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Old 10-20-2005, 02:36 AM
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There are some models that are out of production that I wish they still made. 1st would be an FMA Razor. I still have one. Its about 4 years old and has over 600 flights. The original FMA speed 400 motor lasted about 550 flights. This was with using 8 cell and 7 cell batt packs. I'm still using the original 5.5x4 MAS prop!!! I have a QRP Hyper reverse 400 in it now.
2nd, I still wish the Projeti was still around. I know there are some shops in the UK that have it. And, someone mentioned Hobby Lobby getting it.
Superb flier!!!!! I also had a Multiplex model that the now Microjet replaced. This was also a very stable flier! Hand launched really easy.
I had one that was bought off of ebay for a measily $20. Aint kiddin!!!!
The seller was selling it because he couldn't get it to fly. I checked the CG according to instructions, popped in a Kan 8 cell pack and off it went!!!
Sadly, it was destroyed by a model eating tree on the farm here after I came out of a triple roll.
All three of these many people had and loved. Surely, the molds for the foam are around. It'd be nice to see these in production again.

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:11 AM
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I miss my UHU from Graupner. It was a fun plane to fly, not to learn on mind you as I was told at the LHS but to fly. Another was that Kyosho high wing I-can't-remember-the-name-of-the-thing... It was a nice flyer with the stock motor and a 8 cell pack but the foam was brittle.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:11 AM
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There are a lot of UK-based modellers who mourn the passing of the Balsacraft range of WW2 fighters.

I saw this happy gent fly his Balsacraft Sea Fury at the recent Pillerton Hersey (I kid you not...) Fly-in.

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Old 10-20-2005, 05:52 PM
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:50 PM
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Hey now,
I'm still kicking myself over not buying the Balsacraft Sea Fury when it was available. At the time I wasn't quite ready for that much model and thought I'd wait a year or so till I could fly it well enough to make it last.
Wouldn't you know? By that time it was gone.
These days if I can afford it today, I buy it today even if I'm not planning on building it for a year or more. Especialy if it's from a small company.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:47 PM
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I wish I'd kept my Graupner Sunwheel. Stock, it was unflyable (underpowered for all that drag) but it was a pretty airplane, and the new Lipos and outrunner motors would have been cured its power woes easily.

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Old 10-21-2005, 02:30 AM
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I remember the sunwheel. Nice looking plane! Stock power systems!!!
Just about the only ones that work worth a bunk are the 400 pusher models like a zagi etc. And even then, if your used to a little speed and zip, that 400 aint gonna impress you any.

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Old 10-21-2005, 01:02 PM
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To Elfwreck, how big of a model are you looking for? Top Flite makes a 64" balsa kit of the "Sea Fury". Sized for 61-91 2 stroke glow, 842 square inches, 10-12 lbs. Price $ 189.00 from "Great Hobbies"
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:51 PM
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Hey now,
I know about the Top Flight model, and a few others in that size range, but the biggest motor I've got is a Hacker B-50-13s with gear box (6.7:1) and that just isn't enough power for a model that size. It's also a little big for the field I normaly fly from and the car I drive.
I'd like something the size of the Balsacraft model, somewhere around 48-54"" span that I could drop my Astro 15g or Phasor 30-3 in on ten or so cells (or 3s LiPo).
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Don07tncav View Post
I miss my UHU from Graupner. It was a fun plane to fly, not to learn on mind you as I was told at the LHS but to fly. Another was that Kyosho high wing I-can't-remember-the-name-of-the-thing... It was a nice flyer with the stock motor and a 8 cell pack but the foam was brittle.
I miss my UHU too.
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