This was my first twin it had 2 super tiger.25's and an 8 ' wingspan. It was made
entirely of corex and weighed 9 lbs. It was heavy because the proportions made it
balance badly it needed over a pound nose weight, The plane did fly but soon crashed.
i don't think corex can cope at this sort of size i have since discovered that about
60" span is about as large as you can go before the corex becomes to flexible. The
design of the aircraft was basically sound as the plane flew, I shall build a similar
wooden aircraft and make adjustments so that it balances without additional weight.
The aircraft had fleet radio gear consisting of 8 servo's and 2 rx's.
Here is a picture of my second twin this is from an old plan and is called a Double
Max has 7 servo's 1 rx and is powered by 2 .25 engines one OS.25fp and one Magnum
.25 (The old type which was an OS clone). I much lightened this aircraft to weigh
only 4 1/2 lbs it flys superbly, is highly aerobatic and i had lost count long ago
of the number of flights. Origonally i followed the plan recomendation for a cruciform
tail, this came adrift in flight on the 17th flight, the plane got away with very
light damage. I rebuilt with a standard tailplane and few reguarly for several months
before crashing it due to awkward timing on engine cuts. I am currently repairing
it for this summer 2003.
Left is my Double Max with new wing has no taper and very slight anhedral giving it even better flight characteristics with either 1 or 2 engines.The engines have also been replaced with OS 25 la's which have proved to be very reliable. Here is a video
of it flying at Goosdale.
This is a commander i bought as it is, it is well built and extremely light i shall
power it with 2 OS 10 FP's. You can't have it Gary.
Left is the finished plane currently had 3 successful flights, it is adequately
powered with the OS 10 fp's and 7*5 propellers. but does requires a concrete runway
to take off from, flies extremely well was no problem to land when an engine cut
on its first flight.Now had a is 4th flight, here is the video.
below is a friends twin gangster. , fast and well powered by 2 reliable OS 25 la's,
turning 9*6 propellers, this is a modified kit, not the artf version. It has a gyro
on the rudder which assist if an engine cuts which has happened due to tank problems.
Above is my 63" span mosquito this was the first plane i started building and was
always planned as a long term project though possibly not this long. I have 2 super
tiger .25's to power it. Its a bit small really for a scale twin. If i had known
better at the time i would have built the 84" span Brian Taylor version. I was toying
with the idea of turning into a power slope soarer.