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MMcConville 01-19-2006 01:07 PM

Warbird Choices
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?

Tommy_Gun 01-19-2006 01:35 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
Looks like its time to make some "bad guy" planes.

May I suggest the KI-100 or KI-61. http://www.angelfire.com/fm/compass/K61.htm Consider that the KI-100 would have definite points for the fact there aint any others out there. http://airmodeller.tripod.com/48JpKi100.HTM

Possibly the KI-84. http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/k...rmanceaj_1.htm

All of these planes offer various colorful paint schemes.

On the German side is the Heinkel 100 it looks kinda like the KI-61 but with crosses. :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinkel_He_100

Or perhaps the Romanian IAR-80 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAR_80

This could be fun!

Troy Newman 01-19-2006 01:51 PM

RE: Warbird Choices

P-38 Twin

TLH101 01-19-2006 02:01 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
P-39 AirCobra with good retracts and flaps. Correct outline would be nice as well. Might have good market for the guys who have not learned to fly a taildragger yet, but want a warbird.

splais 01-19-2006 02:18 PM

RE: Warbird Choices

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.....

rmenke 01-19-2006 02:24 PM

RE: Warbird Choices

There are a lot of guys out here that race these things, or try to. They have been modified to the point that one offering can be used as a trainer, great for the newbees. Guys from the oposite end stuff YS 110 and various 2 s 90 in them and race. Their speeds unfortunately are limited due to the user friendly wing design. If your going to build these things, how about offering a choice of standatd put-put wing or performance wing that will allow us some of the additional speed everyone seems to be beggilng for? We have the Hanger 9 P- 51 and Miss America versions, both with OS 60s at the field. The Miss America should be somewhat faster, beilng a "Reno Racer". In use, its was a real dissapointment. Thought by now, someone would come up with a good aftermarket wing for these thing, but have not seen any. A few of the more knowledgable guys have cut their own wings and generally have theilr own race well in front of the rest. How about just one of thes birds with a scooter wing? Even one of the early Russian birds.

Whizwaz 01-19-2006 02:48 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
My suggestions, in no particular order:
Single engine:
Bell P-39 Aircobra
Focke-Wulf FW190
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Hawker Typhoon
Junkers JU 87
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
Mitsubishi A6M "Zero"
Supermarine Spitfire

Multi engine:
de Havilland Mosquito
Douglass A-26 Invader
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Northrop P-61 Black Widow

J Palmer

edgeman55 01-19-2006 02:55 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
Spitfire,Spitfire,Spitfire.How about a Spitfire Mike for a 40 to 50cc motor.80" wing.Other wishes would be a P-38 or B-25 for G26's.

GalenB 01-19-2006 02:59 PM

RE: Warbird Choices

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?
Here is a short list of WWII planes that haven't been done to death already...

[ul][*] Fieseler Fi 156 Storch[*] FW 190 or a TA-152[*] Yak 9/Yak 3[*] Yak 18 (tricycle gear) This plane is just post WWII (1946)[*] Mig 3[*] ILYUSHIN IL-2[*] Lavochkin La-7[*] Kawasaki Ki-61 Type 3 Hien "Tony"[*] P-39

nemesis4u 01-19-2006 03:05 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
I would love to see :in a .60 size and or IMAA LEGAL Size!

HELLDIVER nice big tail on this one!!
KI-100 or KI-61

MultiEngine: at least 80" wingspan
B-26 Marauder

It would be nice to give them a more scale outline and airfoil shaped tailfeathers [8D]

Mode One 01-19-2006 03:56 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
There is really only one choice, the most beautiful WW2 propeller driven airplane ever designed! It has to be the Spitfire, of course!

However, I'm a WW1 guy and I'd like to see Hanger 9 come out with at least one WW1 design. How about an SE5a, or an Albatros DIII or Pfalz DIII. All of these WW1 fighters have some nose, so balance won't be so hard to achieve.

Yea, like a WW1 plane is ever going to happen! But, hey, you asked!

JohnMcGowan 01-19-2006 04:26 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
In no particular order
KI-61 or more Japanes stuff than whats out there now
Hellcat -my favorite plane- make it a good one with good scale lines in a 90 to 120 size, :)
Hawker Hurricane

Thanks for asking Mike!

Richard L. 01-19-2006 04:38 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
.60 sized F8F Bearcat - with nice outline, flaps, and airfoiled tail feathers.
.60 sized F6F Hellcat - with nice outline, flaps, and airfoiled tail feathers.

These two Navy planes are easy to cover with UltraCote using a single color. The next .60 sized warbird must have a strong firewall made out of 1/4" aircraft ply and not soft 3/16" ply. Also, flimsy flat tail feathers do not belong on a warbird.

Edit: that's 3/16" thick ply, not 3/8" as originally stated

warbird51 01-19-2006 04:43 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
P-63 Kingcobra. About 80" wingspan. I'll order the first one available!!

dasintex 01-19-2006 05:18 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
ME 109



TAZ 01-19-2006 05:28 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
A P_38 please please please please please please please please please please with a 60 inch wingspan and folding gear please please please please please please please please please please

rchorn 01-19-2006 05:37 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
I agree with all the other guys that a "bad" guy or two is in order, I do like those German planes. An easier fix would be a P-51B, you've already got the essentials !

papadave 01-19-2006 05:51 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
Seems to me WW2 warbirds have a population explosion. while WW1 are few and far between. Seems to be a large void, even larger now that GP axed their DR1 arf. How about a triplane or Albatross? I think the engineering needed to make working landing gear could be better applied toward makeing a well behaved fabric covered work of art! Papadave

TLH101 01-19-2006 06:14 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
I voted for the P-39, but I would also like to put in some votes for the Mig 3 and the Stuka. .60 size or 50cc size.:D

Warbird Man 01-19-2006 06:36 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
I would say as far as "common" single engine WWII birds;

F6F Hellcat
Hawker Hurricane
P-51"B/C" model

What I would really like to see is the arfs availlable as ARCs ( almost ready to cover ) That way one can add their own type of covering and make their own schemes and do any modifications to add more detail or make the plane "safe to fly" as in the case with the Corsair. (Not that I'm putting the plane down, I bought it myself knowing well of the potential problems associated with it.) But I'll end up removing all the covering to correctly do the mods on a plane that other wise came with a nice covering job.


SpitfireMKI 01-19-2006 06:38 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
60 size: Dauntlass or Helldiver, why does it always have to be a fighter ?

In the 1.50 size or better yet 90", without doubt a Hawker Typhoon, you can put a good size gas engine in and hide it, wide landing gear for easy handling, big wing area, straight forward design, and yet to be done as an ARF of any quality. This is one fighter I think you would find very popular all over the world.


Nerevar 01-19-2006 07:41 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
For a "new" warbird, the Dauntlass would be very nice if made with working retracts, flaps, dive breaks and bomb drop. [sm=thumbup.gif]

And a FW 190 'A' (the short nose) would also be nice with working retracts and flaps. [sm=thumbup.gif]
However the long nose FW 190 has been done, and done, and done, and done, etc.,etc., .....[sm=thumbdown.gif][sm=thumbdown.gif][sm=thumbdown.gif]

Zeros are good fliers too, so that's another good candidate for you.

Although, personally, I like to stay with our planes, the USA birds. Just my preference.[sm=tongue.gif] (so I would probably vote for the Dauntless out of the above selection)

One thing I REALLY, REALLY wish Hanger 9 would do is Fix the problems with the Corsair .60 w/retracts that have been uncovered and discussed in several threads here at RCU. Also would like to see working flaps added to that Corsair. I know, I know, legally Hanger 9 would say "What Problems? I don't see any problems" and wink to themselves. But if you read those threads, you know what I mean and am talking about. It could be a marketed as "The New, Improved F4U Corsair - - NOW with working Flaps" [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]

I would sure like to have one of those 'new, improved' Corsairs. One of my favorite planes.

budgetdude 01-19-2006 07:46 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
Since you guys already have the P-51 molds (so to speak) you could do a nice F-82.

91zulu 01-19-2006 07:48 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
Well lets see.....F8F Bear...and how about the Gruman skyrocket....

MMcConville 01-19-2006 08:03 PM

RE: Warbird Choices
The retracts have been fixed. The ones with the priblems are in the older airplanes.

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