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Old 01-19-2006, 09:46 PM
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First chioce; ME109"E" in giant scale 84" or so.

I agree about WWI though, we really need a 80" Spad VIII. I dont believe that is even kitted by very many companies.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:11 PM
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Wow! I feel like a kid at Christmas time again.

Okay, they have to be giant scale, 80" or bigger, minimum 1.50 size but bigger is better. Scale everything. Solid retracts - including the tailwheel, flaps. Here's my wish list in order:

F6f Hellcat (Pleeeeaaase!)
F4U-4 Corsair
TBM Avenger
SBD Dauntless


Thanks for asking, Mike!
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:58 PM
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Hurri I or II
Spit V
A6M2 or 3 Zero
BF109 E or F
Ki-61 (or Ki-100--radial cowled version for more engine mounting options)
Ki-43I (another 2-blade fighter)

Also, there seem to be loads of newer guys, like me, that have gotten the r/c bug from the Hangar 9 PTS P-51. Would it make sense to market, say, a Spit or Zero (or other well known type) in the same vein that are upgradeable to sport scale fliers to bring more into warbirds as they advance and gain ability to fly them?
It is the concept of flying a warbird and eventually moving into scale warbirds, in particular, that has attracted me to r/c after putting it of for 30 odd years.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:19 AM
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I would have to agree with some of the other posts... How about an axis plane.....

A6M Zero
ME 109F or G
FW 190 Short nosed A8/Long nosed D.
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oh almost forgot... Could you please make it with flaps?
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:29 AM
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ZERO
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:38 AM
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Mike,

It's time for somebody (besides Top Flites P-51) to come out with a series of true 50cc gasoline powered warbirds. I can't understand why they haven't after the success TF has had with the P-51 ARF and their kits. I think there is a huge market out there for the 50cc size warbirds. Now that you guys are carrying the Evolution line it's time.....
I'm on board with this suggestion...

I've got several Hangar 9 offerings and I think they're nice models, but I'm also waiting on a big TopFlight Corsair kit. I know Hangar 9 tried the 150 size Mustang which isn't available anymore? But I do think there is a market for gasser size Warbirds.

OH! Flaps for my H9 60 size Corsair would be great too...
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:46 AM
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THANKS!! [sm=sunsmiley.gif]
Now if it only had working flaps!

But I might have to get one, flaps or not. [sm=tongue.gif]

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The retracts have been fixed. The ones with the priblems are in the older airplanes.
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I am new guy on the block so be patient with my questions. I am in the middle of the zirroli B25 project 118 am wondering how to get the gear doors on the mains to sequence properly.[&o]
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Hi Guys,

As you all know, we have quite a series of Hangar 9 60 size warbirds now. P-51, P-51 Miss America, AT-6, Corsair, P-40, P-47.

If we were to continue to introduce warbirds, what subjects would you like to see?
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:52 AM
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Mike

We definitely need some Axis aircraft, Fw190, ME109 etc.. Something that the Allied Aircraft can chase around
the sky..
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:49 PM
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Mike,

Why not put together a pole for us to vote on several planes you are considering ? Might be a little more fun, you'll get the info you need and you might also avoid other issues.

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Old 01-20-2006, 12:50 PM
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As a happy owner of other H-9 ARFs (P-51s [2ea.], P-47, T-34, and Corsair) I look forward to more great ARFs. I don't know if you all would consider twins, but I included the A-26 which has been missing from the market for too long. Please keep them as .60 or larger birds as the T-34 has a heavy wing loading in .46 size (added flaps and it lands very sweet).
[ul][*] The Focke-Wulf FW190 is a classy looking bird you don't see every day in ARF form.[*] The Bell P-39 Aircobra (a nice tricycle gear model).[*] The Douglas A-26 Invader is the coolest looking and flying twin (without the P-38's loss of 1 engine leading to a flat spin problems).
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By the way a .60 sized Beech Staggerwing could be considered as a warbird since they were used for high speed military transport duty in WW-II. Had to throw that one in after building a Royal kit that was the talk of the field everywhere it went.

Thanks for fixing the landing gears!

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Old 01-20-2006, 12:59 PM
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The problem with German birds is that it will be tough to pull off a good camo color scheme using UltraCoat. Just look at the old Sportsman Aviation .40 sized FW190 for instance. You can't really do mottled spots with pieces of covering material.
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Old 01-20-2006, 02:09 PM
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Hi, I would like to see:
Hawker Hurricane, KI 61 Tony, Mig 3, Yak 3 and for a twin the Mosquito.
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Spitfire mk IX or mk XIV
Messerschmitt bf109
P38
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:13 PM
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BIG CORSAIR W/FLAPS

or a African Series ME 109, easy color w/ solid sand on top and white on the bottom....

not to mention that there are alot of 109 skins in solid color.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:33 PM
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I'd like some Navy planes....and of course a Zero....75-80" wingspans would nice...

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I would have to say:

P-39
MiG-3 (pick a Russian WWII bird, most look great)

Both .60 size or larger. P-39 would be nice to put in an electric motor and save the outline on it. Not to mention it would be a good tricycle arangement, like someone mentioned earlier.
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Wow! I feel like a kid at Christmas time again.

Okay, they have to be giant scale, 80" or bigger, minimum 1.50 size but bigger is better. Scale everything. Solid retracts - including the tailwheel, flaps. Here's my wish list in order:

F6f Hellcat (Pleeeeaaase!)
F4U-4 Corsair
TBM Avenger
SBD Dauntless


Thanks for asking, Mike!
Mike

I forgot to mention, Mike, that I would like to see the planes come without decals and other markings already applied. That would give us the flexibility to dress them in our own favorite way.

Thanks again!
Mike

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Zero

FW-190
ME109
P-38 Twin
Hellcat
I second the above, plus the call for more 50cc ARC warbirds.

Would also like the P-61 and He-111.

A 1.50 sized P-47 would be nice...(that was sarcasm, kid)...seriously, how about an ARC bubbletop version?
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:24 PM
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I would love to see something different like a Macchi 202, Yak 9, Mig 3 , Me 109, F4F Wildcat, and any Japaneese fighter besides the Zero would be a nice change
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A Bf- 109 F or early G (with optional 12.7mm breach blisters for a later G ... AND, a scale spinner! )
Ki-61 Tony
MC 202 or 205
P-39
F4F Wildcat (w/ the 1830 )
P-36 perhaps? ( you could use the P-40's wing and most of the fuse., just use a radial cowl )

I'd say a Frank (Ki-84 ) or Lagg 5 or Yak 9 but there probably aren't enough people who'd want one?

I don't want to sound snooty or something, but besides us guys who actually know "warbirds", how many others would want a Frank, or Lagg, etc.???

Gotta think from a marketing perspective?!

The market already has a glut of P-51's and Corsairs, Spitfires, etc.


We need something different, yet still marketable to the masses, right?!


Personally, I would love a nice Ki-61 or Messerschmitt 109F (or E if it had a BIG, scale size spinner )

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P26 please! Actually, any inter-war subject is fine with me. Real airplanes have ROUND engines

Also, whatever you do... please make it IMAA legal.
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:23 PM
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LOL! I appreciate your sarcasm Flanker! I was going to sarcastically ask if anyone wanted a 150 size P-47. You just beat me to the punch. If you cant laugh at yourself.......

We do appreciate averyones patience on the P-47.
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Cawn't go wrong here old chap !

Look at this brute, the British Thunderbolt ! It's got to be a large scale one though, I bet you would have a hard time balancing a 60 size with a lightweight glow motor. C'mon H9, make Topflight Jealous ! 85-90", built to accept a G-62, what's not to like eh ?

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