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Oct 13, 2012, 09:34 PM
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what are some good 1/2a kits?


hey everyone i have a few cox engine and they need a new home. i have a few 049s and a peewee 020. what are some good planes for these engines? YES i am willing to do a electric to glow conversion. i found a ton of planes on hobbyking that would do good but i need your guys's advice. the miniglowplane.com site has been down for awhile andi used that for 1/2a planes alot. my prfernces are a laser cut kit and it needs to be fairly cheap 0-50$
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Oct 13, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Checkout outerzone for plans. Google it. Make your own.
Oct 15, 2012, 11:39 AM
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I haven't messed with 1/2A for years, but House of Balsa always had good kits.
Oct 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
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House of Balsa P-51

Ace Pacer or Mach None

Ace Corsair.

Goldberg 1/2A Skylark

Goldberg 1/2A Falcon
Oct 15, 2012, 11:56 AM
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RC or CL?
Oct 15, 2012, 04:29 PM
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RC or CL?
rc man! this isnt CLgroups is it??
Oct 15, 2012, 04:39 PM
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rc man! this isnt CLgroups is it??
It's the 1/2a forum. Most use Cox engines in CL application.

Only trying to help...
Oct 15, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Sig Hummer.
House Of Balsa Stealth Sport.
Oct 15, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Sig Hummer.
House Of Balsa Stealth Sport.
ive seen both but i have heard with an 049 the hmmer is a bit underpowered.
Oct 15, 2012, 05:12 PM
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The DNU from selecthobbies.com is a great kit, a great flyer and a great value for the limited bucks and time spent on getting it in the air.
Oct 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
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The DNU from selecthobbies.com is a great kit, a great flyer and a great value for the limited bucks and time spent on getting it in the air.
Ditto!!
Oct 16, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Herr has their pitts, cub, and mini sport they are all laser cut.
Oct 16, 2012, 03:32 PM
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The Herr Pitts is not really 1/2a, it needs a little larger engine.

My favorite 1/2a build so far is the Yellow Jacket from Morris hobbies;
Oct 17, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I had a hummer with a Golden Bee and wing extended a bay on each side. NOT underpowered for normal flying, but certainly not unlimited vertical. Enough to do a decent vertical roll and good sized loops. Loved the plane.

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Oct 17, 2012, 09:03 PM
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I was just looking at the 'Idol' from Hobby King. It is a $16 electric kit that looks like a good candidate for a reedy. I think it is a bit fragile for a TD, and would need a quick check for strength if converting. Yesterday they didn't have one, but today they indirectly informed me that it is. (I didn't ask) I think any kit for $16 is worth a look. It could even be used as an electric if it was the end of the world.


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