I have one that I got used - all banged up & heavy from aborted take-offs
and subsequent repairs.
At first, no one thought it could fly...but then we took off the bottom
cover in front of the fan and used the recommended 30% nitro fuel. Now that
it could gulp some air, it did just fine from a paved runway with about 150
feet and a shallow climb-out.
I bought a new fuse from a Tower "scratch & dent" sale so I can make it look
good and get the weight down. Instead of cutting all of the intake holes in
the canopy & fuse sides, I'm just leaving the big "cheater hole" open in
front of the fan.
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