Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by Bud Morrison, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Sep 14, 2004, 05:27 AM
Hogster's Avatar
Slope soaring combat in the Bwlch mountain range, South Wales
35.6MB, 14m08s, I recommend VLC for viewing.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Dec 14, 2004, 09:52 AM
Registered User
irone's Avatar
Electric Combat!

Many of us have purchased brushless setups to run our 3D planes. Now what can we do with that old GWS 300 or 350 "B", "C", or "D" drive and 10amp ESC? Well join in the fun and excitement of combat flying and events.

This is one of my friends plane. If you don't recognize it, it is suposed to be a P47 Thunderbolt, a fighter in WWII. These planes tow a 15 foot long ribbon and can loop, roll and manauver within a small skybox. Brush type motors are used exclusively. No videos but a wealth of information.

Check out the info on RC Groups. Follow the link below
Dec 14, 2004, 09:05 PM
Registered User
The RCCA (Radio Control Combat Association) is the AMA SIG for RC Combat. We are always looking for new ideas and this appears to be a very good one. Please go to and go to the combat forums and post these same pictures and your rules. I think you may get some play there.

Best Regards,
Lou Melancon, President RCCA
Feb 23, 2005, 01:10 AM
Tight is Right
Darren Hintze's Avatar
We have a couple of combat videos up including some good hits. Two videos can be downloaded from

There's a unicorn and wild wing video listed in the videos section!

If you're in the SLC area, there are groups in SLC and Utah county flying now!

Jul 06, 2005, 08:01 AM
Fuzzy user
Lucam's Avatar

WW1 combat

What about a WW1 combat?
Jul 21, 2005, 06:40 AM
Here our German Product.......Hope you enjoy

Aug 07, 2005, 09:44 PM
Well here is a video of some E-Combat in texas. We are using WWII profile combat planes, flat wing and stock GWS 350 motors. The wind is about 15 knots.

Two of these planes had midairs before this video was shot!
Apr 15, 2006, 04:06 PM
What "type" of ribbon should be used for combat?
Jun 02, 2006, 09:30 PM
Registered User

Here's a few combat videos I shot

I've had these around since 2005, some are pretty good with a few crashes thrown in:

Combat Video
Dec 25, 2006, 09:56 PM
Registered User
BlazerB52's Avatar

Check here this is the rules from AMA site. Clubs might have different lengths for differents planes.
Example:foamys, 1/2A,ect..

Seems by AMA documents they use same size for the planes.

Look at page 3 section 4.7
Apr 15, 2007, 11:45 AM
Registered User
Only just found this part of the site so sorry to drag this thread back up

We fly SPAD combat at a few sites here in the UK, here's a video from November last year, 48mb a lot of pit stuff at the begining but stick with it, it gets better

Theres a few more older videos here

Aug 16, 2008, 07:27 AM
Registered User
Blue Note's Avatar
Here is a short video of the 2008 AMA Combat nationals in Muncie, IN. It is primarily 2548 class, but I did discovered there is about 15" of 2610 mixed in on some of the close up shots. Still, you get the idea. No collisions in this group, but there will be as I get to editing the other divisions. Hope you enjoy.

2008 AMA Combat Nationals ( 2548 Class ) Dogfighting (4 min 39 sec)

Limited B round at 2008 AMA Combat Nationals
Last edited by Blue Note; Aug 18, 2008 at 11:35 AM.
Oct 28, 2008, 10:12 PM
Registered User
Will Rock's Avatar
Our club flies Swizzle Stick combat, over a series of 3 events every summer.
The first video describes the competition and the planes, the second shows the final round, including the Money Round, where each entry pays $20 and everyone goes up together. This time there were 10 planes in the air, the surviving plane wins the pot. My son won the overall combat and split the $200 pot in the money round.
I don't see these kind of planes anywhere on the forum, does anyone else fly them?
Last edited by Will Rock; Oct 28, 2008 at 10:26 PM.
Nov 17, 2009, 05:55 PM
Registered User
Great thread, but a lot of the old links don't exist anymore.

Here's my contribution to the thread, and my latest combat video...
(3 min 48 sec)

This is at the Aurora Model Aircraft Club (near Toronto, Canada).

Last edited by Juice; Nov 17, 2009 at 06:42 PM.

Quick Reply

Thread Tools