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Alve Hansson07/07/2020 10:10:56
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I came across a Magnum GP 15 the other day and

am now looking for a suitable kit, any suggestions?

Preferably complete kit or ARF.
Conversion from electrical to IC is also a possibility.wink
David Davis07/07/2020 10:48:44
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It depends what you want to do with it.

It would certainly fly a small vintage model like a Mini Super, alternatively if you want something a bit more lively something along the lines of a Stik ARTF.

**LINK**

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Robin Colbourne07/07/2020 10:58:55
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Alve, You really need to give us a bit more information.

 

  • How experienced are you? Beginner, experienced club flier, etc.
  • Do you want to take off from the ground or are you happy to hand launch and dunk it in the grass or heather?
  • Does your flying site have a tarmac runway, close cropped grass or something else?
  • Preference for scale, semi-scale, flying wing. biplane?

    The Sig Wonder is one possibility if you can find one SIG Wonder

    The Malcolm Corbin's Mini Jazz is another good performer, although you can't get a full kit for it Mini Jazz

Kits for small engines are getting harder to find, although a trawl through Ebay should find a few unstarted kits, which you will no doubt get plenty of opinions on, here. Such as:

Veron Deacon Kit

Galaxy Wizard

I had a Galaxy Wizard with an Enya 15 in it which flew really well.

 

 

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 07/07/2020 11:00:42

David Davis07/07/2020 12:49:19
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...or this...**LINK**

Robin Colbourne07/07/2020 13:57:27
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This is a bit different: Revell / Hegi 'Fan' 43.5" Wingspan

or this:  Ben Buckle Outlaw

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 07/07/2020 13:58:47

Paul Marsh07/07/2020 16:14:47
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Not much ARTF around that size, possibly build a plan. These two are ideal on .15 size motors. First a trainer, and the second a faster model

Tara. for .10.15 size engines. (one flew on a .12, this has a OS 15FP)

Alley Cat. (OS 15LA)

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Atilla (OS 15FP) Kit

Alve Hansson07/07/2020 18:23:48
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Thanks for your help. I am an experienced club flier.

Not easy to find models for small engines.

An alternative is also PEPE Kadett and Knut.

**LINK**

There are many suitable vintage models, but I want something different, 
I'm only 74 years old.

I keep looking.

Paul Marsh07/07/2020 19:45:33
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Yeah Sig Wonder is good. Will fly from a .10 to .25, which I have in both.

flying pastor07/07/2020 20:27:13
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Bill Kits fun fly 15. Friend had one which was very good and I am in my second Big Fun. Hi on, support a small British kit manufacturer!

All the best...Chris.

flying pastor07/07/2020 20:27:56
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Bill Kits fun fly 15. Friend had one which was very good and I am on my second Big Fun. Go on, support a small British kit manufacturer!

All the best...Chris.

Robin Colbourne07/07/2020 20:44:52
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The Fun Fly 15 looks good.

The Mantua Models Eclips (sic) appears to fit the spec: Mantua Models Eclips

Eclips 10420.


Specification,
Length = 760mm
Wing span = 1000mm
Motor size = .10 -.15
Weight = 1100 grms

Manuta Models Eclips

extra slim07/07/2020 21:17:39
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Model tech mini magic extra. One on popular auction site.. ends saturday

Alve Hansson11/07/2020 12:53:49
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Mini magic extra.

Lost the bidding, looking forward.

Paul Marsh11/07/2020 14:14:02
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Probably went for a stupid price. How much did it go for?

Robin Colbourne11/07/2020 15:44:19
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Posted by Paul Marsh on 11/07/2020 14:14:02:

Probably went for a stupid price. How much did it go for?

£80 + £8.99 postage & packing

Paul Marsh11/07/2020 16:13:39
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Posted by Robin Colbourne on 11/07/2020 15:44:19:
Posted by Paul Marsh on 11/07/2020 14:14:02:

Probably went for a stupid price. How much did it go for?

£80 + £8.99 postage & packing

They were that new...!crook

Matt Carlton24/09/2020 17:14:19
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Depends on your skill level, but you could do worse than looking at a short kit from Sarik hobbies. Lots of the free plans in magazines were for similar size engines and many of them have short kits or at least ribs/formers.

If vintage is your thing, a Mini Super from Ben Buckle would go well on a .15

Or alternatively, you could cram a .15 into the nose of a slope model like a Chris Foss Middle Phase 2 or a Sierra from PMP. Low drag, light weight and fly it a bit like a slope model using energy management etc.

Cheers

Matt

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