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Post  Cox 049. Thu May 17, 2012 5:19 pm

Hey all, I've been wanting to build or get a 1/2a rc plane for a while. I have been looking at the Black Hawk models pippin, the sig rascal and the norvel tutor, which one of these is the easiest to build? do you guys know of any other good ones? I'm looking for one that is easy to build and relatively cheap. Thanks.
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Post  jsesere Thu May 17, 2012 5:57 pm

Rascal.
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Post  Cox 049. Thu May 17, 2012 6:39 pm

Okay, does it come precovered? i have seen reviews where it does and then other places where it isn't, what website can I get the pre covered one off of? it says the ideal power is the norvel .060 can i use my .049 too? Thanks.
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Post  andrew Thu May 17, 2012 10:23 pm

Are you looking for a kit or an ARF and is this your first R/C plane? Do you already fly R/C?

Knowing the answers will help the folks on the forum better answer your questions and provide suggestions for models.

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Post  Cox 049. Thu May 17, 2012 10:29 pm

Yes, sorry about that. I am looking for an arf that can be powered by an 049, I fly R/C and i am very experienced in the hobby.
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Post  colibriguitars Fri May 18, 2012 12:30 am

Hi, well, you can try this, is cheap, fast to build, very light, (320grs) and very very strong!!

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Post  Cox 049. Fri May 18, 2012 2:11 pm

That is a very nice model, do you have to cut the wood yourself? if so how do you do that?
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Post  colibriguitars Fri May 18, 2012 4:31 pm

Yes, you have to cut! but, it´s very easy, just glue the plans tempates to the wood, with stick glue, (just a litle), and cut with a X-acto, you can cut all the material in 1 hr.
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Post  jsesere Tue May 22, 2012 3:06 am

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Post  John Goddard Tue May 22, 2012 10:35 am

Cox 049. wrote:Hey all, I've been wanting to build or get a 1/2a rc plane for a while. I have been looking at the Black Hawk models pippin, the sig rascal and the norvel tutor, which one of these is the easiest to build? do you guys know of any other good ones? I'm looking for one that is easy to build and relatively cheap. Thanks.

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Post  Cox 049. Tue May 22, 2012 12:07 pm

I live in Alberta, I would get a kit but I don't think I would do a good covering job. I really like the one colibriguitars made.
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Post  Cox 049. Tue May 22, 2012 12:26 pm

Colibriguitars, could you show me some more pics of your plane? maybe one or two of the plans also please so I can get a general idea of the building process. Thanks.
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Post  RknRusty Tue May 22, 2012 1:12 pm

Cox 049. wrote:I live in Alberta, I would get a kit but I don't think I would do a good covering job. I really like the one colibriguitars made.
Covering with Ultracote or Monokote is easier than it looks. I did it the first time without practice on my Li'l Jumpin Bean and it came out almost perfect. And I'm a fair klutz. Watch a couple of Youtube tutorials.

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Post  jsesere Tue May 22, 2012 2:08 pm

If you paint it instead of coveing it you will add alot of unneeded weight to the airplane.
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Post  Cox 049. Tue May 22, 2012 2:12 pm

I can only find the sig rascal 1/2a as a kitwould this be easy to build for me? I have built one guillows model so I guess you could say i have some experience.
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Post  jsesere Tue May 22, 2012 2:15 pm

Yes the Sig kit is an easy build.
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Post  Cox.049 Tue May 22, 2012 3:48 pm

Okay, my final decision is between colibriguitars plane and the sig rascal. Colibri's plane looks easier to build and I already have an engine for it, but the rascal is very nice also, where could I buy a norvel .060 for that?
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Post  nitroairplane Tue May 22, 2012 3:52 pm

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Post  jsesere Tue May 22, 2012 4:00 pm

I would go Cox over Norvel. Lighter and less problems.
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Post  nitroairplane Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Yes and I doubt this plane will weigh much more then 10-13oz RTF and with a norvel 061 that will pretty much 3D!
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Post  colibriguitars Tue May 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Hi, well i´m to bad posting pictures here, so here is the build log of the "pulga" in RC Groups Mexico.

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Post  Cox 049. Tue May 22, 2012 11:10 pm

What about the sig lil rascal? colibri, did you buy that as a kit? if so where?
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Post  colibriguitars Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 pm

Cox 049. wrote:What about the sig lil rascal? colibri, did you buy that as a kit? if so where?

No, is scratch build, this plane was designed in Spain in early 80´s, !
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Post  Cox 049. Wed May 23, 2012 12:19 pm

OH! affraid lol, I guess i'll go with the lil rascal. Thanks for the help guys! cheers
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Post  Admin Wed May 23, 2012 4:52 pm

colibriguitars wrote:Hi, well i´m to bad posting pictures here, so here is the build log of the "pulga" in RC Groups Mexico.

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