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Post  Brenda on Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:19 pm

Howdy,

As I'm just now getting back into building and flying the only company I found that is still making 1/2a kits is Black Hawk. I've bought 5 different kits and built 2 already. I was wondering if anyone other than BHM is still making kits? Don't want ARF junk, want to build/cover/paint myself. Also note I did build the Guillows Bf-109 and Spitfire for 1/2a C/L but already crashed 109 due to pilot error.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:37 pm

Brenda,

http://brodak.com

https://www.rsmdistribution.com

Plenty of small independent kit manufacturers out there as well, but those two should get you going.

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Post  duke.johnson on Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:44 pm

Ron beat me to it.
Pat King LLC has a few really nice kits for stunt. Brodak mostly has fun fly kits.

I'm assuming you are looking for control liners though.
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Post  ian1954 on Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:52 pm

RSM Distribution have some really nice kits including 1/2 A

http://www.rsmdistribution.com/index-2.htm
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:41 am

Brenda wrote:Howdy, as I'm just now getting back into building and flying the only company I found that is still making 1/2a kits is Black Hawk. I've bought 5 different kits and built 2 already. I was wondering if anyone other than BHM is still making kits? Don't want ARF junk, want to build/cover/paint myself. Also note I did build the Guillows Bf-109 and Spitfire for 1/2a C/L but already crashed 109 due to pilot error.
The 1/2-A CL's are fairly easy to replicate as scratch builds, particularly the solid sheet wing profile ones. Outerzone: Free Model Airplane Plans has many, so does Hip Pocket Aeronautics Forum & Free Plans

One can even purchase balsa at the Hobby Lobby store (if in US) and some hardware and crafts stores as well. If you can't find kits readily available or if cost is out of budget, rolling your own is an option. Very Happy

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Post  Kim on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:30 pm

Yo Brenda!  Don't know if you like combat wing types, but the old Scientific "Big Otto"would be pretty easy to replicate with a little cutting.

There are no full-size plans, but the nacelle and wing ribs are shown full-size, and and since it's a straight wing, can be cut all at once.  I can measure mine and get ribs spacing for you, but it can be guessed at and STILL be close.

The model flys great with a good running .049, and will glide down to a graceful landing on it's single main gear (if you choose to install it).





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Post  pkrankow on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:52 pm

If scratch building ordering wood from a reputable seller will get more wood of higher quality than the price of a retail store, particularly a craft store.

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Post  balogh on Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:57 pm

Brenda wrote:Howdy,

As I'm just now getting back into building and flying the only company I found that is still making 1/2a kits is Black Hawk. I've bought 5 different kits and built 2 already. I was wondering if anyone other than BHM is still making kits? Don't want ARF junk, want to build/cover/paint myself. Also note I did build the Guillows Bf-109 and Spitfire for 1/2a C/L but already crashed 109 due to pilot error.

Hi Brenda,

try this:

www.selecthobbies.com
http://www.fmkmodels.com/
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Post  OVERLORD on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:15 am

Brenda,

I have a question concerning your Guillow's builts. I suppose they were 400 series. Did you use the vinyl fire wall delivered with the kit?

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Post  duke.johnson on Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:59 am

I like that fmkmodels site. At first I thought it was in the US, I thought UK sites had a (.uk) at the end of there web address.
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Post  Brenda on Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:17 am

OVERLORD wrote:Brenda,

I have a question concerning your Guillow's builts. I suppose they were 400 series. Did you use the vinyl fire wall delivered with the kit?

Lieven
Yes I did. When soaked in nitro it gets squishy after a few hours at the field. Don't use it unless your going electric.

I do scratch builds of Comet already thats why I wanted kits. That flying wing looks fun tho. Might have to build it for fun. Thanks for all the info!
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