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Sep 19, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Looking for ~40" WS Low Wing Full Fuselage Plans


Y'all know of any good plans with the following characteristics:

* 40" wingspan or so. A little +/- is OK
* Low wing
* Landing gear, preferably tail dragger.
* Tractor motor
* Motor size in the 480 range, ~1000kv
* Warbird-like handling.

I have been flying so many planes without landing gear I realize I have lost the ability to land a plane with trike gear or a tail dragger consistently in our grass field. Found out the hard way when I was flying my PZ T28. I want something I can practice my landing on a semi-rough grass field and not cry if I make sweet, sweet, aviator love to the canine on landing. Other characteristics are negotiable.
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Sep 19, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Any one of tony65x55 warbirds should fit that criteria - BluHurri (Hurricane), ME109, or P40. I built the P40 and with the right motor it flys like a warbird. They are all tail draggers. His Piranha is a similar size and more acrobatic plane. Check out the Tony55x65 plane thread. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ight=tony65x55

My Mooney Mite is 40" span but tricycle gear
Last edited by springer; Sep 19, 2012 at 09:57 PM. Reason: typo, added link
Sep 21, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Gene Bond and GPW have some nice designs too. Gene's Blu-51 is a classic. Slightly smaller than 40" - more like 36".

Ken's SEMFF combat planes are well worth a look. He has about 30 or so designs. You can scale them up to get 40" as they come in around 32".
Sep 22, 2012, 12:50 PM
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I been looking at this mini Hog you can make it the size you want. I plan on using a Arim wing for mine 40 to 42" wing. just build a box fuse and sand to shape out of foam.
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