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Old 09-29-2007, 10:55 PM
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Can anyone direct me to a park flyer, balsa spitfire arf? Something like the Hyperion, but a 10e, not a 25e. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:10 AM
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Here you go.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:54 AM
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Thanks, Frank: that's just the ticket!
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:28 AM
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I have the ripmax spitfire. If that one flyes like this one you cant go wrong. I lucked out and got this one a fwew weeks ago.
with E-flite power 10 and 3cell 2070 AUW 38 Gets 7-9 minutes depending on throtle managment.
Absolute dream to fly
If gravity gets the best of this one I would get the HK Spit
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:46 AM
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Yes!! The Ripmax Spit is a great option.

Looks great "as is" and easy to "bash" if you want it more scale. I scaled the cowl (replaced the weak motormount with a drilled out basswood block flush, against the firewall) and installed Robat 600 retracts in the scale location.

Flies great with an Axi 2826/10, CC Phoenix 45, 3S TP extreme 2200 and 11x8.5 APC prop.

Here a couple of pics of my Spit
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:00 PM
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That looks good haze b. Very nice work you have done there. How do the retracts hold up on grass?

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Old 10-13-2007, 05:37 PM
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Let it be said at the outset, that this is no parkflyer. Well, maybe once you get thoroughly used to it, because it can be held to a rather small airspace, but that's going against its nature and is no fun. What you want to do is dive down and flash past at speed, or come in on a low strafing run that ends with a steep climb and a victory roll, and you want enough space so you don't have to sweat your landing.

Above from the review.

Thanks for the suggestions but a few of us are looking for something small, like the 10e class from Hyperion.

I guess it's off to United Hobbies!
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:47 PM
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Just trying to give you some options to think about.

I guess it depends on your persception of what "small" is and what a "parkflyer" is.

The people I fly with certainly consider the a RIPMAX Spit a parkflyer. And yes, if you have the skill, you can do all the high speed - low passes, steep climbs and victory rolls you like. (along with all the other common aerobatics that warbirds can do.)

I checked out that UH Spit. It looks eerily like the RIPMAX, maybe a little smaller. Nice choice for $89 bucks
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Small is defined by the spaces we must use: again, the 10e series of Hyperion models is about right for us.

Thanks for the options!
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:52 PM
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World Models makes one.....39.5" wingspan.

http://www.airborne-models.com/html/...p?ProductID=93
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:31 PM
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The Hyperion models 10e is more like a 400 size in comparison to like E-Flite 10 modles ( Brio) and the Hyperion 25e is nothing like the E-Flite 25 size models ( AT-6 Texan)
Wish there was more of a standard to go by


there are not many balsa built warbirds in this size, choices are very limited, most Hyperion 10 or others 400 size warbirds are motley foam. the World models seems to be the ticket for ya if you want a 400 size electric plane.

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