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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


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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


13/01/2016 23:20:28

Yep me to Colin,

1) Concorde

2)Vickers Valiant

3)Hawker Siddley Harrier

Even if Tony doesn't do Concorde in Autumn special, maybe we'll get it quite soon as it's a personal favourite for him to which is great news! CS will be happy here's hoping. I used to fly with a guy up Chobham Common who scratch built a foam Concorde put a couple of knackered os 25s on the back and bunggeed it flew well,caused great controversy as was painted in Virgin Atlantic colours! ...looked great though and really suited it.

Anyways I'm off now and just gonna keep looking and hoping from now on,I'm keeping quiet on this thread.

Cheers Steve

PS If it goes to a Mitsubishi Zero that would be cool to, great plane.

13/01/2016 22:20:36

Or we could look down the classic airliner route.....DH Comet,Dove/Devon I heard wisper of a Dragon Rapide a couple or so years ago! Beechcraft Starship,Piaggio Avanti.......Oh go on you got me A Concorde as well!

Not sure they would all have the commercial viability I'm sure Concorde would though! Although not an airliner the Vickers Valiant is pretty nice. It must be hard for Tony gauging people's views pleasing the mases or at least most,factoring commercial success then have to build it, whilst drawing the plan,making amendments, photographing progress....and doing the write up.No wonder the guy can only dream of counting sheep!

....Yep talented bloke indeed.

12/01/2016 21:10:59

Erf I agree that WW2 was along time ago and so true that each year that goes by there are less survivors of this period. However all the time you have the BBMF, Flying Legends and many others around the globe restoring,replicating and flying these aircraft WW2 will never be forgotten and passed down to the generations....Long may it continue! Of course modellers play their part by making beautiful scale models of these warbirds and flying them. At 16 years old I always wanted a spitfire, I did have one and crashed it through inexperience! At 37 I still want another and will make one one day.

I think the plane chosen would most likely have to satisfy 3 markets for sale UK,USA and Australia which leads me to believe that A Warbird or JET are the most logical for the special in this day and age sales are the most important. However bipes can't be ruled out either as the French Nieuport 17 and others were used and would be popular in the US. It will be interesting to see the final subject chosen.



11/01/2016 22:53:42

Yak 130 jet EDF would complement the hawk well Russian pretty and up to date,although I have a couple of 64mm EDF units from Ebay so maybe a Lockheed S3 Viking would keep the US guys happy as well.

Sorry guys just keeping the jet thing in there as well!

Steve embarrassedcheeky

11/01/2016 21:36:26

If it were to be a warbird chosen,

The choice would have to be

1) Douglas Skyraider ( would be great with 4 blade prop and rockets menacing!)

2)Hawker Sea Fury...a marvelous navy plane

3) Fairy Swordfish....again great plane if badly outdated in WW2

If we lucky enough maybe TN could do two a year like last year and have a warbird for one issue then jet for another issue that way each year there are two great plans from which keeps two sides reasonably happy!


11/01/2016 13:56:38

Hi Tony,

My three choices would be

1) Concorde (EDF or Pusher prop)

2) Vickers Valiant (EDF or Pusher prop)

3) Hawker Siddley Harrier EDF....All mks shown if possible

The top two speak for my whole family as choices as for the recent passing of my mum as my grandad worked at Weybridge Vickers / BAC Surrey. The third choice is a personal favourite of mine...Who doesn't love the Harrier?! With the recent success of your Avro Vulcan and BAE Hawk I have no doubt that your probably the only Designer who could pull any of these off if they are lucky to be chosen!

Many thanks for all of your designs over the years Tony and long may they continue, Good luck to all and happy voting

Cheers Steve

Thread: Engine choices for Ballerina?
27/12/2015 22:11:31

I have to agree,

SC and ASP engines two and four stroke are very good for price. Also great engines to use are Enya two and four strokes though not as cheap as above,very reliable well built and robust...typical japanese quality although probably made in China now due to cost I think only Steve Webb Models in Frodsham are the only suppliers if they are still going!


Thread: Thank You RCM&E
17/12/2015 21:03:53

Yay I won something on day eleven of advent company,
Thank you so much RCM+E!......Now if only I can remember what it was dont know Oh well that's what Christmas is about surprises cheekylaugh

Merry Christmas all


Thread: EDF jet build
09/12/2015 12:19:52

Is this of your own design Gary?

Looks very neat so far,as I've seen from a lot of your builds mainly plan ones you certainly build in that no expense spared quality with all your models! A plan for a sports jet would be great in the mag and would go down a treat I'm sure

Kind Regards

Steve smiley

Thread: Scratchbuild 84" Depron Vulcan Pusher
05/12/2015 21:15:46


A definite jet I would say.......Antanov AN 225?

05/12/2015 20:50:51

I'm gonna go out on a limb,

And say a HP Victor as Vulcan and Valiant have already been done, should be a corker whatever it is.....I wait and watch with interest sir good luck with the build

Kind Regards

Steve smiley

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