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Old 01-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
Dean in Milwaukee
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
Last year I built a S.P.A.D. "Hell on Rails" combat plane. I am amazed how precise that it flies. The first one I built is glow powered but I plan on building a sport version with electric power and landing gear. I tried to post photos of the combat HOR but the upload kept failing.

I think combat plane in general are underrated in their handling. If you think about it though, it makes sense. To have any chance of staying on someones tail, you have to have a stable and very responsive plane.

As for doing landing gear, sounds like a great idea, but don't forget to add a rudder and a tailskid to hold the rear of the plane higher. Getting airborne reliably will be challenging without both.

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