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Fun Scale SE-5a. Radio control model for 19 - .35 engines.
Quote: "Hi, please find attached a plan, instructions and photo. I enjoy your website very much and appreciate all you are doing. This is from a kit that I believe was sold in the 1980s to 1990s. Wings are made from thick balsa sheets that formed a Jedelsky type airfoil, but without any ribs. It was developed from Dave Thornberg’s Honker Bipe which the company sold briefly. Cabanes were plastic; spruce is much better."
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Instructions sheet, exploded assembly drawing. Inc templates for cockpit and windshield.
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User commentsI built one of these kits back in the late 80's. It was easy to build with the wings pre-glued and roughly sanded to shape. As far as flying, it was not a good plane for beginners. Take-offs were difficult with ground loops and landings were always exciting. The kit came with plastic cabanes. If you build one, strengthen the upper wing mounting with strong cabanes and possibly functional rigging. The plane would wiggle and fly erratic with upper wing flexing back and forth when pushed too fast. Although I built it per the kit, I had to use a OS Max 35 with a 10 prop to get it off the ground. Don't try a smaller engine, it has about 600 sq in of wing area.
Marko99 - 23/02/2019
I built one of these way back when the kits first came out. I used an OS Max S.30 (plain bearing engine on 15% nitro if I recall) and it flew just fine.
Michael Reed - 07/08/2019
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