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Old 10-27-2006, 05:00 AM
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www.polkshobby.com has a C47 and DC3 that is 72" WS adn 4 pounds with two 600 motors for $100. Exact location is http://216.86.38.243/POLKS/index.asp...

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:23 AM
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hey guys

I saw a video in rcg under the super sale section that showed the c47 flying nicely . . very scale.

i am thinking a 2s lipo with the polk 100a esc just for good measure.

I also have a big ole astro 217 esc that I can throw in there that will handle more cells.

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Old 07-28-2009, 03:34 AM
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there only 25 bucks now

http://store.polkshobby.com/scripts/...0064&conum=002
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:10 AM
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picked one up on the sale this am..

I am thinking of trashing the TWeenie livery and doing it in the Flagship version that is in the AA museum in Dallas!
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:34 AM
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I bought one... and I'm going brushless.

2 Hyperion Z3006-28's each with a Titan 30 esc.
I'll sport either a pair of the WBC batteries, or I may do the LVX 3300's I have.

I am really looking forward to his build. I'm considering some scale compliments like lights, and maybe a parachute drop, it depends on how creative I feel when I see it. I've always been a real SPOOKY fan too, she's a real beauty:







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Old 08-02-2009, 01:06 PM
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I tried getting one of these from polk and the tigermoth still wouldn't take my card. I still have one in my basket even though there showing out of stock have to follow along see how you folks make out with yours. Figured this would be my first big plane and sounds like they are easy flyers. Oh well positive spin I have 2 planes to finnish and one almost ready to maiden.
Hope some one does a build thread on this bird.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:39 PM
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I hope it ain't as Butt ugly as the photo they have,,,,,
A bit of finishing maybe needed ( But They all do I Guess),,,
I want one! bubsteve
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:27 PM
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Went a little nuts . . three airplanes and three esc . .. .got to love a recession!

I posted a building thread over in the other rc thread . . google polk dc3 and it will come up.

Looking foreward to seeing what folks do to bring this into the "next generation".

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Old 08-05-2009, 05:28 AM
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My C-47 arrived today, what a beauty.

I cant believe it was $25 bucks.
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:55 PM
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Ok, I'm lost...

Does anyone have a clue as to how the tail wheel works? I dont get how I'm supposed to connect it up at all. No hardware, no instructions..
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
My C-47 arrived today, what a beauty.

I cant believe it was $25 bucks.
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Ok, I'm lost...

Does anyone have a clue as to how the tail wheel works? I dont get how I'm supposed to connect it up at all. No hardware, no instructions..
well you did say it was only 25 bucks... hope you figure it out i wana see that go and get some pictures of what it actually looks like
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:02 PM
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That looks nice nitro tried getting one of these but my card wouldn't go through finally talked to someone at polk they apologized for the problem but it was to late the three planes that i wanted where sold out. Oh well have to enjoy what you folks post on these nice planes. That will look awesome done up with some modes like gatteling guns sticking out the side.
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I have it flight ready. Balanced, and static trimmed.



I'm a little disappointed with the decals, but I'm going to be understanding. They are probably 10+ years old in the box! I just could not get them to stick worth anything so I'll do something else.





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Old 08-08-2009, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
I'm a little disappointed with the decals, but I'm going to be understanding. They are probably 10+ years old in the box! I just could not get them to stick worth anything so I'll do something else.
you can say its like a spy plane (the less decals the better) but i would put on some 2 tone paint on the belly for orientation purpouses
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:25 PM
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Hey guys

Got mine yesterday when I got home . . .biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig boxes!

This is the best looking arf of this type I have seen. I am completely kicking myself that I did not order an extra one for the ceiling in my office.

Mine arrived with a little shipping rash, the box had a ding in the side, ended up being in a bad spot as I have a crushed front leading edge on the left side . . about 2" worth right at the root rib...

I called polk and they were very apolgetic but explained that there are no spare parts left and no more models left to replace the one I have. They explained how best to fix the shipping damage in light of the underlying structure and I can work with that.

They also recommended a few cautions and upgrades that would make the experience better as well as the threads as a resource.

The airplane leaves a LOT of room for imagination in so far as set up and config.

It is pretty enough to hang on the ceiling as a static model as it is out of the box, the pictureon the web site is by no means indicative of what is actually in the box. It is a well built and designed model.

The weight is a little heavier than your modern speed 400 electric but in light of "generational" differences in mfg and technology, this thing was spry for its day!

I am not going to use the stock motors, I plan on upgrading to an outrunner, I have not had enought time to really dig into the forums in so far as what exactly I want or need at this point as the weight needs to be a consideration in as much as the power...the speed 600 motors are large by today's stds and their weight is in front of the CG. all / / including the folks at Polk, have said that the plane comes in tail heavy if you are using anything but a large capacity lipo. and the battery needs to be all the way in the front.

Polks said the airplane has been on the marked for 8 years . . If I had seen one of these at the field a long while ago, I would have prefered this far over the GP or esp the royal version long ago.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:31 PM
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Hey guys

Dealt with the same issue with the older Kyosho stuff.

Take 90% rubbing alchohol from your local drugstore and apply it with a clean cloth, turning often and keeping it very wet the first time.

Do the same thing again but use a dryer towel and make sure that you do not have any streaking.

Do this all over the fuselage AFTER you have assyembled the model so you get your hand grease off it too.

BEFORE you glue anything to this model . . . . . . . .

take sand paper on a dowel and very carefully stick it throught the slots on the fuselage and roughen up all the connecting surfaces before you slap glue on it! I have had tail feathers just wiggle loose from arf kyosho kits with the same type of fuselage if there is not an adequately rough surface for the glue to bond too.

You also need to remove the covering with an exacto blade under the areas that will be glued. . .glue and monocoat do not bond well as it is non porus and smoother than whale snot!

Gorilla glue will be my glue of choice too . . .. unless you use a slower epoxy, the chances of the glue not really sticking well is pretty high...

Take it from the voice of experience
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
I have it flight ready. Balanced, and static trimmed.



I'm a little disappointed with the decals, but I'm going to be understanding. They are probably 10+ years old in the box! I just could not get them to stick worth anything so I'll do something else.





Amazing plane, quite big.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:55 PM
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Good Post'in PVAL!!! Thank's, Sounds like POLK's got good service as well , bubsteve
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:22 PM
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You gotta post a flying video of these things guys. They look like good planes. Wished I'd have ordered one when I ordered my tripe. My tripe got to Texas with no damage and a surprise. When I got my last one 3yrs. ago it was for .25 size glow only and I coverted it to electric. This one came with a outrunner box mount up front and longer pushrods so you can move the servos farther forward. I had to add lead on the front of the first one. Steve
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:35 AM
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I'm going glow with my dr1
no lead needed as it has a .35 on the front and balance is good
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:37 PM
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I hope mine doesn't need any lead either. If needed I'll put a larger battery in this one!! Steve
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:39 PM
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Are they still in Biz?? I can't get there site up,,and I cant' get any of there good stuff! bubsteve
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:58 PM
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workin fer me.


http://www.polkshobby.com/index1.html
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They got nothing anymore! Oh Well, bubsteve
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:33 PM
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They have a few items... still have that Tracker III for $99 !
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