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Old 06-15-2015, 06:54 PM
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If I remember they were around 3-3.5lbs
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:06 PM
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:25 PM
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The F8F design weighed in at 2-3 lbs depending on engine.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:46 PM
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Jeff...is that you? Glad to hear your bringing Airkill back! I just sold my last Bearcat kit, still have a Conquest 1 that needs to be refinished. Sold my last MVVS .26 last year but I'm pretty sure I have enough parts to build one more. Man those RCCA days were great, some of the best times I ever had were flying combat. Those kits are great flying little planes. After the combat dried up we continued to promote 1/12 scale racing at our club. makes me want to get back into it lol.

Are you going to bring back any of the larger kits or just the 1/12 ones?

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Old 06-15-2015, 09:16 PM
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Yeah it me. Good news I have quite a few of the Reno Racer designs covered. Will be offering a Red Baron, Conquest, Rare Bear, Strega, Miss Merced, Dreadnought, Super Corsair, Critical Mass, Super K, Stileto, And others. Will be offering plans first then parts later
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Old 06-16-2015, 04:29 AM
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Well if you need a hand with parts I still have my laser cutter, let me know.

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Old 06-16-2015, 05:01 AM
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Interested in selling it? My email is airkill@att.net
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:56 AM
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I'd be interested in a Red Baron RB-51.
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Originally Posted by Airhead152 View Post
Interested in selling it? My email is airkill@att.net
My laser? No, it's been the best money I've ever spent in the hobby, I'll never sell it. I've also recently bought a CNC 3 axis router so I can do direct to mold stuff as well. But if you need some parts cut in the near term, I may be able to help you out.

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Old 06-16-2015, 06:21 AM
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The Red Baron short kit is $50 with plans, cores, canopy and scoops
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:43 AM
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Jeff,

Do you have any pics of Red Baron?
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:05 PM
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Jeff, is there shipping on the wing cores?
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:10 PM
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As far as shipping on the cores. They will not fit in a Priority Mail Medium box so the box size is a bit stange. T can cut down a box but the cost for one is a bit much. Since they are light it would be more cost effective to buy say 4 sets that way the box is still not very big and is still light and the shipping cost per set is much less. I just sent out a short kit and the postage was $17.00. I would say a set of cores would be about $15.50
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:14 PM
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Here are the pics of the Air-Kill RB-51 1/12 scale prototype. Powered by rear exhaust MVVS.21 with pipe. WAY FAST!!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:06 PM
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That looks GOOD! When I get going on the Bearcat, I'll decide then whether I want to do another of these or not. Sure is tempting...
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Don't forget the nelson .15 powered mustangs!
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:58 PM
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How much would four sets of cores cost to ship then?
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My Bearcat arrived this morning just as I was getting ready to go to the field. It looks pretty good, so far. Looks like I need to make up some wing skins. The vacuformed parts look better than I expected them to. I'm in the middle of two giant scale fighters at the moment but i'm going to try to work the Bearcat in, too.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:25 PM
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Shipping on a box of 4 cores looks to be $20
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Jeff, Which airfoil have you chosen for these designs, and what is the thickness percentage? The old "Killer-foil" ?
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:30 PM
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Don't forget the nelson .15 powered mustangs!


The fastest of all of the 1/12 scale racers was the Sileto that we made with a Nelson .15 RE engine. It was a handful to get started with the baldder tank and all and it ran through the fuel so fast it was not viable as a racer for 10 laps. We could only get 8 laps at best. With a 4 minute lauch window and 2 pace laps, we would run out of fuel on lap 8 or 9 if i remeber correctly. Of corse we also lapped the feild twice in those laps but if you cant finish what good is all that speed.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:33 PM
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I dont have my tech manual around right now but it was a NACA series foil. i know we look at quite a few option in the day but the one we chose had the best numbers for the Renyolds numbers we were working in.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:03 AM
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Jeff,
Are the wing cores for the P-51 1/12 scale? You mentioned in one of your posts that you had a P-51 with a 40" wingspan, which cores are the ones you are selling?
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:18 AM
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The Cores are for the original 1/12 scale designs. The P-51 is 37" I think. If you need to make the wing at 40" span and want to use these cores all you need to do is make a bigger balsa tip block to get the span you want or add a center section plug, or both. Not a big deal either way.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:39 PM
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Guys, I just received a couple of plastic parts kits for an upcoming project and they are super nice quality. Thanks Jeff for this very valuable resource for RC Combat!
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