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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Hey! I did add lights. See Post 327!
Whoop, my bad They do look pretty Now how about a night flight video
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Ok just tell me one thing. Which is more durable? UM spitfire or the um p-40 warhawk? I heard some people complain about the spitfire wing that it is fragile. So which is more durable?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:05 AM
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If it concerns you so much buy a P-51 Mustang they're indestructible. Ive crashed it hard more times than I can count yet it still bounces back for more.

Here's my build log with vids, plenty of crashes caught on tape:

Here is a build/upgrade log of my UM P-51 Mustang.



If you have arrived at this page via my BLOG, please click HERE to access the entire entry
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Well I got mine last week, and got her up for half a dozen flights. Well, it's nice but lacks climbing power, and doesnt handle nearly as cat like as the Spitfire.
And the Spitfire can out turn the P-40 easily, the P-40 seems a bit doggy, and well this makes sense if you look at both side by side. The P-40 has a much fattter fuse and it's lines arent as clean as the Spitfire. So it's much draggier than the Spit. The Spit's eliptical wing, slices the air much smoother.

As for durability, well folks just always land'em on their wheels or belly and durability wont be an issue. Stay away from trees, fences, light poles and walls.
Planes, any of them are designed to fly not crash. Crash them, and they will break. It's that simple.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:40 AM
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Well I got mine last week, and got her up for half a dozen flights. Well, it's nice but lacks climbing power, and doesnt handle nearly as cat like as the Spitfire.
And the Spitfire can out turn the P-40 easily, the P-40 seems a bit doggy, and well this makes sense if you look at both side by side. The P-40 has a much fattter fuse and it's lines arent as clean as the Spitfire. So it's much draggier than the Spit. The Spit's eliptical wing, slices the air much smoother.

As for durability, well folks just always land'em on their wheels or belly and durability wont be an issue. Stay away from trees, fences, light poles and walls.
Planes, any of them are designed to fly not crash. Crash them, and they will break. It's that simple.
The elliptical wings bring on tip stalls though
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Actually the AS3X system makes the Spitfire difficult if not impossible to stall!
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Actually the AS3X system makes the Spitfire difficult if not impossible to stall!
???? I stall mine all the time. Sure, as3x can wiggle the controls all it likes but if your airspeed is below stall, they don't exactly do too much. I suppose it recovers much quicker after a stall - which is a good thing for the beginners these products are marketed for - but it doesn't prevent them totally.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Thanks guys you have been very supportive. Also looking at umx mig-15. If only my pocket allows me to buy some of these planes rather one of these planes. Hey um p-51 is on sale for 70 dollars.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Hey um p-51 is on sale for 70 dollars.
Look for a sucker. Brand new P-51's are $65
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good source for pilot figures in this scale?

A friend - a noobie to modeling - is building a 16" Guillows P-51, and asked me (as the expert ) where he could get a pilot.

Thanks

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good source for pilot figures in this scale?

A friend - a noobie to modeling - is building a 16" Guillows P-51, and asked me (as the expert ) where he could get a pilot.

Thanks

You can carve one out of foam, the packaging type like the UM and UMX planes are packed in, or I've seen people use Lego figures hacked off just below the shoulders.

Here's a Snoopy I did for my GWS Pico Moth out of packaging foam (regular styrofoam)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2793
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good source for pilot figures in this scale?

A friend - a noobie to modeling - is building a 16" Guillows P-51, and asked me (as the expert ) where he could get a pilot.

Thanks

I like to carve/shape mine from foam but these guys have some cool stuff for pilots/canopies/cockpit "upgrades":
http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/in...ain_page=index
Not cheap but not too expensive either...
Cheers!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:26 PM
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I like this guy's pilots and have used them in a good few planes. http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Petes-Pilots
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:59 PM
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???? I stall mine all the time. Sure, as3x can wiggle the controls all it likes but if your airspeed is below stall, they don't exactly do too much. I suppose it recovers much quicker after a stall - which is a good thing for the beginners these products are marketed for - but it doesn't prevent them totally.
So tonight I was flying my spit and I shot it up vertical and damn near hovered it. Rolled out to the side and pulled up just before impacting the dirt and continued on my merry way. As3x wasn't really a problem doing it either.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I like this guy's pilots and have used them in a good few planes. http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Petes-Pilots
Oh yeah! Nice stuff... but we'd have to pay for all that ocean.
I've browsed his website before and some of the character pieces are really nice.
Probably well worth it to some folks.

Cheers!
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