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Old 05-28-2011, 06:41 PM
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it seems a little on the small side. i'd go for it if it was 55 inches or so, but this one is just a glorified parkflyer.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by iflyrc1012 View Post
it seems a little on the small side. i'd go for it if it was 55 inches or so, but this one is just a glorified parkflyer.
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Ummm it is a parkflyer. Exactly what they and most of us want.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:00 AM
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Ummmmmm, it seems a bit pricey also. but if that's what you want to fly, then by all means enjoy!!!! that's what this hobby is about, finding a plane and style of flying that you enjoy, and having fun while doing it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:37 AM
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Yep isn't it great - we all get a choice.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:04 PM
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I like the Horizon post because I'm interested in the cost along with everything else.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:39 PM
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They need to make an Albatros DVa in that size! I know a few WWI nuts who would buy it (right degreen??). Marty
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
They need to make an Albatros DVa in that size! I know a few WWI nuts who would buy it (right degreen??). Marty
Buy it I want the crashed ones. LOL
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:53 AM
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you know I would!!!

It's beautiful! way to go horizon!

the more WWI planes they make, the better. the detail is great, and you just can't go wrong with an SE5a in my opinion.

and I second the motion to make an Albatros DV !!!

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:26 AM
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Found this UK horizon hobby Parkzone SE5a web site , I really want one even more now , lots of great photos and detail views , and more .

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon..._rotation.html




And searched Flickr Hive Mind SE5a , there was 19 pages of SE5a photos , full size and models , there is a lot of SE5a photos out there .......

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:35 PM
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So this is indeed new, then. I'm with iflyrc1012, I like a bit bigger airplanes. I also feel this is a high price for what your getting! However, as it has been said if this is what you want, enjoy!
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
Found this UK horizon hobby Parkzone SE5a web site , I really want one even more now , lots of great photos and detail views , and more .

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon..._rotation.html





And searched Flickr Hive Mind SE5a , there was 19 pages of SE5a photos , full size and models , there is a lot of SE5a photos out there ......
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That's great link. Thanks, wattman!
Anyone see or hear of a release date?
This is a great-looking bipe that I just gotta have!

@Lieutenant Loughead: I was amazed at how SUPERBLY a friend's well-worn GWS FW-190 flew and immediately started searching for one.
But what happened to them? It seems like nobody lists them any longer.
Are they gone forever?

Thx,
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
That's great link. Thanks, wattman!
Anyone see or hear of a release date?
This is a great-looking bipe that I just gotta have!

@Lieutenant Loughead: I was amazed at how SUPERBLY a friend's well-worn GWS FW-190 flew and immediately started searching for one.
But what happened to them? It seems like nobody lists them any longer.
Are they gone forever?

Thx,
Mac
Here you go Mac! marty
http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id=B2039162
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
@Lieutenant Loughead: I was amazed at how SUPERBLY a friend's well-worn GWS FW-190 flew and immediately started searching for one.
But what happened to them? It seems like nobody lists them any longer.
Are they gone forever?

Thx,
Mac
I had a Parkzone 190 given to me. It had a broken plastic frame. I did a search for parts and found enough new parts on Ebay I think you could make a complete new plane.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:17 PM
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Well, I walked in the LHS and told the guy I want the first one in his shop. So, July looks like the target date. The PNP is still high, but I want this one thinking, it won't be long before the next one comes out..detail on this one looks really well done for a foamy. And who can't resist the pilot!! D: I promise if I plow this one in.....you get first dibs! I'am sure you would turn it back into something spectactular..LOL
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:28 PM
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This plane looks to be about the same size as the Wattage Camel but it weights 40 oz. The Camel only weights 16oz. Wonder if it flys more like a WW2 plane than a WW1 plane. I like the slow flying floaters.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:10 AM
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I'd have one already if I didn't fly mainly out of a meadow full of tall grass and weeds.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by barmonkey View Post
It's like 185 for the PNP.

37.1 wingspan...works out to be 1/8.5 scale
That will match well with my Steve Shumate Fokker DR.1. The pilot looks a little "cartoonish" to me in the pics though.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:33 AM
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Well, I use my wifes makeup...only ..really badly! and it changes the whole look on the pilots. A mustache always does the trick! LOL. He's different thats for sure.

MC....you can one of these! They even have left handed ones!
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
I'd have one already if I didn't fly mainly out of a meadow full of tall grass and weeds.
Makes for nice soft landings. I fly over my hay field.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
@Lieutenant Loughead: I was amazed at how SUPERBLY a friend's well-worn GWS FW-190 flew and immediately started searching for one.
But what happened to them? It seems like nobody lists them any longer.
Are they gone forever?

Thx,
Mac
Sorry for my late response -- I've been out of the country... I recently special ordered a FW-190 for a customer, so I know I can get them. Let me know if you'd like me to order one for you.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
Makes for nice soft landings. I fly over my hay field.
It does, but I've had bad experiences with larger planes with fixed and sturdy landing gear. The gear tends to catch or dig in somewhere and catapult the plane, sometimes causing some serious damage. There are a few planes I no longer fly out of the meadow, such as my Tiger Moth 400.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:42 AM
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Anybody heard anything new?

Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
This plane looks to be about the same size as the Wattage Camel but it weights 40 oz. The Camel only weights 16oz. Wonder if it flys more like a WW2 plane than a WW1 plane. I like the slow flying floaters.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
This plane looks to be about the same size as the Wattage Camel but it weights 40 oz. The Camel only weights 16oz. Wonder if it flys more like a WW2 plane than a WW1 plane. I like the slow flying floaters.
I would really really want this SE5a ...............BUT , that 40 oz weight scares me , weighs around "TWICE " the weight of the Electrifly SE5a
Like Don said , it may fly like a WW2 fighter with two wings

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:58 PM
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I think ParkZone found a good formula for weight and performance with their WWII warbirds and is trying to work the same type flyer for the SE5a. I have preordered mine.

And if you are into flying simulators, you can try a virtual version for ClearView, FMS or RC Desk Pilot. Check out this post.



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Old 07-21-2011, 04:41 PM
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I have the GP SE5A and it weights 20 oz, half what the Parkzone weights. I also have the Wattage Camel which weights 16 oz. The Wattage Camel is a much slower flyer than the GP SE5A. I like flying the Wattage Camel more than the GP SE5A. I only fly the GP SE5A when I want to fly a faster plane that keeps me on my toes.
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