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Old Jan 13, 2014, 03:54 AM
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New HK 90mm Cobra Sport Jet

Looks like it's made by Taft Hobbies 435$

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._EPO_PNF_.html
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:05 AM
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Too much like the Stinger90
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:11 AM
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Nice! 8S version!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 04:36 AM
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Too much like the Stinger90
looks nothing like a stinger
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 05:02 AM
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Stinger looks bulky in fuselage... thought it looks more like bandit... taking away the positioning of the elevators.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 05:15 AM
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definitely a foam copy of the Ultra Bandit (just small). looks great to me!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 06:41 AM
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definitely a foam copy of the Ultra Bandit (just small). looks great to me!
Oh boy does it ever look an exact copy of the UB, scaled down. They even Include a swept and straight vertical fin.

Not good.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 06:47 AM
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on a second look it may also look like xxx sport jet.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 08:23 AM
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definitely a foam copy of the Ultra Bandit (just small). looks great to me!
Great looking sport jet! Can't wait to get one, but I too will wait for US warehouse. It would need to be Viper or Stinger priced from Asia, not US Stinger priced plus asia shipping to make me pull the trigger now.
Edit: at 8s and compared to the Viper price from RC-Castle, this is a great deal...now just how to find $500 to pay for it!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 08:23 AM
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This is Taft hobby's Bandit... but here's the observation.

1. It has NEVER been sold or even displayed on taft's own website, or any other website.

2. This is the first time it has been displayed, and by hobbyking.

3. It is definitely a copy of the BVM bandit.

4. I smell lawsuit, else why front hobbyking to sell it first?


Don't you find it strange the manufacturer don't care to even list it in their homepage?

I couldn't find this jet anywhere else outside of hobbyking's new product page as of now.

OH and hobbyking deleted my post asking why taft's bandit is the first to be sold by them and what is going to happen when BVM makes noise.
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 08:46 AM
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looks nothing like a stinger
Looking at the pics on HK website more, this is a GOOD looking jet and the Stinger is just odd in my eyes. One of the reasons I sold mine. I'm certain there will be speed comparisons, this on 8s should really move!
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 10:07 AM
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The stinger is hideous..but this i like. Lawsuit? Bvm cant do anything about this model. Yes...it resembles one of his models...but thats as far as it goes. Not same size...build materials ect ect
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 10:29 AM
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The stinger is hideous..but this i like. Lawsuit? Bvm cant do anything about this model. Yes...it resembles one of his models...but thats as far as it goes. Not same size...build materials ect ect
This will be interesting:

From the BVM website:

"Notice of Design Ownership



BobCat™ KingCat™ Bandit™ Ultra Bandit™ Electra Jet™ eBanditTM

The sport jet designs known as the BobCat, KingCat, Bandit, Ultra Bandit and The Electra Jet are the sole property of Bob Violett/BVM Inc. located in Winter Springs, FL U.S.A.

Bob Violett, the designer, claims all rights, trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property rights relative to the above listed sport jets.

Production and/or sales of a copy or close resemblance of these models is strictly forbidden without a written authorization from Bob Violett. "
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 10:39 AM
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Well then i guess hk better look out. Perhaps it was coppied a little too closely
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 10:46 AM
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Well then i guess hk better look out. Perhaps it was coppied a little too closely
Better order it before it's too late then! Still, I think "design" ownership only goes so far. This plane is foam, BVM is far from foam, BVM doesn't have a cheater hole on the bottom, the gear doors are different, the color scheme is different, BVM's jets are single seaters, this a dual seater.....on and on you can find differences. You can't say that a foam jet that resembles your expensive turbine is a copy....when it's not.
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