Would not have thought of a warbird as a scale pattern plane, but after reading the different types of pattern, I guess it fits. I don't want an ARF, I have a 4*120 ARF and would much rather have built it from a kit after seeing how it was put together. Granted, it is well made, but I would have used different glue instead of hot melt. The covering keeps coming loose too, so going to have to recover it this winter.
What I want is a plane that looks like a real plane, but can fly the patterns well. The Chipmunk looks like a good prospect.
Magnum 91 FS is a good match for it too.
Now that I think about it. my friends brother had entered a pattern contest just for kicks with a Zero and won. He didn't have time to stick around, only a little time to fly, got it up, did the pattern and landed and had the best time out of all of them. Really ticked off the regulars too.
Open to all suggestions on planes. One plane that is on my list is a Bridi, either the Dirty Birdy or the Killer Chaos. Neither are a scale plane, so hence my posting.
Something tells me that my 1/7th scale TF P-51 will not make a good pattern plane.