RC Groups

RC Groups
    1/2A Planes
        Discussion Which plane for LA .10

#1 MrBreeze Apr 02, 2012 12:32 AM

Which plane for LA .10
 
I have a new O.S. LA .10. I need some ideas on an airframe for it,
preferably something in kit form.
I have considered the H.O.B. Chea-pass stick .10.

#2 mtntopgeo Apr 02, 2012 05:51 AM

The .10 LA is kinda weak compared to some other .09-to-.11size engines out there, so # one consideration is to keep it lite. There have been some conversions (do a search on this forum) with guys using the .10 LA on some Electrifly bipe ARFs. But, I think most ended up with larger engines. The Cheapass would probably be a good lite platform. I've had one (still unfinished, after many moons) waiting for one of my Enya .09 engines. Just too many other projects. The best video I've seen (.10 LA. powered plane) is of MR67STANG's CLOUDRANGER.
Herr Cloud Ranger (3 min 52 sec)
Beautiful plane, a bit of humor, & a great performance, proving that the .10 LA is certainly capable when put in the right plane, & proped correctly. ........................ George K.

#3 aspeed Apr 02, 2012 08:05 AM

I kind of disagree with the LA being kind of weak compared to others.(there are hardly any others) I found mine went quite well on the stand with an opened up muffler baffle (800 more rpm in my case) and removing the .020 head shim and replacing it with a .005" shim for about a .015" headspace. Without the muffler it went 18,000 rpm compared to 16,200 stock muffler. Compared to a TD .09 @ 16,400, an OS FP at 17,200, an AP .09 @ 16,900. All on the same 7-4 MA prop without muffler. The Thunder Tiger GP 10 was weak at 13,500 (with muffler) I don't know what else is available in that size. As far as a plane, there aren't many kits or ARFs in that size other than Herr stuff and electric conversions from china of which there are many.

#4 Dave Campbell Apr 02, 2012 10:19 AM

Scale up a Randy Randolph Bee-Tween 1/8th and have at it. Great flying combo, MAN Plans has them.

#5 bushcub Apr 02, 2012 10:37 AM

if you can find a goldberg tiger 400 they are amazing with a la.10 mine is a screamer but can be back down and flown slow too. theres always a few of the herr engineering kits at iflyherr.com like their pitts special and their mustang.

#6 mtntopgeo Apr 02, 2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bushcub (Post 21213923)
if you can find a goldberg tiger 400 they are amazing with a la.10 mine is a screamer but can be back down and flown slow too. theres always a few of the herr engineering kits at iflyherr.com like their pitts special and their mustang.

Yep, that is one fine plane. Had one with an Enya .09 Can't say anything bad 'bout it. Lost it when the crystal fell out of the Berg receiver. Been searching for another for over a year, now. ................ George K.

#7 bushcub Apr 02, 2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtntopgeo (Post 21214193)
Yep, that is one fine plane. Had one with an Enya .09 Can't say anything bad 'bout it. Lost it when the crystal fell out of the Berg receiver. Been searching for another for over a year, now. ................ George K.

mine has been stripped for parts keeping it as a wall hanger. sentimental value to it. just seems like now every time i fly it i wreck it just like all my old planes only my new ones are crash free.

#8 NEW222 Apr 02, 2012 04:41 PM

Lazy Bee!

#9 aspeed Apr 04, 2012 06:31 PM

The Cheap ass has a neat looking floatplane too. Never tried one myself. Was just looking at the Goldberg Tiger 400 to see what it looks like, and guess what, I have one. Picked it up at a swap meet and was going to go leckie. Hmm I got a couple of LA 10's.

#10 hogflyer Apr 04, 2012 07:26 PM

I have an FP .10 which is basically the same as the LA .10, and have a House of Balsa Spacewalker kit for it - I've read that this airframe is a near perfect match for it.

Hogflyer

#11 mtntopgeo Apr 04, 2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aspeed (Post 21238276)
The Cheap ass has a neat looking floatplane too. Never tried one myself. Was just looking at the Goldberg Tiger 400 to see what it looks like, and guess what, I have one. Picked it up at a swap meet and was going to go leckie. Hmm I got a couple of LA 10's.

If you change your mind 'bout getting that Tiger 400 in the air, I know where it would have a very nice home.:D ....................... George K.

#12 bushcub Apr 05, 2012 11:42 AM

1 Attachment(s)
you can see mine in the background of this pic of my andrews aeromaster. sweet sweet plane. pretty forgiving too. atleast mine was

#13 PROACE Apr 13, 2012 09:16 PM

GP Dynaflite Butterfly. Fly and glide at the same time.:D Kit about $69 from TH.
I have one I need to build and a new OS .10LA

Too many kits, not enough time.

#14 John_R_C Apr 15, 2012 09:20 PM

HOB Spacewalker would be a good choice. I have one with an OS MAX 10FSR and flew it a week ago just to get the cobwebs out. I'm flying a 7X4.5 on it at 15,100 RPM, so power level sounds comperable.

John C

#15 iAlex Apr 24, 2012 12:44 PM

If your willing to scratchbuild you could go with a Randy Randolph Chipps. Plans are found from MAN.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 PM.