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dahawk 08-24-2011 01:19 AM

The Lib lives on !
 

Originally Posted by road king 97 (Post 830496)
I had a b-24 that i picked up in a trade for a bunch of stuff . The fuse was almost done with working bomb doors and moving turrets . I was telling a old guy in my club about it and he asked if the box was notched out to hold the fuse, i said yes .Him and his son had started it 10 years ago and he said he kinda missed it . Iam not building warbirds anymore so i told him that he and his grown up son now, could come get the two boxes of parts and finish it. lol He stoped over very fast to pick his long lost b-24 up . Small world dont you think. joe

Dang Joe,

Great story !

I was just thinking that the reason the Lib hasn't appeared in the ParkZone or Airfield offerings yet was because the real plane was hard enough to fly. Maybe by the time I master my HZ Super Cub, Airfield Cessna 182 and the Parkzone T-28 , the B-24 Liberator will suddenly appear on Hobby King. It has a spot waiting in my hangar !
- DA:)

F4U warbird 08-24-2011 02:47 AM

i would say my opinion the F4U crosair, whistling death

dahawk 08-24-2011 04:24 AM

Hey F4U,

Love that bird too. On my list. learning the T-28 first. Do you like it? Which version do you have? PZ , Airfield?

Eddie P 09-06-2011 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by Arkitexas (Post 821527)
...The following is a letter I found in my dad's files. It was sent to him by another WWII P-51 pilot. I previously posted it in another forum but thought others here might find it as stirring as I did.


A P-51 Story

It was noon on a Sunday as I recall...........

Wow.

That's a great story. Especially the last bit, probably the best story I've every read on an RC site and some of the very essence of why I am pulled into dabbling in warbirds.

My favorites?

F4U Corsair. P-38 Thunderbolt. F-8F Bearcat (OK, no shots fired in anger, so as an alternate for those who claim foul.... F-7F Tigercat). Supermarine Spitfire, mid series versions. B-29 Stratofortress.

I have an extraordinary amount of respect for all WWII aircraft but those listed above are ones I like flying as model versions and also track down at airshows and races.

I have a sincere respect and fascination for most of the German WWII fighters and bombers. But the whole death camp thing and SS trooper issue fouls it for me. I like seeing them at the flying field and marvel at the engineering of the real ones, but I personally have a hard time with some of the history. My issue only, again I like seeing them at the flying fields and the looks just exude menace in a really cool way.

My wife's favorite - P-51 Mustang, Merlin powered. She calls it her "kitty plane" because it "puurs" when going by at 450mph at the Reno Air Races. Chicks dig it. I've seen all manner of hot babes jumping up and down in excitement as the Merlin powered machines purr by. The sound does it for them.

bbqflyer 09-07-2011 12:50 PM

Well Eddie, as they scream by you can feel the vibration of the Merlin, I wonder if that's why

yorkiepap 09-08-2011 07:21 PM

Hey guys,
Personally, like some of the other members, my #1 favorite is the Hawker Typhoon, #2 is the Hawker Tempest, & #3 is the P40 Warhawk. It's the "look" of the lines of the plane especially the nose......has that "menacing" look. Since I'm a WWII plane buff, I find ALL the WWII birds to be interesting & exciting...especially to see & hear them as I have in the past(1950's thru 1970's). Seems many have disappeared from the airshow circuits, & a shame for the youngsters today not to see the "real thing". My hangar has more warbirds than any other type, although, I like to fly all of them on a regular basis.

I have a video library of over 150 movies & documentaries of the WWII birds & buy every one I can find. I can watch them over & over & still get tingles of those who graced the skies in defense of the Allies during the war. I would really like to see a really new edition of the "Battle of Britain" with true historic engagements, especially with the incredible special effects used today. I'll keep hoping.....

Denny

Greg74Mayer 09-26-2011 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by F4U warbird (Post 830514)
i would say my opinion the F4U crosair, whistling death


I agree...the Corsair just looks so pretty flying through the air. Among all of my planes I would have to say the PZ-Corsair is my favorite.

Capt Easy 09-26-2011 08:15 PM

Ultimately....
 
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I've asked myself the same question. Of all the incredibly beautiful and exciting warbirds - if I had the opportunity to fly or own one WWII Warbird it would have to be the Spitfire.......ultimately, the perfect example of form and funtion.

TM4197 09-27-2011 07:10 PM

Well, I love reading all the reasons for a certain plane, its still amazing to me to hear such passionate stories and feelings of WWII and its planes. Every plane has a place in my soul, think about it, how War advanced aviation technology so fast. Near to my heart is the P-40 Flying Tiger. My father was a aviator with the AVG and later became a member of the Army Air Corp flying some incredible planes. My love of airplanes and my fathers history was one of many reasons I joined the US Army years ago, and became a aviator myself, only to find myself flying helicopters and like my father, found myself in combat flying something that my father and many other early aviators would have loved to fly....even though it beats air to submission to fly. If I could have picked the plane I could fly, I would have chosen the P-40. If you have not read the history of this fantastic airplane, I encourage you to do so...simply amazing. The highlight of my career was to be assigned to the very unit my father was a member of...The Flying Tigers, which was then a Helicopter Attack Battalion. The colors have now been retired. My favorite WWII RC model is the Airfield version, a joy to fly!

WVrailfan 09-28-2011 04:25 PM

I'd have to go with B-17 on this one, followed closely by the B-25.

Jim

Marcy 10-03-2011 04:35 PM

oh this is so easy!

[media]http://www.ww2remembered.com/fw190main.jpg[/media]

kevinm 10-03-2011 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by Marcy (Post 837176)
oh this is so easy!

[media]http://www.ww2remembered.com/fw190main.jpg[/media]

a very formidable stance - looks ready to attack while on the ground - like a pit bull- ach du lieber and the spiral paint job on the spinner meant to hypnotize-

Marcy 10-04-2011 05:31 AM


Originally Posted by kevinm (Post 837197)
a very formidable stance - looks ready to attack while on the ground - like a pit bull- ach du lieber and the spiral paint job on the spinner meant to hypnotize-

Yes! It looks like it could punch out another plane on the ground. The last version had 25% more power than a P-51D with a higher lift wing and faster top speed. Lucky the Nazis ran out of pilots!

cjg 10-23-2011 10:55 PM

P-61 (big and ugly)

My next two never saw combat in WW2, but are:

F-82 TwinMustang - 2 of a good thing!

F8 Bearcat - small, nimble.

bga71 10-23-2011 11:14 PM


Originally Posted by SHADY (Post 793229)
F4U Corsair... Whistling Death...
After that the P40....

Same here.

djmoose 01-06-2012 07:49 PM

I have a tie for #1 with the Zero and the Sea Fury.

#2 is tied between the LA-7 and Corsair.

TM4197 01-06-2012 07:58 PM

Which manufacturers? If you have those planes! LA-7 particulally..

FlyingMonkey 01-06-2012 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by Marcy (Post 837176)
oh this is so easy!

[media]http://www.ww2remembered.com/fw190main.jpg[/media]

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=516


This is such a terrible question. I've always been impressed with so many planes from that era, and the more planes I learn about, the longer the list gets...

acdii 01-06-2012 10:05 PM

one that I like

Working on a Top Flite P-51C right now, but nothing like the real things baby.

djmoose 01-07-2012 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by djmoose (Post 851684)
I have a tie for #1 with the Zero and the Sea Fury.

#2 is tied between the LA-7 and Corsair.

Well, I have 2 Zeros:
The World Models Zero EP. It's a great balsa 3S warbird with mechanical retracts. (translation=it's great for what it is)

And of course, my choice of best new plane of 2011, The 1400mm FMS Zero.

The Sea Fury I had an Eflite which was my 3rd ever ARF. It's still my favorite rc plane of all time. I have 3 NIB now.

The Corsair I had and totaled a H&M Performance Corsair on 6S...it's a shame that company went out of business, but I have 2 more NIB! (I do have a problem, I know)

LA-7...I don't have a model...but there's the big ESM which I hope to have sometime. It might be my 2013 big plane.

racie34 01-07-2012 04:02 PM

the B25's of the pacific

bgordon10 01-10-2012 04:20 PM

Ahhhhhh
 
The P-38....nothing compares....;-)

pattern14 01-11-2012 01:51 AM


Originally Posted by kevinm (Post 837197)
a very formidable stance - looks ready to attack while on the ground - like a pit bull- ach du lieber and the spiral paint job on the spinner meant to hypnotize-

I"m not a fan of conventional luftwaffe aircraft, but there is something about this one, isn't there.....

Octavius 01-11-2012 06:08 PM

Sea Fury. I know some of you purists are going to nail me on this one but I'm still going to try to slide it in under the "close enough" rule. :p>

WingingIt74 01-11-2012 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by road king 97 (Post 814446)
One of my favorit air show was a very long time ago ,i cant remember the pilots name but he flew a all black shrike. He would yank and bank it fly inverted very low to the ground ,kill both motors ,start one and land with only one motor. Iam shure but hank would know who i was watching. joe

Jimmy Franklin
http://www.franklinairshow.com/History%20ZAR.htm
http://www.franklinairshow.com/image...ZAR-poster.jpg http://www.franklinairshow.com/images/Zar%204.gif


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