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Recommendations for a "Utility" plane

Old 05-24-2007, 04:52 PM
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Hi Fellas,

My focus in RC is mainly on IMAC, but I thought it would be fun to build a plane as a utility platform. I want it to:

Be able to tow gliders
Have a perm installed internal bomb bay (candy, parachutes, etc...)
Have a camera mount
Be used as a 'trainer' (per se)
Be mildly aerobatic (rolls, loops, inverted, etc...)
Have a smoke system

I would prefer a kit, but an ARF with Ultracote would be OK (it comes off easy so I can put my own covering on it)

Gas or Glow, doesn't matter.

Let's hear your suggestions!

Thanks,
Dave
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BTE Flying King
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I would love a Flyin King, but he's out of kits.
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1/3 spacewalker with a G-62 for towing power.
Big, decent cost, low wing loading, mildly aerobatic.
Build some floats while you're at it!
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BTW out of Flyin King kits?...sorry, didn't know...That really sucks! There was an oldtimer at our field that built one converted to a low winger. Really sweet flying plane! Check fleabay for one...I think its the plane your looking for.

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Sounds like you need a ford explorer.
Rolls easy
Its a bomb
built in smoke system
Just kidding of course.
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How about this

http://www.largemodelassociation.com/lma_models.htm

It will do the job.
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Stick. Phil Kraft designed it has a "utility" model to test reconditioned radios, etc.
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How about a 12-foot Telemaster?
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telemaster sounds the best
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great planes .60 cub. lots of room inside, inexpensive kit, great flyer, and with the engine mounted on the front of the firewall with no cheeks etc in the way power options are literally unlimited
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Telemaster or GP Giant Big Stik
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The Bridi Big Bee is a perfect utility plane, as is their Old Timer. I think that is the name of the latter.

If you really enjoy building, the Senior Telemaster kit by Hobby Lobby is a good-un. It lends itself to modifications quite easily. I just bought two of these kits and sold my ARF. The ARF is nice, but I hate stripping covering from a model. It's easier just to build the kit and modify as you wish. I'm thinking of making one of my kits into a six to eight engined (glow) model that might resemble a late Twenties/early Thirties first effort at creating a multi engined monoplane bomber. One could add all kinds of ridiculous features and be somewhat scale. Witness the Russian heavy bombers of that era.

Very small gas/spark engines are useable on the Sr. Telemaster. A bit larger engines are useful on the Bridi Big Bee and Old Timer.

Ed Cregger


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