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Oct 17, 2007, 06:17 PM
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What's a good giant scale Warbird to build?


I was thinking of building a giant scale warbird, electrified and complete with sound systems and such. What's a good one to go with? I'm thinking beyond the H9 size, and more into the 90-120" WS so that I can carry even a heftier sound system and still be able to take the weight penalty.

Any suggestions ?
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Oct 17, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Not sure there are any purpose-built electrics, but I would love to have the razorback top-flite or HP P-47!!
Oct 18, 2007, 12:37 AM
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Nick Ziroli, Brian Taylor, Don Smith... Bob Holman... Top-Flite Giant Scale Warbirds... Those are just off the top of my head. Check out www.rcscalebuilder.com for more.
Oct 18, 2007, 12:53 AM
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A Nick Ziroli P-38 on electric would be awesome..

God..You'd have to mortgage your house to power it..
Oct 18, 2007, 01:05 PM
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A multi like a P-38 would be cool. I'd like something that naturally has a lower wingloading, thereby making design considerations easier. How about a B 25? Personally I prefer a fighter over a bomber though.
Oct 18, 2007, 01:23 PM
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What about Miester scale? Plans all have 100" plus spans and build light. I met Jim many years ago at Top gun and discussed his plans with him. He had an example of his 100" corsair, sans equipment, weighing in at 10 pounds! I have the plans and the short kit for this plane and plan to do it in E-power as a winter project. Not sure if Jim is still around, but I think somebody is still distributing his stuff.
Oct 18, 2007, 02:48 PM
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Is there any way you can see the plans first before buying them? I'd like to see what they look like, and thereby, able to make evaluations on how to lighten them.
Oct 18, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BoneDoc
Is there any way you can see the plans first before buying them? I'd like to see what they look like, and thereby, able to make evaluations on how to lighten them.


Josh what about the hanger 9 Jug or mustang? The yellow aircraft spits mk14 would be sweet as well. For twins look at the new top flite B-25 arf.
Oct 18, 2007, 03:45 PM
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I want to go bigger. If you're going to go warbird, might as well go with something original (size-wise) that everyone will go gaga over . Besides, a 100+ WS would be about the right size to comfortably carry the sound gear. The Jug + mustang comes quite heavy (for its size). I think building a kit, I can go lighter as well.
Oct 18, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BoneDoc
I want to go bigger. If you're going to go warbird, might as well go with something original (size-wise) that everyone will go gaga over . Besides, a 100+ WS would be about the right size to comfortably carry the sound gear. The Jug + mustang comes quite heavy (for its size). I think building a kit, I can go lighter as well.


wow sounds like it will be awesome ---skyshark sells some nice kits.
Oct 18, 2007, 04:17 PM
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I try to go their website but they don't sell kits anymore.
Oct 18, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Turbine!

Just kidding. Wanna help me convert the new H9 B-25 to 2X Torque Revolution? The airframe just arrived.
Oct 18, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Turbine!

Just kidding. Wanna help me convert the new H9 B-25 to 2X Torque Revolution? The airframe just arrived.

And only you would try hovering a B-25...
Oct 18, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Sweet! Are you going to add sound ?

As for me, I was thinking of something that will use the 12S 5000 mah batt that I already have.
Oct 18, 2007, 06:43 PM
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See Wing Manufacturing (wingmfg. com). I just finished their B-17 and I'm thrilled with it - big (96"), light (10.5lbs AUW), and flies like a dream. WingMFG also have a B-25 which is very popular apparently as well as a number of other kits you can look at.
Doc


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