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Devcon117/02/2018 19:18:55
1396 forum posts
487 photos
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
8152 forum posts
449 photos

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

Don Fry17/02/2018 19:32:25
4407 forum posts
52 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
4 forum posts
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
8108 forum posts
155 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
872 forum posts
284 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
614 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
335 forum posts

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

Steve J17/02/2018 21:08:02
1744 forum posts
50 photos

Pilot RC 30cc Yak 54.


Colin Carpenter17/02/2018 21:14:32
602 forum posts
35 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
10864 forum posts
1490 photos

Cermark Pitts.

extra slim17/02/2018 21:34:55
461 forum posts
48 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
3814 forum posts
1102 photos

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

mal brewer17/02/2018 21:52:30
294 forum posts
1 photos

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
513 forum posts
145 photos

Wot 4 'cos it is just so adaptable
Mini ultra-stik - fabulous
Cambria capstan - thought me to fly ...
Former Member17/02/2018 22:22:00

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Graham R17/02/2018 23:00:42
323 forum posts
24 photos

Skyway bae Hawk - flew on rails

Skyway hawk 70 - viceless

Junior 60 - fun and relaxing

Former Member18/02/2018 00:55:08
3578 forum posts

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Martin Harris18/02/2018 00:59:05
9103 forum posts
224 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
189 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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