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Old 09-02-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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This is a great little slow flyer, just wanted to show her off with her "old army air force" paint job. She'll go really slow and go really fast as well, loops like a champ!


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Old 09-02-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool. Where did you get that one from? I need a good relaxing backyard flyer.

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I'm not normally interested in foam but that's pretty slick. How about some specs on it? Is it a kit or own design?

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found it!

http://slowbipe.com/products.asp

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Yep, firemanbill found it. The designer/builder is at slowbipe.com. All foam except 3 pieces of plywood to beef up the nose. You can order it from him or he ships to headsuphobby.com where you can order it along with a power package and wheels if you need that. I lost my first one by letting it get too far away from me and lost orientation. I now have 2 on hand. There is a 17 page thread where you can glean lots more info and pictures.

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Originally Posted by frankinfremont View Post
Yep, firemanbill found it. The designer/builder is at slowbipe.com. All foam except 3 pieces of plywood to beef up the nose. You can order it from him or he ships to headsuphobby.com where you can order it along with a power package and wheels if you need that. I lost my first one by letting it get too far away from me and lost orientation. I now have 2 on hand. There is a 17 page thread where you can glean lots more info and pictures.

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Cool, thanks for the link

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I'm not normally interested in foam but that's pretty slick. How about some specs on it? Is it a kit or own design?

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Hi Joe, This url will give you all the details. I can tell you this is the easiest and slowest foamie in my collection. Watch his videos of intentionally crashing it to see how tough it is. The wings and cabane struts are designed to come apart to lessen damage. Other than painting it can be put together in less than a day.

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The last thing I need right now is anohter plane but I really like this one!

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I hear ya, my spare bedroom is wall to wall with foamies! It's a sickness I'm sure. For sure it is a cute little bugger and it performs amazingly well for an 18" wing span. (it must be because it's a bipe)
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yeah, I like Bipes!


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Thanks.

I sold the Pitts, needed room in the garage at the time. We were still living in Virginia and a 1.5 car garage was putting a real bind on the hobby. Now we have moved to TN and I have more room than I ever imagined... Wish I still had it.

I do still have the 1/5 scale Waco. I just stripped all the covering off of it as it was so brittle and will be redoing it all this winter.

I have a really big garage now! and a lot bigger yard!


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Now THAT is a garage. Must be kiddy free....lucky!
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Now THAT is a garage. Must be kiddy free....lucky!
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Yep, our youngest is a sophomore at Virginia Tech. Empty nesters so to speak.

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A dually...a trailer...a garage fit for a king, and an emptynester.


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LOL and a few other toys too...


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Dude...seriously, no fair. That Kharmann Ghia....so sweet. Grew up in Europe in every type of VW there was, great memories of camping in the Westfailia camper, hideous plaid interior and all. We used to have a place here in CT that specialized in doing VW's over...especially the KG. Someday!


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That Ghia has a 901 5 speed gearbox out of a 73 911 in it. 4 wheel disc brakes, narrowed front with wide rims on all 4 corners. Lowered all around also. Full compliment of VDO gauges. All it needs is a motor which I am building this winter and paint.

it'll be sleeper city with this one!

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here is another one I restored and sold a few years back.


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