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Best Flying Sport Plane??

Old 09-07-2009, 04:51 PM
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After having Four Stars and many variations of the sticks and deciding that the Ultra Stick series had the best combination of wind worthiness and flying ability,

I have decided that some of the 3D type planes with conservative throws make a great sport plane.

I have a Twist 60 with a Saito 125 that I just love. It will out perform a stick any day and land the most beautiful you've ever seen and slow fly with the best of them.
Old 09-07-2009, 07:54 PM
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Blakeney... I don't remember the Southern RC Bobcat, but one of my all time favorites was a Southern RC Alley Cat. It was the only plane to build and fly that required not one click of trim. It also was a .40 size.
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ORIGINAL: AA5BY

Blakeney... I don't remember the Southern RC Bobcat, but one of my all time favorites was a Southern RC Alley Cat. It was the only plane to build and fly that required not one click of trim. It also was a .40 size.
I had a Southern RC Alley Cat in 78-79 and it was a great plane. I would like to find another someday.

Bruce
Old 09-12-2009, 10:48 PM
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The Kaos has my vote, I'll always have one. They flyy like thy're on rails

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Old 09-12-2009, 11:33 PM
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The Ugly Stick and Kaos have been standards of comparison for decades
Old 10-26-2009, 08:03 PM
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Default RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??

I notice that most of these are 40-60 sized glow planes. Are there any smaller gassers that are popular sport planes?
Old 10-26-2009, 11:01 PM
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Anymore, smaller than 40 are listed as electric. However many of these can be converted to glow.
Old 10-26-2009, 11:44 PM
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Default RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??

I was actually wondering more about good sport planes for a 20cc to 30cc gasoline engines.
Old 10-27-2009, 11:50 AM
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A lot of people are using 20-30cc gas engines on the Sig Four Star 120
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Road Runner
Old 11-07-2009, 09:23 PM
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Get the Road Runner from CH ignitions? It was originally made in Lander, Wy.

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ORIGINAL: w8ye

Get the Road Runner from CH ignitions? It was originally made in Lander, Wy.

CH Ignitions
PO Box 1732, Riverton, Wyoming 82501 307 857 6897
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I don't know. I don't own one but I have flown one. and I loved it.
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w8ye,ever been to Sheridan, WY? If you come to the flyin next year on the second weekend of september, you might get to talk to the guy that designed it. He usualy comes.
Old 11-08-2009, 05:59 PM
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My older son used to live in LaBarge and worked in Big Piney and I've been up the road from Rock springs to Yellow Stone and back down through Afton to I-80 but never over in the central part.Spent a couple weeks in Jackson.

The Road Runner has been around a while and well proven.
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the ultrasport is by far the best of all the planes i have flown,and that means imac birds as well.extremely smooth,graceful,great speed envelope.a great honest neutral flyer,easy to build.pretty to look at.
Old 02-03-2010, 09:02 AM
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I think everybody is wrong in their suggestions. Here in Down Under The greatest sports plane to fly is any one of the Simitar series. There is even a Simitar workshop here where the aircraft aremass produced and shipped to anywhere in the world.If you have never flown one of these fabulous birds, you have never flown a properaeroplane.I am now building my second one after landing the first one in a 50 foot tree. The Simitar I have is a Zippity-Do-Dah. It has a 64" WS and a 14" Ch. I much prefer to fly the ZDD than fly my P/Cub. Apart from the performance of the ZDD,the second best thing about it is the total ease of transport and storage as there is no old fashioned horizontal stab. Put it in the car and it fits in anywhere. Its performance however, is out of this world.

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One that has to be considered is the GP Escapade. I have been flying one for the last year with a Magnum 46 XLS in it and it has been great. It ranks right up there with my Kougars, Ultra Sport 40, Ally Cat, and Pulse XT 60.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:20 AM
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I`m well aware that this is wildly subjective, but thought the topic might spice up the forum and stimulate some debate. Personally, I think the Pulse series ( assuming the 60 size flys as good as the 40 ) from Hangar 9 is destined to join the 4*s and Goldberg Tigers as an RC classic sport plane.
There are many, exiting very old to very new sports planes - almost too many to mention.
My personal criteria for a nice flying sportsplane is:

1. You must enjoy the looks of the plane, pleasing to the eye - especially in the air.

2. Should be stable in the air (you can always increase the throws for manouvreability).

3. Not too big as to take ages to assemble at the field.

4. Sports planes up to the 0.40 to 0.46 engine class are nimble - something that is lost when you go to 0.6 engines and bigger (bigger mass, more momentum, wider turns). It should fly effortlessly.

It looks like the present tendency is to go for "POWER" at the cost of handling - you see it in many forums.
I guess one can fit a 455 V8 engine to a bicycle - you will have power galore, acceleration to match but at the cost of handling... and a 1/4 mile of smoking rubber down the road, taking out every lamp post in the process. Overpowering a model makes it harder to handle

I do power flying myself but enjoy well balanced sportplanes such as Chriss Foss's WOT 4, Acro WOT, Pulse, RV 8, SIG Wonder, Stick, Proctor Antic, Moraine Saulnier, Space Walker, CG Super Chipmunk. But I enjoy my 38cc Zenoah Gee Bee Model Y also.
Old 02-04-2010, 09:34 AM
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TANGO !!!!
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my sport 40 is the best sport plane i have.I am attempting to attach a picture for the first time.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:48 AM
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No doubt IMO, its any hots followed closely by any stick....
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Very nice plane - flies immaculate
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Default RE: Best Flying Sport Plane??

I tend toagree with the coach. I can build and cover a Hots
in three days and fly it on anything from a .25 to a piped .46
with good results.
I have built Ugly Stiks in sizes from 150 squares to 1000
squares with not much difference in flying traits.
Then again, there's all those other planes out there to
enjoy as well. We don't have enough time.
Ralph
Old 02-11-2010, 10:08 AM
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My fav sport planes are the Tiger 60 and the Protege large good handling planes that you can do alot with. the club I belomg to had a float fun fly and we had 7 protege with floats.
Old 03-14-2010, 03:30 PM
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JERRYS BIG BOY is hard to beat. It can be powered by gas or glow and is a ball to fly. The 80 inch wing is easy to see and gives it a light wing loading. I am flying two. one has a G23 the other a G20.

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