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Offline Casey

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Danish Challenge
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:35:25 AM »
Hi Guys

I was thinking of building this model. Anyone can provide me with any information as to this combat wing be it photos, drawings, reports, personal experiences whatever.

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Re: Danish Challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 02:40:06 PM »
Casey- try  https://bmfa.org or https://www.combatflyers.co.uk/ or the Barton club at http://controlline.org.uk

The design you posted is really small, even than the newer models they use.

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Re: Danish Challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 06:20:33 AM »
1974.  If the plan is dated "1974" it was probably in service long before that.
That's back in the diesel days.  They went 75-80 MPH, were covered with silk or nylon, and could crash into 6" grass without even breaking a prop.   Mechanics could do a one-flip restart and be back in the air in two seconds.
Guys would bring THREE models to a contest, just in case one might be damaged.
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Re: Danish Challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 08:03:33 AM »
The Brits in particular run a number of events for specific types of planes and engines.  A 19 diesel on somewhat larger designs from the late '50's to 1970 or so is a favorite.  One club maintains the list of  allowed airplanes.  Only one or two engines, modified product  ones, are used because they are the best.  Same rules as before F2D was started in 1972.

There are some F2D contests but they have problems with noise and safety.  More flyaways even with shutoffs.

Then there are several versions of speed limit combat that tends to use glow engines.  This doesn't have required designs but does have reasonable limitations on the size of the planes so it doesn't get too weird.
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