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alienx
06-14-2006, 12:30 AM
I had to try really hard to keep my credit card in my wallet from the day they announced it. Looks like the status has gone to back-order, so I guess the first wave of shipments went out recently. But I haven't seen anyone talk about it at all, even before it came in stock.

Anyone?

thunder1
06-14-2006, 02:44 AM
The H9 Hellcat was probably shipped to individual hobby stores first. There are a number of online dealers which claim to have them in stock:
http://www.chiefaircraft.com/cgi-bin/rcm/hazel.cgi?action=serve&item=/Models/PowerAirplanes/Hangar9/H9Hellcat.html

http://www.hobby-warehouse.com/ha9f6fhe60ar.html

At $250 with retracts installed it's sure to be on about every flying field in the US. About the only thing I don't like about it is that it's shiny. But some steel wool would take care of that pretty easy.

BTW, since it's primarily a glow model, checking RCU or the like will yeild a lot of threads:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4339087/tm.htm

alienx
06-14-2006, 03:27 AM
I guess it is already being built. I asked over here though because I can't believe I'm the only one that wants an electric one. I may have to buy one now.

thunder1
06-14-2006, 05:59 AM
I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I'd use an E-Flite Power 60 or Axi 4130/16 in the plane. Please post a build thread if you do get one.

Twmaster
06-14-2006, 06:53 AM
While at my LHS (Hobby City, Burtonsville, MD) he had two in stock. I almost opened a box to look. I have an AXi 4130/16 just sitting here....

:D

thunder1
06-14-2006, 07:00 AM
You could have that one ready for the fly-in, Mike. I wonder if anyone has a .60 sized Zero to dog fight with?

It would look good flying next to my Bearcat at any rate.

alienx
06-14-2006, 12:08 PM
Yea, I'm sure if I ever saw one at the shop, I would have to leave with it. And I think the Power 60 would be my choice. I like the other Park motors I have. Stay tuned!

Twmaster
06-18-2006, 06:54 PM
You could have that one ready for the fly-in, Mike. I wonder if anyone has a .60 sized Zero to dog fight with?

It would look good flying next to my Bearcat at any rate.

Feh. The way I build it would take me two months to have it ready. As it stands now my Tiggie will not be ready for the fly-in.

CorsairJock
07-06-2006, 01:56 PM
I got mine via mail order a few days after they became available, I think the arrival date was June 8. Altho I was very tempted to make it electric powered (already have another AXI 4130 AND ESC), I built it with Saito .91. Flies absolutly GREAT with that powerplant. This is a much better flying plane that thier Corsair (I have one, which is electric powered), and it begs to be electric powered. Mine completed Hellcat weigh 8 lbs, 4 oz minus fuel.

The real story you want to hear tho is about electric power, so here is a link to what possibly the 1st completed and flown conversion, complete with video on maiden flight:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538860

alienx
07-06-2006, 02:16 PM
Good link. That looks big and fast. Very nice looking plane.