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David Davis16/10/2013 17:36:46
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Looks like we've been left at the start boys, all of the other 2014 selections have their own threads, so I've started this one in case we need to put our heads together.

I'm awaiting the arrival of the Barnstormer Baby plan from the RCM&E Plans service. It's a 32" wingspan model and I plan to fit it with a throttled Mills 75.

The plan cost me £14......

Tony Bennett16/10/2013 17:53:09
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i will be doing a 72" version, when i get my self in gear.

thinking of fitting flaps as well.

come on tony motivate yourself.

David Davis16/10/2013 18:03:14
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You work too hard TB! wink 2

Greybeard16/10/2013 18:57:33
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I'm working on a Mighty Barnstormer 88" which will be electric powered so I've ordered a noise machine from Model Sounds for it. Can Barnstormers have machine guns? devil

Construction is underway since I brought a plan some months ago.

fly boy316/10/2013 19:25:54
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Hi DD, £14 for a 32inch model ? wonder what Greybeard payed for his 88 inch model.LoL

David Davis16/10/2013 20:52:07
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Let's get this finally nailed down. The Barnstormer is available in 32, 52, 63, 72, and 88 inch wingspans.

The 88" Mighty Barnstormer plan costs £20 from DB Sport & Scale.

The 63" and 72" are also available from DB Sport & Scale and both cost £10 each.

RCM&E Plans service offer the 32" 52" and 72" versions.

The 32" Barnstormer Baby, (code RC/1106) costs £12.50 plus postage.

The 52" Barnstormer, (code R/C1039) probably the first Barnstormer to fly, costs £22.50 plus postage.

The 72" Barnstormer, (code R/C1118) costs....er....probably more than you'd pay if you bought the plan from DB Sport and Scale!

Edited By David Davis on 16/10/2013 20:53:11

Tony Bennett16/10/2013 21:06:01
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this barnstormer boy is champing at the bit.

Greybeard17/10/2013 08:20:36
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D.B. Sport and Scale also do plan packs which speed up the building process and, I think, are reasonably priced.

David Davis17/10/2013 08:28:38
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I agree Graybeard and were I not planning to emigrate I would have opted for one of the larger ones.

Devcon117/10/2013 08:41:25
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Hi All,

Should this thread be combined with Phil's thread.

Regards

John

Phil's Thread

IanN17/10/2013 18:05:35
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Posted by David Davis on 16/10/2013 20:52:07:

Let's get this finally nailed down. The Barnstormer is available in 32, 52, 63, 72, and 88 inch wingspans.

The 88" Mighty Barnstormer plan costs £20 from DB Sport & Scale.

The 63" and 72" are also available from DB Sport & Scale and both cost £10 each.

RCM&E Plans service offer the 32" 52" and 72" versions.

The 32" Barnstormer Baby, (code RC/1106) costs £12.50 plus postage.

The 52" Barnstormer, (code R/C1039) probably the first Barnstormer to fly, costs £22.50 plus postage.

The 72" Barnstormer, (code R/C1118) costs....er....probably more than you'd pay if you bought the plan from DB Sport and Scale!

Edited By David Davis on 16/10/2013 20:53:11

"finally nailed down"........... hhmmmmmm, not quite wink

I was debating between the Mini Tyro and the Barnstormer Baby for a PAW 100, and favouring the BB because - having read somewhere it was c 38/39" span - It seemed a better match for the engine than the Mini Tyro

However, I'm now seeing a few refs, including the above, to it being 32", and also having been a free plan in RCM&E Jan '71

Have just received that mag via ebay I can confirm plan RC1106 states the span is 39". Text also says the scaled down plan shown in the mag is 1/5 scale, and measuring that indicates it is 39", not 32" span. David, perhaps you could confirm when yours arrives, please?

There was also no free plan issued with that mag - just the scaled down copy shown, to purchase. So, looks like its either purchase RC1106 or scan the mag page into cad, trace the key vital components and dimensions, and scale it up for printing. Decisions, decisions smile

 

 

Edited By IanN on 17/10/2013 18:06:58

Fylingdales Flyer17/10/2013 18:51:26
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How about the biplane versions, the 58" & 72" Bi-stormers? I have an unstarted 58" version. I might just make it my next build.

Greybeard17/10/2013 19:23:51
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Posted by BayNavigator on 17/10/2013 18:51:26:

How about the biplane versions, the 58" & 72" Bi-stormers? I have an unstarted 58" version. I might just make it my next build.

You could leave the lower wing until later. cool

Mike Hardy18/10/2013 15:50:09
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Has anybody come up with a wood list for the DB 63"?

Mike.

Phil Winks18/10/2013 20:41:10
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Posted by savedbytheground on 17/10/2013 08:41:25:

Hi All,

Should this thread be combined with Phil's thread.

Regards

John

Phil's Thread

Na John mine is my build blog or will be once the plan arrives. Mind you the idea of having a link at the top to all the forthcoming build blogs might be an idea (MODS take note please if poss)

and regarding wood requirements I will, for those interested, use my QS skills to determine the requirements for the 63 from DB sport excluding the ribs as I'm cheating and buying them from DB

for those of you following me I strongly suggest a SLEC balsa strip cutter or similar it will save a fortune in strip balsa by allowing you to cut your own from sheet

Now to get all those little DIY jobs out of the way so I can concentrate on the BS

Phil

Greybeard19/10/2013 08:03:15
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The instructions for the 88" contains an unquantified wood list which is not very helpful, I just ordered sheets of the appropriate thickness and appropriate grade and strip off the parts required.

Devcon119/10/2013 13:21:09
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Hi Phil,

Apologies, I'm new to the Mass Build, I assumed there was one thread for each model type rather than individual ones but I'm getting the idea now.

Looking forward to all of them.

Regards

John

Greybeard19/10/2013 16:17:43
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Your heading suggests that you started this thread as a place for the general discussion of Barnstormer issues hence my chiming in; am I wrong?

David Davis19/10/2013 16:59:09
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That's the idea Greybeard. I felt that experienced builders would start their own build logs for individual models.

I'm still waiting for my plan.

Martian19/10/2013 17:52:56
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Still undecided as to which Barnstormer pref it will be one the will fly on 3s batts cos thats what i have

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