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  • New Bidule 170

    Finally finished my Bidule 170. Waiting for the weather to get right for the maiden.

    DA 170
    RE-3 Tuned Pipes
    Mejzlik 28.5 x 12S Prop
    Carbon Fiber Spinner
    2 each 7800mah LiIon batteries
    1 each 5200 mah LiIon battery
    100 ounce fuel capacity
    Tail wheel Ohio Superstar Heigh Large 50-70 lbs
    Weight to be determined.
    Balanced with 4 ounces added to the back of the firewall.

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  • #2
    A taildragger Bidule! Looks really nice, Kris. We'll all be watching and waiting for a maiden report.

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    • #3
      Looks great! You planning on aerotowing the lawn mower? You sit in the lawn mower then RC the Bidule, right? Then you yell out 'hey everybody... watch this!'.

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      • #4
        Looks great Kris. Good luck with the maiden! You're love the plane.
        Len Buffinton
        Team Horizon Hobby

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        • #5
          Wow....Cool Kris!....I'll be looking forward to seeing it fly this year!!!

          Love the tail dragger mod and color scheme!!! It looks like a Swiss Air Force EFW C-3603 ....ummm...one of these....


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          • #6
            Kris, Did you have to make new hard points for the landing gear or did you reuse the existing hard points and just turn the gear around, so that they swept forward, instead of back?

            Pete

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kris View Post
              Finally finished my Bidule 170. Waiting for the weather to get right for the maiden.

              DA 170
              RE-3 Tuned Pipes
              Mejzlik 28.5 x 12S Prop
              Carbon Fiber Spinner
              2 each 7800mah LiIon batteries
              1 each 5200 mah LiIon battery
              100 ounce fuel capacity
              Tail wheel Ohio Superstar Heigh Large 50-70 lbs
              Weight to be determined.
              Balanced with 4 ounces added to the back of the firewall.

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              Do you use the lawn mower to simulate an airport ramp tug?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xroadie View Post
                Wow....Cool Kris!....I'll be looking forward to seeing it fly this year!!!

                Love the tail dragger mod and color scheme!!! It looks like a Swiss Air Force EFW C-3603 ....ummm...one of these....


                That would be "Patrouille Suisse" Aerobatic Scheme

                Jeremy and Ben
                SCCAAA TT TN

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                • #9
                  Patrol Suzy ?
                  Len Buffinton
                  Team Horizon Hobby

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                  • #10
                    EFW C-3603 SCHLEPP Swiss target tug aircraft

                    ...so it will schlepp Either Foam Wood or Composite!
                    A Site for Soar Eyes

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JimD View Post
                      EFW C-3603 SCHLEPP Swiss target tug aircraft

                      ...so it will schlepp Either Foam or Wood
                      It will also schlepp hot air..... in the form of a blimp?

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                      • #12
                        The mower is the tug for moving it around.

                        Pete,
                        I left the original hard points in the plane so I can retro fit it to a tricycle gear if the tail dragger set up does not work out. I took all the balsa off the bottom from the original hard points forward. I put in 1/4 birch ply then 1/4 light ply. I used 1 inch x 1 inch bass triangle on the inside. Then I put 1/8 light play forward to the firewall to help with strength and stiffness. The gear was turned around for the sweep forward.

                        Thanks all for the nice support.

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                        • #13
                          Here is the interior set up. Click image for larger version

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                          • #14
                            massive plane build dude.

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                              A better picture of my Bidule.
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