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Martyn Garrett13/01/2009 21:25:00
49 forum posts
77 photos

1.  PBY for twin glows at 40 size (lots of good cheap engines available) with retracting floats .....

    ........... and retracting undercarriage!  or am I being too picky?!  Engines fairly close together so should make good first twin, plus same chord accross wing so that should be straight-forward as well.  The challenge would be that beautiful fuselage!!

2.  Lysander at about 65in span.  Nice intersesting wing and great slow flyer, short takeoff and landing

3.  Fairy Swordfish.  A classic bipe perhaps with working torpedo drop!

Chris Salomon13/01/2009 21:34:00
157 forum posts
2 photos

Hmmm!  Barry must be too busy building his Whirlwind!

 My choices:


Miles Hawk Speed Six


Matt Watts13/01/2009 21:39:00
160 forum posts
1 photos

Right, rifling thru brain... I agree with something not ARTF'd beyond belief.

1. Bristol Beaufighter

2. Medium-scale (around 1.5m span) Gloster Meteor

3. Focke-Wulf FW-190 (preferably earlier versions before -d variant)

Piers Bowlan13/01/2009 22:03:00
2168 forum posts
53 photos
How about;- 1. Hawker Sea Fury 2. P38 Lightning 3. Mig 29 (pusher IC or electric but not necessarily EDF)
Eck13/01/2009 22:47:00
660 forum posts
124 photos

Ju-87 Stuka

Bristol Beaufighter

Mig-25 Foxbat (EDF)

Glyn R13/01/2009 22:57:00
443 forum posts
179 photos
How about a low wing trainer for those amongst us who want to move on from the usual high wing models? A decent size to run a 40-60 motor would be good.
Mick Thompson13/01/2009 23:25:00
18 forum posts
8 photos

DH Beaver


 Chipmunk RAF trainer


 another Beaver

Chris Chaplin13/01/2009 23:46:00
60 forum posts
5 photos

Bristol Beaufighter,


Fairy Swordfish

Electric if possable

around same size as hurricane

IanN14/01/2009 00:04:00
1675 forum posts
119 photos

Rivets - an iconic racer, my all time favourite

Gloster Javelin (pusher, to keep it affordable)

Vickers Valiant (not a single scooby re how you'd choose to power that, but hey, you're the designer so go figure

mark stuart14/01/2009 00:10:00
2 forum posts
5 photos

Il-2 type 3 with rear gunnere and all the guns with flaps , using same powertrain as hurricane.

AR- 234 with twin 64mm fans, or v6/v8 with 4x 55 mm fans. something a bit different ?

B29 Stratofortress , 80" electric?

Glenn Woodford14/01/2009 00:12:00
36 forum posts
1 photos

The challenge must be to do something different! How about an epileptic mix of ideas with mix and match options?

Multi engined - ic or electric

non specific origin - military or civilian

high wing or mid wing - parallel wing to aid building in foam or traditional

optional landing methods - floats or wheels

Good luck Tony.. still you have all year to come up with something.

I am still building the Hurricane, but will build the 09 choice whatever it is

Clive Moore14/01/2009 00:29:00
150 forum posts
28 photos

 As we've had two WW2 types (Spit & Hurry) can we have something older this time ? Maybe for a 52 or 61 four stroke?

My choices would be

1) Hawker Hart / Hind / Fury

 2) DH9

 3) SE5a

All for IC power or both



Andy Ennis14/01/2009 02:01:00
148 forum posts
4 photos

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser


Short Sunderland


Lockheed Super Constellation

Doug Ireland14/01/2009 03:30:00
2088 forum posts
42 photos

How about these...

  • Big Mossie (about 80")
  • Low wing trainer (IC or Elec)
  • Big Crop Duster.
FEDERICO GILLI14/01/2009 06:34:00
118 forum posts
67 photos
what about: FIAT CR-32 JU-87 STUKA PIAGGIO P-180 Cheers
Peter Carr14/01/2009 06:46:00
25 forum posts
My top 3 1) Beaver 2) Chipmunk 3) OV-10 Bronco
Hugh Coleman14/01/2009 07:28:00
518 forum posts
11 photos

Sopwith Snipe


Supermarine Stranraer

(I Already have plans of a Felixstowe F2a)


andy watson14/01/2009 08:12:00
1942 forum posts
20 photos

1) Me 262 EDF

2) Me163 Komet

3) Something really early- the Wright Flier or similar.

I'd build any of those

Harvey Needham14/01/2009 09:07:00
12 forum posts
Tony my choice would be: 
1. Stuka (similar scale to the spit which I have finally finished  
2. Me109 
3. Grumman F7F Tigercat (electric or IC)
Alan Scarlett14/01/2009 09:07:00
25 forum posts

Avro Vulcan


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