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bgrove
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« on: August 01, 2020, 06:30:49 PM »

I'm thinking about my next build.  I have a couple of options.  I'm also realizing how lucky I am to have access to a nice printer at work.  I am the only person with access to my building currently, until 2021.  So I took advantage of having to go in to make copies/enlargements.

I'm looking at three possible next builds:

1.  September Fate:  racer.  super sleek and sexy and a challenge to build.  Looking at a 16 inch span.
2.  BooRay racer. blown up 200% peanut plan.  I could even make the RC with electric motor?
3. IMP.  I'd "plan bash" the grey ghost plans at 200%.

Let me know what you would like to see.

Brad
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 07:33:33 PM »

I can't help.  I got to the point where you're trying to decide and I thought "Bv-141!".  Now that's stuck in my head, and racers just look too ordinary.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 08:58:35 PM »

This 1952 racer PAR Special always intrigued me as a model subject.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 09:42:08 PM »

I like the look of the pusher racer types - never built one - so would be interested to see how you go about it! I might have a few pics to help out - but I'm sure you prob have pleanty yourself by the looks.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 11:01:55 PM »

Looks a bit like the Lesher Teal
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 03:14:55 PM »

The PAR Special looks quite similar the IMP.

I hear what you are saying about racers Tim.  I love them, but know it's not for everyone.  I feel the about war birds and I have never built one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 09:30:24 PM »

The Acme S-1 Sierra is another pusher that might be fun.
http://www.aerofiles.com/acme-sierra.jpg
https://www.pbase.com/marauder61/image/71706809
https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=3006&mode=search

I'd love warbirds if I could forget what they're for. Sometimes I look around for warbirds in civil use. There's a nice blue color scheme for a Hurricane used for post war racing. However, the biggest mass launch events tend to be WW2 and WW1.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 04:34:53 PM »

Hmm.. The Sierra Sue is very interesting!! I like it.  It is very similar to the IMP, Grey Ghost and Par Special.  Thanks for the lead.

I have no issue with War Birds.  There are so many amazing aircraft in that category.  I just rarely feel the urge to build one.  I've determined I am more of a model builder vs a scale modeler.  I always want to modify, improve and customize my builds rather than creating an exact duplicate of an actual plane.  Sometimes I do get pretty close :-)

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 04:16:27 AM »

If scale fidelity isn't that important to you, the following pushers might be of interest:

Scamper Jr:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=6364

Supersonic Sue:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5773

Variant:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5991

Veron Fantail:
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=2392

In the "slick" but tractor department:
Comet Senior Dart
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=474

Zlin XIII (actually scale):
https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=10326&mode=search

X-13:
https://outerzone.co.uk/images/_thumbs/models/9927.jpg
https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=9927

Always fun to look at model plans and airplanes instead of what I should be doing!

It seems to me that I've seen some other really slick fictional airplane planes, but at the moment they escape me. Can probably be found and downloaded using the index here:
http://flyingacesclub.com/wp/about-the-fac/fac-news-back-issues/

At some point, you need to ignore suggestions from people like me, though, and start building something specific.
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