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Here's a photo of my nephew's Funtana 90.
Futaba 9C
Futaba 9252 digital servos
Thunder Tiger Pro 120
MA 16x6 prop
Weighs just a tad over 9 lbs.
Flys great!
 

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I haven't flown Bryan's Funtana 90 yet, but from what I've seen it appears to be more stable and predictible than the 40 size versions that I've flown. And with the TT 120 in the nose, the power to weight ratio is really good.
 

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nations330 said:
Thats a good looking airplane dave.
Yes, it is! I wish it was mine.

Can that kid fly too?
Yep....the "kid" can fly......better than his dad......but not as good as his uncle. :wink: :wink: :wink:
 

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My theory on Cowls is less is more.....I figure the cowl doesn't go on until the plane is totally trimmed, flown, retrimmed, and the engine is running FLAWLESS!!!!
 

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My theory on Cowls is less is more.....I figure the cowl doesn't go on until the plane is totally trimmed, flown, retrimmed, and the engine is running FLAWLESS!!!!
In other words, you have no confidence in your setup, and tuning skills to think that you set it up correctly the first time ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Gordo, the opportunity presented itself..... hehe

I have found that if I don't force myself to mount the cowl before the plane ever fires up for the first time, that the cowl sits on a shelf in the closet for years. When I got the 1/4 scale Cap ready to fly, I thought that I would wait on the cowl till I got it running right........the plane is almost 5 years old, and the cowl is in the closet.

When I built the Hype, I cut, and installed the cowl before the plane went to the field. The engine only needed a bit of leaning on the bottom end, and I had made provisions for that by drilling a hole for the screw driver before hand.
 

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Yeah, I cut them out and mount them, but then pull it off before initial flights. Like you, I may never get around to it if I don't do it while building!!!
 

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The TT 120 runs great! Powerful, tick-over idle, transitions perfectly, runs smooth, and extremely reliable at all throttle positions.

That naked UCD in the background is my UCD 60 with a TT 120 and a MCP. The TT 120 replaced a flameout prone ST 90 which nearly rekitted the UCD few times.

Bryan's dad had a Goldberg Sukhoi with a TT 120. That engine runs flawlessly too.

A couple of other local dudes have a TT 120 and theirs run great too.

So Bryan chose a TT 120 for his Funtana 90.......and like all the others around here, it runs perfectly.
 
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