"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:40 PM
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This isn't 1/2 a but still is good to find. Went to a yard sale today and they had 2 kits from Balsa USA never opened. One was a phayton biplane and the other was a smoothie. I've had the phayton before and they fly great. Looks like a sportster which should fly great. Anyone know anything about the smoothie?
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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Raise the wing mount 3/4" inch, invert the engine
and use an aluminum gear. A good strong .45 on
the nose and it is a nice airplane. For some reason
they never seem to be very fast but with a little
help it is a nice plane.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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Its a really nice plane, Lots of carving, builds fast.
Attached is a picture of mine.
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The Smoothie is a great airplane, I have had one for years and they fly great!
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:55 AM
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What brand and size engines is everyone using?
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:51 PM
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I had an OS 48 4 stroke, it flew great. The older kits had high quality balsa, and it was very light.
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I flew mine on a .46 OS rear exhaust mounted inverted
with the pipe run under the wing. A real pain but looked
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:19 AM
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I have a Super tiger 40 on mine one of the Ital-en ones and it is pretty fast.
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