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Old Jan 08, 2012, 10:35 AM
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help me choose my next project! Vought Kingfisher wins!

I've almost finished my ace rc shrike commander twin, and i'm staring at a shelf of kits in my workroom. give me some votes on the next build, and i'll document it here.
1. 48" span Vought kingfisher seaplane from model builder magazine plans
2. balsacraft bf-110 zerstorer
3. balsacraft hurricane
4. balsacraft spitfire
5. Ryan a6ms zero speed 400
6. Sparky's P-47d bubbletop
7. Cambrian models Bf-109e (65" span)

I'll keep the voting open until 1/15, then tally em up and start construction!
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 10:41 AM
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The Kingfisher is a "lesser done" subject, so I''l throw in a vote for that one!

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Old Jan 08, 2012, 10:43 AM
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ditto on the Kingfisher, especially if you build it with floats, instead of wheels
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 10:51 AM
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it is "floated", i built one glow from these plans about ten yrs ago. the scale isn't exact, but it looks nice. two votes tallied!
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 12:43 PM
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I've got the write up for the Kingfisher if you need it. That'd be my choice
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 01:23 PM
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In the interests of giving the vote some variety, I would have suggested the BF110 but the Kingfisher does it for me too.....

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Old Jan 08, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Pat, I'm committed to the democratic process, but i just finished wiring a twin, and i could use a break from that hassle!
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 12:54 PM
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I looked deeper on the shelf, and also have a speed 400 curtiss p-36. Based on the early voting, looks like i'll be floating the kingfisher!
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:24 AM
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These voting percentages are worse than the us electorate in an off-year! (bump)
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:42 AM
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Kingfisher!!!

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 11:57 AM
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That is a beaut! i was thinking of a midwar camo scheme, but those markings are really nice!
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 06:52 AM
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We have a winner! the workbench is almost cleared, and i'll be ready to start the seaplane!
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Here's the first page of the construction article. The design is semi-scale, and some aspects otf the design are really nice. I built it in the mid 90s with a .28 2stroke. it's really easy to adjust the main float angle, and the wingtip floats easily detach in a ground(water?)loop. I will use a foamcore wing, and i had the fuselage and float parts laser cut by a specialist.
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I've almost finished my ace rc shrike commander twin, and i'm staring at a shelf of kits in my workroom. give me some votes on the next build, and i'll document it here.
1. 48" span Vought kingfisher seaplane from model builder magazine plans
2. balsacraft bf-110 zerstorer
3. balsacraft hurricane
4. balsacraft spitfire
5. Ryan a6ms zero speed 400
6. Sparky's P-47d bubbletop
7. Cambrian models Bf-109e (65" span)

I'll keep the voting open until 1/15, then tally em up and start construction!
I just got a 42" Kingfisher lazer cut short kt from Mike Midkiff . Looks lke t will build light , strong and scale .

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Old Jan 16, 2012, 01:48 PM
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I remember that MB article. Might have to go to Fords Cove to fly though, Lk St Clair is a bit too choppy
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