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Old 06-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by WWI Ace View Post
It said in my Fly RC magazine, "Just released!!" Steve
Was that in the August copy?

Maybe they put it in August figuring it would come out in August. Just a thought.

I hope it comes sooner than that. I also hope it is in the same weight to surface area as the SE5a! And that it looks as good as their other ships.

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Old 06-13-2008, 09:13 PM
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Anyone know anything about this SPAD?

http://www.airlandhobbies.com/catalo...7390283973.htm
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
Anyone know anything about this SPAD?

http://www.airlandhobbies.com/catalo...7390283973.htm

It looks very Patriotic.....
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
Anyone know anything about this SPAD?

http://www.airlandhobbies.com/catalo...7390283973.htm

Just wrote them a note, asking for details - like I bet several of you did too!
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:34 AM
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It's a Dumas kit, designed by Pat Tritle...

http://www.dumasestore.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=696
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:01 AM
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The Electrifly plane looks really good!! It has camo covering, RED nose, machine guns, and if I remember right (I don't have the magazine with me), a red-white-blue stripe at an angle on one side of the top wing and a big white number one on the other. I think it is in the August issue of FLY RC. I'm a subscriber so I might get new issues earlier than stores. Steve
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:29 AM
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Here is the small pic from the mag.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:07 PM
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That's the one Fran!! Steve
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:14 PM
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As soon as they come out with this one I'm going to pre-order it. Can't wait.

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Old 07-07-2008, 11:42 PM
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More pics...

These were posted at RCGroups by tcarter
"Saw the Spad at Futaba booth at Top Gun this year, heres a photo I snapped.."
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:36 PM
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I just got my second SE5 two days ago. My brother has the 2 Fokkers.

I want this one bad!
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:31 PM
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The Spad was supposed to have been released last year as another Electrifly series WW1 plane. I will get the scoop from Dave Johnson at the Hoosier Dawn Patrol next month.

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Old 07-12-2008, 01:35 PM
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While you're talking to Mr. Johnson ask him if there will be more WWI planes and what they might be!! I REALLY like the looks of this Spad!! I like the fact that it looks like they spent a little more time getting a paint scheme. I didn't like how BOTH the Fokkers were red!! Steve
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:46 PM
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I intend too. I really hope they haven't decided to discontinue the series, as I really enjoy flying the series so far. I;m like you and wanted them to be creative on color choices, but it is a marketing/sales thing. Most guys think Fokker and think Red (Baron that is), so the Fokkers are Red. Dave's comment was "it's hard to sell something that you and I and 1 other guy likes". I would like them to offer the series as an ARC and let us choose our own covering. A lot of guys are stripping them and recovering.

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Old 07-12-2008, 02:25 PM
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I hope it comes out soon. Would like to be able to have it by the Fall. If you are looking for a Fokker in black Fly Boy Models has a Dr.1. Here is a pic. I've seen them on E-bay.

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Old 07-12-2008, 03:34 PM
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I have one, not together yet, but appears to be a good kit. I've dry fit it together.

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:19 AM
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So you like the black Fokker? I don't know anybody that has built one so if you could give us more pics and info it would be greatly appreciated. Maybe Electrifly will do a Nieuport 11. Not many ARFs of them out there!!! Steve
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:09 AM
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I haven't built mine but I did open it up to have a look. It looks nice. I don't know when I'll be building it.

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:51 PM
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Big Fran you are very close to me! I live in South Jersey, not far from you. Maybe we can get together for a flying session or shoot the breeze on the phone. Just let me know. Martin
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Percyflyer View Post
I would like them to offer the series as an ARC and let us choose our own covering.
amen! x2.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:47 AM
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I was able to talk with Dave Johnson on Saturday about the Spad and the future of the electric series of WW1 warbirds. It doesn't look good. The Spad may or may not make it to production. They don't think it is a plane that would sell enough so it has been pushed from production by other projects. Same goes for any future WW1 birds. It's all about economics.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:08 PM
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That's some very dis-heartening news...I certainly hope they don't give up on the Fokker D.VII and the SE5.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:57 PM
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Then why do they tempt us with magazine pictures? The Spad, in my eyes, is the best looking plane so far!! At least it isn't all red!! They actually took time to do the camo. Did Mr. Johnson elaborate on what was going on with the WWI plane line? Steve
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:24 PM
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This is very sad, sure had my heart set on this one. Got some OT money just burning a hole in the pocket.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:33 PM
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He just stated it's not a big seller and is not top prioroty, so any WW1 stuff will be filler. The Spad is not totally dead, but they have no current plans for it. Dave's is primarily a WW1 guy, but as he said, he's got to concentrate on what sells. Right now, there are no plans to expand the WW1 electric line. I think that's too bad, but I understand economics also. I guess we will have to build what we want.

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