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Old 01-31-2016, 02:13 PM
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Default What is your favorite Scale, best flying, grass handling jet?

Ok guys, the fly season is almost here and I'm thinking of a new top jet for my self.

I want something I can put my AMT450 in, something very easy to fly scale (ie slow ) for scale contests, but handles grass.

I currently have a Carf Eurosport (great jet, unscale paint thow) 1/8 F16 and 1/9 f15 and a Velox XL

I love my f16,and F15 but they feel heavy and I feel uncomfortable flying them doing horzontal 8s.

My boy has used his 2m viper jet to kick my ass, but that's not scale war jet to me.

I had a small skymaster f86 and loved it, but crashed trying to make the perfect landing, all my falt.

So I know you all have several scale jets, but wich would you say is you favorite every day flyer that can handle grass, and fly slowly?

I was thinking about a 1/5 F86. Mig 2000, f100. What else should I be looking at

Thanks
Old 01-31-2016, 06:50 PM
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Flying off grass is not as big of an issue as how well the grass field is maintained. I have a big Panther and I've flown it off grass quite a few times with no problems.
Old 01-31-2016, 07:11 PM
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1/5 Airworld L-39 is an awesome flying plane and can handle grass with with its trailing link gear and large wheels. The light wing loading also makes it a sweetheart to land with the engine is running or not.

The hardest part would be finding one RTF or almost RTF since they do take some building, and AW is not necessarily known for their CS.
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I would imagine a Mig-29 would be good, with those large main wheels and low landing speeds!
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+1 Mig-29. Great Gear and great slow speed flight and landings.
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anything with trailing link gear would work well JL have a L39 or a yak both fly well and land slow and as bvm are selling them they must be good
Old 02-01-2016, 07:59 AM
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Any big Panther. Great ground handling. Fly slow, land slow with all that flap.
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Originally Posted by bluescoobydoo View Post
anything with trailing link gear would work well JL have a L39 or a yak both fly well and land slow and as bvm are selling them they must be good
Trailing link gear is the key. There are a lot of sport jets on the market that offer that. If you want to do scale that yes the L39 or a Hawk because of the larger wheels and gear. The only issues with the trailing link nose wheel it that is you don't have the CG right it wants to bounce real easy on landings.

Also the bigger the jet the lighter the wing loading so it makes is easy to fly slow and you can slow it down on landings.

I feel in love with the hawk 4 years ago when I saw a FEJ flown in Pa. It could slow down and land so easy. I have a short ruff field and my big handles it nicely.

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Old 02-01-2016, 09:59 AM
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Thanks guys for the input, I know we all are in different $$ situations, and I would really like one nice big scale jet. But I cant stop looking at the SM 1/5 F86, but the thought of having 5.5k in one jet not including the other goodies is a little scary to me.

I'm currently selling my F15 with P120 and I would have to sell my Velox XL as a shell so I can use the motor and servos for the F86 and all my cash.

That would only leave me with my Carf Eurosport, F16 and the F86. Im used to having several types of jets depeing on the day.

But I just got offered a really good deal on a Carf flash with P120sx, not my favorit paint skeem, but I know these are really fun jets and love grass, but not scale.. It would be odd getting the flash and have a Velox Xl as they both are non scale jets.

Am I the only one who likes to have a variety of jets, IE: a sport jet, a fun scale jet, and a super scale jet?

It just blows my mine, how much a price increase going from the smaller SM F86 to the 1/5 size.

Thanks for your input.
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Global Jet Club offers an alpha jet and a mig 15.. those both have scale trailing link gear. they look like they should be able to handle grass fairly well.
Old 02-01-2016, 01:27 PM
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Flash v.s F86? That's a no brainer to me.
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How about a nice big Skygate T-45....
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Originally Posted by jws_aces View Post
Trailing link gear is the key. There are a lot of sport jets on the market that offer that. If you want to do scale that yes the L39 or a Hawk because of the larger wheels and gear. The only issues with the trailing link nose wheel it that is you don't have the CG right it wants to bounce real easy on landings.

Also the bigger the jet the lighter the wing loading so it makes is easy to fly slow and you can slow it down on landings.

I feel in love with the hawk 4 years ago when I saw a FEJ flown in Pa. It could slow down and land so easy. I have a short ruff field and my big handles it nicely.

;-)
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The Skymaster 1/5 F-86 is a lot more airplane in terms of features, scale detail, and size than the 1/6 version. It takes a lot of work to get the plane in the air, so take that into consideration. It does not fly or land light, but that doesn't mean it's difficult.
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Originally Posted by dubd View Post
The Skymaster 1/5 F-86 is a lot more airplane in terms of features, scale detail, and size than the 1/6 version. It takes a lot of work to get the plane in the air, so take that into consideration. It does not fly or land light, but that doesn't mean it's difficult.
Thanks a lot
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Matt it was all your fault...You caused me to break the bank
Old 02-02-2016, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jws_aces View Post
Matt it was all your fault...You caused me to break the bank

Lol... Sorry. Just wait until you see what's next.
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Without a doubt the comp arf Hawk will do exactly what you want with grace and style to spare. Here is a vid
of mine at a rough grass field. It was a windless day too with a light breeze she will slow down even more, you can see on the second landing she wasn't quite done flying yet.
https://youtu.be/X-d0igHuh7I

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Originally Posted by Dieselman1220 View Post
Without a doubt the comp arf Hawk will do exactly what you want with grace and style to spare. Here is a vid
of mine at a rough grass field. It was a windless day too with a light breeze she will slow down even more, you can see on the second landing she wasn't quite done flying yet.
https://youtu.be/X-d0igHuh7I
Wow that looks sweet. I used to have a 70mm edf t45 and it was my favorite, once I moved up to turbines, I looked at the Jet Legend T45 and my boys told my had a bad snap at landing, so I never thought of one again.

What motor do you have in there?

I thought it was a little small until I saw your clip

Would a 42 pound thrust AMT 450 turbine work?
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It would be heavy but yes it should handle it ok.
i have a jet central rhino, it's overpowered but it's what I had laying around.
This airplane really shines because of the light weight, mine dry weighs in at 28 pounds.
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I'll second the CARF Hawk as being excellent. I had one with a K-170 in it. It was ballistic!

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I'll second the CARF as being excellent. I had one with a K-170 in it. It was ballistic!
Wow!! I would think so. I have my Comparf 1.375 flying on the k180 and it is plenty..

I am going back to the 210G for the fun factor
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My preferred new scale arf this days for a amt450 would be a big extreme F100, but dont know if the landing gear would be up to the task of flying on grass.. this plane looks great in the air.


So the other option that flies well, handles a big turbine and has trailing link landing gear legs is the JL yak 130.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dior-znGPy4
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You could always go for a nice SM MB-339....this one has a KT-180 for power
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