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Old 10-02-2008, 03:11 PM
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way cool Dan!

attached are a couple pics of the Aero-Bat Header and Package that I saw on Ebay. I wish I would have remembered to get the sellers name.

terry dean


Thanks for the pictures, they really are going to help too and it shows the nose cone clearly.
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Just found the plans, they are for the Acro-Bat, assembly diagrams and instructions...so when combined with the templates that were posted earlier, there's the complete model!

I'll get them scanned and sent on shortly.

Just curious, did these plans for the Centuri Acro-Bat ever get posted anywhere?

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Just curious, did these plans for the Centuri Acro-Bat ever get posted anywhere?

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I don't believe I ever received them from Dan.
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I am curious about this also.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:47 AM
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Hi all - thanks for circling back on this. I believe I know where the plans are - let me see what I can dig up...

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Thanks for reviving the thread, I obtained original instructors for the Acro-Bat. It's progress. Here is a quick scan of them. I will also send them to you Scott.
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This is great! Now all we need are patterns.
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Thanks for reviving the thread, I obtained original instructors for the Acro-Bat. It's progress. Here is a quick scan of them. I will also send them to you Scott.

Thank you, Tim! No need to re-send to me. You did what I would've and that is posted them here.
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A couple of years ago I attempted to clone the Acro-Bat. I found an unopened kit on the Air and Space Museum site (could only see a little of the instructions and a few parts), combined some X-21 plans and patterns from YORP. I wasn't quite sure about the canard release mechanism, but after seeing Tim's post..looks like l got it right.
The ejection charge moves the canard tube forward just enough to release the flaps. Another interesting find was the forward bulkhead was drilled with a small hole (I think perhaps to control ejection gas pressure on canard piston). Anyway after a little trim weight on the rear wing, it turns in some great flights.
The other rocket is my version of the Hans glider, based on the same principle.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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That's what I was thinking about trying since we don't have actual Acro-Bat patterns, working with the X-21 patterns and adjust them for the Acro-Bat Assembly Drawings and instructions. Glad it worked out for you, nice job!
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