New mystery model

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tiptipflyer
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New mystery model

Post by tiptipflyer » 21 Jun 2019, 13:43

This time it´s not a new replica transmitter but a new model. My latest project build from scratch. It was one of the first R/C kits available here well over 60 years ago.
Can anybody identify it ?
I hope to finish it within the next two weeks. It will be flown on the button as intended and on reeds.
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Frank

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Re: New mystery model

Post by Tobe » 21 Jun 2019, 14:02

I would guess Graupner Electra....
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Re: New mystery model

Post by tiptipflyer » 21 Jun 2019, 14:30

Yes Tobe, of course you are right.
Here on this forum al least 50% of the members would know it. In my club about 5 out of 300 would recognize this plane, that is less than 2%.
This plane was on my to-do-list for years. It will be electric powered with a Taifun dummy engine.
I dream to fly it sometime with my Bellaphon or Standard 30 transmitter.

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Frank

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Re: New mystery model

Post by Wayne_H » 21 Jun 2019, 14:37

Looks great Frank ;)

I shall follow this one with interest as I actually downloaded the plan for it late last year, having discovered it while searching through old Graupner designs.
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Wayne
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Re: New mystery model

Post by Tobe » 21 Jun 2019, 17:31

Frank...you are German and Graupner addicted so it was a safe guess!
My only Graupner kit I ever built was the Hi-Fly, lovely airplane but the building was like putting together a 1000 pcs. puzzle with immaculate instructions and if a piece didn't fit you were sure one of the pieces was not the right one and all this well before laser cutting! As I grew up in Italy the classic first trainer was the Taxi II and Amigo II. Here is a picture of my dad flying Graupner Cup in Gorizia, Italy 1963. Graupner used to have its own representative in Italy and his name was Schnabel if I remember correctly.
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