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Old 11-05-2008, 07:15 PM
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Hi Old Fart-The man you are referring to was named Jim Wright, who was killed in the crash. Don't know about your reference to a Menasco engine as the H-1 had a Pratt & Whitney R-1535. And were you referring to the Saito FG36 as a powerplant for a model ? One of your fellows, Mr. Brian Winch had some good things to say about this engine a while back. God Bless Australia !
Old 11-06-2008, 06:14 AM
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Hi gungadin my bad,was thinking of another.You could'nt do a better repo than jim did.Yes i'd love to bolt an fg36 to a decathlon.I read brians test,he likes it.I liked it when i followed a link to you tube.Fantastic grunt and sounds,it sure hauled the model around and even better,it was beautifully flown.

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:11 PM
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I think an A380 or a 787,767 or 777 would be really cool
Old 02-22-2009, 10:50 PM
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Hi guys, good news. I made contact with a guy who can do cnc foam work for my plugs to make kits. It's not cheap, but it makes it so I can kit almost anything a lot faster now. I have another thread going about making a 1/14th scale A-320, but I wanted to get back on this thread and start talking about Golden age racers again too. I have considered making the Hughes H-1 as a start to my golden age racer line. 1/4 scale puts that plane at about 95" span if my calculations are correct. Anyone up for that? I also have a machine shop doing landing gear for me now, so I'm confident we can make good gear for the plane.
Old 02-23-2009, 12:49 AM
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i would to have a Cozy mark IV in 80" or even Zenair CH 801 STOL

Zenair CH801:

http://www.zenithair.com/stolch801/index1.html

Cozy mark 4:

http://www.canardaviation.com/cozy/cz1030l.jpg

I'd love to own either one of these kits planes one day! Nice to have a matching RC version also....
Old 02-25-2009, 11:18 AM
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I would love to have an extremely scale piper super cub ,"top cub", from cubcrafters.
How about any good bush planes. With float kits and skii's.
Ag aircraft are over looked also. I would love to have a pawnee brave .
For world war two aircraft, how about the early model p-38's. "E, F, G or H". With the correct cowlings and canopys and radiators. I've been working on a 1/5th scale p-38f for along time and trying to make the correct parts for it , is driving me to drink!!P-51a would really be cool also.
Thats my two bits. Thanks for starting this forum.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:29 PM
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I would like to see a 70" Hall Bulldog Racer 120 to 140 size.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:59 PM
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How about an Extra 230, I seen one on the cover of an old IMAC news letter, scatch built I belive. I would like to see it in a 27% scale kit.
Old 03-12-2009, 02:38 PM
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[>:][>:]Henschel-123 Biplane, any series, We need more unusual Biplanes..
Old 03-13-2009, 12:25 AM
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In the lineage of Naval Sub-Hunters, here are a few suggestions...

P-3 Orion: [link=http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/maritime/p3/p3_03.jpg][/link] [link=http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/types/usa/lockheed_martin/p-3/p3c orion greenham common 1981.jpg][/link] [link=http://www.namsa.nato.int/gallery/systems/p3orion7.jpg][/link]
T-2 Tracker: [link=http://blogs.aviation.ca/media/grummantracker.jpg][/link][link=http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2517904510_c109527e97.jpg?v=0][/link][link=http://media.graytvinc.com/images/tracker20005.jpg][/link]
E-2 Hawkeye: [link=http://cdn.globalaircraft.org/media/img/planes/lowres/e-2_1.jpg][/link][link=http://www.highgallery.com/michelboshuizen/USSRegan2005/Reagan-E-2-HAWKEYE-LANDING-2-a.jpg][/link][link=http://www.northropgrumman.com/images/capabilities/areas/0022.jpg][/link]
P-2 Neptune: [link=http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/p2v-neptune-02.jpg][/link][link=http://www.awpics.com/p2neptune.jpg][/link][link=http://www.hsgalleries.com/gallery04/images/p2vas_title.jpg][/link]
P-5 Marlin: [link=http://uscgaviationhistory.aoptero.org/images/history02/AC_Martin_P5M_7.jpg][/link][link=http://www.feightstudios.com/images/ASW%20Images/Large/Marlin's%20Milieu.jpg][/link][link=http://www.airfields-freeman.com/VA/NorfolkSeaplane_VA_61May_n_P5M-2.jpg][/link]

I better stop there!
Old 03-13-2009, 11:10 AM
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G P Venus 160.
Old 03-14-2009, 04:56 AM
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Let me toss my 2 cents worth into this...

I would like to see a Super G Connie in the 100" span and a Twin Beach (D-18/C-45) in the 70" span.

The Connie to me is the most beautiful piston driven airliner ever to fly, and the D-18 is one of the most balanced flying of all the light twins.

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Old 03-14-2009, 11:52 AM
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Hi,

Petlyakov Pe2 or Yak52, are very beautifil planes never seen in airfields!!
Or a super constellation...

Saludos
Old 03-20-2009, 11:53 AM
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It would be nice to see some of the Russian WWII fighter plane balsa kits in .60-.90 sizes, so people with an average income could afford to have one:
LA-5, or 7
I-16 (RATA);
YAK-3;
MIG-3
IL-2
Old 03-20-2009, 01:46 PM
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I would like to see a Gloster Gladiator, in 120-180 size. I had a 60 size some time ago, was a very nice plane to build and fly
Old 03-21-2009, 06:10 AM
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Here we go....

One of the many Yak54's in a kit, around the 73" mark - gosh that would be fun gluing all those lovely laser cut parts together!

The great planes sukhoi (su31) 1.60 ARF as a kit or just bring back the goldberg sukhoi kit!!
Old 05-28-2009, 08:05 PM
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The H-1 would be cool cowl it for a Zenoah GT-80. Also the Hughs XF-11 would be a great aircraft to see.
Old 05-28-2009, 11:31 PM
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i would love to see a socata trinidad 1/4 scale
Old 05-29-2009, 11:07 PM
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Penceaviation. I,d swear your pictures posted on 8-12-2008,were taken at Koerner Kankakee airport - if so , then I flew that same aircraft over 40 years ago.My guess is that's Rogerinthe rear cockpit - am i right? Regards, John R.


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Old 05-30-2009, 07:27 AM
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As anlover of the floaters, I would like to see either a DeHavilland Beaver, or a Grumman Goose. There is also a float plane, built in 1931, that holds the record for speed from a seaplane... it had twin inline V-twelves, and was very sharp looking. Not sure of the name.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:11 AM
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Unsure of its name, this beauty holds the world speed record for a prop-driven seaplane. Don't see these in any form! Imagine...448 mph in 1931!
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:56 PM
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I would likw to build GEEBEE Senior Sportster Y in 120-140 size
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jfri27, That E-2 Hawkeye isn't an antisub aircraft but rather a carrier based version of the Air Force's AWACS airborne radar platform. Unlike the Orion and Tracker, the Hawkeye doesn't carry any antisubmarine weapons
Skratchbilt, That is a Supermarine S6B if I remember right. It was built for the Schnieder Cup races that were held between the two world wars and featured the previously mentioned twin Rolls Royce Merlin Supercharged V-12s, mounted in tandem, driving counterrotating props. It was this design that led to the highly successful Spitfire design just prior to WWII. The Spit design uses an almost identical wing, engine cowl/forward fuselage and horizontal stabilizer as the S6B
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Bellanca Viking, electric or gas, .40-.60 size would be perfect.
Commander 114, same size.
Piper Tomahawk.
Grumman S-3 Viking twin EDF.

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