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View Poll Results: Which aircraft should be the next MICROACES kit?
Curtiss P-6E Hawk 42 14.24%
Fairey Firefly 6 2.03%
F6F Hellcat 14 4.75%
Polikarpov I-16 12 4.07%
Blohm & Voss BV141 27 9.15%
Westland Lysander 15 5.08%
Ki-61 Tony 6 2.03%
Fairey Swordfish 6 2.03%
Douglas Skyraider 10 3.39%
Focke Wulf TA-152H 15 5.08%
Mitsubishi A6M Zero 16 5.42%
Lavochkin La-7 9 3.05%
Hawker Hurricane MkIIb Tropical 6 2.03%
Hawker Typhoon 8 2.71%
Fiat G55 14 4.75%
Dewoitine D.520 3 1.02%
Hall Springfield Bulldog 11 3.73%
Hawker Sea Fury 16 5.42%
Junkers JU87 Stuka 41 13.90%
Curtiss P40 Warhawk 18 6.10%
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I could have tied it up for the Stuka and Hawk but Red Flyer's Post sold me on the Hawk Very well said!


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Curtiss P-6E Hawk, is the last bi-plane fighter ever built for the U. S. Army Air Force. The end of an era. Romance. Open cockpit. Goggles and silk scarves. Colourful designs. Art Deco. Champagne. Memories of a simpler time. A handsome airplane to fly.

That's why it is my choice.

RF
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:46 PM
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There's a reason for it being the last.. biplanes suck (to put together)!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:48 PM
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There's a reason for it being the last.. biplanes suck (to put together)!
The last?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:55 AM
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Hi all, as you can see it's running mighty close at the top of the poll.

Just to let you know and be completely clear, the Poll will finish at 0.00am GMT Sunday 2nd December.

I'm away for the weekend but will dip in at the final hour and do what I have to do. Good luck to those in the running. I'm very much looking forward to an exciting and challenging build and creating something really special for the winner and the rest of you too.

Jon
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Conclusion:
So which plane would I most like to see? On balance, I think I like the Stuka. First, it's just dripping with historical significance.....
Excellent logic train that you outlined, Hatman!

Gene K
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:47 PM
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The last?
The last bi-plane fighter...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Hey jon,
Do you need any cad help? I would be willing to offer sold help with that in exchange for something. Haha

Thomas
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:33 PM
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The bipes are interesting and I do like the lines of the P-6E. I do wonder though, how much more difficult it will be to design, assemble and maintain one of these two wingers as a Micro Ace?

My old GWS PT-19 was a beast when it came to wing struts. Always an issue with them. On something as small as the Micro Aces, the struts might be problematic?
I wouldn't exactly use GWS as a basis for engineering excellence from which to judge others. And BTW.... the PT-19 was a monoplane. The PT-"17" was the GWS kit and even as cruddy a kit as it was/is it still flew pretty good.

Another pic of a beautiful classic.

Mike
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:23 PM
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I wouldn't exactly use GWS as a basis for engineering excellence from which to judge others. And BTW.... the PT-19 was a monoplane. The PT-"17" was the GWS kit and even as cruddy a kit as it was/is it still flew pretty good.

Another pic of a beautiful classic.

Mike
Hmmm ... my fat fingers and slow mind did not catch tht one. Thanks for pointing that out. I shall edit the original post and correct the error.

Yep, the GWS kits are often lacking ... cheap but lacking. Most of mine got japanese silk and wbpu put on them. It kept the beer cooler foam together after a crash.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:04 AM
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The last bi-plane fighter...
Ohhh duh haha forgive me for being a little slow lmao
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Poll has now finished. Competition has concluded....

Congratulations to RedFlyer. The Curtiss P6E Hawk will be hot on the heels of the Spit & the 109 as the next Microaces kit.

Right, I'm off to bed - more in the morning. Night all!
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Hi flyandi,

Yep, this comp was for single engine aircraft only. The first part of comp was all about nominating aircraft with single engines that flew between 1925 - 1955 as a production or prototype. We got over 80 nominations, then we drew 20 from that for the poll.

However twin engine aircraft are definately a favourite of mine so - watch this space!
I like twin engine aircraft to . This is my DH 88 Commet for AR6400 and 2x PZ micro cub gearbox and 95mm props. She has a 21inch wingspan.

All i have to do now is unfold the model and convert the file to a DXF and ad slots and the RX tray then laser it up in work using 3mm depron.







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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:51 PM
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I like twin engine aircraft to . This is my DH 88 Commet for AR6400 and 2x PZ micro cub gearbox and 95mm props. She has a 21inch wingspan.

All i have to do now is unfold the model and convert the file to a DXF and ad slots and the RX tray then laser it up in work using 3mm depron.







sweet, my friend's dad did one with a pz micro cessna brick and 2 plantraco motors. im building an me110 with 2 of those motors
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Poll has now finished. Competition has concluded....

Congratulations to RedFlyer. The Curtiss P6E Hawk will be hot on the heels of the Spit & the 109 as the next Microaces kit.

Right, I'm off to bed - more in the morning. Night all!
Where do I send my pre-order money.....

Mike
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 02:19 AM
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Thank you one and all for making this fun!

Many thanks for all your comments, persuasive arguements and opinion on the aircraft, competition and the rest. Another big congratulations to RedFlyer, I'll PM you with what happens now so we can get working on the prototype ASAP.

I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this build. I already have some ideas on some of the more challenging aspects of the design and can't wait to get the sleeves rolled up and get stuck in.

I'm gonna close this thread now and pop up another build thread to post progress on the project as we go soon enough.

Thanks everyone for making this comp great fun and ensuring we now get something a little bit different from the norm out of it.

Jon
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