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08-01-2009, 05:02 PM
We are converting a 20 year old Schneider Cup RC Racer to electric. Built for the Schneider Cup Re-enactment in Lake Havasu City in 1989, the 1/3rd scale Curtiss R3C-2 first had a 3.7cu.in. Sachs, then a 4.2 Sachs for power and weighed about 40 lbs.

Follow the progress on this forum

Let me know what you think


Bub Steve
08-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Bob::This is Very Cool! I'm in on this one, Don't forget lot's of pixs of this SuperBird!!bubsteve

Bub Steve
08-01-2009, 05:36 PM
And the real McCoy!!! bubsteve

08-01-2009, 05:51 PM
I will post pictures as often as possible. Thanks for the following...where did you find the picture of the Curtiss hanging?

Bub Steve
08-01-2009, 06:06 PM
http://www.schneider-cup.com/R3C2Rebirth.html , here's another cool one!! bubstevehttp://www.schneider-cup.com/files/FH000025Fix72.jpg

Bub Steve
08-01-2009, 06:16 PM
Found some of her being built as well! bubsteve PS and flying as well!
http://www.schneider-cup.com/files/IMS89a72.jpg http://www.schneider-cup.com/files/Mesa88b72.jpghttp://www.schneider-cup.com/files/FH000003Fix72.jpghttp://www.schneider-cup.com/files/FH000023fix72.jpghttp://www.schneider-cup.com/files/FH000014Fix72.jpghttp://www.schneider-cup.com/files/FH000020fix72.jpg

08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
WOW...those are great shots of the original 1/3rd scale Curtiss huh?

Bub Steve
08-01-2009, 09:47 PM
Very Cool Indeed!! bubsteve

11-01-2009, 12:23 AM
The first flight of the converted 1/3 scale Curtiss R3C-2 Schneider Cup racer is scheduled for the morning of Nov. 2nd, 2009. The Curtiss has been converted from a 4.2 Sachs gas engine to a Steve Neu geared electric motor.

The Curtiss weighs in at 50 lbs. even and thrust is figured in excess of 80 lbs.

The Curtiss will make its' public debut at the London Bridge Seaplane Classic coming up Nov. 6,7 and 8, 2009. If you wish to see the Curtiss fly, bring a float plane or just come to the Seaplane Classic and see other Schneider Aircraft on display and flying as we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Schneider events. There will be raffle prizes, vendors and a lot of exciting fun for everyone.