Most copied, most common and most wanted?
|Don Fry||17/01/2020 19:58:56|
4413 forum posts
|ron evans||17/01/2020 20:26:37|
418 forum posts
For a trendsetter how about the Astro Hog by Fred Dunn, from 1957.
Probably the first low wing aerobat and the daddy of all those that came after, sweeping the board in US competitions.
|Martyn K||17/01/2020 22:55:53|
5041 forum posts
Must be zillions of those around
485 forum posts
Maybe not so popular in Europe, but the Parkzone F-27 Stryker has had a huge uptake worldwide and helped a lot of folks get into the hobby over the years. The first model (brushed motor with seven cell Ni-Mh power) was produced around 15 years ago and it's descendant is still available (in upgraded format) from E-flite. It came in a variety of set ups from RTF package with remote to the bare airframe which retailed for 20 bucks in the States. This allowed all manner of fun stuff to be done to them - here's some of mine.
Original with undercarriage and bomb dropper.
|David Davis||18/01/2020 05:30:42|
3535 forum posts
Four Star 40,60 etc
Calmato Alpha 60
|Reno Racer||18/01/2020 07:28:01|
1138 forum posts
Joe Bride’s Kaos range of aerobatic pattern aircraft from the 1970s
Kaos 40, 60, super Kaos, killer Kaos etc. All now available on outerzone.
topflite Contender 60
Sig 4 Star 40
|Alan H||18/01/2020 09:39:45|
|86 forum posts|
+1 for the Taurus, my first low model and a delight to fly. They were the dominant multi aerobatic model back in the mid 60's.
|Jon Laughton||19/01/2020 11:37:40|
1186 forum posts
For me - the DB (super)Mascot and the Acrowot...
|Chris Channon||19/01/2020 11:56:23|
|546 forum posts|
Yamammotto, Premier Preceptor, Precedent Hi-Boy, Precedent Bi-Fly.
|Robin Colbourne||19/01/2020 23:25:27|
473 forum posts
Chris, you've just answered a question I've been meaning to ask, namely, 'Who made the Preceptor?'
|Tony Wright 4||20/01/2020 00:36:54|
2 forum posts
Keil Kraft ,Outlaw and fleet wing ( another Dave Platt Design) .As a thirteen year old 1973 always aspired them.
Still haven’t got round to building them ! My first trainer also KK the Gyron ( yet another DP Design!) 1979. Flew free flight and c/l between years. KK phantom mites cL etc. free flight snipe and most of the veron,mercury and kk.kits.Bought from John Morgan’s The Model shop Hull. Any one else used this shop? Later on went to RJ models and on special occasions a trip to Reg Beaumont’s All gone now 😥
|Doug Moss||20/01/2020 05:54:48|
|5 forum posts|
Falcon 56, Senior Falcon.
Telemaster, Senior Telemaster.
|ken anderson.||20/01/2020 09:28:15|
8527 forum posts
there can be only one...…..a Junior 60....it leads where the rest follow.
ken anderson...ne..1....legend dept.
|Nigel R||20/01/2020 09:32:08|
3407 forum posts
I think the Stik was something that would have been discovered eventually - no matter who discovered it.
It's the logical answer to "how simple can an all-wood RC airplane be?"
For simple, also read "quick to make".
Kraft's particular genius with the Stik was styling the tail end to look like a Fokker and plonking some big iron crosses on it
|Nigel R||20/01/2020 09:32:37|
3407 forum posts
To add to the list, if its not on it already -
|Mark Agate||20/01/2020 09:49:06|
145 forum posts
Keil Kraft Super 60
DB Ghost Rider (inspired many variants)
|Romeo Whisky||20/01/2020 13:44:09|
|721 forum posts|
Edited By Romeo Whisky on 20/01/2020 13:46:14
|677 forum posts|
The Formosa is the most relaxing plane to fly , and very popular in our club , great for doing very precise aerobatics and getting ready for the B test , Possibly a classic ?? and if it was still produced there would be many more and then it may probably be a "Classic ".
but for me , A 1968 Ugly Stik taught me RC , then the Wot 4 plan built , but now I have degenerated to foam things , EFX s etc.
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