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alex nicol28/06/2018 23:27:42
285 forum posts
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just thought I'd post this for a bit of fun........of all the models you've had since you started modelling if you could only have one of them what would it be.? (doesn't matter what category, could be f/f, c/l, r/c etc ....anything goes)

I'll kick things off by saying mine is Irvine 53 powered hanger 9 Aresti

john stones 128/06/2018 23:43:03
10605 forum posts
1480 photos

Only one, that's hard. dont know

World Models Clipped Wing Cub, O.S 52 fs. lot of fun in a small space. face 1

alex nicol28/06/2018 23:46:01
285 forum posts
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it's like desert island discs with one tune lol

Geoff Sleath29/06/2018 00:15:42
3373 forum posts
272 photos

At the moment it's the DB 58" ws Cirrus Moth (built as a Gypsy Moth) I built over winter this year and maidened early last month. I haven't counted but I think it must be up to around 50 8 to 10 minute flights so far (6 today and 8 last Monday for instance).

Of course it may change when I build something else


Tom Sharp 229/06/2018 00:29:20
3526 forum posts
18 photos

That's the trouble, the very best plane is always just around the corner.

paul devereux29/06/2018 00:59:32
47 forum posts

Radian 1, because it will teach people to fly.

Richard Wills 229/06/2018 01:25:07
176 forum posts
7 photos

If I could only have one, it would be a Wot 4, or possibly an Acrowot. Just so versatile and rugged.

KiwiKid29/06/2018 02:25:05
474 forum posts
468 photos

My favourite model actually turned out to be a bit of a surprise as it was just a wackjob experiment I thought of one night lying in bed. I have always been keen on flying wings. Although just a small part of my modelling interests I do get a bit carried away with them - **LINK**

So, I was thinking of making something scalish, but getting scratch built flying wings performing well is quite a challenge, so I decided to see if I could mod an existing design. I added some winglets (inspired by the B&V designs) to an X-8 FPV ship and came up with this 2.8m w/s brute that I call the B&V 219.

bv11.jpg flyby4.jpg

It is a great park and club flyer, sloper and, on account of a fairly low wing loading, thermaller.

Percy Verance29/06/2018 06:31:41
8108 forum posts
155 photos

Like Geoff above, I'd opt for my DB Moth 40. I built my first one in 1990 and flew it fairly regularly for 20+ years, including a good number of Scale Weekends at OW. Really nice flyer with a huge relaxation factor. Almost every time I brought mine out to fly, there were offers to buy it........which I managed to resist until about 5 years ago. But of course I have since bought another Moth 40 kit...........

But like Geoff said, I'm not done building models yet so who knows?



Edited By Percy Verance on 29/06/2018 06:39:30

Simon P29/06/2018 07:01:19
79 forum posts
5 photos

Vladimir Models Elf DLG. Tons of performance packed into a small model utilising only 2ch. I have had flights lasting hours. I have thermalled it to a speck from my first throw of the day. No fuel or large batteries required. The only drawback is it isn’t any good in breezier weather.

trebor29/06/2018 07:04:14
1906 forum posts
214 photos

I've only been doing it a couple of years but I still like messing about with the Funcub.

David Davis29/06/2018 07:11:26
3399 forum posts
598 photos

Telemaster 40. It just has great presence.

Chris Walby29/06/2018 07:15:03
984 forum posts
231 photos

Favourite model is a tricky one as it really depends on criteria, but if I am only allowed one it would have to be my old and tired Black Horse Speed Air.

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Its was originally electric and a great workhorse for getting me through my B + lots and lots of hours practicing all types of moves, but always without any vices.

It now has a new lease of life (for an old dog!) with a Laser 70 and again flies without vices despite my new boy ham fisted engine tuning. Tough as old boot, fly in almost any weather, no vices and flies electric or IC depending the resources available on your desert island!

Others are better in certain departments, but to just turn up and fly in "British" weather it would have to be an all-rounder like this but that's just my opinion wink

Cuban829/06/2018 07:32:01
2727 forum posts
13 photos

Got to be my Goldberg Super Chipmunk. Built over twenty years old and still flying on its original engine, a Magnum .91FS although its on its second set of bearings. Converted to 2.4 a few years ago. Just a very nice model with no vices and will fly in more or less any weather. Does everything asked of it without fuss. Keep promising to get a new cowl for it as the original vac formed one is looking a bit tired now.

The Wright Stuff29/06/2018 07:53:32
1381 forum posts
226 photos

Parkzone T-28 Trojan. No nonsense, bullet proof! Great to go back to for a confidence boost when I've had some dodgy flights with the latest project...


FlyinBrian29/06/2018 08:10:49
522 forum posts

My favourite model is the Lou Andrews "Aeromaster" Biplane, I have had at least five since the early 1970's Some built from plans one from the Great Planes "Super Aeromaster" kit. The one I have currently I bought second hand, I recovered it and used the bottom wing from my previous version as I prefer the double swept wing look. I ended up building a new top wing as the original developed a warp which I could not correct.

I love the way they fly, fully aerobatic, flicks are wicked but will land very slowly. - Superb!

Tom Gaskin 129/06/2018 09:03:32
27 forum posts
5 photos

Got to be a WOT 4! I haven't been without one since the first kits came out - kit, artf or foam, ic or electric, they all do what you want to do.

I may not take one every time I go to the field, but they are always prepped and ready to go.


Chris Channon29/06/2018 09:20:42
539 forum posts
Flair Cub foam wing version with a Saito .40 up front, perfect combination.
Chris. C.
Martyn K29/06/2018 09:30:24
4917 forum posts
3580 photos

My favourite model was a Free Flight A/2 glider (now known as F1A class) designed by Mike Reeves in 1969 or 1970.I built my first one when I was at School (we had an aeromodelling class) and I eventually built 13 of them (or close derivatives) over about a period of about 15 years. I still have one left in the loft that I built in 1984 and last flew competitively in 1995

That is me on the left (aged 17) with the 4th one I built..


It was very distinctive because of its ultra short nose which gave incredible stall revovery.


I became very good friends with Mike in the early 70's. He took me to my first contests and was very supportive

Sadly, he was killed in a full sized glider accident in the early 80's.


Josip Vrandecic -Mes29/06/2018 10:43:50
2993 forum posts
260 photos

FAI class F-1-C, Rossi 2.5 cc, and finally the cups  smile p ... invaluable.

FAI Class  F-1-C


Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 29/06/2018 10:46:10

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