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Old 12-06-2009, 12:09 PM
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Trainer project suggestions

My P-47 Razorback project will soon be wrapping up. I've decided instead of jumping right into another large scale detailed project (my DC-3) I would like to possibly model an actual R/C model. I was thinking something like a trainer (electric or glow)

I will take requests here, but my only criteria would be that the requester have available "3-View" type photos at minimum, additional detail photos would be a great "extra" and may help in my selection.

I want to select a trainer / intermediate model. Something a newcomer into the hobby would have for his first model or two (no 3D planes, extras, edges, etc.)

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:24 PM
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Thanx for asking

Of all the possible real world models that could have been created for RF I'm shocked that this one has never been done. I have lots of info available.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:51 PM
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While that is a nice looking plane Its flat wing and forward gear would make it a bad choice for a trainer. That plane would be for more advance flyers. This might be better posted in the request thread. And thanks for at least taking the time to get some good references for it..
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:16 PM
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Yeah I know the landing gear are 'unfriendly' to even experienced pilots. The parasol wing, the scale factor and the fact D-8's have been in the r/c world for years has suprised me that the've gone unnoticed here for so long.Oh well thanks for taking notice and your input is invaluable. Onward and upward.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:43 PM
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well atleast were savfe in knowing that if any one needed an in flight bench they could stand between the wheels, or sit.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:43 PM
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love that plane though, it looks like a grate choice other than the wheel dilema
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion grndpndr. Unfortunately I think junkboy is correct in his thinking though. I was thinking more "trainer" type like the PT-40, NexSTAR, etc.

You are all correct in that the D-8 is a very nice looking aircraft.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:53 PM
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What is the Foam plane that been request a few time.. The Emo or something like that..

Edit Multiplex Mentor ?
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:00 PM
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E-flite Apprentice 15e RTF

Might be tough to find good photos though.

I'll look around for some.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:03 PM
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ya thoese are the Two I keep seeing on the request. I know I looked but no real good 3 view...
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:07 AM
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3-views for actual RC models can be hard to come by. What I have done is look for model kits who have electronic copies of their assembly manual available.

As an example: http://manuals.hobbico.com/gpm/gpma0...anual-v1_2.pdf

In the manual you can usually find at least 2-views, and the exploded parts views can provide detailed shapes of various areas.

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Old 12-07-2009, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for the idea / suggestion Doug. I'll wait several more days to see if any other the members can come up with a good candidate to model (with required info, pics, etc.) If not I will then begin my search for a nice looking trainer myself(again hopefully with the information, pictures I need) I just don't know what kinda of trainers others would be interested in.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:54 PM
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I've stumbled across the Top Flite Elder and am contemplating doing this as my first true R/C model for G4.5 I know this is more of an intermediate / sport plane compared to a NexStar, PT-40, etc. but I would still consider it a possible choice for a beginner's 2nd or 3rd model?

I remember my father built and flew (crashed) one of these when I was just a wee little lad (I'll try and dig some pictures up of his old plane)

I was hoping to find a "trainer" type with less details, so I could spare more details for R/C type features (jeffpn knows what I mean) This model has a bunch of flying or bracing wires, gun, etc. I might need to remove some of those details so I can "R/C" it up a bit?!?

I checked out the online manual for the Elder (like dhk79 suggested) and came up with some pretty darn good info, pics and specs.

If this is an alright project for everyone I will get started on it after the P-47 is ready?
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:00 PM
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Looks like a pretty good project to me
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A wonderful choice, and I remember Jeffpn's suggestions at personalization(sheer brilliance). A theme we can all identify with!
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