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Nice plane, nice colour scheme! Good luck with the build and I'm relieved you're not going to electrocute electrify it!
Why not use a 91 without the tuned pipe and save a bit of weight.
But a red head OS61 Hanno on song with that tuned pipe, bliss! However you do need those flaps to slow done that 11-12" pitch.
Are you building from a plan or kit?I still have 2 of those Hanno 61's, would love to get them in the air again.
Your short kit, is it from here:http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_kits/curare.htm
Go for it, you wont be sorry. Then you can build a magic to go with it!My pride and joys.
Hi Alan,How bout a build thread, really keen to see the progress on this.
I built two from the plan back in the late 70's. I was only in my late teens at the time and I remember them as quite a build as I'd not had experience of building such big models at the time. I'll try and scan some pics of them and post them later.Mine were powered by a HP61 rear induction and used a pipe too. Loved em right up to the point when they hit the ground.............FAST! One of those incidents was caused by local CB use, the other I can't remember. Rather tragically I remember listening to the Stylistics on the radio on the journey home singing Lets Put It All Together......... Unfortunately there was no chance of that happening!Great plane though. Build it well and you'll have a true classic in your hanger!
Oh beautiful model! Good choice Alan, the Curare is one of those models I really wanted but never got around to building. I loved the pattern models and the pattern style of flying of the 70s. Saw Wolfgang Matt flying Arrow in '78, that was fantastic, have seen Hanno flying but it was at Sandown in mid 80s and wasn't a pattern model. I still have a YS 60 2-stroke and pipe, which would love to fit into a Curare.
You have quite a list of things to do there Nige
Lovely aircraft, the Curare, we have one in our club, it takes all the runway to get up and down....even with flaps!Looks great in the air, I always wanted one back in the late 70's, but it would scare me silly now....
I am building from a plan with a short kit and there is no additional information. Any idea what the control throws should be for Aileron, Elevator and the Rudder? I have a rough idea as to what it should be but knowing the exact throws will help.Thanks in advanceAlan
The curare is "in for repair" after yet another thumbs failure but i'll measure up the magic throws which was for all intents set up the same.
When I worked for Micro Mold back in the 80's we imported the variable pitch prop as used by Hanno
Ok, its more of a quick jog