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T-50/UC-78 -- New Kit
Sep 23rd, 2011 at 5:19pm
 
Thomas Designs Has just released a new kit, the T50/UC-78. Designed as a rubber free flight model at 42 inch span, 1 inch equals 1 foot scale.
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Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2011 at 6:04am
 
A lumberyard of balsa,minimal dihedral, minimal clearance for big props, drag from landing gear, no counter-rotation on props and no place to install long motor..Good luck Roll Eyes

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Reply #2 - Sep 24th, 2011 at 8:21pm
 
Awful pretty looking though...

Mr. Thomas seems to crank out amazingly realistic looking rubber model kits and this looks to be no exception.  I'd love to see pictures of the finished prototype as I assume a FF model with over 1400 parts is really a sight to behold.

http://www.thomasdesigns.net/ThomasDesigns_/NewRelease02x.html

Ummm...  The $426.00 price tag is a little too expensive for my tightwad tastes but if any of you guys buy and build one it would be nice to see it go together on the forum.

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Reply #3 - Sep 25th, 2011 at 3:19am
 
Looks like it would make a great R/C scale project, or a great static model. The price quoted has to be a world record for a rubber powered scale model..

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Reply #4 - Sep 25th, 2011 at 2:04pm
 
The price is definitely excessive. In terms of flying though, I don't think it's that bad. Scale dihedral on a T-50 is much higher than is apparent in the drawings. The nacelles let you run the rubber all the way to the wing TE, and the prop clearance is above average for a twin.

The props shown on the drawing are merely display props. Thomas designs gets pretty heavy into features like that. It's probably intended to fly gear-up.

No, I've no desire to fuss with it. At 42" it would be going up against stuff with twice as many bonus points. Probably a 50-60 second airplane though, which would definitely be satisfying and fun. With everything laser cut, it would be a fast build...better be for that price!
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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2011 at 2:38pm
 
Hi all

I saw the plan up close two years ago at Geneseo and it was AMAZING.... This summer in Cleveland I saw some of the vacuum form and it was AMAZING!!! The amount of detail and care in everything is mind bogling!!!! His kits are the best ever produced and I still say that the price is not excecive when you know the amount of time invested in the venture (he took mesurement and pictures of the real thing like crazy and is work is enouph to make the real one!).

It sure is a lot of money.... I ordered one two years ago. Now I need to squeeze my hobby money to pay for it,being out of work will make it difficult... I will get back to you guys for a full detail account. I know I will get a lot for my money! Looking foward to getting it.

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Reply #6 - Sep 25th, 2011 at 7:24pm
 
I will be watching for this thread very closely.
426 dollars for a rubber powered free flight kit.
Wow.
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Reply #7 - Sep 26th, 2011 at 9:48am
 
And just to show what a big model airplane the full size version is, enjoy this:   http://www.bigskystearman.com/projectbamboobomber.html
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Reply #8 - Sep 28th, 2011 at 9:36pm
 
Here is a video I took many years ago of another kit from Greg Thomas. Its a GEM!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHXphUROsHM

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Reply #9 - Sep 30th, 2011 at 7:28pm
 
thymekiller wrote on Sep 25th, 2011 at 7:24pm:
I will be watching for this thread very closely.
426 dollars for a rubber powered free flight kit.
Wow.


But on the other hand, if you order two, you might save a bit on the shipping...
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Re: T-50/UC-78 -- New Kit
Reply #10 - Sep 30th, 2011 at 7:48pm
 
Quote:
thymekiller wrote on Sep 25th, 2011 at 7:24pm:
I will be watching for this thread very closely.
426 dollars for a rubber powered free flight kit.
Wow.


But on the other hand, if you order two, you might save a bit on the shipping...

Yeah, and you'll need a forklift to get them into your work room Lips Sealed

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