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Offline Richard Fleming

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Top Flite Combat Cats
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:45:46 PM »
I built and flew Combat Kittens back in the seventies but not the Combat Cats. Who designed them and did it ever win any major contests? Thanks! HB~>


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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 08:18:51 PM »
I don't remember who designed them.  Still have one in the box.  Built one years ago when they first came out.  Too much construction for competition but to me were great flying planes.  Had to go to Fox  as the cranks in the K&B engine that just came out, I think series 60 or 61 kept throwing the shafts.  They were also big compared to a VooDoo or Big Iron. 
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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 08:38:30 PM »
I built about 14 of 'em.  They were a great kit combat plane, provided you put the engine on the centerline, not elevated like in the kit.  It was a Top Flite product, but I don't recall any mention of the designer.  I always figured it was an in-house knockoff for the Flite Streak.

Lots of other designs, like the VooDoo were undersize with the G21/35 and the wing area of the Combat Cat came in handy.
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Offline Clifton Gregory

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 09:49:22 PM »
Combat Kittens and the Combat Cats were kitted by Top Flite.

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 09:52:37 PM »
Richard give me a call now buddy.

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 01:45:56 AM »
Paul, you have any idea were I could get  one of the TF Combat Cat Decals

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 06:37:03 AM »
I remember that somebody downloaded and cleaned up the scan that I posted, but I can't reall who.

If you download my scan, print it, and cover with Fascal it would work good enough,
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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 07:33:23 PM »
A friend of mine won Senior at the NATS with a couple of them.  I think it took 4 rounds.  They flew just fine with the raised thrustline. The raised thrustline  would need a patch to the leading edge, since they were notched out of the box.  The notch did make for a weak point.
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Offline Richard Fleming

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 09:09:00 PM »
I built about 14 of 'em.  They were a great kit combat plane, provided you put the engine on the centerline, not elevated like in the kit.  It was a Top Flite product, but I don't recall any mention of the designer.  I always figured it was an in-house knockoff for the Flite Streak.

Lots of other designs, like the VooDoo were undersize with the G21/35 and the wing area of the Combat Cat came in handy.

Paul, That is a cool looking decal design. Thank you for sharing that one! Guess I am going to have to build me another Voodoo and Combat Cat.

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011, 05:05:49 PM »
I clcaned it up a best as I could.

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Re: Top Flite Combat Cats
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 03:00:05 PM »
Hey, That looks much better, thank you. :)


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