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Scale Backcountry - Big Tire - STOL Planes Thread, Scale ONLY please :)

#61
Can a P-40 work? The reason I ask, is I am looking at rebuilding mine. They were known for their off airport and short field performance. Give them a strip about as wide as the plane and a couple thousand feet long and they could be in the air.
 

Ligbaer

50 Percenter
#62
to quote my first post "I'm really picky and planes in this thread will need to be based off a full-size plane, not just a high-wing plane you stuck bigger tires on."
a b-25 would count i guess because during the training for the doolittle raid Lt James McCarthy was able to do a 275 foot takeoff off of the uss hornet I don't know about the l in stol but that's a short takeoff for a 68 foot wingspan 20,300 pound bomber
 

Taildragger

Legendary member
#63
Can a P-40 work? The reason I ask, is I am looking at rebuilding mine. They were known for their off airport and short field performance. Give them a strip about as wide as the plane and a couple thousand feet long and they could be in the air.
Can it haul in gear and people? I would categorize that more under a fighter then a bush plane.
To me it's like saying "but a paramotor can take off in 50 ft"
 

L Edge

Elite member
#71
I say it depends on your plane size
Since I mostly run ~1/8 scale I went with 250ft but I know a lot of people don't have space for that
After looking at the Reno race, I've done STOL over trees for takeoff and landing, but that is different. So I am going to try the drag stuff. Thanks.

See you want to make a jet-powered Kitfox. Here's my EDF STOL fighter I designed. Bet it would handle the drag race with ease. All you have to do is level out after liftoff and race towards the end and tip up the nose to bleed off the air speed and land at 45 degrees. It all in rotating the nozzle. Notice, no landing gear.

 

Taildragger

Legendary member
#72
After looking at the Reno race, I've done STOL over trees for takeoff and landing, but that is different. So I am going to try the drag stuff. Thanks.

See you want to make a jet-powered Kitfox. Here's my EDF STOL fighter I designed. Bet it would handle the drag race with ease. All you have to do is level out after liftoff and race towards the end and tip up the nose to bleed off the air speed and land at 45 degrees. It all in rotating the nozzle. Notice, no landing gear.

you have awesome builds man!