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S V09/10/2019 17:08:53
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Hi All,

Am looking at recommendations for sport planes for an OS 25 FX engine. Current choices:

1. Tucano (speed 600 version)

2. TR-260

3. Mini Capiche 44"

Appreciate your inputs.

Thanks !

Peter Christy09/10/2019 18:07:55
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Philibuster? (Search Outerzone)

One of my favourite small sports models from the 70's! laugh



Jeffrey Cottrell 209/10/2019 18:21:51
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Not sure if you're looking for a build or an artf. If you want a build, I have been looking for a while at the Chili Breeze from Mike Delacole. Simple and easy to build but makes a very pretty model.
Plans here:
Also, interested in the Capiche 44" you mention. All I can find is the 52" version, so do you have a link to the smaller one?



Frank Skilbeck09/10/2019 18:53:01
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As a general sports model the RM Aerobat is well worth considering

john stones 109/10/2019 19:01:46
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Take the dihedral out of a Jumper 25 wing, loadsa fun.

S V09/10/2019 19:23:52
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Hi Jeff,

Here is the link to the 44" capiche plans - **LINK** It was the plan pull out in Sept'2000 RCM&E.

Thanks all for the recommendations!

Am looking to scratch build and have the plans I mentioned in my post - hence the bias towards those!


S V09/10/2019 19:25:53
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One more query - does the OS 25 FX compare favorably in power to a SC 32 - some of the plans I have call out 25 - 32 2 stroke engines, and I prefer being at the higher end of the recommended engine.


Paul Marsh09/10/2019 19:35:24
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Wot about a Uno Wot. OS 25 FX engine. It's had 3 engines, a Bluebird 32 (worn it out eventually) Super Tiger G34 and now the OS.

kc09/10/2019 20:14:10
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There are several versions of NEW ERA on Outerzone and New Era 3 revisited seems a very good model for a .25. Read the write up and you may be convinced it is worth building. Otherwise build a Chilli Breeze but don't bother with the RM Aerobat - mine was very tricky to get everything in, midwing's are fiddly anyway and it didn't fly well at all.

extra slim09/10/2019 21:08:31
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New Era is a great shout. I built an original hots for my 25 FX and it’s great. There’s a photo on here somewhere. It’s under a thread called “getting the hots”

Edited By extra slim on 09/10/2019 21:11:03

jrman09/10/2019 21:22:28
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Peter, Not sure you could class the Philibuster as a sports model. More like a mini pylon racer. It was fast and fun. Designed by Phil Greeno who along with Alan Mann were friendly rivals in Pylon racing during that era. Remember Alans Manneater?

kevin b10/10/2019 00:04:04
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Marutaka Mighty Knight ?

19-25 2 stroke, or 30-40 4 stroke.

Bolted, or banded on wing.

Trike or tail dragger with retracts.

Mighty Knight

Old Geezer10/10/2019 06:59:31
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You might have a look at 3 models from the Galaxy range at Pegasus - the Wasp ( looks like a small Mick Reeves Gangster ), the Wizard or the Jester ( near enough two wings for the price of one ), all trad', foam winged, British kits designed for 25-30 glow motors. Had several Galaxy kits myself over the years, never a dud amongst them. Including - r.i.p. - My overpowered little Spatman, a real YeeHaa R/E/T model that released your inner hooligan!

Engine Doctor10/10/2019 08:37:49
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Posted by S V on 09/10/2019 19:25:53:

One more query - does the OS 25 FX compare favorably in power to a SC 32 - some of the plans I have call out 25 - 32 2 stroke engines, and I prefer being at the higher end of the recommended engine.


The 32 will have the edge and if you put a Weston UK mini pipe on it it will really go Same crankcase size so I'd plump for the 32 as you can always use the throttle . The 25 is a good engine but doesnt have the grunt of the 32 . A 36 is even better and still the same size . Have flown fun fighters and fun flys on both 25 and 32 and would go for the 32 every time . The 25 will do the job but IMHO its better to have the option of a little more power.

Re your query about the Capiche  If the plan was a Malcolm Corbin plan then you can rest assured that its a good flyer and all of his plane were sorted  before being put out as plans unlike some other plans in the mags . Some of the later ARTF Capiches had modified wings and some were horrible things to fly and by then  had nothing to do with Malcolm . I believe the latest range are fine but Malcolm has not had any input for some years since he left the hobby.


Edited By Engine Doctor on 10/10/2019 08:45:49

Peter Miller10/10/2019 08:48:35
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If you want a plan that is quick and easy to build but can tie istels into knots there ia laways "Swmap Rat"

Or if you want something that is really pretty and would fly nicely an be aerobatic there is always Jezebel on on a similar line Scoville Star Dust or Gold Fever

These are all formula 1 air racers. The latter two were in RC Model World

swamp rat email 001.jpg



Jezebel was powered by a .32 but a 25 would make her a bitmorce civiliased

Richard Wood10/10/2019 10:34:47
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The SIG Kobra kit is another to look at.
This is electric but it will suit a .25 well.
Hours of building fun with SIG kits...

kc10/10/2019 10:57:16
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For a general purpose model you cannot beat a thick & blunt wing section. One of the few of Boddingtons designs that had such a section is Ghost Rider 51 or the larger Sky Rider. Both obtainable as a plan and laser cut wing ribs from DB Sport & Scale ( 9.50 for the Ghost Rider ribs a real bargain and time saver)

Ghost Rider 50 plan is on Outerzone ( it's an older version ) note the spar design and the way it avoids putting webs on separately. Could be a time saver if you buy precut ribs.

Piers Bowlan10/10/2019 13:21:36
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How about Peter Miller's Oodalally. Peter fitted his favourite SC 32 but I am sure it would still be good aerobat on a OS25FX. The build blog is here.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 10/10/2019 13:23:45

S V10/10/2019 15:06:07
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Thank you all for the excellent feedback and suggestions. I am a huge fan of Peter Miller - having converted several of his .25 size planes to electric - Messy Wolfe, Harmony. Now going back to I.C for propulsion!

I am leaning towards one of - Malcolm Corbin's 44" Capiche (plans purchased from Sarik Hobbies) or New Era 3 revisited!

Will keep you all posted!


Nigel R10/10/2019 16:06:08
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"Otherwise build a Chilli Breeze but don't bother with the RM Aerobat - mine was very tricky to get everything in, midwing's are fiddly anyway and it didn't fly well at all."

I disagree about it flying badly - mine flies just great.

The mid wing layout does adds a bit of work at build time but not that much..

Chilli Breeze is an excellent model.

What about Pete Miller's Miss Demeanor?

Or, a Mach 20?


Or a Hammer?


Or something a bit faster? Gripen...


Or a delta? 362...


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