Quickest 500 (oz10375)
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Quickest 500. Radio control pylon racer. Wingspan 51 in, wing area 501 sq in.
Update 29/03/2020: Added kit review from RCM January 1979, thanks to RFJ.
Quote: "RCM Product Review. Bridi Hobby Enterprises QUICKEST 500.
The Quickest 500 is a sport pylon club racer, which was designed by Joe Bridi, and is kitted by Bridi Hobby Enterprises, Inc, 1611 E Sandison Street, Wilmington, Calif. 90744. Our first peek inside the kit box left us a little doubtful that there was enough wood and hardware to do the job. How can there be enough stuff in that box to build the beast pictured on the front? we thought. After taking a second, more thorough look, we decided there was just about exactly enough wood and it was obvious the hardware included had been chosen very carefully by the kit designer.
The wood in our prototype was either bandsawed or hand cut and of very good quality.
The hardware package includes an aluminum landing gear which is pre-bent and drilled for the axles but not for mounting to fuse, nylon elevator horn, brass rudder horn, steerable tail wheel assembly, aileron torque rods in brass tubes, mounting bolts and a Bridi glass filled nylon engine mount.
To complete our prototype we built the kit exactly as the instructions said. We would, however, recommend changing the glass mount provided with one made of metal. There is nothing wrong with the mount included in the kit. It is a high quality nylon engine mount. We feel though, in order to extract the maximum from our K & B 6.5, a metal mount would be more rigid and transmit more power to the props, and that means we go faster. That also means less vibration to our radio and we like that idea almost as much as going faster!
Assembling the Quickest 500 was very straightforward and should be quite easy for anyone with a couple of aileron models to their credit. All the parts fit together extremely well... "
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User commentsI had these two photos in my files [model photo & more pics 003, 004]. Please note the "Formerly Bridi Hobby".
JeffGreen_LasVegas - 14/09/2018
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