Radial powered Giant Telemaster

Radial powered Giant Telemaster

What do you do when you have a new Moki 150 5-cylinder gas engine and you want to test run it before you install it in your 1/3-scale WW 1 Nieuport 28? Our good friend and flying buddy Whitney Philbrick decided to come up with a stable and easy to fly flying test bed!

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Mating the Moki 180 to the 12 foot Telemaster required a bit of firewall and fuselage modifications, but overall the combo was a pretty straightforward project. Whitney uses Airtronics radio gear to control his amazing giant scale “test stand” and everyone who’s seen it says it’s the sound that satisfies!

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There’s just nothing else like the sound of a Moki radial ticking over as your model flies by. With a simple and easy to fly airplane, Whitney was able to put in lots of time running his new 150cc radial engine. This experience helped greatly and he learn a great deal about its care and feeding before he installed it in his 1/3-scale Nieuport 28.

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Rumor has it Whitney is thinking with a landing gear change and modifying (Kit bashing) his 12 Foot Telemaster, he can produce a standoff scale TravelAir 6000. We see the resemblance!

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Updated: October 10, 2018 — 3:52 PM

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  1. How about some video of the TM flying?! I’ve got a AMR Payload Master with a Moki 250 up front. I’ll have to post some video of that beast in the air one of these days.

    1. I have some video but the quality is bad unfortunately, I will get some better video in the spring.

  2. Go for it Whitney!!
    Rick R

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