View Full Version : Next plane ?

08-22-2006, 04:16 AM
I recently augered in my Freedom 3D (broken pin in an aileron clevis). I now have a Mega 20/22/2, 5:1 Monster gearbox, 80 amp Castle ESC, a couple of 10 cell 3300 packs and a 4s2p 4,000mah lipo looking for a new plane.

I prefer a scale plane. Not a cub, but something sportier, yet still relaxing to fly.

I prefer "unusual" planes. My glow hanger contains a Bellanca Airbus (circa 1930's), a FW-56 (Stosser), a Lysander and a Transavia PL-12 Airtruk (Sky Farmer).

I am still pretty new to electrics, so any suggestions as to a plane this equipment will work well in ? I have done several scratch builds, so kits and/or plans are no problem. I am unsure of the size/weight that will work best with this setup.

Thanks for any/all suggestions.

08-25-2006, 02:27 AM
Wow, your building board is certainly clear, particularly with your scratchbuilding experience. I suggest that you pick what you are interested in (the Bellanca sounds like a starting point), and build it to the rough dimensions of the 3D. If you want something less "3D", just build bigger.

10-01-2006, 03:08 AM
do a burt rutan quickie 40 get one from seattlemodelworks

10-25-2006, 03:47 AM
With your ten big round jugs, pretty much anything designed around the wetties idea of 25 - 30 power would do you, and give a wider range of types, though you'd have to chew into the structure to lighten it up. Sounds like you can hack that though.

Another idea is to go overseas - http://www.traplethouse.com/ is homeplate to Traplet Publications Q & EFI and RCMW - plans go back to their startup in 1983 or so.

RCM&E is the grand-daddy of the UK RC rags - just been sold to this lot - http://www.magicalia.com/ Has oodles of RC plans of all types and sizes.

Should be something there to tickle your fancy for an oddball subject.

One of my favourites in Traplet - Land is the Chilton DW1. A slinky and tiny single seat racer, I did their slimey plan, but they also have an electric slightly larger version. I think mine's more scale, but then, I'm biased ;)

Hope that helps


Greg Lewis
11-09-2006, 01:40 PM

11-09-2006, 02:07 PM
A real show stopper is something like a Feisler Storch. It can drift backwards in a breeze, land straight down horizontaly, AND if you oversize the engine, It is a great 3D plane at any moment. VERY low wing loads.