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TideFlyer 04-03-2008 05:54 PM

Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
I`m well aware that this is wildly subjective, but thought the topic might spice up the forum and stimulate some debate. Personally, I think the Pulse series ( assuming the 60 size flys as good as the 40 ) from Hangar 9 is destined to join the 4*s and Goldberg Tigers as an RC classic sport plane.

Sherman 04-03-2008 06:55 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
I'll go along with the 4star and Tiger and Pulse. In addition, would highly recomment the Kaos, the Calmato sport and the Cermark Graduate. There are many more, but have had experience with all of these planes, and have been pleased with them. One notable attribute of the Kaos, Graduate and Calmato ias their low price.

ChuckW 04-03-2008 08:15 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
A lot of people will tell you it's the GP Ultrasport. I have the kit but haven't built it yet so I have to take their word on it for now. I really like the GP Super Sportsters both my .40 and .60 size are great. Well, the .40 WAS... Another good one is the World Models Rambler .45. It comes with retracts, flys like it is on a rail and lands near as gently as a trainer. It's currently my most flown plane.

Come to think of it, they're all cool. I think I will keep buying and building them all in a never ending search for the best.

RhyanO 04-03-2008 09:25 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Come on guys, can there really be any debate on this.........
The UltraSport is the best sport plane!!! :)


The Pulse, Tiger and 4 Star...... Please.... they dont come close to how nice an Ultra Sport flies.;)



Seriously though all the planes you have listed are fine airplanes and they all fly extremely well, my personal preference however is the UltraSport.
Its too bad that they dont come out with an ARF version of this airplane so more people could
have a chance to fly such a fine airplane.

Happy flying,
Ryan

ChuckW 04-03-2008 11:29 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 


ORIGINAL: RhyanO

Its too bad that they dont come out with an ARF version of this airplane so more people could
have a chance to fly such a fine airplane.

Maybe if enough people request it, it might get considered. Great Planes has a suggestion form on their web site.

Yellowsierra02 04-04-2008 12:09 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
I love My Pulse XT. I have a OS .55ax with a Ultra thrust muffler. Im running a 10 x7 prop and turning 15,600. I had it radared wednesday @109 mph and 133mph in a straight down dive. It also has good slow speed flying. The one bad thing about the plane is it comes in hot on landings and has fairly weak landing gear. I ripped the bottom of my plane/landing gear a couple times and finally built it stronger with some 1/8" ply. It hasnt broke since. Besides that it flys great. Its currently my favorate plane. Im thinking about getting the Sundowner 50 next. I just ordered a Jett 60 lx. Im wanting something with alittle more speed.

Justin

simmo8 04-04-2008 07:11 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
g day
i think that the parkzone f27 c stryker is the best sport plane i have flown but i have only flown parkflyers it is fast but kind of easy to fly as long as you dont lose concerntration i havent yet met someone who does not like the plane it flys beautifuley and is great value for money
happy flying

simmo

DavidAgar 04-04-2008 09:11 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
The best flying sport model off all time has to be the Ugly Stick. I am still flying them today. Good Luck, Dave

TideFlyer 04-04-2008 11:26 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Hard to argue with the Sticks being right up there. Been around for a LONG time!

js3 04-04-2008 11:43 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Midwest Steet Stick. The best of the best.

AA5BY 04-04-2008 12:21 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Not a nomination for the best... but it was a very good plane that deserves to be remembered because it has held endearing memories for a lot of years now long after its demise. I continue to think it was my best flying plane but that was back when flying off a school parking lot and hard surface. It had trike gear.

Oh.. the plane? It was made by a rather small company that has been out of business for a long time and I don't think the plane was ever picked up by another manufacturer. That company was Southern RC. The plane, a .40 size Alley Cat.

It was the only plane I've built and there have been a great many that required absolutely no trim for the maiden flight or subsequent balance or thrust changes. It was a fantastic flyer.

ChuckW 04-04-2008 07:21 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 


ORIGINAL: simmo8

g day
i think that the parkzone f27 c stryker is the best sport plane i have flown but i have only flown parkflyers it is fast but kind of easy to fly as long as you dont lose concerntration i havent yet met someone who does not like the plane it flys beautifuley and is great value for money
happy flying

simmo
Speaking of park flyers... the Parkzone T-28 is a great airplane, especially given the low price. It is nearly as much fun to fly as a .40 size sport plane.

d_bodary 04-04-2008 07:57 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
KAOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

simmo8 04-05-2008 06:58 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
hello
they sound like a good plane i wouldent mind a parkzone p51 mustang or a spitty the only letdown that parkzone has is the crapyness of there servos and some of the raideo gear is a bit bujo to but they do build great planes
happy flying

simmo

dhal22 04-05-2008 08:11 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
a kaos and the ultra sport are the same plane, one just has a turtle deck and canopy. but either way it is regarded as the best flyer ever.

david

TexasAirBoss 04-07-2008 12:20 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Kougar:)

RCKen 04-07-2008 08:43 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Hands down winner, Ultra Sport!!!!

Close second place, Kaos.

Ken

tailskid 04-07-2008 10:22 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
I don't know about 'best' but the Cermark Graduate 40 should (but won't) rank right up there and yes the Stik's.....can't beat a stik:)

combatpigg 04-07-2008 10:30 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
After flying around in circles for about 10 years, I was kind of burned out with it, until the Goldberg Ultimate Bipe came out, what an easy plane to fly but so capable, it made me look better than I was / really am. Shortly thereafter Morris Hobbies came out with the SuDoKoi / Rossi .45 package, again this plane falls into that same category, a great all around plane and very easy to fly with conservative settings. Since then I would say that any of your 3D type models have much more to offer the sport flyer because they will do anything you can dream up and land on a dime.

IL2windhawk 04-10-2008 04:14 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
The ModelTech Dragon Lady is a real sweetheart.
It's like a 4*, but significantly better in all aspects (my humble opinion).

Here is mine with new covering.

http://il2windhawk.com/auxillary/RC/_DragonLady/05.jpg

bigugly 04-11-2008 12:12 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Ultra sport all the way.

I have a Tiger 60, Pulse, and a few other great sport planes but they dont compare to the US.

TZflyer 04-11-2008 01:34 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
I am a relative beginner, been flying about 6 months now, and consider myself a sport pilot. No real interest in competing or 3D, just having fun flying.
I moved to a Big Stik from my trainer and thought: wow, this aircraft is incredible. Aerobatic, fun, simple and very easy to land.
I stayed away from looking at the 3D type airplanes because they somehow seemed too advanced for my skills but I couldn't help buying a Showtime 50 from H9. Just something about the way the plane looks appealed to me.
I nervously maidened my beauty and what a surprise! On low rates she is as gentle as my Stik and even easier to land. She tracks really well and has a very gentle stall.
I know the ST 50 is not classed as a sport plane but I think that many of the 3D/funfly planes make really good sport planes. My friends (also beginners) are flying a twist and a Sig Something Extra and both agree that they are actually easier to fly and land than their traditional sport planes (a pulse and a stik).

Ray

MetallicaJunkie 04-14-2008 09:17 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
Ultra sport had arfs in the early 90''s im sure the kits version flies better, and is lighter..... the global tornado was great too, now im really into the La Racer, dont let the racer part fool you, it a sport airplane IMO http://ecsvr.com/twm/shopexd.asp?id=2137

Tango Juliet 04-15-2008 05:53 AM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
It may not be fully aerobatics capable, but one of my favorites has been, and continues to be the "Combat Gremlin". It''s so stable as far as flying wings go. In fact it was the first airplane I ever solo''d and made a deadstick landing within ten feet of myself. Because of it''s design, I''ve become quite proficient at deadstick landings:D.

SpeedBoy 04-15-2008 12:51 PM

RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??
 
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My vote is to Ultra Sport ever :D

The perfect plane in category sport/fast/fun ( to me )


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