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Old 12-31-2011, 06:03 AM
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I arrive at Riga Airport to be met by one of my RC flying pals ... who has business in town. We go off and of course loads of talk about how we will get through winter and where to fly ... about floats / skis etc.

Uldis completes his biz and before we leave Riga for the 200km drive home - yes - we visit the Model Shop.

I'm looking for an over counter 4S flight pack for my T45 EDF ... he's wanting props for his rebuilt Cessna.

oung guy behind counter and seems to know his models ... we get chatting ---- we are the only people in there ! While chatting ... my eyes are wandering around the shelves and BHAM !!

How much is that one ?

About 63 Lats ( ~$100 ) .....

mmmmm - does it have motor servos or is it just airframe ?

Everything except motor and radio ... it's balsa / ply ARF

Uldis now chips in ... Go on Nigel you know you want to look ...

Guy gets it down from shelf ......

It's very nice. Compact, balsa / ply construction with heat shring film covering. Checking it all - beautifully put together .....

I phone the wife to apologise for my being silly and then hand over the plastic to pay for it ....

I walk out of the shop with :



http://www.theworldmodels.com/para/p...airplaneid=171

36" wingspan, lightweight aerobatic Biplane ...

I have a 200W+ motor sitting idle at home .... plenty of 3S 2280 packs from my 450 Helis .... radio gear as well after my ME109 went in.

I knew it was fatal mistake to enter the shop ..... it's put all my other model plans back a notch but .... it's a Biplane ... I LOVE Bipes ! It has also answered my call for a Pitts machine that I posted about before ... it's close enought for me !!

I shall carefully unpack ... and complete a vid / photo session as a build review ... with new thread.

Here's a review PDF file that is online at factory site ... that gives an insight into the model ....

http://www.theworldmodels.com/para/p...iew/E251XM.pdf


Oh ... when I got home - Wife looked at the box and agreed ... even she likes it ! It will still cost me a good pressie for her though .....
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:41 AM
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Looks nice, I have a bipe fantasy too, I want something scale though like a moth or a stampe, and big
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:34 AM
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Swweeet bibe! Hope it flies as nice as it looks!
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:34 PM
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LOL! Those damned hobby shops can be a death trap! Beautiful airplane.

Did you pick up a 4s???
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by earthsciteach View Post
LOL! Those damned hobby shops can be a death trap! Beautiful airplane.

Did you pick up a 4s???
No !!

He didn't have anything suitable - the 4S was ther whole point of going in.

Had a magic day flying both the T45 and Cessna at airport today. The Stinger wheels are really free running and she rolls for miles !
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I may just have to get one of these as a tribute to my wife... purple is her favorite color!
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Originally Posted by Smaug067 View Post
I may just have to get one of these as a tribute to my wife... purple is her favorite color!
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