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T_O_A_D
05-22-2007, 08:43 AM
I only have 40 size stuff and have been wanting to move into WW2 birds, from High wing trainers.

Just look at these babies.

Ki-61 Georgous retracts and more
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11827LB.asp

P-40 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11822B.asp

P-51 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11823B.asp


Spitfire optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821B-Spitfire.asp

Spitfire with retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821LB-Spitfire.asp

T_O_A_D
05-22-2007, 08:43 AM
I only have 40 size stuff and have been wanting to move into WW2 birds, from High wing trainers.

Just look at these babies.

Ki-61 Georgous retracts and more
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11827LB.asp

P-40 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11822B.asp

P-51 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11823B.asp


Spitfire optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821B-Spitfire.asp

Spitfire with retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821LB-Spitfire.asp

DKoor
05-22-2007, 09:41 AM
WoW..... those looks excellent.... they got that Ki-61 spot on. If it only has 3-blade prop, it'd be kinda.... uber realistic! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Joke aside, if I could get my hands on one of those my girlfriend, work and many other less important things would suffer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Divine-Wind
05-22-2007, 11:46 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif That Warhawk is one sweet motherlover!

By the way, is it just me, or does the Spitfire look off a bit?

stalkervision
05-22-2007, 11:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
I only have 40 size stuff and have been wanting to move into WW2 birds, from High wing trainers.

Just look at these babies.

Ki-61 Georgous retracts and more
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11827LB.asp

P-40 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11822B.asp

P-51 optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11823B.asp


Spitfire optional retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821B-Spitfire.asp

Spitfire with retracts
http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/airplanes/gp/11821LB-Spitfire.asp </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

from high wing trainers to these? Hmmm..It might just be a bigger step then you think.

better to find a low wing trainer with a lot of dihedrial that you don't mind smashing up at first.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

take it from someone that's been there I know what I am talking about... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

John_Wayne_
05-22-2007, 11:52 AM
It's not just you Divine-Wind.
The Ki-61 looks very nice, though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Before you get into it Toad, take a trip round the r/c airplane crashes on youtube...not too bad if your pride and joy isn't scratch built over several months or years, but it's all part of the game.

stalkervision
05-22-2007, 12:00 PM
How about this one? It is very easy to see in the air and if you lose it because of radio failure very easy to find also.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.lanierrc.com/lrcprivate/images/edge_40_540T.jpg


...only kidding. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Korolov1986
05-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Things sure have changed since I was last in the hobby.

But they still need to make a nice scale P-38 kit that isn't &$^$*#@ing humongous.

Warrington_Wolf
05-22-2007, 12:33 PM
Did anyone read the text for the RC Spitfire?, it said that RC Spitfires are rare because they were difficult to manufacture due to it's shape. I'm sure that I have read that the real life Spitfire had the same problem (the wings to be exact).

John_Wayne_
05-22-2007, 12:59 PM
http://www.ripmax.com/Product_Images/large/a/a-topa0140.jpg

http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0700main2.jpg

http://www.top-flite.com/wallpaper/topa0150-wallpaper-800.jpg

http://www.top-flite.com/index.html

T_O_A_D
05-22-2007, 04:46 PM
Well guys its not a complete step to these, I fly my friends Four Star 40 all the time.

Here is the only P-38 I know of, and its electric.
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/RelatedParts.aspx?Pro...tegory=Parts+Listing (http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/RelatedParts.aspx?ProdID=EFL6025&Category=Parts+Listing)

And yes the spit does seam a bit off.

Found a 109 too
http://www.hobbytron.com/RCAirplaneGasKyoshoMesserschmi...109E40KYO11824B.h tml (http://www.hobbytron.com/RCAirplaneGasKyoshoMesserschmittBf109E40KYO11824B. html)

crazyivan1970
05-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Oh man... so which one you are getting?

luftluuver
05-22-2007, 05:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Korolov1986:
Things sure have changed since I was last in the hobby.

But they still need to make a nice scale P-38 kit that isn't &$^$*#@ing humongous. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Is this in your size range?

http://www.modelflight.com.au/rc_model_power_planes/esm_p38_lightning.htm

SUPERAEREO
05-22-2007, 05:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
By the way, is it just me, or does the Spitfire look off a bit? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The Spitfire looks totally off, I am afraid to say, even the undercarriage retracts the wrong way around..!

The Ki.61 looks really great, though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
05-22-2007, 05:52 PM
I'm really leaning towards spending the money on the Ki-61 Ivan.

Just because it looks so good, may just hang it up for looks. LOL

Krt_Bong
05-22-2007, 07:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Korolov1986:
Things sure have changed since I was last in the hobby.

But they still need to make a nice scale P-38 kit that isn't &$^$*#@ing humongous. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/p-38.htm
oh and definately check this out
http://www.homestead.com/evoshangar/index.html

BillyTheKid_22
05-22-2007, 08:05 PM
http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/reviews/863/P51D_Finished1.jpg



http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/reviews/863/P51D_RTF2.jpg



http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/reviews/863/P51D_Finished2.jpg



http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/reviews/863/P51D_Finished4.jpg



P-51D Mustang ARF 150 size!!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ddsflyer
05-22-2007, 08:09 PM
If you think you are in love now, just go take a flying lesson, even in a lowly C-150, you'll never be the same again.

TX-EcoDragon
05-22-2007, 09:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ddsflyer:
If you think you are in love now, just go take a flying lesson, even in a lowly C-150, you'll never be the same again. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I love RC, Full scale, sims. . .paper friggin airplanes. . .I just love planes!

P.S. TOAD, I'm not familiar with the latests Kyosho kits, but they used to be a little on the heavy side back in the olden days, and difficult to repair due to the nature of the skins they use. That Ki61 looks lovely though! There are some nice ARFs out there, and the TopFlight Gold Edition ARFs are some of the most scale looking ARFs to my eyes though they are large! Hangar9 has some nice looking WWII ARFs:

Corsair .60: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN2575

Spit .60:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN4250

P-47D .60:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN2975

Sopwith Camel:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN4225

They have some nice bigger models as well:

P-47:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN2700

P-51D:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN4050

They have a little electric P-38 too:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFL6025

T_O_A_D
05-23-2007, 06:35 AM
Thanks Eco, I know about those birds, I just can't talk myself into buying larger engines, aircraft just yet. I'm short on safe storage area. They are actully under more risk in storage at my place than they are in the air.

Besides, its going to require a larger feild to fly at too.

The electric p-38 I posted above a few post, it does intrigues me aswell.

Divine-Wind
05-23-2007, 01:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
I'm really leaning towards spending the money on the Ki-61 Ivan.

Just because it looks so good, may just hang it up for looks. LOL </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You can hang it from the roof and let it fly around in circles. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

TX-EcoDragon
05-23-2007, 04:08 PM
Have you found a retailer for the Kyosho models? It would be interesting to see one in person, and I've not come across any at my local shops. I'm not a huge fan of mail order for large models.

EZ used to make very nice .40 sized warbirds, Great Planes has some ARF .40 sized models, but the look very much, well. . ARF. . .and not very scale at all.

I_KG100_Prien
05-23-2007, 04:26 PM
If you're in to electric R/C aircraft Hobby-Lobby has some nice warbirds.

Hobbty Lobby Warbirds (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/warbirds.htm)