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Old 01-22-2006, 09:54 PM
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How about a P-38 @ 100" span for 2 .90-1.08 2strokes with air retracts PLEASE
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Old 01-22-2006, 10:03 PM
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Yeah...somebody posted a big picture of a Typhoon...now who was that? Or how about a Tempest?

Personally, I would prefer the 60-1.00 size whatever it ends up being [8D]


The Dewotine 520 (it is the 520 that's the cool looking one, right? ) would be awesome...


And I forgot to say...thanks for asking Mike [8D]
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Old 01-22-2006, 10:17 PM
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Personally, I would prefer the 60-1.00 size whatever it ends up being [8D]
Ditto on a .60 - 1.00 sized Typhoon or Tempest [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:17 PM
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I also like the Typhoon/Tempest idea...having already built another Hawker aircraft...and my mouth waters at the idea of something
like a Macchi or Yak...although H9 is not moving in that direction,....I'll gladly scratchbuild those!!

Yessss GO SEAHAWKS!!!
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:44 AM
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Personally, I would prefer the 60-1.00 size whatever it ends up being [8D]
Ditto on a .60 - 1.00 sized Typhoon or Tempest [sm=thumbup.gif]

That would be a nice bird! Here's another vote for it too - in the .60 to 1.00 size, of course.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:46 AM
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Has the Hawker Hurricane been nominated yet?

If not, it's another plane that is well worth considering. With retracts and flaps, please.

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Old 01-23-2006, 01:32 PM
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Since KMP did a Hurri and it turned out nice, a 60 size would be a repeat.

But a Hanger 9 1.50/ 50cc Hurri would be most welcome. I'd buy two !

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Old 01-23-2006, 02:40 PM
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Ok, Ok I'll bite on the trolling! [sm=drowning.gif]
----- I'd buy, and I do buy, in the .60-1.00 size, but never the bigger size. (said again just for clarities sake) KaChing!!

And then I spite the hook out![sm=bananahead.gif]


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Since KMP did a Hurri and it turned out nice, a 60 size would be a repeat.

But a Hanger 9 1.50/ 50cc Hurri would be most welcome. I'd buy two !

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And now back to ...... [sm=spinnyeyes.gif]

I still think an flap update of the current Corsair would be a huge success.
Now 'THAT' I would be buying at least two of. Just like I have two Stearmans now - and plan on getting a third! Also bought the GP P-6E Hawk. Another in the .60-1.00 size range.

Hanger 9 - do you see a trend here on where my money is going and what I'm spending it on and what I would be buying?[sm=greedy.gif]

Another candidate - a Bucker Jungmeister. One of Germanys pre-war 'trainers'. In .60-1.00 size, of course.

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(I love this thread.)
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:09 PM
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Agree with splais !
Whatever it is ... make it a size for gas.
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:48 PM
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I don't care what anybody does except please, please, PLEASE someone disable the [8D][&:][>:][X(][:@][:'(][][:-][&o] thingies on Ramon's computer!

That said, give me anything (think P-26 Peashooter, F11C2 Goshawk, Beech Staggerwing) in the 50cc range and that's where I'll spend my $. Pretty much anything with a round engine please.

Thanks for asking Mike.
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:07 AM
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A big challenge is a DO-335 designed for both glow and electric. Matt covering would be a big difference with competitors.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:34 AM
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Man that looks like a Hanger 9 Headache ! [sm=lol.gif]

I think Mike has abandoned this thread, not much input anymore........where's that pole to tease us ?

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BEAUFIGHTER!!!!

93" like the Traplet plans. There is a laser kit available out of France but it is the only one I can find anywhere. There are plenty of Mosquito kits and other warbirds, but there is a distinct lack of Beaufighters anywhere.

Dave

By the way Mike, Hangar 9 need to start leading the way and glueing their ARFs better. The Corsair has received a fair bit of criticism and I am in the process of stripping and re-glueing mine at the moment.
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Old 01-24-2006, 12:31 PM
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Dave,

I suggested the Beau to the guys at KMP/YT as it seems they're really into doing more of the unusual birds, wouldn't that just be the cat's whiskers if there was a beaufighter available ? With the short nose it would have to be a gasser, twin G-26's would be perfect.

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Old 01-24-2006, 12:43 PM
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Since an ARF company's main goal is to maximize profit, you got to ask yourself a simple question: "Would plane X bring in as much profit as plane Y or plane Z?"
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:07 PM
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And sometimes you gotta throw caution to the wind, grow some brass balls and just make a statement [:-] I'll bet there are plenty of Brits and Aussies (And some Yanks) who would love to tuck a Beaufighter into their Hanger without all the hassle of scratchbuilding one from a kit.

Always two sides to the coin....

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Old 01-24-2006, 02:46 PM
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Anything Russian!
Someone name one decent Russian ARF on the market.

Yak, Lagg, La-5, La-7, I-15, I-16, Mig-3 Any will do nicely!

Next british:

Hurricane, Typhoon, Whirlwind

American:
Haven't they all been done?

German:
Am I the only one who doesn't care for Nazi's?

Italian:
Macchi MC200, or 202

Jap:
Ki-43 would be unique for sure.
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Nice selection Yee-ha.....though the Jerry planes do have their appeal, especially in the camo department, but a monokoted german fighter is kinda ugly.

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Old 01-24-2006, 07:21 PM
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Maybe a German fighter in a desert scheme might work with Ultracote..
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:27 PM
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BF109's were also flown by the Swiss and Russians. So there are other Alternative schemes for the 109 other than
the German camo...
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The market is ripe for just about any warbird that is truely unique. How many Mustangs and Corsairs do we need? Russian, Russian, Russian!
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A 60size Yak 9 would be real sweet, I'm thinking of an electric conversion down the road and that would be perfect. Though my first choice of a Dauntless or Helldiver would what I'm looking for.

This hobby is just out of control, waaaaayyy too many planes to build, buy or assemble....[sm=spinnyeyes.gif]

Hey Mike - Still with us or have you got the information to support a plane already in the makes ?
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:28 AM
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My vote

Dauntless Dauntless Dauntless Dauntless in the 1.50 range. Oh, and did I say that a Dauntless would be a good choice. The Skyshark is too small.

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Old 01-25-2006, 11:47 AM
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Yeah, a Dauntless!!!!! With functional dive brakes of course.....and a bomb w/ working sling! COOL IDEA.....

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Well, after looking at this thread I would pull the following out as good contenders (In no particular order);

Stuka
Hurricane
La-5
TBM Avenger (working torpedo doors of course)
Hellcat
FW-190A-4 (You could add fiberglass gun cover for those wanting to convert to the A-8)

I would prefer matt finish and at least 80" span to make small gas engines viable (hmmm...who was it that was carrying the Evolution engines?).

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