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Old 02-19-2007, 05:07 PM
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I am looking to get a scale warbird that is actually scale. I have seen some that have got thin little undercarriage and just dont look scale. Does anyone know of any scale warbirds that could be mistaken for the real thing when flown.

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Old 02-19-2007, 05:15 PM
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are you a builder or an ARFER? It makes a difference
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:45 AM
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I would prefer ARF
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:49 PM
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The most scale looking warbird ARF's are from KMP/YT International. They are not 100% scale, but they come pretty close (hence the required nose weight). Check out their Spit, ME109, and Hawker Typhoon.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:48 PM
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If you intend to build close to 100% scale your 1/7 scale Corsair will need weigh 2000 lbs. and have a 700 Hp. engine and won't fly. Try for "sport scale", have fun flying, and claim the full size plane is the one out of scale because it doesn't match yours to 7 to one scale.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:39 PM
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ORIGINAL: AVGJohn

If you intend to build close to 100% scale your 1/7 scale Corsair will need weigh 2000 lbs.....
Dude. He means 100% realistic looks/etc.....
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: AVGJohn

If you intend to build close to 100% scale your 1/7 scale Corsair will need weigh 2000 lbs. and have a 700 Hp. engine and won't fly. Try for "sport scale", have fun flying, and claim the full size plane is the one out of scale because it doesn't match yours to 7 to one scale.
You should have been paying more attention in physics. Divide weight by the cube of the scale, or in your example 343. Same for HP.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:52 PM
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ORIGINAL: AVGJohn

If you intend to build close to 100% scale your 1/7 scale Corsair will need weigh 2000 lbs. and have a 700 Hp. engine and won't fly. Try for "sport scale", have fun flying, and claim the full size plane is the one out of scale because it doesn't match yours to 7 to one scale.
Try 26 pounds and 5.8 horsepower. Still probably wont fly or at least not too well.
Good Luck
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:11 PM
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I guess we fly our models in the same sized air molecues as do the full-size and causes some problems when scaling down to our size.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:11 PM
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26 lbs empty, 40lbs @ max scaled weight. for ~70" ws @ 1/7 scale... 5.8 hp would be about a 70cc gasser. Not for the faint of heart!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:46 AM
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ORIGINAL: scalebirdman
You should have been paying more attention in physics. Divide weight by the cube of the scale, or in your example 343. Same for HP.
I paid a lot of attention in physics but must have missed that class. Why divide by scale cubed?

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Old 02-21-2007, 08:30 AM
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have u tried the marketplace (i know stupid suggestion), good luck to u.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:59 AM
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Because the area is the Square but volume (weight in this case) is the Cube.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:29 AM
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Try looking at Yellow Aircraft, or for a most impressive scale P-51, the Fiberclassics all composite model sold by Composite Arf today. These are in the 80" - 100" span range.

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:52 PM
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70cc in a 70" model????

man, an i thought i was getting a little cocky with 20cc in a 62" model!

But far more interesting i'm sure
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: SCALE Warbirds

The SisT FW-190 or Airworld Me-262 if properly done will look real in the air. I would not really call these ARF's though and would not recommend them to someone who has little building skill. They are not cheap. If you are willing to build with balsa then there are many great plans available.

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:46 PM
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IMHO, ARF warbirds are stand-off scale at best.
The only exception I know of are the [link=http://www.kwmairpl.com.ph/default.asp]Kaldéren & Welch[/link] range of WWI warbirds.
If you are looking for a WWII warbird you are out of luck.

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:42 PM
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There are plenty of very nice scale arf warbirds over in the buy/sell section. Expect to pay for what you get.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:32 AM
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ORIGINAL: tailskid

I guess we fly our models in the same sized air molecues as do the full-size and causes some problems when scaling down to our size.
Hi
Must be something to make the calculation of this stuff!
I heard about a guy .... Reynolds
He find a formula ....
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:40 PM
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Good one Jimmy

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:03 PM
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Treacle:
What size are you looking for?
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:22 PM
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The Kyosho ARF's are pretty nice. and if you compare to actual photos of the full size plane you can make some modifications to make almost any ARF look better.
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