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Old 05-12-2008, 04:26 AM
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If anyone with with Maxford/Green Model Mini GBY experience could share tips and info I'd appreciate gatheringas much informtion I could for a future build.

I'm going with a stock set up for now and looking for the best servos for the price. HS-55's have been used both on the GM and Hobby Lobby version GBY's but "Richard" at Green Models suggested they were okay but preferred more torque. GM offers Tower Pro SG 90 servos at a much more reasonable price than the HS-65 class but I wonder how durable and long lasting they would be.

What would some of you more experienced people suggest the preferred set up be for this bird?

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Old 05-12-2008, 01:35 PM
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Don't know about that particular model but my Son has the 50" Curtiss Jenny of theirs and it is a beautiful ship! build quality as great and the covering job is very nice.

The instructions are horrible though... If you are experienced at putting together ARF's with little to no instructions you'll be ok but this one was a challenge for us. We spent more time looking at the 2 pages of grainy b/w photos trying to figure out what they meant than we did actually building it. There were absolutely no written instructions at all.

Hopefully this one you speak of will have better instructions.

Overall we are very pleased with the plane. It is a great flyer for sure!
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:59 PM
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Don't know about that particular model but my Son has the 50" Curtiss Jenny of theirs and it is a beautiful ship! build quality as great and the covering job is very nice.

The instructions are horrible though... If you are experienced at putting together ARF's with little to no instructions you'll be ok but this one was a challenge for us. We spent more time looking at the 2 pages of grainy b/w photos trying to figure out what they meant than we did actually building it. There were absolutely no written instructions at all.

Hopefully this one you speak of will have better instructions.

Overall we are very pleased with the plane. It is a great flyer for sure!
I had the same issue with my Ultimate by World Models/Airborne Models. I'm still building it, but there are only pictures and very vague.

Good luck with your search for those servos Dick. I use the HS-55 in my Hobby Lobby Gee Bee. They seem to work just fine and never had any problems. The only servos I have ever really used are the HS-55s and HS-75s. Never had a problem with any of them. Keep us posted.

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Old 05-12-2008, 04:16 PM
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Yeah, I'm afraid the insrtuctions are really poor if you could even qualify them as such. Just poor color photos... but I feel confident it should be fairly evident if a little thought and time is spent. I love building models and a little challenge makes it interesting despite the lack of instructions.

Residing in a small town doesn't offer much opportunity to exchange ideas with experienced RC flyers on on one so it looks like I'll be hanging aroung the RC forums as much as possible to pick up as much info as I can.
So if anyone has any further to add please do so. Iv'e a lot too learn.

I'm also looking at finding a good example of the Travel Air Mystery Ship for the future. Looks a lot like a Gee Bee Y....classic beauty. If anyone has any leads or info on a good kit or plans let me know.

Best regards and thanks for your replies...
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I'm also looking at finding a good example of the Travel Air Mystery Ship for the future. Looks a lot like a Gee Bee Y....classic beauty. If anyone has any leads or info on a good kit or plans let me know.

Best regards and thanks for your replies...
you could work with something like this...

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/airc...ip/mystery.php

enlarge them, and build your own plane out of FFF, or depron.
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keep an eye on ebay, looks like you just missed this one...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840588
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not to hijack, but...

http://www.aviation-history.com/travelair/mystery.html

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122100
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