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Old 09-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by pattern14 View Post
Tried contacting the factory direct, and they still have the FW ta 183 in stock. Took some negotiating through the Czech website, but eventually ordered and paid for it. Cost more for freight than for the plane, but this is one particular plane I have been chasing for a while. My previous experience with alfa planes has not been good; they are pathetically brittle, but I've learned a lot about making these flying eggshells tougher over the last few years I'll do a mod thread at some stage.....
They fly wonderfully as they are light - but the downside is they are pretty fragile. You can have durable = heavy or delicate = light. Light flies better IMHO. To be honest I don't have any big issues with durability and have some over 7 years old!
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