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Old 10-02-2002, 01:29 AM
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I am looking fore my first speed plane. No one at my field flies speed planes they are mostly in to scale war birds. I would prefer something with landing gear fixed or retracts in a .40 - .60 size. Any help would be great.


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Old 10-02-2002, 04:12 AM
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Default Hmmm...

Well, here is a start....

Cougar
Patriot
Cermark F-20/F-16
DC F-20

There are many that fit the bill, but what is your level of experience for building/flying/ and ca$h?

Much good advice will soon come your way!

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Here is one I have been wanting to try, a Sig Kobra with a piped 40 and 2 gear retracts. The recommended engine is .19 to .35 and weight is about 3.5 lbs. You can see a pic and stats at Sig's web site.
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my building skills are ok i just finished a GP F4U Corsair .40 that needed a total if 6 clicks of trim and no lateral balancing. I am curently flying a Liberty pattern plane with a Rossi .40 piped 10/8 APC prop turning around 13,000 on the ground. If it is realy worth the money I dont mind paying for it.
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Could you send me some sight links.if yall were going to build one whitch one would it be. My flying buddy is building an enforcer how does it rate Thanks in advance
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Consider a 40 sized shrike. My first had a .36 pro, while still fast was easy to handle, in air and landing. It now has a .53 Irvine and is a different animal now. While no gear, they are easy to land and launch.
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Get one and you will be smiling from ear to ear...
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I built the Sig Kobra and let me tell you this little plane screams with the proper setup. For such a small plane it sure attracts alot of attention at the field and noone is faster. This is what I used.

O.S. SX 32 engine.
Spring air retracts.
I hid the control for the rudder in the fuselage but this took some creativity.
I also closed in the engine compartment as much as possible to make it look more jet like. You can invert the engine for the best look. This plane's fuse is really tight and it was a challenge to fit the retracts and support equipment in it but how rewarding it has been.
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how is it on the runway ours is kinda rough looks nice thanks
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It is fine on the runway I use because it is fairly flat but it is effected by small bumps. Not sure I would fly it off grass.
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it will be a while before I start one I an in the process of finishing a pattern plane right now I do appreciate all the advice
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What pattern plane are you currently working on?
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id like to stuff a jett fire 50 in that kougar, should make it hit 150 or so eh?
EDIT: oops i mean cobra not kougar.
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Wholey - moley! A Jett 50 in a Cougar? Be brave my friend...

And, as always take pics!
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Default Re: what should i get for my first speed plane

Originally posted by SHRUG
I am looking fore my first speed plane. No one at my field flies speed planes they are mostly in to scale war birds. I would prefer something with landing gear fixed or retracts in a .40 - .60 size. Any help would be great.


Thanks James
If your just looking for speed, and want to keep it simple, have a look at the Whiplash. It will do 145 mph with an OS .46 FX

http://www.geocities.com/roger_forgues/Whiplash.html
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Originally posted by dusteater
id like to stuff a jett fire 50 in that kougar, should make it hit 150 or so eh?

Yeah but I think I would reinforce the wings with some carbon fiber though. As it is now coming out of a dive I am afraid that I might snap the wing. I wish that I had a radar gun becuase I don't know how fast it is really going. All I can go by is what everyone says at the field and it seems like the responses are abit like fishing. The more I fly it the faster people say it is going. probably 120+ it could be alot more than that out of a dive.
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