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Old 05-27-2011, 04:35 AM
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Hi All,

Can anyone help me find my next plane?

After having left the hobby for 20 years, I have been flying an ultramicro Cub for a while and have a pretty good handle on what I'm doing. I would now like to get a slightly larger plane with ailerons to stealth fly in the limited space I have. (I don't want a plane that's TOO visibile!) I'm having trouble with the size issue though: I'm looking for something around, say, 24" to 30" wingspan, high wing, ailerons, ideally trike gear, slow flying. I have been browsing the hobby websites and the majority of the planes I've found are either itty bitty like my Cub or larger like 40" or more wingspan.

Here's my wishlist. Not all these have to happen but it'd be nice...
-approx 24"-30" wingspan
-ailerons
-scale would be nice but whatever
-good slow flying for landings, etc
-high/mid wing
-brushless outrunner motor
-trike gear would be nice
-can handle some wind
-good stall characteristics
-long flight times with right battery

Thanks for ideas!
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:39 AM
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willing to build it yourself?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681556
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:46 AM
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I would look for a old Scorpio or Simprop WWI bird. The conversion to brush-less is pretty straight forward and ailerons usually cut in pretty well. For the effort you will get a quite fun small(ish) bird that is scale in a camo paint job that blends well. Done right it's missing only the tricycle gear. Something like one of these-
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397258
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030123
or a low wing GWS WWII bird works in a ball field too. Just a thought..
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:04 AM
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Have you considered a Tiger Moth??

no ailerons but it meets most of your other criteria. I have flown the GWS Pico Moth a lot - with a little 250 brushless it will handle up to 10 mph - I imagine the Great Planes version would be about the same

Great Planes
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXYXM8&P=0


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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=GWS1020

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Old 05-27-2011, 05:52 AM
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Check out the new Cox planes. Hearing good things about them recently. They're still on the small side but bigger than the ultra micros,
http://www.coxmodels.com/airplanes/index.html
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Check out the new parkzone S.e.5a, meets your requirements but it does have both a low and high wing

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ5575



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Old 05-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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checkout the little planes that hobbyking is offering.

here is a nice 27" 4-channel cub for $36:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17037

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30" Decathlon:

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this mini stick would be fun to toss around:

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21" cessna:

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oooh a 39" Ryan STA:

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19" me-109!:

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Old 05-28-2011, 07:42 AM
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These are some awesome suggestions -- thanks! Now I have to do some deciding....

I was browsing RCGroups.com a few minutes ago and found a posting listing planes under 25". You can find that posting by Googling for "rcgroups planes under 25"" or direct link to http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1442284

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Old 05-28-2011, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by texasclouds View Post
checkout the little planes that hobbyking is offering.

here is a nice 27" 4-channel cub for $36:
Yeah, I saw that one. As usual, you need to interpret what people say, but if you read the reviews on the website people are not too thrilled. It would definitely be a contender if not for all those negative reviews!
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Originally Posted by texasclouds View Post
30" Decathlon:
I like. 30" wingspan, rudder AND ailerons.

Who makes it? Reeeeally interesting!
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