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Old 11-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default What plane is this???

I received this plane as a retirement gift. It has a fiberglass fuse and sheeted/painted wings. I has pneumatic retracts and an OS 60FSR engine. The engine has 3 needles valves and inflight mixture control. The long tuned pipe is under the plane centered.
What is it and what is it worth???
All I know is it sure flys like it's on rails.....

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Old 11-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Looks like an old pattern design. I had a plane that was given to me and I posted pics on RCU in the senior pattern forum. I had an answer, history of the plane and a set of planes in about three days. Just my .02.
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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dirty birdy?
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
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dirty birdy?
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Looks like a dirty birdy but the canopy is the wrong shape and the wing taper is not correct. Could have been a bit of libery taken by the builder?.. I have an old glass dirty birdy kit somewhere and the molded canopy is quite a bit different.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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Not sure what it is, but we can eleminate a few. It's not a: Dirty Birdy, Compensator, UFO, Curare, Magic, Atlanta, Bootlegger, Pheonix (series), Typorare. I'm stumped on this one, but it certainly looks like one from the same era as those, mid 80's, prior to turn around, perhaps just as turn-around was coming of age. The fuse/canopy shape, swept wing and lack of anhedral in the stabs are defining characteristics that eliminate the others I mentioned. Hopefully someone will have the answer, I'm really curious. Good looking plane, I really miss those days.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Boy, if it was said to have a wood fuselage, I would have voted for an Aurora or Blue Angle. Both of those were MK kits I had built. But I don't think they every had fiberglass fuses.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:16 PM   #8
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Found that it is a FSB Speeda.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:17 PM   #9
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The Tiporare....had one....it was affectionately known as the "flying flounder."
I disagree that the bridi dirty birdy had anhedral however.
I do agree the canopy is wrong for the dirty birdy.
I later thought it was MK Blue Angel also.

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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Found that it is a FSB Speeda.

Tshirt is correct! FSB Speeda it is ! ...You are the winner...Congratulations! You have won...Nothing! We should give away small prizes when some one gets one of these correct.. Did you here me Sleepy?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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I received this plane as a retirement gift. It has a fiberglass fuse and sheeted/painted wings. I has pneumatic retracts and an OS 60FSR engine. The engine has 3 needles valves and inflight mixture control. The long tuned pipe is under the plane centered.
What is it and what is it worth???
All I know is it sure flys like it's on rails.....

Thanks
If it's a fiberglass fuse, sheeted wing, Rhom air retracts $800 +
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:05 PM   #12
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Anyone want to buy it for $500 ???
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #13
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Saw off the nose and put a da50 on it and you may have a chance at 500... Actually there may be some vintage pattern guys that may be interested int it.. I would prowl around on the pattern threads on rcu...
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:19 PM   #14
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i bought it, it is a classic.
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I had one of these about 20 years ago, what a great airplane! Mine was a wreck that I got from a friend (we miss you Rob...) that ended up pretty heavy, but still a super smooth flyer. Fast though.

Really, I am amazed that this year+ old thread is on the first page of FG still?!?! WOW the pattern world here in Flying Giants is busy, eh?? Cant keep up with all the activity, LOL!
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