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Old 06-17-2013, 06:22 PM
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Hello,

I saw this model for sale on the forum. I am a new pilot. Is this a stable machine? Does anyone have any comments on this model? Year built? Is it a stable machine? I tried finding info on the net but was unable to get any specs.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:50 PM
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Hello Miguel
I'm not familiar with the Windmiller do you have a link with pictures?
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:54 PM
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this is basicly copy of the bensen b-7m except its welded steel tubing instead of bolted aluminum ,to me it looks just way to heavy for what its powered with,the nelson engine gives around 40-45 hp but with 42" prop the thrust is around 210 lbs per bensen ,original bensen b7m was very lightweight so it wasnot problem for him to fly it but without knowing what the empty weight is its hard to tell what the performance will be like,this looks like it was build for military by someone or by some company but cant tell for sure
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:17 PM
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Miguel,

I don't know anything about that model other than I have never seen one. It may or may not be a stable machine but without any models flying to compare and learn about, it sounds like a high risk opportunity to me to have anything to do with one. You would be better off to stick to a "popular" more modern model that you can verify a proven track record with and have it demo'd and flown for you before you buy it (just to make sure it really is airworthy). Someday when you are more experienced you may be capable of making a wise decision on a unique machine, but as a beginner, you really should stick to proven machines.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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There is a listing on our classified section. It is selling for $2,000.00 Do agree with all suggestions. thanks
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:33 PM
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...Is it a stable machine? I tried finding info on the net but was unable to get any specs...
Miguel, you'll often encounter one-of-a-kind machines which have been given names by their owners which make them sound like they were in serial production, when in reality only one was ever built.

It's very possible that the performance of the first one is why they never built a second one. Just sayin'!
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