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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:01 AM
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You can solve the heavy problem by getting rid of all the heavy high-density balsa they seem to include with the Top Flite kits and replace it with a lighter grade of balsa. I've seen guys do this and save 1 1/2 to 2lbs of weight over-all.

The spitfire has a narrow gear track, so it will be a little more of a hand-full in ground handling during cross-winds.

The corsair has the gull-wing, which is something different to have to deal with in the build...

All are easily converted to electric and show flap installations. Personally, I wouldn't stress to hard about having gear doors on these models, as the small tires they use, the gear doors will be dragging in the grass (assuming you fly at the typical grass runway RC club) and possibly flip the airplane over during landing.

Otherwise, they all seem to fly roughly the same (each has there small differences), so its really just a matter of personal preference on which you like most
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