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Old 03-05-2014, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Temporarily Putting Aside my Warbirds for Now

I'm going to temporarily put aside my warbirds for now and concentrate on these Sport/Aerobatic planes. They are (clockwise):

Value Hobby 39" SBach profile foamie
Electrifly Super Sporster 40" foamie
Parkzone ArtiZan
Flyzone Acro-Wot MkII
Freewing Spacewalker

I'm really beginning to like aerobatic flying.


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Nice looking fleet. Why not mix up the flying?

Take care and thanks for posting at WattFlyer!!

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SWEET FLEET! Though im very bad at it, aerobatics is FUN!! The thrill is when a manuver actually goes right!! How do you like your Artizan??
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Very nice hanger load.....unless there is some technology out there I'm not aware of, you can still only fly one at a time anyway.....

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Very nice hanger load.....unless there is some technology out there I'm not aware of, you can still only fly one at a time anyway.....
What's your point? They all fly differently.
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SWEET FLEET! Though im very bad at it, aerobatics is FUN!! The thrill is when a manuver actually goes right!! How do you like your Artizan??
I just got the Artizan yesterday and got it built today. Now I just have to calibrate the AS3X receiver to my DX9. I will maiden it this weekend. Probably on Saturday.
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Nice looking fleet. Why not mix up the flying?
I have been flying warbirds almost exclusively for the past year. Thought I'd broaden my horizons. In fact, I'm going to be giving away a few of the warbirds to friends and family who fly. I'm running out of space in the ol' hanger.
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Chuck it's me your long lost Uncle sure would love that Corsair.

I did the war birds for a while, but I do enjoy flying sport and aerobatic more. I still take the dynaflite corsair out and fly it just not as much.
sold a mustang and a A1- Skyraider so I could afford some other planes.

So I hear ya on war bird thing and you have a nice new fleet going.
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Funny you should mention Corsairs Gramps. Somewhere along the line I acquired 5 of those puppies. I plan to get rid of 3 of them and keep only one of the Flyzone F4U Select Scale Corsairs and my second generation Parkzone with the retracts. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy flying the warbirds, but there is just something about a fast aerobat and those double and triple axial rolls and spins that is just outta this world. I am just now getting into 3D but right now, knife edge flight, harries, hovering and stuff of that nature sure has me stumped. I practice all the time on the sim, but that just doesn't translate well to the real world. I can knife edge all day long on the sim.....but for real....not so much!!! Anyway, your welcome to one of the Corsairs, that is, if you fly out to SoCal and claim it. I don't ship!!!! LOL!!!!!
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Hey Chuck ... I am also one who decided to go aerobatic for a change ...

But I hope you have better luck than me ! My Badius - twice now I've gone too low and cartwheeled snapping her in half !

But - yes - 'batting about does get enjoyable.

Question : The Skywalker - is that the one back left with red on the wings ? HK used to have similar suitable for gasoline engine - always fancied iot but can't find it now !

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Nigel, yes, that's the Freewing Spacewalker. The only places I have seen it for sale are MotionRC , F-Hobby, and ValueHobby here in the states. The plane retails for $99.00 at most places and F-Hobby has it for 10 dollars less. It is a superb plane for the money. I bought it because of the price and retro look. It flies really nice too and the quality is top notch. It is one of RC's best kept secrets. I have never heard of a Badius, could you post a picture of it?
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Accipiter Badius .... HK sells it named Patternish F3A ...



Banggod sell it as well ... but a slightly different construction. HK has wood internals to carry servos etc. but the BG version is plain white, no decals, all foam. Bit on the small side - but it flies on rails. Apart from when you cartwheel from puling out loops too low !!

Mine - I covered in film ... which turned out to be not such a good idea .. the film and foam have different expansion / contraction in temp changes and it's led to wrinkled film.



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Nice color scheme though, and, you can't tell when she's a flyin'!!!!! She looks like a true pattern plane.
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That looks an awful lot like a GWS Formosa....

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Originally Posted by Chucksolo69 View Post
Funny you should mention Corsairs Gramps. Somewhere along the line I acquired 5 of those puppies. I plan to get rid of 3 of them and keep only one of the Flyzone F4U Select Scale Corsairs and my second generation Parkzone with the retracts. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy flying the warbirds, but there is just something about a fast aerobat and those double and triple axial rolls and spins that is just outta this world. I am just now getting into 3D but right now, knife edge flight, harries, hovering and stuff of that nature sure has me stumped. I practice all the time on the sim, but that just doesn't translate well to the real world. I can knife edge all day long on the sim.....but for real....not so much!!! Anyway, your welcome to one of the Corsairs, that is, if you fly out to SoCal and claim it. I don't ship!!!! LOL!!!!!

Chuck the corsair is one war plane I will all ways have in my hanger. One of my favorite planes of WW II.
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Chuck the corsair is one war plane I will all ways have in my hanger. One of my favorite planes of WW II.
I agree. My second favorite is the Mosquito. I just got one of those a few months ago from Horizon Hobby and it's a great flyer.
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That looks an awful lot like a GWS Formosa....
It also looks like a World of Models Commander pattern plane. What ever it is, I'm sure it is a sweet flyer.

I had a great time flying my aerobats today. I flew my Super Sportster and tried a move I never did before. I did a spin with about 5 rotations and then pulled out into a loop and did a double axial roll after I came out of the loop. My heart was pounding, but it felt great. Of course I had a lot of altitude to work with!!
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She does fly well ... even though she's smaller than a full F3A jobbie.

My problem is because she flies so well - I get over confident and have smashed her up twice ! First was when I gave wrong rudder stick in a low Knife Edge, so low that as soon as I realised - she'd already cartwheeled and snapped in two ! Second was a split s into a low pass to then climb into a reversal ... unfortunately I made the bottom of the pull out TOO low and she cartwheeled ... snapping her in two again !

The model flies so well, I'm seriously thinking of getting another and keep as the 'good one' and keep practicing with the first !

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She does fly well ... even though she's smaller than a full F3A jobbie.

My problem is because she flies so well - I get over confident and have smashed her up twice ! First was when I gave wrong rudder stick in a low Knife Edge, so low that as soon as I realised - she'd already cartwheeled and snapped in two ! Second was a split s into a low pass to then climb into a reversal ... unfortunately I made the bottom of the pull out TOO low and she cartwheeled ... snapping her in two again !

The model flies so well, I'm seriously thinking of getting another and keep as the 'good one' and keep practicing with the first !

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Ha, funny, I have actually done the same. I have my "beater" Super Sportster that I hit a pole with and broke the fuse in half. She went back together perfectly and flies like new. I bought another to have as a backup that is still in the box. I just happen to really love that plane.
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I'd post up the links to the videos ... but I'm in China and cannot access Youtube for the url's

Will sort out later for you - or you can go to my channel : "solentlifeuk" .... check out how crazy I am !!

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Great Nigel, looking forward to it.
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