Airmadillo Kombat 40

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Airmadillo Kombat 40

Post by Lump » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 03:50:02



Hi,
  I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy
 
 
 

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Post by Ken » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 04:53:13


I had one. Needed a good size motor, ugly, but it flew have some pics if
you want


> Hi,
>   I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
> seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

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Post by CREWDAWG3 » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 05:25:16


Let's see now, had a fp40 on one that just flew enough to clear the tall weeds,
then had a os 46 on one that flew OK.  Then ordered a 60 size frame one flew
with the 40 wing and stabs, and that went like hell until a full power dive
killed it!  Had the frames always crack around the wing mont holes which then
kills the flying.  The wing really needed to be braced cause the mount bolts
are on the frame and the wing rocks back and forth.  I would recommend another
plane unless you are trying to fly behind walls, land on roofs or do inverted
landing in corn fields at high speeds! :)
AMA3163
 
 
 

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Post by Bob » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 05:55:47


Learned how to fly with this plane. Brings back fond memories :).  Great
plane. VERY difficult to kill, but I did accomplish it. I do recommend this
plane as it takes a _LOT_ of abuse. Use a OS46FX with it and crash proof the
engine like the Konbat 40 recommends.


Quote:> Hi,
>   I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
> seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

 
 
 

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Post by desert.. » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 06:03:10


Ditto on all that.  Plus, it was one of the worst flying planes I ever
tried, even worse than the Coroplast trainers!



Quote:> Let's see now, had a fp40 on one that just flew enough to clear the
tall weeds,
> then had a os 46 on one that flew OK.  Then ordered a 60 size frame
one flew
> with the 40 wing and stabs, and that went like hell until a full
power dive
> killed it!  Had the frames always crack around the wing mont holes
which then
> kills the flying.  The wing really needed to be braced cause the
mount bolts
> are on the frame and the wing rocks back and forth.  I would
recommend another
> plane unless you are trying to fly behind walls, land on roofs or do
inverted
> landing in corn fields at high speeds! :)
> AMA3163

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Post by Icrash » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:18:59


Quote:>Hi,
>  I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
>seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

Been flying the 60 size for 5 or 6 years now. Fly's much better than it looks.
Can be set up to fly trainer-like but lands faster than a trainer. Can also be
setup to do just about anything you want [except knifedge!]. snaps, rolling
circles, flat spins, etc. i learened all these on the airmadillo before trying
them out on the expensive planes. the 40 size is really too heavy for it's size
and isn't near the plane the 60 size is. note that the 40 and 60 both use the
same wing.
 
 
 

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Post by JEFGEO1 » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:19:34


saw one fly? at the local field tip stall about 10 feet after liftoff didn't
even ask what engine?
 
 
 

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Post by Lump » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 12:16:12



Quote:>>Hi,
>>  I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
>>seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

>Been flying the 60 size for 5 or 6 years now. Fly's much better than it looks.
>Can be set up to fly trainer-like but lands faster than a trainer. Can also be
>setup to do just about anything you want [except knifedge!]. snaps, rolling
>circles, flat spins, etc. i learened all these on the airmadillo before trying
>them out on the expensive planes. the 40 size is really too heavy for it's size
>and isn't near the plane the 60 size is. note that the 40 and 60 both use the
>same wing.

On the website it says the 40 has a 48" wing and the 60 has a 60"
wing. I already have a .46 engine so I am gonna go with the 40. Thanks
for your help.....Lumpy
 
 
 

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Post by Nadlermi » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 14:11:32


I had one several years ago with a K&B 45 Sportster engine. It did fine. The
design was quite inovative. It was a good combination to try new manuvers.
 
 
 

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Post by drkids9 » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:51:00


Hey,

Still have mine, if you ask me excellent for combat, not much can keep up
because of its speed.  Put a good motor on it like a OS46 even better with a
pipe.  There are pics of it in combat at www.rcwarbirds.com  just scroll
down on the first page until you see a couple of smiley faces, click on the
first one.
Good Luck,

Dave


Quote:> Hi,
>   I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
> seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

 
 
 

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Post by Icrash » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 19:06:54


Yes, the kombat 40 has a smaller wing. the trainer 40 has the same wing as the
60 size. on any of them the more power the better.
Quote:>On the website it says the 40 has a 48" wing and the 60 has a 60"
>wing. I already have a .46 engine so I am gonna go with the 40. Thanks
>for your help.....Lumpy

 
 
 

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Post by Icrash » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 19:10:37


never seen one tip stall. i can fly mine very tail heavy, dead slow, with
fullup elevator,*** on the prop more than flying and it doesnt tip stall.
proper setup is important.
Quote:>saw one fly? at the local field tip stall about 10 feet after liftoff didn't
>even ask what engine?

 
 
 

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Post by Scott Kantrowit » Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:20:54


Taught myself to fly with one...

Just make sure you start with the trainer wing!!!

You can buy the Kombat wing, as well as the Fun Fly wing separately (later).

Make sure to balance it properly before you fly; many come out very nose
heavy.

Good Luck,
Scott Kantrowitz


Quote:> Hi,
>   I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
> seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

 
 
 

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Post by guits_.. » Wed, 31 Jan 2001 00:35:31


Lumpy,

This was my first airplane.  The only reason i could really recommend
this airplane is if you absolutely insist on teaching yourself to fly
without an instructor.  If you already fly, then i think you will be
sorely disappointed with this airplane.  If you dont already fly, do
yourself a favor and get a balsa plane and an instructor.  But if you
dont already fly, and you absolutely refuse to have someone teach you,
then this is the plane to get.  They are indeed durable, but ive killed
mine a number of times.  The real plus is the fact that you can replace
or substitute just about any part at home depot or any other hardware
store.... no waiting for parts to come in.   Its heavy and sluggish but
will take some real punishment without taking up all your free time and
money to fix.  you pretty much have the following choices for a decent
trainer type airplane:

Trainer 40    60"  wing span
Kombat 40     48"  ws
Kombat 60     60"  ws
Kruizer 40    48"  ws

The kruizer is a little bit hotter than the others, but it still has the
basic design of the others.

I would suggest the trainer 40  with the 60" wing.  You can always move
up to the smaller / quicker wings later for about $25 or so if i recall.
 You will probably need a new wing after youre done crashing it a few
times, so start out with the bigger one, and move to a hotter one later.

I would recomment atleast a hot .46 size engine for this plane...  mine
weighs in at well over 7 #s.  Thants alot of weight to lug around.  Even
with a 46 its underpowered.

If you do teach yourself to fly with this, once you do move to a balsa
plane, youll be amazed how easy they are to fly.  They seem almost
effortless.

Best of luck,

-T



Quote:> Hi,
>   I am thinking of getting one of these. Do any of you own one or ever
> seen one fly? Any comments are appreciated...Thanks.....Lumpy

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