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Old 06-18-2015, 06:13 PM
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Bought a couple of used planes - guy went overseas and left them to his roommate, who asked me if I wanted to buy them.

Never even touched a gas plane before.... this will be interesting

What do y'all think?... anyone recognize these or are they scratch built? or??
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:36 PM
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I dont think those are gas, they are glow powered. They appear to be in good shape and you can probably find a buyer. It helps to show your location and how to be contacted should any one be interested.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Rodneh View Post
I dont think those are gas, they are glow powered. They appear to be in good shape and you can probably find a buyer. It helps to show your location and how to be contacted should any one be interested.
Glow?

Off to read... again

Not sure I want to sell them ... gonna check em out first. I like flying!
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:05 PM
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The purple wing one is an intermediate to advance model and the other is slightly more advanced.
they can be highly responsive to small control inputs. Good for aerobatics and some "3D" (near or below stall ) maneuvers.

The purple one might or might not be built from a kit. Most likely both are "ARF" models. (factory construction of the structure but purchaser installs the radio system and engine)
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by fhhuber View Post
The purple wing one is an intermediate to advance model and the other is slightly more advanced.
they can be highly responsive to small control inputs. Good for aerobatics and some "3D" (near or below stall ) maneuvers.

The purple one might or might not be built from a kit. Most likely both are "ARF" models. (factory construction of the structure but purchaser installs the radio system and engine)
Selling is starting to sound more and more like an option I should consider...
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:02 PM
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They can be "tamed" by reducing max control deflection or use of high value "expo" programming with a computer radio.

They will be VERY predictable. Go exactly where you point them.

Little to o natural tendency to level themselves out if you just let go of the sticks.

I've given buddy box lessons with similar... you just have to be aware that they are not going to behave like a typical trainer.
(I've given buddy box lessons with a 60 inch span Fokker Dr1 with double the engine size recommended for the model...)
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:41 PM
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Ew. Wet fuel is icky.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:35 AM
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If you are not an experienced modeler/builder/flyer then there are two options

#1 Sell before you ruin two really nice models due to lack of experience

#2 Put them away until you have gained experience by hooking up with a club or an experienced modeler to help you learn to fly on less complicated models

Having the plane is only half the equation, you need radio gear ie: transmitter, reciever, batteries, battery charger, fuel, field support gear, AMA and club membership

Sorry to rain on your parade,I only hope you will do some research before proceeding. This is from a concerned modeler who has been at it for more than 60 years

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Old 06-19-2015, 08:13 PM
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Depending on where you are I might be interested in that checkerboard pattern one if you decide to sell.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:25 PM
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He's flown other stuff...

It could pay off to convert glow to E-power within appx 30 tanks of fuel worth of flying.
For some people that's far longer than the life of the model. :p
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:56 PM
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First reminds of the old Stunt C/L Voodoo .... which was easily converted to RC.

Second gives me impression of a CAP or similar ...

Both - I would be happy to have in my hangar !!

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Old 06-20-2015, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Depending on where you are I might be interested in that checkerboard pattern one if you decide to sell.
Looks like we are 300 miles apart. Gatlinburg to Columbus Ga - just under 6 hours I guess.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by woodmangler View Post
Looks like we are 300 miles apart. Gatlinburg to Columbus Ga - just under 6 hours I guess.
too bad, but good for you! And I was just in AAtlanta Yesterday getting my Daughter from the Airport... bummer

you should get down to Hodges field in between Americus and Andersonville and fly with those guys. Most awesome RC field in the world by far!
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