Pipe Dream (oz10914)


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Byron Pipe Dream. Radio control sport model.

Quote: "If the Pipe Dream is your very first radio controlled model aircraft, the outlined information found on this page and page 2 may prove useful to help you understand the basic principles of transmitters, receivers, fequencies, servos, etc. For those of you who are veteran modelers, we suggest you move right on to the assembly process that begins on page 4..."

Quote: "The Pipe Dream has been designed to fly with a 2.0 cubic inch, two cycle engine. However it can be flown with a .61 engine. The three channel version has been flown with a K&B .61 two cycle engine and a Quadra 35 two cycle engine. If a four cycle engine is to be used, we do not recommend anything smaller than a .90..."

Quote: "Hi Steve, I would like to share Byron PipeDream RC plane, manual and drawing as attached. It was popular back in 80's. Salam Kami,"

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Note photo of completed Pipe Dream model [morepics 003] is from bugdude's excellent RCGroups thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3066987-Restoring-a-Byron-Originals-Pipe-Dream which also includes some video on page 3.

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Manual. 20 pages, includes lots of assembly photos, also detailed materials list.


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  • (oz10914)
    Pipe Dream
    from Byron
    83in span
    Tags: IC R/C
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 19/02/2019
    Filesize: 849KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DidiLaksana


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User comments

Hi Thanks for this wonderfull site. One question - this drawing are full size? I love this plane and I try to build one. Thanks again from Maracaibo Venezuela. Pablo
PAOF - 23/02/2019
Yes, the plan is full size at 83 inch wingspan. Of course the kit included ready-made foam wing panels, and also the ABS moulded parts that formed the fuselage pod. You'll have to fabricate these yourself from scratch. The manual is very detailed and will be helpful. Good luck with your build.
SteveWMD - 23/02/2019
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