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Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 11:26:12
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Hi guys
OK so I have the following in my hangar
Bixler
Nova 40
Eflite timber.
After about 15 years of the nova being layer up i got it up and running again.
I just love glow engines!!!
I am looking to get a new sports model with a glow engine or any engine.
I can get a revolver 59 inch for good money airframe only.
Would this be a good choice?
I would love your recommendation please!!
Thanks
Piers Bowlan07/09/2017 11:45:12
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Rather than buy an ARTF Niall have though thought of building something from a plan? So many good designs for IC out there (Quick Fly 40 or a Maricardo). Or perhaps a kit, Gangster lite?

extra slim07/09/2017 11:56:44
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All super suggestions by Piers yes

Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 11:58:26
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Might be an idea alright.
Much involved???
Phil 907/09/2017 12:41:11
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Artf acro wot or escapade 61 (not the small one) or GP ultra sport 46. To build super sportster various sizes available. Or a Chris Olsen upset with a short kit from belair kits

Nigel R07/09/2017 12:54:54
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"Much involved???"

 

The odd bit of gluing and sanding and whatnot...

Maybe read a few build threads to see if you want to get involved in a build? Some of the new laser cut kits go together pretty quickly, but bank on a fair bit of shop time to get a project in the air. It's all good if you find you like the build process

Edited By Nigel R on 07/09/2017 12:55:14

Jon Laughton07/09/2017 13:41:44
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I would second the Acrowot suggested and warn you away from the Revolver unless you feel your flying skills are above intermediate: its a lovely model but very fast / slippery and the landing speed is quite high as it is not the least 'draggy'.

Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 14:41:35
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OK so the revolver is out.
I guess you could say I am a bit more advanced than a beginner.
I think artf is the way to go at the mo.
Just a quick question... where I fly there is a short enough runway so is there a model which could handle this???
Nigel R07/09/2017 14:51:01
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Acrowot will handle a short grass strip no problem and is a (very) well proven design.

Jon Laughton07/09/2017 15:47:28
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An Acrowot will be fine with a short grass strip..

Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 16:12:24
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Where is the best place to buy the acro wot??
Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 20:11:52
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OK I know where to get the wot.
Any recs for an engine???
Richard Wills 207/09/2017 20:16:32
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If I had to buy an engine for a new acrowot, it would be an OS 46 or 55 AX. I have a 50 SX in mine I got off ebay, perfect power.

Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 20:25:09
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Thanks Richard.
I will have a look around.
Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 20:36:44
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Could I take the irvine 46 engine out of the nova and put it in the wot
Phil 907/09/2017 20:37:18
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I have a laser 70 in mine and that makes a great combination I think the os 46 would be a bit lacking in power but the 55AX would be good match

Richard Wills 207/09/2017 21:30:46
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A 70 4 stroke would also be ideal I would say, however I would say a decent 46 such as the Irvine would be more than enough, my brother has a 46 FX in his. seeing as you already have it, try it, a 55 would go in on the same bolt holes if you decided you wanted to punch holes in the sky.

Phil 907/09/2017 22:14:59
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hanger valiant 10cc might be worth a look also

pulse xt60 or 40 size

lookin throught the als hobbies site they have quite a few other models that may take your fancy

escapade was a favourite of mine

 

Edited By Phil 9 on 07/09/2017 22:18:12

Niall Reynolds07/09/2017 23:19:26
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OK so it is either the acro wot or the black horse super air.
Pros cons for each???
Richard Wills 207/09/2017 23:24:47
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I have only owned the acrowot, but I have flown a super air. Both fly very well. I preferred my acrowot, but how much was due to it being mine and setup for me I don't know. Which one do you like the look of better, for me the Acrowot is a very pretty aeroplane.

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