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Old 02-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Looking to get an SE5 Just wondering if anyone has the Hobbyking Durafly SE5 and/or the new Park Zone SE5. any thoughts or experiance is appreciatted.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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I don't have any of the foamy SE5's, but be aware, if you haven't noticed already, the HobbyKing one is modeled after an actual replica. They were even faithful to the replica by giving it an inappropriate engine. If that doesn't bother you, it may be a good deal.

If you care about proper scale engines, just be aware you'll want to change that, and that will add to the time it takes to get it where you want.

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If you are looking to fly outside in any wind.. the Electrifly wooden built up arf is maybe the most airplane for the money out there.

it flies as good as a 40 sized plane in the wind.

A friend of mine that is a kit builder said of all his kits, and arfs the Greatplanes Electrifly SE5 is the first one he would replace if he lost them all.
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I have a Lanier RC SE5a. It's wonderful, about the same size as the Parkzone one. Built up balsa. Great Planes bought out Lanier, so you have to find one on the classified ads. Liked it enough to buy a spare!


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Old 05-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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I have and fly my Electrifly SE5a and a Parkzone SE5a , and they are great biplanes .
If you want a bind and fly SE5a , get the Parkzone at $249 dollars , or a plug and play at $185 dollars .
Or if you like wood and monokote type construction , get the ARF Electrifly SE5a .
If I had to choose one , it would be the Parkzone SE5a .
Spare parts are available here , IN THE USA , for both planes , delivered in about 2 or 3 days time .
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http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8481

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http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66093

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A friend brought the Durafly SE5 down to our field last week. I was very impressed with the detail, it nearly outdid my highly modified electrifly camel! Beaut moulding, especially on the guns and it flew fantastic too, all stock. A real floater, quite stable but very aerobatic too.

We flew formation all afternoon and although I never considered an EPO WWI before, I am now.

Dynam Spitfire, Dynam P-51, Electrafly Camel, scratchbuilt foamboard F-15 and full fuse Spad XIII, paper airplanes, rubber bands, anything I can fly.
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Thans for the rep[ies, got the Park Zone SE5a. Havent flown it yet. Seems well put together.
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You now have one of the best available
Good luck on the maiden flight , and let it build up a bit of speed before you rotate off the runway .

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