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Old 02-20-2007, 09:49 PM
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I need some suggestions for an inexpensive ARF to put my 25cc homie in.Don't want to go all out until i decide if i like it or not.Any suggestions?Thanks.
Old 02-20-2007, 10:31 PM
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Sig...4 Star 120...very good ...type in search...should be photos...have fun...Capt,n...
Old 02-21-2007, 12:16 AM
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Just about anything weighing around 10 to 12 lbs. and having 1000 square inches of wing area or more will have good performance with that engine. Lot's of choices!! If you want a stick type plane, either a Great Planes Big Stik would work, or an Ultra Lite Stik 120 from Hangar 9. Then there's the new Twist 150 from Hangar 9 for something a little nicer looking. Like I said, lot's of options....

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Default RE: Which plane for my homie

The 4 Star 120 is not an ARF it is a kit, he mentioned he wanted an ARF

You also have the Giant U-Can-Do, Giant Stik, as was mentioned the Twist 150. I'm not 100% percent positive but World Models may have something that will work

The problem is most of the planes you are looking at size wise are going to be close to 250 and above in price.
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I'd check out the Seagull brand of arfs on Ebay. I've seen a ton of their 120 size planes go for $140 or less shipped to your front door. As far as quality of their arf's I can't say 100%. I have a friend that has one of their arfs and it seems ok.

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If you have some building experience, check out NitroPlanes. (www.nitroplanes.com) They sell ARF's at good prices, but the instructions are generally not very good at all. That's why I said "if you have some building experience". They have a number of offerings in the 120/140 size range that would work for you though.

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How about that "Pink Thing" from Home Depot? That seemed cheap and easy!......Bob
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Ya...You need some tips building a ARF... Wait a minute... most are built already...its placing the big parts together. Lets make a list of do and don,ts. [ul][*] Do not plug wing tube in tail of fuse...its to big and may split fuse.[*] Do not pin hinges with house nails...use C.A. or epoxy glue.[*] Do not install to big a engine..unless your name is Zippi.
[/uDo not use any radio that is not approved by Ralph Nader.[*] Do check radio range...should be farther than you can see and move controls.[*] Do use correct oil mix...must read at leat 15 pages of all posts by the oil GuRu,s[*] Make sure all controls are set right...again read at least 15 pages on all postings.
[/ul]Before flying...pratice on flight sim or get the sharpest kid on the block to help[ul][*] Always fly in a safe place..like in the middle of a dessert.[*] Make sure you have all needed permits and AMA blessings.[*] Do not stick you hand near prop when runing....it tends to cut your fingers off.
[/ul]Have fun...and be sure and check any other following posttings by others.]
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Thanks for the help guys.So if i stay around 10 to 12 pounds this motor will fly it?Now that is total weight including engine right?
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Hi,

At 10 to 12 lbs., it will have good aerobatic performance, especially if you put an 11mm carb on the engine and use a free flowing exhaust; either aftermarket or home made by gutting the stocker and putting in two 7/16" i.d. outlet tubes.

On something with a lot of wing area and not very aerobatic, like a Cub or Telemaster, it would fly well up to around 15 lbs. I would say.

(Yes, we are talking all up - ready to fly weight including the engine.)

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pumkin438: Sorry about the Sig 4 Star 120 thing. I thought a ARF version was avaiable now. I am sure there will be in the future because they do work very good with the Homelite 25cc engine. You may be able to find a good already built one at a swap-meet or on RCU. Or even have a friend build one. The bottom line is what type of flying do you want to do and you might consider how repairable the plane you pick will be. Any questions feel free to ask. Best Regards Capt,n
Old 02-22-2007, 01:26 PM
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I bet the 4* 120 would be a good candidate.I am flying a 60 size 4* now and love it.I guess what AV8TOR said was what i should have asked ie (what weight plane will this motor fly).Now i have a better understanding of what i need.Thanks guys.
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4 Star 120...check it out! http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_52...tm.htm#5219791 ALSO http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_34...tm.htm#3492090

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