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looking for a Speedy ARF with Landing Gear

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Old 07-10-2002, 03:56 AM
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I was just rummaging through a box of parts and 'discovered' three OS .46VFs, plus tuned pipes and headers! I'd completely forgotten that I had these!

Two of the engines are in good shape. One is crashed, for parts use only. I had the broken one on a Sonic 500 ARF pylon plane a few years back. It was way too much plane for my skill level at the time. 9x8 prop and a whole heap of RPMs. It was scary fast. I ended up planting the thing deep into a neighboring golf course after I was unable to pull it out of a WOT speed dive

I'd like to put together something similar to the departed Sonic (speedwise) but I haven't found anything in the way of ARF pylon planes. I need to stick with something that has landing gear - The field I fly from is quite rough. This eliminates Dusts, Whiplashes, Magnums, etc. etc.

So how about it speedfreaks? Are any of the major manufacturers still selling a .40-sized ARF pylon plane?
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:53 PM
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Old 07-12-2002, 02:54 AM
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I think Morris used to make a speedster V tail ARF....I cant remember what it was called though.
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Scary fast and it has wheels!
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I just looked it up....it is called the V-Vector. It is not an ARF, but it comes with the wing assembled and sheeted....no covering though. It was clocked at over 208MPH according to Morris.
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Any Quickie 500 ship will rock with the 46 engines you have. I used to fly Scat Cats...they were AWESOME. Quickie 500 rules are rigid so any one will do
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The Predator looks like the best bet. A quick RCU search has turned up all the mods required for safe operation with Powerful Engines. Cheap to buy, simple to modify.

Hopefully it won't be too difficult to set up for one of my piped rear-exhaust .46VFs.

Thanks for the suggestion!
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