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Old 07-30-2008, 05:20 PM
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Default B17 wow...

i have this supplier bookmarked and they have just released this plane ... green air design....

all i can say is WOW...

that is something else.. all i gotta do now is actually keep a plane in the air for more than 5 minutes
and then maybe someday i'll be up for this ...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GAD-Boeing-B-1...ayphotohosting


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Old 07-30-2008, 05:26 PM
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That is a good lookng bird. Get one and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:31 PM
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eGAD, it's Beautiful!

nice size, nice weight. It's going on my wish list.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:41 PM
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I hope you do realize that the pricing is Britsh pounds, not dollars. Pound is almost two US dollars right now, so the complete bird is $540.00. YAWZAAA!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl View Post
I hope you do realize that the pricing is Britsh pounds, not dollars. Pound is almost two US dollars right now, so the complete bird is $540.00. YAWZAAA!!!!!

The only reason I didn't already buy one!

I would love to have one like that... someday. Heck I gotta finish the ones I have now before I buy any more...:o
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
The only reason I didn't already buy one!

I would love to have one like that... someday. Heck I gotta finish the ones I have now before I buy any more...:o

I've been saying that for years FB about finishing the ones I have now and last year I promised myself I would only build one at a time too but at the moment I have 10 in various stages of completion not to mention several in various stages of repair. Why do we do this to ourselves?

The B-17 was the 1st airplane I wanted to build but I never have built even a plastic one

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:15 PM
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Looks nice.

I'm just getting to the point in building these things where I am considering a B17. My grandfather was a pilot of one called the "Sweet Pea" and I have been researching that plane with the intent of doing a really nice scale replica. I've considered scratch building, but I'm open to using a nice kit and detailing it.

My Grandfather is the pilot, 2nd from the right in the back row.



http://www.303rdbg.com/358paullin.html

My other grandfather was a mechanic on B29s, and one day I want to do one of his planes too.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:48 PM
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hmmm... He doesn't look old enough to be a grandfather! LOL

That is really cool, What a connection that would be to be able to buils a replica.

The B-17 is also one of my favorites, always has been. I will build one someday...

And SJ, we must be kindred spirits... I got so many irons in the fire it ain't even funny anymore. I'll get them all done though, sooner or later!:o
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:11 PM
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GRRR that is nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i gotta figure out how much it is in the US. do i have to paint it?
other than that, the kit at the bottom is nice, do i just add a TX and RX?
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
GRRR that is nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i gotta figure out how much it is in the US. do i have to paint it?
other than that, the kit at the bottom is nice, do i just add a TX and RX?

Yes, you have to paint it. It's a kit so you will have to assemble it and finish. As Glacier Girl said the total plane will be at least $540 US. That doesn't include finishing materials, pant, receiver, batteries etc. When it's all said and done, it's close to a $700 or $800 plane depending on receiver and batteries you choose. That doesn't include a transmitter if you don't have one for it.
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aww, grrrr. good luck lud. give me a video. ill gett over crying about the price soon
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:58 PM
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definitely would not be a cheap plane to outfit! And that is one you sure don't want to skimp on parts with either. It would need a good quality setup!
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
aww, grrrr. good luck lud. give me a video. ill gett over crying about the price soon

I have to agree with ya. It's a shame that they can charge that much for a chunk of foam. That's the reason I scratch build so much. I have the time but I darn sure can't justify spending that much and I refuse to even if I could afford it. I did spend (borrowed) $125.00 on a Twin-Air .20 kit after trying to find one for 3 years and I've yet to build it 9 months later. I think I'll use it as a pattern so I'll always have it. Maybe one day I can get my money back on it but that's just a thought.

FB post #8; I agree. I'll get one close to finished and need to order something or need to go out of town to get what I want or need and I wind up starting another project. That's why I have so many going at one time I guess.

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Old 08-18-2008, 05:03 PM
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Pardon the plug, but you might want to consider the B17 I have just introduced. It is made in USA and a lot less costly. Easy build and a great flyer.

The product information is at http://www.wowplanes.com/product_inf...products_id=89

Also there is an RCG build thread at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...&highlight=b17

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:16 PM
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If you wait a little while, chances are good it will make it to the US supplier: http://www.chuckshobbies.com/ at which point it will cost about half as much. Just a thought.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by efinkg View Post
If you wait a little while, chances are good it will make it to the US supplier: http://www.chuckshobbies.com/ at which point it will cost about half as much. Just a thought.
Why wait when you can have this baby right now?
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