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Devcon117/02/2018 19:18:55
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Couldn't find a similar thread so just wondered. Just beginning to muse mine. For a number of reasons, nostalgia,performance, looks, longevity and memories (I still fly it) it has to be my Multiplex Alpina.
Bob Cotsford17/02/2018 19:24:32
7011 forum posts
397 photos

ModelTech Dragon Lady - tough, wide performance envelope and a looker toothumbs up

Don Fry17/02/2018 19:32:25
2206 forum posts
29 photos

A Junior 60. Because I built it, and it flew. Without repairs. After every flight. God, that thing was precious.

Neil Byrne17/02/2018 19:34:30
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In the earlier years it would have to be a Gangster 52 with ASP46 or Galaxy Magician. In more recent times the Rapture50 from Elation models
Percy Verance17/02/2018 19:35:14
6108 forum posts
110 photos

I've had several I've really liked over the years. The Ruhig Tiger, built from the 1990 Radio Modeller plan was a really great flyer, as was my Pulse XT 40. Mind you, it was designed by a US aerobatic champion. The third would have to be my old Dave Smith Saphir.

David P Williams17/02/2018 20:36:25
709 forum posts
270 photos

Has to be the Acrowot with 70fs in it. Just does everything, all the time, with no problems.

Broken Prop17/02/2018 20:54:29
513 forum posts
1 photos

Junior 60. When it finally goes to that great scrapyard in the sky, I'll build another one....

Brian Hammond17/02/2018 21:07:34
192 forum posts

Sebart SBach 342 30 size, does everything and fits in the car in one piece.

Steve J17/02/2018 21:08:02
540 forum posts
27 photos

Pilot RC 30cc Yak 54.


Colin Carpenter17/02/2018 21:14:32
453 forum posts
34 photos

Sebart Angel 30 E. Faultless !😁Colin

Edited By Colin Carpenter on 17/02/2018 21:15:11

john stones 117/02/2018 21:16:24
9125 forum posts
1399 photos

Cermark Pitts.

extra slim17/02/2018 21:34:55
388 forum posts
47 photos

1) Flitton inspire 60 - YS63s. 2) Island hobbies capiche - YS63s 3) sigma signs freestyle-.. err yep YS63s.. have all three of the best 50 size planes ever IMO

Paul Marsh17/02/2018 21:38:29
3168 forum posts
883 photos

That's a good one. Hard one, but think it would be the Acrowot.

mal brewer17/02/2018 21:52:30
278 forum posts

Two models stand out, both superb,hard to say which was the better model. First model was a Sid King designed Radio Modeller plan built "Pussyfoot",I built and flew loads of them! The other outstanding model was an enlarged Don Stothers design of the "Krier Kraft Acromaster".I flew it for years,sold it to a clubmate,and he wrote it off first time he flew it. It flew so well I've just built another,it's just awaiting painting..........................Mal

GrumpyGnome17/02/2018 22:01:11
482 forum posts
144 photos

Wot 4 'cos it is just so adaptable
Mini ultra-stik - fabulous
Cambria capstan - thought me to fly ...
Ikura17/02/2018 22:22:00
96 forum posts

Proctor Nieuport 11.

Graham R17/02/2018 23:00:42
259 forum posts
16 photos

Skyway bae Hawk - flew on rails

Skyway hawk 70 - viceless

Junior 60 - fun and relaxing

Tom Sharp 218/02/2018 00:55:08
2676 forum posts
13 photos

With me that plane has yet to come.

Martin Harris18/02/2018 00:59:05
7380 forum posts
183 photos

I'm finding it impossible to answer as models are so individual with differing characteristics and qualities.

Would it be one of several scale models that I've so enjoyed building and looking at but have been subject to flying limitations due to the original design of the subject, the beautifully finished and well mannered Mahers Pacer that I bought third hand, the vintage (in all senses) Sterling Stearman built in the early 80s which a downsizing member passed on to me which flies so realistically, has a genuine patina of age and draws admiring comments on how it looks in the air, my "own design" Hawker Tempests which triumphed over my ineptitude to win me the Aces 1/12 scale combat championship title one year, the impeccably mannered Extreme Flight Extra in which I'm currently testing a stabilised receiver which has made an already fine handling model even better or the handling purity of a Priory Models Super Nova saved from the club bonfire in part built condition?

I have no idea!

So many of my models have been my favourite to fly at any particular time but how do you compare such variable qualities?

Richard Wills 218/02/2018 03:14:31
109 forum posts
7 photos

Mine has to be my Hangar 9 blue nose Mustang, got it beaten up second hand a few years ago. Was really fit for the bin, but got it repaired and loved every moment of flying it since.

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