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Old 08-28-2010, 08:10 PM
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In which area you like to see more Warbird ARF's, not kits - just ARF's. You may like to explain what and why. Again this is just for ARF's
Many pilots have no choice other than an ARF - for whatever reason.
I like to see more multi-engine in the 1/6 scale - now what about you?
Here some examples about scale vs. wingspan of fav WW2 fighters....
FW 190 34'5" = 413"
1/7 = 59"
1/6 = 68.8"
1/5 = 82.6"
1/4 = 103.2"
1/3 = 137.6"

ME 109 32'6" = 390"
1/7 = 55.7"
1/6 = 65"
1/5 = 78"
1/4 = 97.5"
1/3 = 130"

P-51 37' = 444"
1/7 = 63.4"
1/6 = 74"
1/5 = 88.8"
1/4 = 111"
1/3 = 148"

P-47 40'9" = 489"
1/7 = 69.8"
1/6 = 81.5"
1/5 = 97.8"
1/4 = 122.2
1/3 = 163"

F4U 41' = 492"
1/7 = 70.2"
1/6 = 82"
1/5 = 98.4"
1/4 = 123"
1/3 = 164"

P-40 37'4" = 448"
1/7 = 64"
1/6 = 74.6"
1/5 = 89.6"
1/4 = 112"
1/3 = 164"

AM6 Zero 39'4" = 472"
1/7 = 67.4"
1/6 = 78.6"
1/5 = 94.4"
1/4 = 118"
1/3 = 157.3"

Spitfire MK IX 36'10" = 442"
1/7 = 63.1"
1/6 = 73.6"
1/5 = 88.4"
1/4 = 110.5"
1/3 = 147.3"
Old 08-28-2010, 11:20 PM
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Single engine stuff? 1/4 scale.
Multi engine? 1/6 scale.
Old 08-29-2010, 12:19 AM
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For myself I have gone 1/5 scale with the few planes I have. So I would prefer 1/5 scale single engine WWII era. My reasons are
1- with 1/5 scale you can acheive a decent scale outline, and they are heavy enough they fly well.
2- like I said earlier What I do have is all 1/5 scale with the exception of 1 1/6 scale FW-190.
3- I have never been able to make the jump to 1/4 scale because of the extra cost. Now I know everyone will disagree with me,
but for me every time I go up one size the price of the plane doubles. At least with my builds. I could do a 1/6 scale for around 1000, a 1/5 scale
for a little over 2000, and adding it up to go 1/4 scale with a FW-190 in mind with a fiberglass fuse when I added it up it was around 4000.
With my salary that is just too much for me. And Ill leave it at that.
There are exceptions of coarse. I will have under 2000 in a Ziroli Stuka, and on the other side over 3000 in a 1/5 scale mustang. But for me the
main factor is cost. otherwise F*** Ya Bigger the better.
Old 08-29-2010, 03:15 AM
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heck, I have everything I need for 1/5th scale, why would I want to break the string?..........
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1/5 scale
big (in my eyes) but still easy to transport.

G-Pete
This is the 2nd ARF thread that you have started. Is there something in the works? Testing the waters?
Old 08-29-2010, 05:53 AM
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1/6th for me, mainly 'cos, as a Brit, I am a little short on space. 1/5 is a possibility but larger than tha just gets too big and I must say, over here, too damned expensive to justify on what after all is just a hobby. Smaller than 1/6 and they are too small to stand any chance of being realistic either in the air or on the ground.

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So far in this poll 1/5 scale is leading. Could someone give a few examples of the popular 1/5th scale warbird ARFs?


TF
Old 08-29-2010, 08:28 AM
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I was gonna ask the same thing. Sounds like market research. Hmmm! Go for it!
1/5 fighters
1/9 bombers (multis), maybe even around 100" to 120" to make it affordable.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:49 AM
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ORIGINAL: deatonbt
1/5 scale
big (in my eyes) but still easy to transport.
G-Pete
This is the 2nd ARF thread that you have started. Is there something in the works? Testing the waters?
ORIGINAL: Edwin
I was gonna ask the same thing. Sounds like market research. Hmmm! Go for it!
Edwin
deatonbt and Edwin,

just looks that way. Be sure you participate in the poll 3 and 4. The first poll gave tons of info and opinions until it spun out in a political discussion and bashing fete. It would be nice for a change, to have something on the market what you guys really like and not just buy because it is the only product of that kind.

I'm sure some ARF MFG follow of these forums, just food for thought. As I stated before I like to see ARF's build in the US - but this not the topic here. Someone has to do the research, I like to do it, so here we go:
In which area you like to see more Warbird ARF's, not kits - just ARF's. You may like to explain what and why. Again this is just for ARF's
Many pilots have no choice other than an ARF - for whatever reason.
I like to see more multi-engine in the 1/6 scale - now what about you?

Thanks!
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When you say 1/5 scale seems like not many planes are truly 1/5 scale , or whatever scale. For instance the top flite mustang is 84.5 inch wingspan approximately so its not really 1/5 scale. 1/5 scale would be close to 89 inches as I recall. so maybe we should be talking about wingspans instead of scale fractions.

Or am I getting too picky for the purposes of this poll?

Ed
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ORIGINAL: rc34074
Or am I getting too picky for the purposes of this poll?
Ed

No, absolutely not - I like to do my homework and here is a size chart for some fav warbirds of WW2.

If someone has additional numbers just throw them in here...
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:26 AM
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...the Corsair in one big gull huh - and the guys say the Jug is a fat bore

Just compare them to the slick profiles of the Spit and the 109.....
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I voted 1/3 but anything 1/4 and bigger works for me. 50cc engines can be found on the cheap now so the bigger the better imo
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I voted 1/3 but anything 1/4 and bigger works for me. 50cc engines can be found on the cheap now so the bigger the better imo

I asked for examples because I think some guys are confused about what size is what.

When talking about 1/5 scale fighters you are talking about some planes with 100" wing span or more, while a 1/5 scale P-51 is only 88". A 1/5 scale corsair will need a 100cc engine, while a 1/5 scale Mustang will be in the 50cc class. A 1/5 scale Hellcat would be 102.5 inches, is that really what most people are voting for?

I think this would be meaningful if we were discussing approximate size of the planes, not just the scale.

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Tom - you are 100% correct. Size is relative to the full scale and so forth and many confuse that. I think a better poll would be what size engine class would you prefer your warbirds in. That was my posts reference, 50cc or bigger works for me

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ORIGINAL: G-Pete


I like to see more multi-engine in the 1/6 scale - now what about you?

Thanks!
Scale doesn't matter. It would be nice to see more 80 to 90" single engine; regardless of scale.
- Brian

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ORIGINAL: SunShyne

Tom - you are 100% correct. Size is relative to the full scale and so forth and many confuse that. I think a better poll would be what size engine class would you prefer your warbirds in. That was my posts reference, 50cc or bigger works for me

matt
Well When you start talking engine "size" you can have interesting (and possibly "noisy") discussions about your warbirds power to weight ratios and what is scale speed etc. And while these certainly affect the choices you might make you also need to consider prop size compared to the cowl diameter don't you? Maybe the number of blades on the prop vs engine power as well?

Anyway my thought was to try to categorize the planes by size - lots of people have a certain size vehicle and if it won't fit into their vehicle they won't buy it. Others of course will buy whatever they need to fit the plane they want to fly.

Ed
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I see the argument about the wingspan vs. scale size - floating with the mainstream was my thought. Here are some of the topics just for August- RCU- RC Warbirds and Warplanes
Meister 1/5 scale P-47
ΒΌ scale warbird/electric
1/5 Sacle BT-13 Vulree
TF 1/5 scale P-51 ARF Assembly
J2M3 Raiden in 1:5 scale
TF 1/5th P-51D gear doors
Tricks to installing Sierra tailwheel in TF 1/5 arf P-51
Engine for ΒΌ scale Fokker DR1??
TF 1/5 p-47 Robart retracts
Source for 1/5 scale P-39 canopy
1/8 scale TopFlite Corsair Mods
1/5 Hybrid Hellcat

My opinion, in Modeling comes first the scale number and then the eventual size. But that's just me - for others I posted the chart in the first post


- thanks guys
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Nice numbers in this thread! great info

I am interested in the P-47 and F4U in 1/5th scale. That would be great, I will take
both. I am flying an H9 P-47 150 right now but would like a little bigger one.

Tim

ps the P-47 needs to be the razor back!
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ORIGINAL: rctom

So far in this poll 1/5 scale is leading. Could someone give a few examples of the popular 1/5th scale warbird ARFs?


TF

TBM makes a nice 1/5 scale Zero. It actually comes out to 93" completed.
The white one looks great and flys even better.

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/category/TBW1/Troy-Built-Models-TBM-Warbirds-ARF's.html
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1/3 scale F4U-5N Corsair. Unique and I only know of one and it is 1/4 scale Corsair. 122.8" by Tiger Models out of the UK. I would actually quit building and buy that 1/3 scale ARF Corsair if and when it ever comes out. That would be a head turner.[X(]


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Yes 1/5 really works well for me because of the room I have to work with and the size of my hauler! it is the biggest I can go, but I do have allot most I think in 60 size, but the 1/5 is where I will stop!
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I voted for the 1/6 scale mostly my decision is based on cost and limited space, you can still run glow , gas and even electric and still manage to have a great looking warbird with minimal cost, not to mention there seems ... at least to me a greater selection of accessories available cockpit kits, full figure pilots, machine guns bombs etc in the 1/6 scale then most others
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When I think of 1/5th scale I'am thinking roughly 80" to 90" give or take on the higher end. This is for single engine WW2 warbirds.

thanks bob
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I choose my projects by IMAA guidelines.........60" minimum for biplanes and 80" minimum for monoplanes.........and by what will and won't fit into my truck. With that in mind, the scale really doesn't matter to me.

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