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David Holland 204/08/2018 09:56:17
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Morning gents, I had the misfortune to black bag my Lander Panther on Tuesday. Flew through the sun and........Can't find anyone who stocks the airframes so am looking for something suitable for a 68mm fan. Have looked on Aerofred and Outerzone for plans but drawn a blank. Fancy a Hunter, F86, Gnat, Hawk or suchlike. Thought about the West Wings Hunter and scaling it up or even going own design from a three view. I am but an averagely competent pilot so nothing too scary, any thoughts?

Thanks,

David

J D 804/08/2018 11:33:21
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There does not seem to be as much choice in ARTF EDF scale aircraft as say ten years ago.At least not in 3s size planes.

Love flying my EF 16 but it is now getting rather tat.

Edited By J D 8 on 04/08/2018 11:47:23

Piers Bowlan04/08/2018 17:45:03
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David, Tony Nijhuis has a couple of plans in the RCM&E Special, due out in September;- Sabre and Mig15. They are for 50mm fans but if you get the plans enlarged at your local copy shop they may be what your looking for if you fancy a build rather than ARF. I fancy a Sabre.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 04/08/2018 17:46:35

David Holland 204/08/2018 18:03:45
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Cheers Piers (!!), now you mention it, I do remember seeing a thread on the forum a week or so back. The Sabre would do nicely and I'm not averse to a bit of building. I thought I might have a mooch around the trade stands at the NATs and if there is nothing there the TN Sabre is the way to go. Still fancy a Hunter so might have a go at an own design when I see how Tony does it.

Thanks.

David

SIMON CRAGG04/08/2018 18:41:22
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I recently purchased a Freewing Hawk T1. 70mm fan 6s 4000 lipo.

Best model I have ever had.

Motion R/C EU seem to do the best deal at the moment!

kevin b04/08/2018 19:37:02
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David Holland 206/08/2018 21:22:31
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Thanks for the replies, chaps. Simon, the Hawk looks good and gets good reviews but I really can't find it as airframe only, and I want to find a home for the Lander 68mm fan that was left surrounded by a pile foam when the Panther quit this mortal coil.

Kevin, just shows that one should look at the specs more carefully before jumping to conclusions! For the West Wings Hawker Hunter I saw Wemotec 480 mini fan, cobalt motor and nicads and assumed it used a tiny 30mm fan. I now know the error of my ways and that the Lander fan is the man for the job. The plan is to see what's available at the NATs and either get the Hunter there or mail order one when I get back home. Their Hawk looks good too.

David

kevin b07/08/2018 18:06:31
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Hi David.

If you pm me your email address I might be able to sort you out a copy of the Chris Gold plan. Worth having a look at before diving into an expensive kit.

Dave Cooper 314/10/2018 23:23:42
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David

The "Airworld" Hunter in October's BMFA News (JMA section) looks fabulous. I know it's a turbine job and will probably be too heavy at this size. But, a down-sized plan, laser-cut kit with carefully selected wood maybe ???

I must declare a strong bias here : ex- Fleet Air Arm, 738 Sqdn, where we had GA11's and T8's. I always liked the two-seater (faster than the single-seater and, the only jet, at the time, cleared for inverted spinning !).

Good hunting...

Dave

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