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Tomtom3931/08/2015 12:48:33
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I bought a new/unused OS 30FS at the Nationals for a bargain. Scratching my head as to what to put it in / build . (I already have a Junior 60 so prefer something different.)

Any suggestion's?

Reno Racer31/08/2015 12:50:45
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One of the Balsa USA 1/6 scale WW1 biplane kits, Nieuport 17 for example.

Jon - Laser Engines31/08/2015 12:54:34
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One of these would be lovely **LINK**

Use a 10x5 prop and happy days. I has a 50 inch tiger moth once and that flew nicely on an sc 30

I think the BUSA kits need a bit more oomph. I have their 6th scale pup and it will get either a saito 45 or an enya 53. My flair nieuport is the same span as the BUSA one (more or less) and it is perfect with a saito 45

Edited By Jon Harper on 31/08/2015 12:55:52

Tomtom3931/08/2015 13:03:55
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I was just on the DB site and was debating between the Tiger and Cirrus

Piers Bowlan31/08/2015 16:26:34
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Peter Miller has designed several interesting models around the OS 30FS, well, he actually uses an ASP 30FS. The Fournier RF4 motor glider was featured as a free plan in RCM&E a while back and his Alley Cat sport model was published in that other mag that I won't mention! I have an Alley Cat 'in-build' as they say. It looks a bit like a turbulent and is a simple/quick build.

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will -031/08/2015 22:58:57
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I have one of these with a 26 surpass in it. Flies a treat on a 26, I'm sure a 30 would be just as good.

Braddock, VC01/09/2015 00:21:40
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World Models Piper J3 Cub 26

Stunning ARTF Piper J-3 Cub from World Models - one of the smallest on the market! Very popular! Features top quality balsa and plywood construction, covered in hand iron-on covering film, Built-up wings and comes with full hardware kit.

Wing Span : 51.0 in / 1300 mm
Wing Area : 419 sq in / 27.0 sq dm
Flying Weight : 3.5-4.0 lbs / 1500-1800 g
Fuselage Length : 33.0 in / 840 mm
Engine Required : 2C 0.25 cu in / 4C 0.30 cu in
Radio Required : 4 channels, 4 servos
Flew a treat on a 26 surpass, got to be better with a 30 fs.
Richard Wood01/09/2015 08:21:47
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Flair Attila is a lovely flier, highly recommended - if they're still available.

Andy Green01/09/2015 09:07:13
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How about a Super 60 (4 channel). Plans on the interweb.


Edited By Andy Green on 01/09/2015 09:07:56

Tomtom3901/09/2015 10:23:21
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Hello Andy ,

I've already got a Junior 60 (wanted something different) . I've narrowed my choice to either one of the moths from DB or the RF4 from Peter Miller (I need to check through my old copies RCME's to find it - I seem to vaguely remember that there was a problem with the plan and this was corrected and republished . I could be wrong.

Thank you all for your responses and suggestions.

Peter Christy01/09/2015 14:04:32
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+1 for the Flair Attila! Cracking little model. Quite lively with a .20 2-stroke, and mine was "adequately" powered by and OS20FS. Sounded great, too!

A 30FSshould make it a spritely performer! Worth adding the optional ailerons and reducing the dihedral.

A word of advice: I mounted my 20FS inverted, and needed to re-position the tank to the floor of the fuselage to get the fuel height right. Never had a problem starting it inverted, though always careful to check for hydraulic locking. But before I lowered the tank, I did have problems getting the mixture setting right.



Peter S B01/09/2015 14:55:16
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You may like to build a Krick Klemm L 25 Kit, I have one which I started to build last winter and hope to finish this winter. The 30 will be ideal.

This was an electric kit, which my son gave me, as Krick do both I have made the items required to fit my SC 30.





Dai Fledermaus01/09/2015 16:08:22
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Peter Miller designed Peggy Sue for an SC 30FS LINK

Tomtom3901/09/2015 16:48:57
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I've already had the pleasure of building the Krick kit of the Klemm (a mid air after its second flight reduced it to more bits then I first started with). I shall look up both Peggy Sue and the Atilla.

Peter Miller01/09/2015 18:21:50
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Peggy Sue is a litte dream. I used to say that the only time I lfew it straight and level was when it was inverted.

I prefer my FOurnier R-7 which was in the other magazine. I still have that model.

Alley Cat is also a great aerobtaic model and a bit quicker to build than many.

Coming soon but I don'tknow when is my 76" span Peyret Mauboussin Type 11. Doesn't do much but float around ina stately way. and will soar.

pm 11 (29).jpg

john stones 1 Moderator01/09/2015 19:49:42
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Maybe too similar to the S60, but a pretty model smiley


geoff wise 101/09/2015 20:33:03
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David Boddington's cap 230, built with David's plans, but a lot lighter, it needed tail weight, why did it crash? I was distracted and took my eyes off it, and it doesn't fly by itself for long, it's fully aerobatic, sounds good, has no nasty silencer sticking out, the damage to this model is not as bad as David's on his first flight, he wrote it off. It was a free plan in Radio Control Scale quarterly, if you can't scrounge one locally, i may be able to lend you one, if you look at the scales and add the weight of your motor and radio, that will be your flying weight, which means its not a flying brick. Mine had no wash out in the wings and i never tip stalled it on landings and there's lots of different colour schemes for it or have a look at Peter Miller's Typsy Junior, i have got the plan for that. Geoff

Pictures should be in my album not there yet, i only put them in tonight

Edited By geoff wise 1 on 01/09/2015 20:34:06

Cowl and canopy are available

Edited By geoff wise 1 on 01/09/2015 20:35:32

David Ovenden01/09/2015 21:33:24
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I have a Veron Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter kit that is waiting for me to build. I will be putting my SC 30fs in that.

Peter S B03/09/2015 16:13:25
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I agree with John the Black Magic is a great for a 30 FS. Here are a couple of photos of one I built with a OS 25 2 stroke fitted, would of been nicer with a 30 FS.



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