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Oct 23, 2010, 10:44 PM
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First giant scale plane. What to get

I am looking to get my first giant scale plane for a winters project but what is a good first giant scale plane ? I want a kit not an ARF the entire point of the project is to give me something relaxing to work on this winter. I am not really into 3d flying so no yaks etc. I have looked at the stuff balsausa sells and the 1/4 scale cub and sopwith pup both look pretty cool. Price wise I would like to keep the total cost of the project in the 2,000 range. Anybody have any ideas they want to shoot my way ?
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Oct 24, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Hance, how about the Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker. A real fun plane to build and fly. Power it with a Zenoah G-38, Quadra 42, etc.. If you like the cubs they also have the 1/4 scale full wing and clipped wing version. The spacewalker and cubs was some of my first giant scale years ago.
Oct 24, 2010, 09:25 AM
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I like the spacewalker idea. It's something you don't see everyday and everybody has a cub.
Oct 25, 2010, 11:34 AM
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AMR has some nice large scale kits
Oct 25, 2010, 01:27 PM
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AMR has some really cool stuff thanks E-MO. Their monster stick is HUGE
Oct 25, 2010, 10:34 PM
Real planes have two wings
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The Sig and BUSA scale kits are great kits if you have building experience. If not you might want to consider a Sig Four Star 120 kit. It will build fast and easy. Also you might want to look into building a Mud Duck. Not a traditional build, or plane but it's not a Yak or a Cub
Oct 26, 2010, 12:20 AM
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If you have a favorite plane and can't find a kit you could buy plans and cut your own or use one of the excellent kit cutters that will laser cut the kit for you. Opens up a lot more choices and can satisfy your personal taste in planes as well.
Oct 26, 2010, 12:24 AM
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I don't really have a favorite plane. I like them all.
Oct 28, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Take a look at Air Flair.

These kits are not often seen. They build well, and fly well, too.

I've built and flown, the Prime Stik, PC 300 and Prime Sport. Love them all !!!
Oct 29, 2010, 08:33 PM
Aircrafting is noisey...what?!
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If you really want to build something nice!
Nov 12, 2010, 06:50 PM
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I recently built a sig spacewalker2 ...its 1/4 scale at 84 inches.flies like a trainer very easy to build and fly and there is a build thread here in rc groups with tom crump .very nice fella.!
Nov 12, 2010, 10:06 PM
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I like BUSA's 1/3 Scale Eurocoupe... it's on my list.

I also saw Eureka Aircraft Co. making a kit for a 1/3 scale Piper Cherokee as well... I'd love to build a big cherokee one day, my dad used to have a full scale one and it was a great plane.
Nov 13, 2010, 01:48 PM
Smoke me a Kipper
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the big Spacewalker with a G62
Nov 16, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Balsa usa Fokker dvII!!
Nov 17, 2010, 01:51 AM
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I am still looking and I still can't make my mind up. Got a stevens aero kit on the way to hold me over while I think about it

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