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Old Aug 10, 2015, 09:26 PM
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Which one was your all time favorite?

Hi Everyone,

If you had to name your all time #1 favorite 1/2a airplane what would it be?

I'd have a very hard time choosing between S-Tee, Hummer, Jr Falcon, Ace Pacer and Honker!

Lets hear your favorite (s)!!

Sincerely,
Eugene
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 07:00 AM
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I think that the Airtronics Q-Tee was at the top of my list. I built and flew quite a few of them over the years. we even used to do pylon racing with them years ago too. It was a restricted class pylon race where you had to use a Q-Tee and a Cox .049 Black Widow engine, It was great fun too. A lot of cliff hanger close call races.

I also used a couple of them with Cox throttled engines and you could shoot touch and go's with them. I also did some night flying with them too. In this case I would rubber band mount a mini-cyalume glow stick onto the plane. At first I used three glow sticks but later found that I only needed one glow stick to fly it with at night.
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Littlest Stick, and many variations.
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 09:11 AM
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For me it would have to be the 1/2A Skorch

1/2A Skorch 1st Test Flight AME Norvel on a Profi Tuned Pipe (4 min 49 sec)


.061 AME Norvel on a Profi Tuned Pipe
Non SPI version with 150 deg exhaust timing
APC 4.2x4 2oz of bench running prior to first flight
12oz all up weight 5ch plane with flaps
88sq. in 28in span / ply fuselage solid balsa wing
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 10:59 AM
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I would have to say it would be the Ace Mach None or Ace Pacer. Either would be in the top. Yet I had so much fun with Sure Flight J3 Cub hard to pass that one up too.


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Old Aug 11, 2015, 01:13 PM
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Mile High Models Hornet 1/2A pylon racer. Hundreds of flights on that one, and it never let me down. Fun little racer.

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5419
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 01:41 PM
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Wow, brings back memories... There was Ken Willard's School Master, Carl Goldberg Jr Falcon and Jr Skylark...
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 04:03 PM
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In order,

Mach None/Pacer

GLH

Jr. Skylark.

Jr. Falcon

Littlest Stick

.020 Nomad, rudder only, Ace radio and actuator.



Anything with Ace Foam WIngs
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 05:03 PM
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Jr. Falcon!!!
It was my first successful R/C model in 1972. Loved it then, love it now. I'm still flying this one from a kit.

Almost broke it while rolling over in my sleep...
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I never had a Jr Falcon with a 0.049 on it. I scratch built one with E power. Has dual aileron servos so I set it up with flaperons. Has steerable nose wheel and rudder. A 5 channel that weighs in at 15 ounces with the battery in place.

I also like the 0.049 Ugly Stick's I have one with a 36 inch span 5 channel. A throttled Wasp 0.061. She flies well, just not a super power house with that engine.

Small planes are so much fun, easy and fast to build.


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Old Aug 12, 2015, 12:28 AM
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Ace Mach none for me. I had two kits but sold one. Other kit was started and builder was far from decent. Wing is fine as he did not mess it up. I need to make a couple new buklheads and align fuse straight. I have a nice new Norvel .061 RC. I was going to try electric but just can not do it.
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 06:41 AM
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Mach None
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MH racer (glass/carbon 1/2a racer designed and molded by Marty Hill of Malad Idaho.
Fastest and most stable racer I have seen to date)
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 07:44 PM
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Hi everyone!

Looks like the Mach none and Jr Falcon are the two most popular so far!

My dad just finished a Jr Falcon and ready for test flight!

I and my dad both have a mach none kit we havent started yet! Looks like we might have to get started!

Sincerely,
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The ACE Mach None and GLH are great planes. I flew several of them over the years. They are quick to build using the ACE foam wings too. I actually flew a Mach None I had built with retracts too. Thus making it a little 1/2a pattern plane at the time. It even had a throttle on it too. So i could take off and land. But I think at the time just going two or three channels with no throttle was probably the best though. Much simpler, no fuss no mess.
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 07:47 AM
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Ace pocket rocket

Should dust off this little bugger and set her free once again.
Started with a td. 0.020 and it flew "nice" then the second fuse got a td. .049
And with that it really lives up to its name

Could anyone remind me where to get the ace foam wings (and a source that ships to ireland) since i would love to build a few more ace planes.
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