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ddoherty95821/10/2018 17:51:49
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I’ve been looking around a bit and I haven’t seen any 737 kits. Now I’m a newbie and I’m not going to buy one now but I was thinking about getting one later. Anyone seen any?

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator21/10/2018 20:18:59
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A Boeing 737 would be a pretty advanced model to fly under radio control. If powered by model gas turbines it would have to be pretty large & expensive too. The vast majority of models flown in this country tend to be single engined, prop driven. Much simpler & cheaper. wink 2

Alan Gorham_21/10/2018 20:26:37
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Windrider in Hong Kong make a range of ARTF foam airliners for EDF power or slope soaring as a glider.

I've seen one of their A380s fly from the slope and it was great.

737 here:

**LINK**

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator21/10/2018 21:02:06
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A great ambition - but one for the future. For now I would advise you look at balsa/ply trainers such as the Boomerang, Arising star etc. Join a club and get some tution, then with some more experience that 737 may will be within reach!

BEB

ddoherty95821/10/2018 21:20:24
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=akoJ2zBwX1o
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 21/10/2018 21:02:06:

A great ambition - but one for the future. For now I would advise you look at balsa/ply trainers such as the Boomerang, Arising star etc. Join a club and get some tution, then with some more experience that 737 may will be within reach!

BEB

Yes that was my plan. The B737 is my favourite aircraft and I’d guessed that due to the complexity and size I figured I should start saving now. Obviously not as big as this, but **LINK** gave me the idea of the B737 in the first place.

chris larkins21/10/2018 21:57:23
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As mentioned above Windrider make a reasonably priced 737 kit, for those with much deeper pockets gliders uk sell a bigger kit **LINK**

chris larkins21/10/2018 22:02:32
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Or you can make your own from depron, the youtube channel from RAMY RC shows a build video of his 737, here's the link to the finished model **LINK**

Geoff Sleath21/10/2018 22:21:22
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Well there was a Comet 4 and a VC10 flying at Ashbourne today. Both 'club' size models (ie around 1.5 metre ws) both electric with pusher props. However, I think they were both own design models. And, of course there was Simon Chadwick's wonderful Aibus all in Depron which, at one point, was flying backwards briefly as it struggled manfully against the breeze.

I can't say I've ever seen an airliner kit except a DC3 kitted but I'm sure I'll be proved wrong.

Geoff

John Dennier22/10/2018 07:16:24
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Google RAMY RC

Colin Bernard22/10/2018 11:39:45
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If you are into scratch building, have a look at the videos and associated forum entries for RCAirliners here.

His technique is to transfer scaled up paper model templates to Depron to get the basic form and then build on that. The process is shown in this video.

Some very impressive models. Links to the various forums are in the video descriptions.

Edited By Colin Bernard on 22/10/2018 11:41:20

ddoherty95822/10/2018 12:41:49
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Posted by Colin Bernard on 22/10/2018 11:39:45:

If you are into scratch building, have a look at the videos and associated forum entries for RCAirliners here.

His technique is to transfer scaled up paper model templates to Depron to get the basic form and then build on that. The process is shown in this video.

Some very impressive models. Links to the various forums are in the video descriptions.

Edited By Colin Bernard on 22/10/2018 11:41:20

Many thanks, I’ll check them out!

Alan Gorham_22/10/2018 12:51:52
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Can't find a video of a Windrider 737 flying, but here is a Windrider Airbus A380:

Alan Gorham_22/10/2018 12:57:36
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Scrub that, found a 737 one....

ddoherty95822/10/2018 13:00:52
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Would it be possible to get the glider kit and just install one of the suckey engines instead of a gas turbine to get a working 737 model?

Alan Gorham_22/10/2018 13:09:27
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Not sure if you can see my posts, but the model I am talking about can be bought with EDF (Electric Ducted fan) units.

I'll post the link again:

**LINK**

Geoff Sleath22/10/2018 13:13:34
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Those 2 videos are quite astonishing. The models look fine but the choice of flying site not so much. I was intrigued how or indeed where they were intending to land but neither video goes that far.

Geoff

Andy Meade22/10/2018 14:17:16
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(off topic, sorry) - they land in the greenery in front 

Edited By Andy Meade on 22/10/2018 14:17:44

Geoff Sleath22/10/2018 15:40:31
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Thanks, Andy. It looked like a cliff edge and too steep on the other videos. But that road is a bit close.

Geoff

ddoherty95822/10/2018 16:31:56
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Posted by Alan Gorham_ on 22/10/2018 13:09:27:

Not sure if you can see my posts, but the model I am talking about can be bought with EDF (Electric Ducted fan) units.

I'll post the link again:

**LINK**

MY SAVIOUR. Lol. But seriously, thank you so much!! Looks like it’s time to start saving though!!

Piers Bowlan22/10/2018 16:34:41
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I have flown from that site, it's Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, but nothing as exciting as flying a B737. I was just flying my trusty Zagi which I built with carbon wing joiner tubes so that it would fit in my suitcase! One of the best soaring sites in HK. If it wasn't for the road Geoff you wouldn't be able to access the site. Not only an awesome slope soaring site but I almost lost my Zagi in a thermal! With all that lift who needs engines?

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 22/10/2018 16:40:21

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