I’m un-able to find any RC options of this aircraft, the closest thing would be the freedom fox collaboration between flite test and Trent Palmer (ref previous post)
I’ve been a long time believer in RC aircraft being the most practical & cost effective entry point into Aviation. One of the best aviation YouTube channels I watch regularly is Trent Palmer, a proffecional cinema drone pilot who fly’s a Kit Fox Bush plane in Nevada as one of his hobbies along with collaborations with other Aviation YouTube Channels. In this video He goes over how his start into aviation was RC planes while at the Flite Test HQ in Ohio and how flying RC can make you a better full scale pilot.
The Bede BD-4 was designed by Jim Bede in the late 60’s with a first flight in 1968.
I actually got to attend a few of his aircraft design workshops at Oshkosh in the early 2000’s
The design features all metal construction with some innovative construction methods such as a un-braced tubular spar and a truss fuselage sheet-ed in aluminum.
The main Engine choice is a O-360, despite it’s humble looks the cruse speed is in the 170 knot range that is 50 – 60 knots faster than a PA-28 or C-172 that use the same base engine.
Kits are still available through the Jim Bede web site: https://www.jimbede.com/bd-4c.html
The EAA page for the BD-4 has a bunch more info including the sport aviation magazine article year / months for anyone who is interested: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/kits-and-plans/00—c/bd-4
Fred Reese designer of the RC Cloud Dancer series along with several other RC models made a 51″ plan in 1975:
There is a small FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1108372082521169/
Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland has had one on display for decades now:
When I was in EAA chapter 99 (Vero Beach Fl / 04 – 08′) one of the chapter
members Ernie was building one, here is a few under construction photos from
I could not find any RC options on outerzone but with a good amount of photos of it on the Internet Cad’ding one up would not take too long for someone with the right skills.
The RFB Fantrainer was Developed and manufactured by German aircraft company Rhein-Flugzeugbau GmbH (RFB) in the late 70’s early 80’s. 50 of them where built and used by Luftwaffe and the Thai Airforce.
The aircraft’s purpose was to give the much needed training to new military pilots so they could transition into high performance aircraft like the F4 Phantom and F-104 Star fighter.
I first learned about the aircraft buying a RC model of one from a hobby shop in the mid 90’s made by hobby dynamics.
The Fan Trainer is a popular RC model as well.
Outerzone has 2 plans for the Fan trainer including the one from Hobby Dynamics that I had.
Both would be well suited to modern electric power.
The Symmetry is a one off Aircraft designed by Cory Bird who works for Scaled Composites. I got to see it in person at Airventure 06′. It’s very impressive to see the fit and finish of the aircraft. Reading up on the aircraft history Cory built the aircraft for personal use and not turn it into a kit or plans. Kind of like movies that are a one off with out sequels / prequels / remakes makes for a unique in memorable experience. Pictures above and below are ones I took at the show.
Airshow ID card with some of the details
It’s actually a 2 seat aircraft, his wife has gone on many flights with him.
A very Clean T tail with counter balances reminiscent of a P-51 mustang.
The Tail wheel is retractable to but the main gear is fixed.
Inlet and exhaust details
Considering its debut from the Early 2000’s I was not able to find any flight videos of it on YouTube.
There are quite a few article’s about the aircraft however:
There are no RC aircraft I can find but it would be a prime candidate for a 3D printed electric powered aircraft.
The Eclipson Model D2 is similar to the Symmetry
There is quite a few videos on YouTube about the aircraft here are a few:
Of course the A-10 has quite the attitude, here some classic memes:
The A-10 is also a popular R/C model with many brands, sizes and power available:
E-Flite has 2 options, a 30mm EDF and a 64mm EDF
For starters how about a 30mm dummy round as a conversation starter, ender or just general pilot cave decoration
Lets not forget some proper air show attire:
Revell has a very detailed 1:48 Scale A-10 with over 160 parts:
3 of the variants are on power and the related increased structure required (100, 200 & 300hp) along with a 2 seat option of the 300 hp version.
The aircraft first flew in 1985 and is offered as a kit. To my surprise its not listed on EAA’s homebuilt aircraft listing online. https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/kits-and-plans
Controlling interest and plans are available through the http://www.ultimatebiplane.com/index.html web site.
I think its one of the sharpest looking biplanes out there (beyond my favorite the SNS7 Hyperbipe) and its totally baffling on why this aircraft is not more popular with the IAC crowd that’s dominated with Pitts, Extras & Decathlons.
There are not too many videos of the actual aircraft but here are a few I was able to find.
As mentioned above the RC options are plentiful, one of the few scale kits I had was a Carl Goldberg Ultimate Biplane
Like many Carl Goldberg models Outerzone has the plans for the same model I built:
And for some RC videos:
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The Seabee was introduced just after WW2 with over 1000 examples built. Not the most common sea plane built. Most may know it from 1974’s 007 Man with the Golden Gun. James Bond fly’s a Seabee in south east Asia to Scaramanga’s hide out on a Island. N87545 S/N 105.
More on this particular aircraft can be found at: http://www.seabee.info/rc3_105.htm
While working on Engine component designs for FlyCorvair, one of the guys name Gus had a Seabee restoration project going, it was very interesting to see the construction of this aircraft in its disassembled state.
Quite a few YouTube videos of this aircraft can be found, here are a few captivating ones;
For RC options, Outerzone has 4 plans listed but the 1977 from RCM is likely the best: