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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Moonbeam I like your thoughts about painting the hurricane. Im gonna paint all the brown parts on mine blue as well. Hopefully it turns out well and I can post pics of the results!

Coot

What, a Sea Hurricane?

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:02 PM
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Wish I was closer to Atlanta Hobby!
I got my BNF from AH, even though shipping was $40. I sold the AR600 Rx for $40 net so I recovered the shipping cost.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:19 PM
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More Retracts

Well, I broke down and bought the E-flite retracts and the pre-bent struts from HH. Not altogether too expensive. They come with a Y-cable and when you buy the struts along with the retracts, you get free shipping.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:22 PM
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I did not realize I was going to have to need new struts for the LG... no big deal.

I am going to get the retracts, but cannot decide if I want to put them on the Scimitar or the Hurricane first... Anyone doing LED kits for this? I might wire something up myself, but not sure I want the work.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I am going to get the retracts, but cannot decide if I want to put them on the Scimitar or the Hurricane first...
Isn't the correct answer both?

Both models require a few optional parts (new struts for Hurricane and retract covers and new nose strut for Scimitar) so it also depends on how quickly you get those. I'm putting the retracts into the Hurricane first because aesthetically it needs it.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:53 PM
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3 Blade Prop

What size 3 blade works on the Hurri if using 3s?

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:58 PM
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I've had a problem with nose over on landing on a grass field. Do flaps make that worse, then?
Yup
.... see post by Tom Hunt back at post #2820:-

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2820

They provide a lift component acting behind the C-of-G, effectively making the tail 'lighter', encoraging the nose down.

Close the flaps as soon as you can as roll out on touch down.

.... I've found it a very effective tip.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:25 PM
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I've adjusted this pic through Windows Photo Gallery.
Almost indistinguishable from the full size.
That is money!
I just got mine and started assembley... I am cruising the thread to learn more... any information is appreciated
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:25 PM
So where does this bit go???
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Hey Edge,
Thank for the tips, ...

In conclusion: I flew it just like my P-47, and found it handles smoother, more stable, and the take offs and landings were much easier. $140? Hell, I'd gladly pay $250 for one when you consider the comapny that backs it!! If HH were to simply drop the price to $250 BnF, they'd sell like hotcakes. In fact I DARE them to prove me wrong. WTG HH!!! A superb (yet discontinued), work of art!!!

One HAPPY customer!!

Now..... a paint job! Hehehehe
Hey Moonbeam,

I think that quote sums up the problem pretty well - until recently this plane was just too expensive. Nearly 300 list price here in the UK.
Didn't have the toys the competition includes as standard such as lights and retracts.
So not many Pilots found out that it was a great model, beautifully made and to top it all - flew superbly... because we didn't buy it.

It is now cheaper than the comparable size planes from the other mainstream suppliers, and we are all (now) jumping on the bandwagon and snapping up this bargain priced warbird.
Unfortunately it seems that it's a little too late to tell HH that we really like it and can we have it for $250?

It's now just us lucky ones (RCG readers) who will get to enjoy this one. (At affordable prices??)

I'm still waiting for a bit of decent weather here, and some free time when this weather arrives to set this one free in the skies where it belongs eh??

Wish me luck.......
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I'm kinda bummed that I missed out on all the great deals to be had. But I'm really looking forward to seeing some great repaints.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:56 PM
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I'm kinda bummed that I missed out on all the great deals to be had. But I'm really looking forward to seeing some great repaints.
PM me, I might have a line on another Hurricane at the $140 price.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Paint Reference site

This website has ALL the British military colors you could need.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorch...rcharts_uk.htm

In fact we just found the 3 colors my brother needs to do this one:
Light Slate Grey -FS-34159
Dark Sea Grey- FS-36173
White- FS-37778
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:05 PM
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Here's the one I will be doing:
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:37 PM
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I am going to get the retracts, but cannot decide if I want to put them on the Scimitar or the Hurricane first... Anyone doing LED kits for this? I might wire something up myself, but not sure I want the work.
I just bought a Scimitar also, waiting for it to arrive. My second Hurricane from AH arrived today and my new props along with it

As for the LEDs... here's mine:

E-Flite Hawker Hurricane Setup (5 min 52 sec)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Retracts for the Hurricane

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Well, I broke down and bought the E-flite retracts and the pre-bent struts from HH. Not altogether too expensive. They come with a Y-cable and when you buy the struts along with the retracts, you get free shipping.

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Can you provide the part numbers and did you order these from HH?
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