Anyone know of a good website that has reasonable airplane kits? I am looking for a balsa wood kit with a wing span of 48" or more. I have looked around at various websites but none have too many balsa wood kits. They are all going to ARF kits.
While we're on the topic of airplane kits, I'm looking to buy my second plane in kit form. My current (first) plane is an ARF top wing trainer,
65" wingspan .47 2 stroke, and is super easy to fly...So easy in fact that I imagine I'll get bored with it fairly quickly. So does anyone have any suggestions for a good second plane (I'm thinking mid or low wing), in kit form, that isn't to hard to build (I havn't built before), will take an OS .47LA and is a bit more agile in the air than my trainer?
Well the Sig 4 Star is the ubiquitous choice. If the GP Easy Sport is still available in kit form, that would also be a good choice. If you like it real slow, or real fast, then the SlowPoke or Bridi Utter Chaos above would be good. Also check out the AirCruiser on the Bridi site.
I agree..the Sig 4 star 40 is an excellent kit to build...well engineered and a fine flyer (I am on my second one)..If you are ready for a slightly faster plane than your trainer, this is the one I, too, would recommend. Been flying many, many decades and still enjoy my Sig 4 Star 40 more than any other plane I have. Frank Schwartz
Re the Vortex and Bruce Tharpe's kits. I but tthe Flying King and in all my decades of building, I have never had so much pleasure building a kit...it was just real fun to build such a remarkably well engineered kit...And it flys just great...Saito 80 on it and everyone in the club wants turns flying it... Frank
Also a quick question for you all out there, does anyone have the manual (not the plans) for the midwest Little CAP 232? I am building one that I bought at a yard sale for 50$, the kit, GOOD DEAL HUH??? But NO MANUAL, DOES ANYONE HAVE ONE????? I might have something to trade for it or any other possibilities.
Good thing you can still get kits online. We are losing 2 LHS's in this area. One biz is for sale, one is closing. The one for sale isnt really a big loss unless you are after skateboards and RC cars. The other one is a huge blow to the local RC community having been in business for decades. Hobby Lobby Tony & Addy is closing its doors. Man, if you had a question, that was the place to go.
Yep, LHS's are slim pickin' around here. Closest one to me is a 10 mile drive. Actually, the closest one to me is about 4 miles away, but it's worthless. Lots of "Radio Shack" type models and the owner has *NEVER* been able to answer a single question I've asked.
I can get quality answers day and night from the Internet..especially RCgroups...and Internet shopping means i can get almost anything shipped in almost the same time as it would driving round the three local stores (if you count a radius of 40 miles as local) only to find that none have any stock anyway..
When stuff comes in in 3-4 days from CHINA and JAPAN, by next post from the UK, and in 3-4 days from Europe..well the USA is typically 7-10 days for some reason..but then nothing is actually made in the USA these days...so who cares?