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Help I.D. an Old, Red Racer?

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#1
I was given this beauty a few weeks ago for helping out another club work on their field. the prior owner has no idea except that it is old (he is 85+) and i have not had any luck with getting an identification. i would like to get it back in the air but would like to gather as much info as possible before i attempt it.

any help is appreciated.

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pretty sure it was a gasser that got converted at some point but who knows.

thanks,

me :cool:
 

JTarmstr

Well-known member
#4
I was given this beauty a few weeks ago for helping out another club work on their field. the prior owner has no idea except that it is old (he is 85+) and i have not had any luck with getting an identification. i would like to get it back in the air but would like to gather as much info as possible before i attempt it.

any help is appreciated.

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pretty sure it was a gasser that got converted at some point but who knows.

thanks,

me :cool:
It looks like a Skywing edge 540 with a thinner fuselage. I searched arround and thats all I could find, sorry. Any chance its custom?
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#15
ran out of other projects i wanted to work on so i pulled it off the wall and dusted it off.

glad i did because Houston, have a few problems. :LOL:

let's start with the motor mount...

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sorry for bad pics but obviously we may need to reconsider our mounting arrangement. :ROFLMAO:

motor is a PHASOR, JETI model Brushless 15-4.

never had one, but i'm thinking i got a NiMH ESC? may need to replace that . :sneaky:

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one of my main concerns is CG. i'm not seeing a place where he was stashing the battery? if he was using heavier NiMH instead of Lipo's that could make things very interesting. :oops:

the wing is a bottom mount and held in with 2 bolts.

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the more i work on it the more i see how beautiful the plane is. it was definitely built by someone who knew what they were doing...

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thanks again for any help.

me :cool:
 

Keno

Active member
#16
Been looking at the wing design and it sure looks like the wing identifies it as "fun fly" type plane and it is also it build is light construction. I think this was a person that liked "Fun Fly" and put beauty into it design. I sent this to a old flyer to see what he had to say about it. If I find anything I will get back to you. The CG should be about on the spar.
 

mrjdstewart

Well-known member
#20
ya, it looks the part but is definitely not my plane. fuselage arrangement and access is completely diff.

thanks for looking, i appreciate it.

me :cool: