Anyone built Graupner Kapitan?

Anything with a propeller
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Stew
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Anyone built Graupner Kapitan?

Post by Stew » 05 Mar 2020, 16:58

Anyone have any experiences of this one? I hear they're a really stable model. Nice looker too.

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Sundancer
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Re: Anyone built Graupner Kapitan?

Post by Sundancer » 07 Mar 2020, 12:36

Never built one Stew but did see a couple fly back in the sixties on rudder only - and they flew very well. And yes, it is attractive but with a nice simple structure.

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tiptipflyer
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Re: Anyone built Graupner Kapitan?

Post by tiptipflyer » 14 Mar 2020, 15:37

I built one years ago and I am still flying it very often. Since I have a S/C button only radio I mostly fly the Kapitän on the button.
It is a great flying airplane, looking good in the air, very forgiving and easy to fly, wether it is on rudder and elevator, proportional or bang-bang, or S/C on the button.
One of my most flown modells so far.
And believe it or not, if you just ommit the lower wing without changing anything else (no re-balancing required), it flies almost better than with both wings.
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Frank

Stew
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Re: Anyone built Graupner Kapitan?

Post by Stew » 16 Mar 2020, 11:55

Thanks chaps. Looks a good one.

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