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    LA40 racer

    I got this plane from my wife for xmas I put it together and it a great looking plane . I've not been able to fly it yet because of the weather. But i was wondering why i don't see many of them nobody seem to be selling then i've looked on a lot of dealers and no one is selling this plane .Is it a old plane that no one flys anymore or not a vary good plane .I looked on utube and it seem to be like down in mex and in the spanish speaking countrys put not up here in the usa why.

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    RE: LA40 racer

    I used to have one and it was a great little flyer. There are alot of them around but I'm guessing since they aren't a scale version or something a little more "sexy" they aren't seen much outside of a typical Sunday flying day. You will really enjoy it I'm sure, I have been trying to decide if I want to get another one.
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    RE: LA40 racer

    Is the plane from World Models called the LA Racer 40?
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    RE: LA40 racer

    They are one of the two models that are allowed in Club 40 racing. They are basically a low wing trainer. The Sky Raider II is slightly more popular but my guess is because it is a few bucks less than the LA Racer. I think the LA flies a little better.

    You can find them at www.airborne-models.com

    Check around, you may find a Club 40 race in your area.

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    RE: LA40 racer

    I had the LA Racer and currently have the Skyraider. My personal feeling is the LA Racer is a better flier, more stable and better control especially if you are doing pylon turns. Interstingly enough, the price of the Skyraider and LA Racer are now the same on the Airborne site. The Skyraider used to be about $10.00 or so less.
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    RE: LA40 racer


    ORIGINAL: tsawyer148

    I had the LA Racer and currently have the Skyraider. My personal feeling is the LA Racer is a better flier, more stable and better control especially if you are doing pylon turns. Interestingly enough, the price of the Skyraider and LA Racer are now the same on the Airborne site. The Skyraider used to be about $10.00 or so less.
    Wow, you are right, they raised the price of the Sky Raider II. It used to be $89.99. I have both and as far as I can tell, they fly identically if you set the throws the same. The LA Racer is a tad heavier due to using two servos for ailerons but there is no play like sometimes plagues the torque rods in the SRII. The LA is a little more streamlined with the cowl and rounded fuse. Some think it is a little faster but I can't tell any difference in speed. I can't make 20 perfect turns in a row so timing them won't tell me.

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    RE: LA40 racer

    Yeah, I really don't think there is a difference in speed, if there is it is neglegible. And, you are right about the ailerons, I had to do some minor work on the Skyraider to get rid of some slop. All things equal, I just felt the LA Racer was a cleaner airframe to fly, but the Skyraider makes for alot of fun as well.
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    RE: LA40 racer

    Thanks guys i'm waiting for a real nice far weather day to fly mine. I have the number 4 one black and red i'm waiting for a real nice day to fly it i'm still in the learning stage so i hope i can keep up with it.But i'm sure glade to hear that they are still around.

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    RE: LA40 racer

    They are GREAT flying models! I LOVE mine. It's my #1 sport plane as well as being a lot of fun to race.
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    RE: LA40 racer

    Now that the price is the same as the Sky Raider (SRMII) I think we will see a lot more of them on the race course.  I sold the two I had and haqven't had time to order more.  I still have about six SRMII's that are available..  I personally like the LA Racer better because of the dual aileron servos.  I have been converting my SRMII to the LA Racer type wing using the Sanaloma Laser wing kit.
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    RE: LA40 racer

    Well i foundly got to fly the RacerWOW what a plane I'm just past the beginer stage and this plane is fast.I have an Escapade that i fly every once an a while and i do some what well with it. But this LA40 racer is a hand full for me but i do love to fly it i hope i get better with it before i crash it i sure would hate that..Wish me luck i'm going to need it.

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    RE: LA40 racer

    Hey glad you enjoyed yout LA racer. I have looked at them a couple times. I race club 40 with a sky raider, but Im thinking of going to the LA Racer because they look cool and I have heard the ailerons are better. Hey good luck. Only advice with this style plane is keep you speed up when landing. They wont float like a trainer.......Im sure you already know that.


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