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Old 04-26-2007, 11:15 AM
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Looking for something relaxing to fly, or cigar flier as a couple club members call them. something to putz around the sky while sitting in a chair smoking a cigar! I'm thinking of powering it with a 60 two stroke. Looking for something cheap and fun. Maybe a trainer? What's out there that will fly on a 61 decently yet is cheap? I have a 3D and a sportplane so this will round out my collection for days when I don't want to think too much while flying!

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60 size Cub
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:18 PM
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HL has Telemasters on their 5X5 test this week. Small, medium, large, XXL...

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Senior Telemaster. ARF. great flyer. thermalled one for 30 minutes one day. Even more fun on a set of cheap balsa usa floats. O.S. .61 is just fine.
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Sig Astro Hog Kit http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmar...FV4.html?E+Sig
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:24 PM
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All good suggestions. My only kit build was a 3D profile, but I'm not against building. what's building a Senior Telemaster like? Looks like pile of lumber!

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All good suggestions. My only kit build was a 3D profile, but I'm not against building. what's building a Senior Telemaster like? Looks like pile of lumber!

Mike
It is a pile of lumber. Lots of sticks to cut at angles and a little carving. One of the better quality kits I ever bought. I would go with the ARF if I were you. You will spend that much after you buy all the hardware and covering. I like the plane. It's fun to fly because it kinda lumbers around the sky. You can do a few stunts with it to.
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A friend of mine has a Sig Kadet Senior and I've never seen a plane fly so slow and lazily around the field. He has a Saito 72 in it and it just putt putts around. With an 80" wing span it also looks big in the air. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:11 AM
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I second the the Sig KADET SENIOR. It will be the biggest park flier you have ever seen.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:45 AM
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Interesting, never thought of the senior KAdet. Coincidentally, I just found out that my Dad's RC club is auctioning off planes from a recently deceased member. All of his planes are his designs, but in each one, he would buy Kadet Senior wings, then design a big boxy fuse for them, so they should be nice and floaty. They auction off one plane at each club meeting. I'll cross my fingers. If I can snag on of these I'll be set. The last one went for 100 bucks, 100% complete and in like new condition!

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:07 AM
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Build an 80" Span Big Bee and you will have the ultimate slow lazy flyer. It actually has more "float" than a Senior Telemaster. If built lightly its like flying a helium balloon but in airplane form.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:27 AM
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:44 AM
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Although it is not a 60 sized aircraft my vote for the best lazy day flyer is a SIG Rascal 40. 72" wing span and it does the neatest knife edge when you want to have fun. Replace the aluminum engine mounts with steel.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:50 AM
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if you really want a big ole lazy flier i just traded away the very best it was a giant 109 inch mr mulligan with a quadra 40 engine what a joy to fly but it was just to big for my little shop stanairman
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I've got a Kadet Sr. with a .91 OS 4-stroke on it and it floats great. 15X8 prop and a couple of clicks off idle. I have a lot of fun with this plane. Mine is a kit but the ARF does just as well. Haven't had a telemaster but I would guess they are about the same. I've got a cub also and it's not as forgiving as a Kadet but it does slow down nicely.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:54 PM
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I vote for Sr Kadet. I'm building one now with an OS 91 two stroke. I trained with the same set up. Big lazy flyer and also flies great in the wind with the 91.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:20 PM
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I was looking for the same thing and just bought a Kadet Senior ARF.
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