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Bullet and or Tornado Plans

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mark wardle 117/10/2020 10:05:40
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Hi!! from Australia,

I am 49 years young and getting back in to flying for the 3rd time around. Alot has changed with foam and electric everywhere. I still really enjoy the tradional building process so was hoping to get hold of one of my favorite builds form the past. Could anyone be kind enough to guide me in the right direction to access what I believe to be a PB Cresent Bullet Plan as well as a Tornado which is generally a larger version. I need some garage time and enjoy again the build and fly experiance you only get from starting from scratch,

Help greatly appreciated

Mark W(New Member)

GrahamC17/10/2020 11:40:13
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The larger Bullet is the 'Calibre.' I've built both, but they come with an A4 plan. From memory, the Bullet is three times the size of the plan, and the Calibre is four times the size of the plan. Not sure that I still have the plan, but I will have a look.

FlyinFlynn17/10/2020 11:48:21
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any help?


or possibly

Edited By FlyinFlynn on 17/10/2020 11:49:08

EarlyBird17/10/2020 11:49:57
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The kit for the bullet is here obviously in the UK.

kc17/10/2020 13:10:46
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Welcome to the forum Mark.

The 50 inch kit is available in UK and I expect they would export it if you want. ( if the carriage is high ask them about the cost of shipping 2 as it might not be much more and you might sell the extra one on ) Most kit makers won't sell the plans as they want to sell kits. I don't think the Bullet plans had the foam wing sections on anyway.

Note that the ARTF Bullet sold in recent years looked the same but was about 10 percent larger.

The list of classic aerobatic model plans is here on the UK Classic Aerobatic site. Plenty of good designs to choose from but not the Bullet as it's a currently available kit.

kc17/10/2020 14:03:42
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I suppose if you want a Bullet then possibly nothing else will do. But a model with a similar sloping canopy  and size is Syncat a pull out fullsize plan from RCME December 1994. Built up balsa wing too which is rare in aerobatic models. A couple of copies of that magazine with plan are on sale here.

Edited By kc on 17/10/2020 14:05:24

Paul Marsh17/10/2020 16:54:03
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The Bullet is the 50 inch version for 40-46 motors

The Tornado is the 61 inch for 55 to 61 motors

The Caliber is the 65 inch for 70 to 91 motors

mark wardle 118/10/2020 01:32:01
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Thank you all for your assistance, i now have several options to chase to get moving on this. I will keep you updated with progress,

Kind Regards


Martin Dance 118/10/2020 08:33:27
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Reading kc's post I have a Syncat in the fleet, built a good few years ago. Flies well. The interesting feature is the wing construction. It's a built up and tapered wing. You only need one rib template because it uses the R H W Annenberg's 'equiangular' section. An interesting way of producing a tapered set of wing ribs.

Andy Stephenson18/10/2020 10:25:27
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There is also Cloud Models for kits...


Robin Colbourne23/10/2020 00:57:38
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Is this a Tornado? Crescent Tornado? in Boston, Lincolnshire

and another, probably sold by now but still listed:  Tornado in London

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 23/10/2020 01:00:49

Andy Stephenson23/10/2020 10:38:13
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That one in London has a hell of a discount 123 grand down to 25quid.

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