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Old Dec 08, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Looking for high wing tail dragger aerobatic plane

Hi guys. I'm an intermediate elec pilot and looking for a tail dragger to fly at our local sports field (lots of room). I'm wanting something compatible with the 2200 mah size batteries that I have and should be aerobatic. I would also prefer PNP or at least ARF. I've flown the PZ T28, PZ mustang and others and like them but I would like something that I can land on the grass with. I can't seem to find a good sized Citabria or Decathlon out there. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 02:00 PM
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUTN8&P=0

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXBGZS&P=ML

You may need to go to Hobbypartz and get some different batteries.

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Excellent choice !!!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:47 PM
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If you feel like building, the Ron Daniels plans built Stubby. Based on a Sig Seniorita, very aerobatic.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the replies folks. Although that Decathlon is right style, I recall having the gas version of that one several years ago.....bad karma........maiden flight it tourqued hard right and nosed down into a cow dung pit. And I had put the controls in the hands of a more experience pilot who, after doing a thorough pre-flight, had no idea why it did that! It went up for sale right away and I did the switch over to e-flight after that. The ugly stick is, well, ugly. Enough said about that I guess and, as much as I used to enjoy building, I just don't have the time anymore. Keep the suggestions going though if you have any others. And again, thanks.
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I'm not a foamie fan but have enjoyed the PZ Stinson Reliant for well over a year with hundreds of flights using stock motor and 2200 3S lipos. Optional flaps add fun and interest. Model will loop, roll, fly inverted, and do great touch and goes and slooooww fly byes with flaps. Some caveats though: 1)Not great flying off of grass unless cut short and smooth, wheel pants don't do well in grass, best on paved or smooth dirt surfaces. 2) E-Flite 30 amp speed control has wimpy 700ma switch mode BEC, if adding a flap servo there is risk of brownout, I added a Park BEC and have had no brownout crashes since. I added pinned hinges for control surfaces, foam hinges crack with time, wear and tear.

The E-Flite Super Cub 25 is a beautiful ARF model and so is their ARF PT-17 bi-plane. There are long running threads about both of them on the Scale Electric Plane forum. All of these require good set-ups and tail-dragger flying skills to get you through the maiden and trim flights.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:29 PM
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E-Flite Mini Ultra Stick would fit the bill also. I'd suggest the Mini Pulse XT as well but it's mid-wing.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:14 AM
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^^ What rafe said. I've had a MUS in the hangar for years. They always get replaced. Too much fun to be without one.

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^^ What Mark Wood said
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Hi guys. I'm an intermediate elec pilot and looking for a tail dragger to fly at our local sports field (lots of room). I'm wanting something compatible with the 2200 mah size batteries that I have and should be aerobatic. I would also prefer PNP or at least ARF. I've flown the PZ T28, PZ mustang and others and like them but I would like something that I can land on the grass with. I can't seem to find a good sized Citabria or Decathlon out there. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I have built this in all 3 sizes.The 25 size is great for 2200 batteries.

http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/...ik-series.html
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:01 AM
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If you were in UK ... then the only answer would be WOT 4E .......

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Thanks for the posts guys. Sounds like the Reliant Stinson might be closest to what I'm looking for. I am pretty new to buying online so perhaps you could flip a few of the more common online sites to view to see what else is out there. A STOL would be good. I see HK has a little Euro one (can't recall name) but apparently she's a little weak in wind and we get a lot of it up here in the Pacific N/W. Can't remember the name of that Swedish STOL with the oversized rudder, but that sort of design would work well at the sports field where I fly.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Thanks for the posts guys. Sounds like the Reliant Stinson might be closest to what I'm looking for. I am pretty new to buying online so perhaps you could flip a few of the more common online sites to view to see what else is out there. A STOL would be good. I see HK has a little Euro one (can't recall name) but apparently she's a little weak in wind and we get a lot of it up here in the Pacific N/W. Can't remember the name of that Swedish STOL with the oversized rudder, but that sort of design would work well at the sports field where I fly.
Park Zone foamy scale models and replacement parts are usually sold at larger local hobby shops. If not, order from Horizon Hobby by phone or online shopping cart. Horizon website says that the Reliant PNP ( no receiver) version is discontinued, the BNF version (with Spektrum receiver) is still for sale. You may be able to find PNP version at hobby shops or other online suppliers.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...10-bnf-PKZ5280
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