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Planes we'd like to see...

#1
Hi all,
Just listened to episode 144, enjoyable as always! Especially liked the bit about aircraft types that are rarely modeled. I'd definitely like to see a C-130 at some point as well.
The shuttle idea got me thinking, it could have a power pod like the hott fan that folds into the payload bay when scale-looking glides are desired.
In fact, there's a scratch-built x1 out there that used the same idea...



Would like to see a Ford Trimotor on the market again myself. What other cool planes would people like to see?
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#2
I would like to see more unusual designs, and more golden age civil air racers - but I know those are also some pretty small slices of the hobby in terms of sales and probably won't see the big guys put those out.

I would also really like to see another manufacturer enter the UMX sized market to put some competition pricing on those crazy high Specktrum receiver brick prices.
 

LitterBug

Troll Spammer
#3
More micro indoor sized planes that would be good for indoor season. Maybe do a posterboard, cardboard, or Saran Wrap build challenge...

Cheers!
LitterBug
 
#5
I personally would like to see a good VTOL with camera gimbal. I am thinking something with decent horizontal flight duration that can take off and land from anywhere and be used for search and rescue activities.
 

Datum

New member
#6
I'd love to see some more Warbirds! A T-28 or Wildcat would be really wonderful to see joining their flying ranks.

Also, I would like to see more 3D printed parts integration. I liked seeing the Radiator part on the pietenpol, but I think 3D printing could really help the aerodynamics of these models. Perhaps a good cowling piece or more advanced flap?
 
#7
I would love to see some of the more rarely modeled types of jets and warbirds. An F-106 and B-29 would be the holy grail for me. A B-58 Hustler would be awesome as well!