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Old 05-10-2017, 01:35 PM
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Looking for a source for a combat plane that will work with a Jett 25. Don't find anything when I google, and what does show up is out of stock. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 05-10-2017, 07:53 PM
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Don't know!, use to be quite a lot of guys selling planes but since I have been out of combat for 12 years it seams the small cottage shops that were supporting combat quit supporting combat.
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BullardRM - Take a look at the forum below this one. I outlined a resource with web site as well as others. They are hard to find, but out there.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:47 AM
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Can you give me a link. Did not find anything.Thanks
Old 05-11-2017, 08:01 AM
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Bullard - Try these: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-c...ming-back.html

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...s#post31394954

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This should keep you busy for awhile !
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These seem to be all scale planes. I was looking for the long wing type of combat planes. My apology for not being more specific.
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Bullard - Hummm... I don't have any resources that I know of SSC type of plane. My main interest in that of military style, as our club have been racing .15 size 1/12 th scale for the last 10 / 11 years.
You probably already have this site, try it, at least they fly the same planes your looking for. RCCOMBAT.COM - Home of the RCCA
Sorry couldn't help you further.
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I think the Battle Axe is still being made. I picked up one at a swap meet lately. https://www.treneffrc.com/ The guy that made the Gremlins still seems willing to make wings, he was at Toledo. I am guessing he makes other planes than the Gremlin, although they are for a .25. http://racores.com/

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I tried ordering some battle axes but I have been informed they no longer make them. I cant find any glow powered combat plane kits anywhere.
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I tried ordering some battle axes but I have been informed they no longer make them. I cant find any glow powered combat plane kits anywhere.
Neither can I . Phones either disconnected or do not take messages. Wonder if there are any plans available?
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I saw a Tomahawk at the nats last time I went. It was a while ago. bluenotecreations.com It doesn't show anything on this old computer in a search. You could try the RCCA site if it is still going, to see what may be new.
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Neither can I . Phones either disconnected or do not take messages. Wonder if there are any plans available?
Im going to get with some of my club members that have battle axes. They can be easily made by going to the hardware store. Only thing is I dont know what the parts are or the dimensions that are used. Im hoping to just borrow a club members plane and copy it. An issue would be the wings. I was told a fellow club member cuts wing cores. I'll do a build video and put a parts list together soon as I can.
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Im going to get with some of my club members that have battle axes. They can be easily made by going to the hardware store. Only thing is I dont know what the parts are or the dimensions that are used. Im hoping to just borrow a club members plane and copy it. An issue would be the wings. I was told a fellow club member cuts wing cores. I'll do a build video and put a parts list together soon as I can.
Cutting the foam is no problem. I have experience and equipment for that, but don't have a set of plans to make the patterns from.
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I have some dimensions here. The wing is 5' span, 8" chord with 4 3/4" tips. Add on 2" aileron. The trailing edge is straight where the ailerons are attached, and the leading edge tapers back. Fuselage is 1/4" inside dimension Uchannel, 24" long with a box 6 1/4 back from the front of the U channel. stab 15" span, 6 1/2 root, and 4 1/2 tip minus the hinge. rudder looks huge, but is 10" high with a 6" root and 3" tip. Don't forget about the SPADs. They are faster to build and really not that much heavier. You could do a foam wing on one of those designs too. The foam is a lot of trouble to put in spars, tape up etc. The Battle Axe has assembly instructions on the internet probably, which will give you an idea of the stab shapes, positions etc.
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SPAD To The Bone - Free Plans Some older stuff here. The Sickle looks like a great candidate for a fast motor like a Jett or Nelson, or the Diamond Dust SPAD Delta on that site.
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Originally Posted by aspeed View Post
I have some dimensions here. The wing is 5' span, 8" chord with 4 3/4" tips. Add on 2" aileron. The trailing edge is straight where the ailerons are attached, and the leading edge tapers back. Fuselage is 1/4" inside dimension Uchannel, 24" long with a box 6 1/4 back from the front of the U channel. stab 15" span, 6 1/2 root, and 4 1/2 tip minus the hinge. rudder looks huge, but is 10" high with a 6" root and 3" tip. Don't forget about the SPADs. They are faster to build and really not that much heavier. You could do a foam wing on one of those designs too. The foam is a lot of trouble to put in spars, tape up etc. The Battle Axe has assembly instructions on the internet probably, which will give you an idea of the stab shapes, positions etc.
Thanks for the measurements!
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SPAD To The Bone - Free Plans Some older stuff here. The Sickle looks like a great candidate for a fast motor like a Jett or Nelson, or the Diamond Dust SPAD Delta on that site.
I didn't even know about spads . I've only been in the hobby less than a year. After putting 6 or so ARF planes together I decided to do small foamies out of Dollar Tree foam board. Only thing about Dollar Tree foam board you can't use glow engines. So I've been looking for a cheap way to build a glow plans that's why I was interested in the battle axes. Now that I know about the spads I will give them a try. Thanks!
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SPADs are cool. I have a few that I like. You just don't care what happens like the "real" ones. It is a bit hard to find the 2mm stuff which makes the best lightest wings. The 4mm corroplast is used on the Battle Axe tail. I have a .40 in a fairly small one that really scoots with a 9-7 prop. It has a 4mm heavier wing.
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Thats what I need . Glow powered planes that are more crash resistant. That way I am not so nervous as I am when I fly my over planes. Ive got several glow engines not being used. So Im going to put them to use. I will prob start with building a 55" wingspan ugly stick design. Think I'll try a .46 on it first. Home Depot only had the 4mm so might be to heavy for the .46. If it is I got a .60 to put on it also.
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If it struggles with the .46, get out the tin snips and trim the wingspan a bit. You can do it at the field, rather than going home and fiddling with an engine change. You can always make a spare wing to bring along too.
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If it struggles with the .46, get out the tin snips and trim the wingspan a bit. You can do it at the field, rather than going home and fiddling with an engine change. You can always make a spare wing to bring along too.
Went with a 48" wingspan 3D edge 540 profile design. Its turning out better than I expected for my first try at using coroplast. Ill post a pic once I get the fuse built ,mount the wing ,stab and rudder.
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Videos too if you can manage them. I was thinking of that one too and used the wing and just the downspout fuselage, because I am lazy/efficient. It is not done yet, mostly because I am lazy/inefficient. I have an Ohio Model Products OMP Suquoi that uses a 1/2" foam / plywood sandwich that seems simpler but needs painting or covering. Something I try to keep away from lately.
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Couldnt get pics to load on this forum. Below is a link.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=showthread.php?2897285-Battle-Axe-combat-planes&referrerid=674633
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