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Twmaster
04-23-2006, 11:32 PM
I'm looking for a nice 25 sized ARF to fit out for our club Scale Meet this June.

The two big problems I have are time and time. Time as in I have very little for building with my work schedule hence the need for an ARFish thing and time as in June is not too far away.

So does anybody have any personal favorites to suggest?

I'm hoping to find a bird I can fit an E-Flite power 25 outrunner to. (~500W input power)

papasmurf
04-24-2006, 12:57 AM
sized Cub coming out this summer. Not sure if it will be available by your deadline though.

Twmaster
04-24-2006, 01:53 AM
No it won't. Otherwise it might be perfect. :(

zappedalaskan
04-24-2006, 03:27 AM
Hi TW,
I have been looking at this cub for a while.
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/123664.asp
I was thinking of the motor you have, or the 32 motor for it. It has been around a while and has exellent reviews. It has a very roomy fuse on the inside, very easy conversion. And it is the same price as a lot of park fliers. Anyway I hope this helps :) Best of luck with your scale project.
Jay

redgiki
04-24-2006, 04:39 AM
The Electrifly Super Sportster EP is fast, looks great in the sky, and is a nicely-built ARF. It's a 5-6 hour build (realistically, not like the execrable "two hours!" promises on my latest ARF that, seven hours later, is still not quite done...), and a fun flyer.

The plane is nicely aerobatic with higher throws, but is not a 3D machine by any means. Just a great-flying sport plane. My club mate showed one off last month, and I finally got to watch it fly. It's not a jaw-dropping "OMG that's amazing!" like watching a hotliner, or "Holy crap that's powerful!" like a 300-watts-per-pound 60-sized electric warbird, but it suits the ticket.

Best powered by a pair of 2100mAh 3S LiPos in parallel. You'll need to size a prop appropriately. I watched it fly on Saturday, and it had no trouble keeping up with the glow guys (and passing most of them, in fact!) while ripping through some high-speed aerobatics for a fifteen-minute run.

Pilot then proceeded to botch the landing and plow into some spectators in lawn chairs. No damage to plane, spectators, or lawn chairs. We have GOT to put some hay bales out on that field though, because this happens way too often...

Twmaster
04-24-2006, 04:43 AM
Yebbut it's not SCALE.

thunder1
04-25-2006, 03:25 AM
If you're a fan of P-51D's check this one out:

http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_87&products_id=2136

flyboyanderson
04-25-2006, 03:27 PM
This GeeBee would be a very interesting scale subject. 've been tempted everytime I visit AK-Models website:

http://www.ak-models.com/geebee25.htm

flyboyanderson
04-25-2006, 03:29 PM
BTW if you decide to get the Gee Bee I would really appreciate any info on building and flying.

Good Luck!

Insagor
05-25-2006, 01:43 AM
Any preference on wingspan? I picked up a 36" Zero (ARF) that may be a little smaller than you are looking for, but the kit surprisingly is pretty nice. I haven't maidened it yet, but have the 9x4.7 spinning at about 8500 rpm, so it should have plenty of thrust.

Dave

Twmaster
05-25-2006, 02:21 AM
I've ordered a Green Models Tigermoth 30 that I will be converting to outrunner power. It's the same ARF as Hobby-Lobby sells but was $65 less shipped from Powerline Hobbies.

I'm hoping it shows up tomorrow so I can get busy and assemble it.

As for the Zeke, whose ARF? I may want one later on.

Insagor
05-25-2006, 04:08 PM
Mike,
Errr, ummm, honestly not sure!! I put it together and didn't think about it. I can pm you with the seller though. Anyhow here are a couple of pics for you...sorry about the mess, I'm juggling projects...

Dave

rcers
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
How about the Hyperion Mustang?

http://www.allerc.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_87&products_id=2136

Mike

thunder1
05-25-2006, 04:33 PM
Is there an echo in here?

rcers
05-25-2006, 04:41 PM
thunder1 - I missed that - sorry! great minds think alike....

Mike

Old Fart
05-25-2006, 08:37 PM
http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1470.html

Twmaster
05-26-2006, 01:46 AM
Thanks fellows.

I've never been a fan of the Mustang. Seems like *everyone* has one.

I am fond of the Corsair but sadly it too suffers from the same thing. :(

rcers
05-26-2006, 02:21 PM
Mike - what do you like and maybe we can give some better ideas?

Hyperion will have the .25 size Sukhoi, Cap out soon, just not sure if they will make a June date...

Ripmax Spit....pretty nice, but some scale line issues....

Mike

Insagor
05-26-2006, 03:32 PM
Mike,
Are you into biplanes at all?

Dave

Twmaster
05-26-2006, 05:11 PM
Mike - what do you like and maybe we can give some better ideas?

Hyperion will have the .25 size Sukhoi, Cap out soon, just not sure if they will make a June date...

Ripmax Spit....pretty nice, but some scale line issues....

Are you into biplanes at all?

Thanks again gang. However per my comments previously in this thread I have purchased a 50" Span Tiger Moth.

I'll be mulling over the choice for my next scale bird. Perhaps I'll actually get around to building something from a kit! :eek:

Insagor
05-27-2006, 12:21 AM
Mike,
Sorry! Something about sleep deprivation makes me not read the entire thread... Glad you picked up the plane, you will have to post how your "build" and review go and what you use for power.

And, ah yes, Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend (for those in the US)...


Dave

Insagor
07-06-2006, 12:22 AM
Just thought I'd see how the Moth is and if you've had a chance to get her maidened yet?

Dave

Twmaster
07-07-2006, 03:18 AM
Assembly thread here:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7342

Work is stalled at the moment as I got derailed with work, the holiday and items I need being on intergalactic back order. :(

(although the missing bits have arrived this week)

Back to work...