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    Planes for 1/12 scale, resources?

    Hi folks,

    Sorry if this has been covered. I'm wondering what is a typical kit/plan/arf used for scale combat these days? The club I just joined does a monthly combat meet, including scale. I went to the place I used to purchase ALL my 1/12 scale kits years ago (JK Aerotek) and like so many other suppliers, gone away. Looks like all but one Great Planes combat ARF has gone too.

    I can only think some other, more convenient or cheaper option must have come along. What is the common resource for scale combat planes in 2016?

    Thanks, Dave

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    There is/was a guy from around here that made some pretty good ones. The club there has somewhat fizzled, but he still will likely cut out some if you can find him. Johnny G was his name on the RC Canada forum. You would have to search him out somehow. He had a variety of WW1 and WW2 stuff for fairly reasonable CNC milled corro stuff. The cheap dollar may make up for the shipping. What are the guys in your club using?
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    It is reasonably easy to cut your own from urethane foam Low aspect ratio stuff like Spitfires Spitefuls and Hellcats can be covered in brown paper and PVA for a strong cheap and easy to repair weapon.

    Focke Wulf TA 152 s need glass ob the wings and some on the fuz this was my weapon of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.duncker View Post
    It is reasonably easy to cut your own from urethane foam Low aspect ratio stuff like Spitfires Spitefuls and Hellcats can be covered in brown paper and PVA for a strong cheap and easy to repair weapon.

    Focke Wulf TA 152 s need glass ob the wings and some on the fuz this was my weapon of choice.

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    Very nice!

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    I too was scrounging around for 1/12th built up models, as my club for the last 10 years have raced two pole pylon. Just last year in contact with AirKill, I was able to procure several kits for racing.
    Jeff Weiss the owner was very helpful in getting me the right products to me. Right now I have the Rare Bear racer on the building board getting ready for the finals in September. Give him a try.
    Below is a link on Airkill.

    Air-kill is coming back!

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    Airkill models were based on the Gus Morfis designs. I think he changed the airfoil, which I would recommend. Full symmetrical not good on these models. Kits can be had here.

    http://lazer-works.com/gus.html

    I just got an order from him last week and it is great. He might have plans as well if you ask. Good luck
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    I'll second what Vertical Grimmace says. Lazer-works also has an Arsenal V-33 that is one of my favorite planes. It is an old RCM design and the plans are available on the plans sharing websites.
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    Thanks guys!

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    Excellent V.Grimmace, I too have Lazor-works under my favorites, I had forgotten I had that listing. One thing about Airkill, as he provides the option of cowlings if needed (aka Bearcat) as I have 'several' that I had purchased. Either way you can't go wrong.

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    Johhyg.... That's me!

    i have some kits...... P51, corsair, and k61 tony. Let me know what I can do to help.

    My planes are all Coroplast with foam, 1/12 th scale. I'm on the road with work so don't have any pics. All the hard stuff is done for you, comes with every thing to build the airframe and I also made instructions with photos. All the plywood and Coroplast is CNC cut.

    john
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    I also forgot I have a mk9 spitfire..... See the link below, it will give you a good I idea of what's involved.

    http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=82294

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    I got one of your Mustangs at the London swap meet. It looks pretty good. Very solid fuse. It came with a .25 FX. that I think is new. The plane is partially built.
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    Hello 1/12 combat flyers

    I have a new Pica 1/12 combat zero if interested send me a pm

    Cheers Don


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