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Thread: 2016 RCM&E Autumn Special- Free Plan Modellers Choice
31/01/2016 23:03:55

Hi Guys,

Got to admit that Percival Piston Provost is starting to get a few mentions which is the bipe boys a run for their money! It's a cool plane and would be a good subject to model.I don't think there's to many plans for ole Percival around are there? I quite like it,definitely one that grows on you!

Kind Regards

Steve laugh

30/01/2016 23:27:52

Hi Guys,

Are there any more suggestions for the autumn 2016 special? ....Ok some more to throw into the equation!

DHC -3 Otter(with and without floats) ,Bellanca CH 200 ,Bellanca Skyrocket 2,American Champion Decathlon, Epic LT experimental aircraft ,Ultimate 10-300 ,Cranfield A1,Cessna 02A(yes I know twins are out this year and this is a push/pull twin!) but it could have one motor and a free wheeling dummy on front or back! Come on chaps what other planes can you suggest? I can't wait to see what final plane settled on will be Btw!

Kind Regards

Steve wink

26/01/2016 21:03:12

Hi Guys,

If a biplane wins,then what will be will be. I have no doubt being crafted by TNs own hand it will be a corker,and could even win me over! I'm revising my 3 a little as I think the introduction to scale can't be ignored either.

1) Piper Cub(including L4) 70 + span good looking and more forgiving(ie no tip stalling like Flair Cub! )

2)Monocoupe 90A 70+ span

3)Luscombe Phantom 70 + span

Either electric or ic 2/3 piece wings and if possible removable undercarriage as accidents will still happen! I know these aircraft can still be aerobatic, but they can also be tamed down as well. They are good looking,should appeal to RCM+Es World markets in terms of sales,and can be considered as scale aileron high wing trainer's so could make good 2nd/3rd models. Please consider this as me not butting in,just throwing the beginner into scale into the mix as another angle,either way bipe or high wing cabin win,this Autumn Special will be the most different /Diverse yet! Based on that it'll be worth having a copy or two in ones collection!

Kindest Regards

Steve laugh

25/01/2016 21:31:22

Hi Guys,

I'm surprised that if there were to be a scale simpler aircraft chosen like TN could be leaning towards (aimed more at the beginner to scale) That a Monocoupe 90A,Auster AOP9,Fairchild Argus,Bellanca Skyrocket,Luscombe Phantom and any others you guys can add and think of haven't been mentioned .Pretty planes and simply built by comparison to Tonys others. Problem is I spose mag sales again possibly?



Edited By Steve Adams on 25/01/2016 21:33:42

Edited By Steve Adams on 25/01/2016 21:51:59

24/01/2016 21:44:33

Cheers Colin,

Love your Supermarine Spiteful and Seafang btw. Wow what a mixed bag it really is these Autumn Special choices are turning out to be! The Martin Baker MB 5,Miles M39,Handley Page HP75 Manx,Bede BD 10,Vans RV3,Rutan long/Acro and Vari-Eze, AMS OIL Rutan Racer are all unusual great looking aircraft would make nice if a little complex model subjects. I wonder if TN has any of these or others like this on his one day to do list I think a bipe,WW2,Cub type may have it in the bag though this time,almost like a commons debate difficult to see which side/persuasion is going to win! 

Kindest Regards

Steve smiley

Edited By Steve Adams on 24/01/2016 21:55:55

24/01/2016 20:38:33


That is not what I meant,why is it in this day and age so many people seem to take things out of context,or jump to conclusions?....Maybe something in the water perhaps! In simple man's terms ie mine! It is better for a chat thread to just be a chat thread and a vote thread to just be a vote thread...simple no arguments easier to understand for everyone, and for totting up etc! I mean no offence to anyone in this or any other thread, as nearly everyone all have great and greater experience than me on most subjects. I have much I could learn from many people like you leccy,and don't want to fall out with anyone,my philosophy in life is a stranger is only a friend I haven't met yet!

I'm really sorry if I did cause offence to anyone, as this was not my intention...quite the opposite I was hoping to gain friends /allies by helping simplify things that's all,I'll never dispute others efforts and hard work I'm regularly inspired by many modellers hard work including the great man TN himself!

Please forgive my unintentional offence everyone if you can, can we put it down to a clash of mutual passion?

Many Thanks and Kind Regards to all


24/01/2016 18:35:10

Hi Steve H(Mod),

Yes I think I'll start a separate chat thread for general chat about the 2016 special, and with Tonys permission you/we could clean up this thread to be a votes only thread. Ian N yes I think the TN shortlist of what he would like to do as a subject would be the way to go.


Steve wink

24/01/2016 09:35:35


I'm in total agreement with you people are trying to get Tony to re invent the wheel and an ugly one at that. Maybe it's just me being biased, or should that be bi-biased perhaps? If we do get Tony to re invent the wheel as it were,from what I gather he is looking at cheap ,easy build models. So based on that ethic, both begginer and experts should be happy. As my 3 never faired well at all I'm leaning Tonys way for my real final no going back scrub the other3 for these!

1)Piper Cub( showing all variant. Inc L4) about same size as Flair Cub was 70 or so span,with no nasty tip stalling habits the Flair Cub had!

2)Cessna 120 very nice classic again 70 or so span

3)Wilga PZL(they make great glider tugs and different to boot)

So there you have it guys I've been won over by the keep it simple ethic all I would say is just keep it simple guys ie no retracts,and high/low wing would be the order of the day,remember after all its still down to tonys discretion to.


24/01/2016 00:30:38

Hi Guys,

I have had a rough count up of the votes so far. I would like to say that it is very difficult to get an accurate count up due to all the chat in between...Yes I'm just as guilty! Im wondering if the mods can shift all the chat over to a separate chat thread at all please for more accurate and easier vote counting if possible? Anyway here's my observations so far,if I'm miles out blame the chat and let me know.

1)Hawker Hind/Hart/Fury/Nimrod.....9

2)Mitsubishi Zero.....6

3)Gloster Gladiator.....6

4)Percival Provost.....5


6)Fiat CR42.....4

7)BF/ME 109.....4

8)Miles Magister.....3

9)Yak 50.....3

10)P38 Lightning.....3

11)Sia Marchetti SF260.....3

12) Concorde / HS Gnat among others are tied on 2...Oh well you can't win em all! I have noticed that some of your guys have only put 1 or 2 votes in,could we make it the 3 as Tony suggests please,to make voting more accurate



Edited By Steve Adams on 24/01/2016 00:32:24

Thread: New year caption competition!
23/01/2016 18:42:26

Kawasakis New KI 4(Kwad-Copter) takes the pilot to the patch!

True Japanese ingenuity wink

23/01/2016 14:21:44

Kawasaki are giving Slec a run for their money with their Four- Fly equivalent to Slecs Funfly range!crook

Thread: 2016 RCM&E Autumn Special- Free Plan Modellers Choice
21/01/2016 12:02:57

Hi Andy I have no idea how to upload a picture that I have on my computer!

But this should be right up your street /ezonemag/2000/Feb/aspa



21/01/2016 11:18:59

Hi Andy,

A Gloster Meteor and Messrshmitt ME 262 would make a great Dogfight Double pusher props/EDF.

The Meteor NF11 would be the best varient but I don't think they met in combat is the only trouble


20/01/2016 22:16:59

Bucker Bestmann...hmm very nice Luke! Another one similar is the Messrshmitt ME 108 Taifun both gorgeously different

Thats the name of the game though mixing it up,plenty of variety....Letting our imagination run riot!!

One could argue that the Bucker Bestmann and ME 108 Taifun would make great first low wing scale models. Those Germans certainly knew how to make a good plane like us Brits in their day,didn't they?!

Happy Dayslaugh


Edited By Steve Adams on 20/01/2016 22:31:49

Edited By Steve Adams on 20/01/2016 22:35:06

Edited By Steve Adams on 20/01/2016 22:36:23

20/01/2016 20:57:59


Of course your right the Hurricane is nothing more than than a monoplane Fury,but it looks so much the better for being on one wing rather than two! Good picture btw I Shall call it a Furyhurri...a Fury in a hurry to get rid of that awful draggy weighty top wing he hecheeky The resemblance to the Fury,be it an even cruder one is uncanny! Do we really need Fury in the TN stable? We're halfway there with the 62ins Hurricane already. However if it must be a biplane then the above I already mentioned would be the way to go,and not based on anything as far as I know,but I'm no expert on bipes!

One thing I will say about this pick a plane so far,apart from some there has been more imagination used this time!

Not heard Barrys Westland Whirlwind mentioned though....Shame had potential!


Edited By Steve Adams on 20/01/2016 21:00:17

19/01/2016 17:54:45

If it really has to be a biplane then......

1) Gloster Gladiator

2)Fairy Swordfish

3)Bucker Jungmann/Jungmiester....Fiat CR42

Would be the best of the bunch,I think but like I say bipes as a whole are not my bag,but those above are nice!

Anyway guys is a Hawker Fury not just a double winged Hurricane? Clearly I have no taste I know, but that's exactly what the pick a plane is about,Tony designing a plane picked by the majority.

Kind Regards to all


18/01/2016 20:56:19

I agree Robin,

Another Dogfight Double would be good. I particularly like the idea of the JU88 and Beaufighter sounds great!

I remember Tonys Mosquito and Moskito twin double were fantastic could include anything like you say Harrier and Puccara or Mirage 2000, Skyhawk etc from the Falklands conflict.

Still would love a Concorde as well though. It's like Tony says.....sooooo many subjects,so little time

Never mind there can only be one winner,unless it's a dogfight double as Robin suggests

Time will tell I spose



17/01/2016 20:41:16

Hi Danny,

Yes I was wondering that as well Hawker Fury was a biplane,yet The Hawker Sea Fury was a monoplane

So I think anyone who has put Furys in their votes need to clarify whether it's just. “Hawker Fury” or “Hawker Sea Fury ” so we can get a more accurate count up for Tony towards the end of/mid way through


Steve crookwink

17/01/2016 20:17:55

Hi Guys,

Certainly some great plane suggestions no doubt! I do however feel and probably I'm wrong but if the special was based purely on mag sales would it possibly go like this perhaps?


1) Concorde (loved the world over including America ) Although I do feel they hated it at first/banned it to start with!

Not made over here was their thoughts?....Who knows.

2) Hawker Siddley Harrier /Av8 Yet again loved by many including America

3) English Electric Canberra/Martin B57



1) Mitsubishi Zero

2) Hawker Sea Fury

3)ME 109/BF109 Particularly the later marks....however this could also sway to maybe a

4) Douglas Skyraider or B25 Mitchell as from what I remember Tonys FW 190 never sold to well...unless I'm mistaken.



1) Neuport 17 French but I believe the Americans used it


3) Guys I'm really not that up on WW1....Not my bag I'm afraid but they were pioneering days and I'm not knocking it,you guys will be more clued up than me and can fill in the blank spaces I have missed.!

This is only my assumptions based on mag sales worldwide, particularly America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand I would say. I'm not prejudiced against any plane that's picked or modelled as coming from TN it will be a Corker in all aspects! I have my preferences like anyone...Trash and treasure scenario I'm afraid.

Maybe when the next special (after this) comes around maybe we should ask Tony what he would like to build for a change and call it Tonys Top Ten...Not arf pop pickers,sorry couldn't resist! That way it could be ten aircraft from different eras military, civilian, unorthodox etc.

Good luck to all voting and to TN for the building

Kind Regards

Steve teeth 2

Edited By Steve Adams on 17/01/2016 20:21:27

14/01/2016 23:26:06

I said I wasn't going. To interfere but....

Lockheed Constellation

DC 4/6

Canadair CL215 could also sell well worldwide!

So Tony what would your top 10 planes be to design and build and why good sir? I think we would all be interested to know as this could be the way to go in future with things,rather than slang it out over various design types each have their own merits and pitfalls to boot!....The thing about the modellers choice is that whilst It could be fun for the designer, it can also be a real nightmare for them to! As far as I'm concerned it shows us all how dedicated TN is as a designer /builder....No more interfering I promise, but if you want a vote count or sway later on with thread I'd be happy to help.

Good luck to all voting


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