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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Twins

I am getting hooked on twin engine airplanes. I currently have a 71 inch B-25, the Alekto Twin motor prop plane, a VQ Twin Otter and the Top Notch Aerocommander (under construction). Are there other twins available at a reasonable price (less than $300) - electric or convertable to electric?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:29 AM
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How do you like that TT-62? Been tempted to pull the trigger on that one.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:59 AM
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There's more out there:

I have the Durafly Da Havilland DH-88 Comet :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ghts_PNF_.html


and the Dynam Cessna 310 which is my favorite and a must buy IMO:

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...np-p-1127.html


There's also the YS-11 :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...FYpDMgod5hEA4w

Very cheap kit and good reviews !

Don't forget the Mosquito: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...Fe1AMgodlBcAkQ

There's the C47/DC-3. A few more like the Beech Barron but they are over the price range.


Love the Shrike AeroCommander

I too have a hankering for twins. double the trouble !

-Hawk
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:34 PM
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How do you like that TT-62? Been tempted to pull the trigger on that one.
The TT-62 is a great flying plane and looks really good. I won first place in our club Fun Scale contest. I have Scorpion motors and use two 4S 4200mah batteries - one for each motor and ESC. I have a build thread here on RC Groups.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:40 PM
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There's more out there:

I have the Durafly Da Havilland DH-88 Comet :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ghts_PNF_.html


and the Dynam Cessna 310 which is my favorite and a must buy IMO:

http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...np-p-1127.html


There's also the YS-11 :

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...FYpDMgod5hEA4w

Very cheap kit and good reviews !

Don't forget the Mosquito: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...Fe1AMgodlBcAkQ

There's the C47/DC-3. A few more like the Beech Barron but they are over the price range.


Love the Shrike AeroCommander

I too have a hankering for twins. double the trouble !

-Hawk
I have checked out most of those. I have found that HobbyKing wants too much for shipping. They are asking $104 for shipping their P-47 from theUSA warehouse. No way...
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:24 PM
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Iflyrc,

I agree on HK's shipping charges in general. My C310 was very reasonable from Grayson.

Banana has some good shipping deals

Hawk
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:46 PM
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B60

I was strongly considering the B-60 but now I'm not sure it will hold up to our grass field based on Sparks nosewheel issue. I almost pulled the trigger on the YS-11 from HobbyKing. they have it for $90 with $38 shipping - very reasonable. However, I also think it has very small wheels made for hard surface flying. Bigger wheels would not look good on that plane.

Although it is not a twin, the FMS/Airfield P-51 or P-47 (63 inch version) is in my crosshairs. Just need to bite the bullet and order it.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:05 PM
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B60 Wheel Issue

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I was strongly considering the B-60 but now I'm not sure it will hold up to our grass field based on Sparks nosewheel issue.
The wheel/rim issue can be avoided by simply replacing all 3 wheels with a set of low bounce DuBro or Dave Brown wheels. I usually replace the Chinese ARF wheels, anyway---most are too hard for my liking.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I was strongly considering the B-60 but now I'm not sure it will hold up to our grass field based on Sparks nosewheel issue. I almost pulled the trigger on the YS-11 from HobbyKing. they have it for $90 with $38 shipping - very reasonable. However, I also think it has very small wheels made for hard surface flying. Bigger wheels would not look good on that plane.

Although it is not a twin, the FMS/Airfield P-51 or P-47 (63 inch version) is in my crosshairs. Just need to bite the bullet and order it.
There's a good thread here on the YS-11. Lots of interesting mods.

FYI- The Dynam C310 handles grass pretty well. Great flying twin.
+1 on the FMS P-51. I've been hankering for the FMS 1400mm BF-109.

-Hawk
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Also there is the Dynam Catalina, around 150 shipped great flying plane that flies off water,grass,snow,dirt, i know, i have one. flies off a 2200 mah pack Zagi
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Zagi,
The Catalina's on my list. Dynam really offers nice quality.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Not to pop your bubble but the canopy comes off the Catalina and the props chew it up if you are not careful.
Thatís' why I put two canopies in the upgrade kits for that model.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:19 PM
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I was strongly considering the B-60 but now I'm not sure it will hold up to our grass field based on Sparks nosewheel issue. I almost pulled the trigger on the YS-11 from HobbyKing. they have it for $90 with $38 shipping - very reasonable. However, I also think it has very small wheels made for hard surface flying. Bigger wheels would not look good on that plane.

Although it is not a twin, the FMS/Airfield P-51 or P-47 (63 inch version) is in my crosshairs. Just need to bite the bullet and order it.
I got the fms 1400mm and the star max 1600mm P-51 on the way
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:26 PM
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I have yet built but i bought a beach craft G58 from rc aerodine. Its an awsum looking plane
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I have yet built but i bought a beach craft G58 from rc aerodine. Its an awsum looking plane
That is definately an awesome model airplane. It is unfortunately, out of my price range for model airplanes. I settled for the Eflite Beech Bonanza that turn out to be a great flying model - my first model with retracts.
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