22
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Allan
Did you ever get your Fly Baby?
I've just got the plans for the 84" Eraldo Pomare design one (think from traplet). It's next on the building board - just need to clear it of other maintenance first....
Anyway looks like a nice build - will see how it goes in the next few weeks
 
Tim

kc25/04/2011 16:46:08
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Surely the Eraldo Pomare one is from MyHobbyStores not Traplet? I know I have the RCME with it in. They also have the biplane wing conversion plan which was in a separate RCME article.
 

Tim Morton25/04/2011 17:00:45
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My mistake KC you're right.
If you have the RCME is there a build article in it as well? If so would you mind scanning it and emailing it please? It would really help me
Thanks
Tim
Allan Bowker25/04/2011 18:11:19
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No, never found a kit for this one.
 
Unfortunately a scratch build is out of the question for the person that asked me to find one for him.
 
I'd forgot about this thread, it's been a while!
John Laird26/04/2011 14:48:08
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google - seagull spacewalker
 
seagull do a nice looking model at about 60 span and ita available in the UK
Tim Mackey26/04/2011 15:03:27
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I have the Seagull Spacewalker - it was the subject of a magazine article on converting IC to electric a few months back. 63" Span.
It may be for sale as I am still having a slow clear out of my hangar.
PM me if interested, and Ill send full details.

Edited By Tim Mackey - Administrator on 26/04/2011 15:04:19

kc26/04/2011 15:10:58
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Just for everyone's reference the plan numbers are as follows.
 
1/4 scale 82inch Eraldo Pomare plan RC1459 from RCME June 83
1/4 scale 66inch Eraldo Pomare biplane conversion RC1488 RCME June 85 ( you need the above plan too for fuselage )
 
51 inch Gordon Whitehead plan RM134 from Radio Modeller Oct 74 ( slightly non scale )
 
all from MyHobbyStores.
 
there is also a 54 inch biplane version by Mike Conrad Model Flyer May 2001 plan MF51
 
also RCM plans in USA do Chuck Cunninghams 80 inch version and several other smaller ones.
Andy Green26/04/2011 15:44:33
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I've an Astro Hog plan, pm me and I can email it.
 
A
Allan Bowker27/04/2011 00:40:54
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I've made the enquiry Tim, thanks.
 
I will PM you if he wants to buy.
 
Cheers
propogandhi29/04/2011 23:32:32
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Hi Alan, not sure if this of any use now, but I have a flybaby, at 84" (1/4 scale), built from a jim pepino plan by another and restored and converted to electric by me (you may have seen it im AMI last month , sorry david). Great flying model, with real presents in the air and on the ground. My thread is below, hopefully it will be of some help.
 
The sad thing is I may have to sell her before the summer (my pending wedding is becoming more and more expensive!). But hopefully it won't come to that...
 
 
prop.
 

Edited By propogandhi on 29/04/2011 23:33:44

kc30/04/2011 12:37:06
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No, don't sell her ........sell the model! You can always build another model.
road king9717/08/2011 23:51:47
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Posted by propogandhi on 29/04/2011 23:32:32:
 
Hi Alan, not sure if this of any use now, but I have a flybaby, at 84" (1/4 scale), built from a jim pepino plan by another and restored and converted to electric by me (you may have seen it im AMI last month , sorry david). Great flying model, with real presents in the air and on the ground. My thread is below, hopefully it will be of some help.
 
The sad thing is I may have to sell her before the summer (my pending wedding is becoming more and more expensive!). But hopefully it won't come to that...
 
 
prop.
 

 I have seen more nice planes lost this way ,I got rid of my wife and just crash mine.lol joe

 

Edited By road king97 on 17/08/2011 23:52:46

Allan Bowker18/08/2011 01:00:15
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Thanks for the heads up on this.
 
The original enquiry was on behalf of my father-in-law, however he has moved onto other aircraft now and is no longer looking for a Fly-Baby.
 
Shame though, it's a nice plane.

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