Q-500 Racing Discuss AMA 428, AMA 424, and any other variants of Quickie 500 racing

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Old 05-01-2008, 11:02 AM
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Default where to find q-500 airplanes.

Our r/c club here in Tulsa is starting a q-500 class of racing and the only airplane we can find is the viper. I have looked at pylon world but a lot of those places are out of business or not selling kits anymore. We are trying to keep the cost down and are using stock .40 motors. We are having a lot of fun but we tore up about 5 of the 8 planes we had there last weekend! Any advice would be great about manufactures of kits or arf's.



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Old 05-01-2008, 11:53 AM
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supertrc.com make a wooden Q500 kit. The wing is prebuilt. the fuse is a kit. A great kit for about $150 Much better than a viper.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:55 AM
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Default RE: where to find q-500 airplanes.

After Horizon bought up Lanier, the Preditor went the way of the dodo.

In my day,, we had to make out own models, none of this fancy ARf stuff,

We have been keeping stats on all our races forever, one constant, about a 30% crash rate on race day.

There was a China knock off of a Pred that was like 60 bucks a year or 2 ago , try googling the open Interntz. see where it takes ya'
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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Default RE: where to find q-500 airplanes.

Here is a list of people and planes to look at:

Seeker and hurricane (http://www.supertrc.com)
Vortex (marcus18992000@yahoo.com )
Bird of Prey (http://www.calspeedpros.com/Q500.htm)
Slingshot & Shotgun (http://www.darrolcady.com)
Ninja (http://www.flycontrolline.com)
Dawg Gone it, Mad Dog, Pit Bull (http://www.matneymodels.com/q500.html)
Scat Cat (http://www.lonestar-models.com - had a fire, down right now)

That should get you started!
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
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I would suggest sticking to the exact AMA424 rules and using only Thundertiger Pro.40 engines. When are your races? Kansas City is having a few this year, we are trying to have one in the Springfield, MO area, I know Joplin is trying to have one as well...we could just add Tulsa to the circuit!
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:20 PM
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Right now we have some races scheduled for May 24th and some time in June I think. The flyer is at tulsagluedobbers.com . We are mostly running TT .40. A friend gave me an old magnum .40 and it was running great, until it started slowing down one flight. It would not run over 13,000 rpm. I took it apart and found the piston pin loose in the piston. It had already worn out the holes where the pin goes through the piston. Couldn't find parts for the engine due to it being about 10 years old. Hobby People said that Thunder Tiger made the engine for them so I got the piston sleeve and piston pin from a guy who crashed his quickie with a TT .40 engine. The parts fit andf now it's up and running again, but before I got it running I had already bought a TT .40.

Thanks for the info on the planes, I have seen a lot of those on Pylon World but a few of them never return e-mails or are out of business.

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:33 PM
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Sorry i got the piston, the pin and the sleeve from the TT.
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Post the flyer on here. There are quite a few in that area that would make to your race if they know about it.[8D]
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:09 PM
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ORIGINAL: Super Splatter

After Horizon bought up Lanier, the Preditor went the way of the dodo.
Great Planes bought Lanier, and after a firm "We'll not change a thing!!" they're gone. Go figure, the Pred was a better plane![&o]
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:19 AM
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The Mad Dog fuse has molded in V stab mounts, and Carbon fiber in the nose
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AeroCrafts produces a 500 class racer called the Xciter. These planes come in an ARF format and fully covered. All you have to do is install the tail section, engine and radio. For more on these airplanes go to www.aerocrafts.net.
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READY TO ROCK!
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:39 AM
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Default RE: where to find q-500 airplanes.

I'm not 100% sure, but check with Marcus. For around $150 you can get a 424 Vortex. [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

In 428 it's like the 8 time, in a row Nat's winner! Plus Marcus is great and really goes the extra for his customers.

marcus18992000@yahoo.com
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:05 PM
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Hey Kevin: I have a Mad dog that I havent started on yet, but it doesn't have the carbon fiber in the nose section?? It must be an older model I bought it off RCU or E-Bay I don't remember which.
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I just started to place carbon in the nose this year. I have run a lot of them with out for a long time they are fine.Even in a mid air crash the nose is in 1 piece
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Kevin,

Where did you get the carbon? I can't find a good source for the 2.4 oz.
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I place 4.3 oz uni. I had to buy a whole roll that is 30" wide buy 125 yards long. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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http://www.acp-composites.com/

http://www.cstsales.com/

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Thanks Denis, but I was hoping to find something less than $93 + shipping for a square yard (roughly).

It really must have climbed the past couple years, I think the last yard I bought was closer to $45.

The Auction site only has heavy carbon (5+ oz), was hoping to find something cheaper...
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The price has gone up considerably the last couple of years. I think it's going to be hard to find in smaller quantities for much less than that, especially with the lighter weights.
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At SAM-RAI Racing, we also provide a wood kit for both AMA 424 and 428. You can check it out at the web link below...

http://www.sam-rairacing.com/default.asp
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You guys are the best! Hope you all have a great racing season!
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We are hoping to start a Q500 424 racing circuit in central IL next year.

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It was announced ( not rumored) last week end at the basin race that Hobby People is going to be selling Vipers and TT40 Pros in a couple months.

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anyone fly one of these yet? thinking about one to replace a broken viper
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