My buddy had one of these. Pretty plane. Flew nicely, but was grossly
over powered with a Saito 180. It would take off in ten feet and climb
vertically at full power. We had to fly it most of the time with 1/3
power. I think any gasoline engine would be too big for it. Go with
what the instructions recommend...which I do not remember at this
I assume the wing is not a one piece. If it is, I'm sure I can take
it off for transport and put it in the bed of my pickup which has an 8
foot bed. I'll have to secure it somehow so it doesn't take off on it's
own on the way out to the field. I have a 20 acre field about 6 miles
from my house that I own and I like to fly there by myself.
Storm's Hamilt> I have a Zenoah 20 that would probably be too small for it. Seems like
Your comments about your pickup reminded me of a friend I had a few
years ago who had a Big John biplane. He used to transport it in the
back of his pickup truck, assembled. He didn't tie it down in any way.
I asked him whether he was concerned about it flying out of the back of
the truck, and he told me that there was a pocket of calm air right
behind the cab. Sure enough, about a week later he was driving along
and he saw it in the rear view mirror, jumping out of the truck. He
used to pay me to fix that plane for him whenever it broke, which was a
lot because it was mostly made of lite ply. Anyway, I've always
preferred minivans for transporting big planes. I built myself a Big
John about ten years ago and had to transport it in the largest vehicle
I had at the time, which was a 1965 Ford Fairlane. That was a pain.
I'm amazed at how they could get so little functional space out of such
big cars back then.
On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 19:51:52 GMT, Vegasfan wrote in
I think you are correct.
I helped a friend fish his servo lead out of the
wing at the field. I'm pretty sure that the
wing is held together by a tube or two, then
bolted to the fuselage.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the Rascal.
Re your SR battery pack, Jim. I lost a Q-500 to a new SR pack as
well. Problem is the so called welded straps on the cells. Now, I
open the pack and solder them over the crummy welds. No more
planes lost to bad battery connections! And I still maintain the
Saito 180 is totally too much power for the Rascal 110. If you fly a
plane with a motor that has to be throttled back all the time to one
third or one fourth throttle, logic should tell you that you have too
large an engine...
I just don't buy SR packs anymore.
I like having extra power for when it's needed. Also, you get long flight
times on a smaller tank when running an engine at less than full throttle.
We all have our favorite opinions. This is just one of mine. Your position
is perfectly valid also! :-)