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Old 04-30-2003, 01:13 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

I, like most of us, am running shy of space in my hangar. I've got an OS 10 and could squeeze on more small plane in. Im really liking the ARF's these days (quick to fly!) but a kit would be ok as well. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2003, 01:26 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

How about a Lanier Shrike? House of Balsa makes a couple of small warbirds, P-47 and P-51 that really fly well. These are all kits but they build quick.
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Old 04-30-2003, 03:45 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

I see the Shrike is a belly lander. I read a review and it took an assistant to hand launch it. Is there any "sport" type planes out there (i.e Decathalon, Citabria, Taylorcraft) that are this small, and also is a plane this small too small to ROG. Is somthing with a .10 typically a hand launcher? BTW my flying field is grass, so I have to take that in to consideration. Im not really into warbirds, but Im not totally against them either. I just cant stand the fact this little motor is just "sittin"
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:56 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

Try a House of Balsa kit - I had my OS 10 on a HOB Spacewalker and it was great. They also have a Bonanza, Chipmunk and lot of others. But the lightweight of the Spacewalker combined with it's big wing made for a nice little flyer. Thinking of building another someday. plus, it's laser cut!
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Old 04-30-2003, 05:55 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

Look into a Sig Wonder. it is a "Belly Lander", but take off is a breeze. You just hold the TX in your left hand and throw the plane up at about a 30 degree angle with your right hand. Then, your hand goes immediately to the stick.

Believe it or not, you have plenty of time to get your fingers on the sticks, and this thing is a blast to fly.
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:45 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

I am just finishing up a scratch built ugly stick I am putting a .10 size Magnum on. HOB has the 10 size ugly stick, Chea pass or same thing like that. I was looking at the HOB Fly baby and the Sukhoi profile. They are not to costly and should be a good flying plane.

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I built a House of Balsa Chea Pass last year, and used a TT .07. It was easy to build and a blast to fly, but it fluttered the aileron servo to death after about 20 flights. I'd suggest a metal ger aileron servo. Other than that, I'd recommend it or the HOB Decathalon.
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Lanier Stinger .10

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Old 05-02-2003, 01:53 AM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

Here a pic of the little Ugly stik I just finished building. The HOB Chea Pass would be close to the same size. It weighs in at 2 ponds 4 1/2 oz with all but the Rx and Rx battry installed.

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Old 05-02-2003, 12:33 PM
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Default Nice plane for an O.S .10

I ordered the HOB Super Decathlon day b4 yesterday, and it should be here today. Ill have all weekend to start on it. Hopefully it will just go right together.
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Old 05-02-2003, 10:39 PM
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Default .10 size

I built this one from scratch ( my own drawings) and fly it with an .09 AP Hornet engine...
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Default RE: Nice plane for an O.S .10

what do you all think about putting a .15 on the front of a HOB decathalon?

is that too big? reason i ask is i have one sitting waiting on a home?
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:15 PM
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Default RE: Nice plane for an O.S .10

I would say go for it. With the .10 on it, additional nose weight was needed. Like most people suggest.......if you have to add nose weight, it might as well be a bigger motor. The .15 would be a nice fit IMHO.
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:49 AM
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Default RE: Nice plane for an O.S .10

For me this is an easy question. Get a Great Planes Ryan STA and convert it to glow. There are instruction for doing this at the bottom the web page. Great looking plane, but it will be work to build.

http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma0165.html
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: Nice plane for an O.S .10

Gators, wouldn't it have been better to start a new thread instead of dragging one up from a year ago (that doesn't even have the same topic???)?
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Old 02-25-2004, 06:29 PM
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Default RE: Nice plane for an O.S .10

I have a houe of balsa space walker but my GP .10 dosnt have enough power to takeoff.
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