to Airfield Planes at Nitroplanes
have always loved warbirds. Ever since I was a kid. I've owned a number
of warbirds in the 50"+ range and I have to say that the Airfield line
is like having the ability to own a collection. They are
inexpensive for what you get, they build fast and during the most
common misaps, they repair really easily compared to stick built.
Airfield is really a re-brand of FMS models. But the folks at
Nitroplanes specifiy changes to the designs and electronics that
sometimes makes them better than what you get from a dealer who only
sells FMS. Often, Airfield is less expensive too.
are not high quality Hitecs but they are not poor quality like I see
with E-flite. These kits build FAST. Some of them
on the tail sections, others you glue them on. YES, you can use the
included glue they give you. It works well on EPO foam. Yup,
these are EPO foam models so they take CA glue well and are more
durable than styrofoam.
thing you have to think about is if you are flying off of pavement or
Grass. Many of the tail dragger planes don't take off or taxi
well on thicker grass runways. The Stuka does the best.
B25 definitly would need to be modded for grass. I have personally
modified a P-47 by pulling the gear out then Gorrila Gluing in wood
rails to rake the landing gear forwards and I do well on grass. My T-28
only needed a slightly larger nose wheel to take off from grass but
still flew from grass with the stock one. Follow the links
to find out how people have modified their planes for grass runways.
People have also done more modifications to them as well such
a more scale cockpit, Oleo struts and stronger wing reinforcement to
handle stronger motors. Note, for some planes, they have
different versions. Especially the P-51. Before purchasing,
at the pictures and specs to see what you are looking at (3 blade, vs.
4 blade etc).
say from personal experiance and other reviews, the planes fly well
stock. They are not fast but are stable once you get the CG right.
The T-28 flies the most stable and like a sport aerobatic
more than a warbird. All the Tail draggers require more experiance to
take off and land than the others. The short fuselage of the Spitfire
is probably the hardest to fly. (maybe try an elevator gyro?).
When purchasing one, don't forget about the COUPON CODES
Thread on RCGroups
P-47 Thread on RCGroups
P-40 Thread on RCGroups
Stuka Thread on RCGroups
BF109 Thread on RCGroups
F6F 1100mm Thread on RCGroups
T-28 Thread on RCGroups
B-25 Thread on RCGroups
Spitfire Thread on RCGroups
Zero Thread on RCGroups
Corsair Thread on RCGroups