airplanes

Discussion in 'General' started by lalimerulez, May 1, 2007.

  1. Knight4hire

    Knight4hire Active Member

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    I can see where this discussion can turn very ugly!
    But, I feel that it is a topic that will need to be addressed sooner or later.
    As RC gear becomes smaller, lighter, and cheaper, aircraft in 144 scale will become a reality.
    Aircraft participation in a sea conflict is a fact.
    It is coming where one day, somebody will show up at a meet with a 144 scale B-25 with an operational ΒΌ inch cannon sticking out of it. (That somebody may even be me!)
    But this hobby is based upon Battleship Vs. Battleship combat.
    Thus, I feel that aircraft, though cool and a historical fact, should not be a part of official competition combat.

    Knight
    USAF ret.
     
  2. Mike Horne

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    Predread, the post I didn't like was Tomas's... Relying on wind for scale effects isn't going to work... and I think he was joking anyway. I may be mistaken, but weren't dirigibles used in WWI anchored to boats? I seem to foggily remember something about observation posts. Would make it really hard for the planes to manuver :)


    Mike
     
  3. Knight4hire

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    Off the top of my head, I recall reading about German Dirigibles bombing London durning WWI.
     
  4. Anachronus

    Anachronus Well-Known Member

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    Like barrage balloons, that would look neat...air defense and recovery float all in one.
     
  5. tomasa8

    tomasa8 New Member

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    I was just joking. Here is a site were you can buy very small planes. http://www.plantraco.com/ I think you were right about the day coming whene air plans get so small. These planes can fly with some wind but not much. I have no ideam of how much they can carry but i am sure someone will buy it to see it it will work in battle.
     
  6. Knight4hire

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    WOW what a web site!
    It looks like there is no payload for those aircraft!
    Maybe if a high lift wing was added.........
     
  7. Evil Joker

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    nice but if i cant kill it. it cant play. safty 1st. bbs in air no good
     
  8. DarrenScott

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    Use a "cannon" that fires blasts of compressed air and tears the wings off them....no projectile to cause a hazard, and no airplane.
     
  9. Knight4hire

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    I was thinking of Confetti cannons myself.....
     
  10. tomasa8

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    see we may have the tec. to make little fighter planes.
     
  11. FirePowerDan

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    Maybe build that Russian Saucer Ship that was made in the 1800's put a plane on it and move it around on the pond like a regular combat vessel. Put regular guns or spurt guns in it. Maybe have fire in all directions since this would represent more than one plane I would guess.I know it is nuts. This thing would have to be faster than anything on the pond. I suppose an auto shut off target mounted on this thing to kill it. Ramble,ramble.