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Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Hobbyking P-26 Peashooter

Anyone see the Boeing P-26 Peashooter on Hobbyking's Facebook page?

A P-26 would be a great looking plane to have, I hope they get the the build and flight quality right!
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 04:37 AM
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It's a very nice model and flies very well.
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:21 AM
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I am fascinated with that era of 1930's aviation and look forward to this model. Release soon?
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 08:25 AM
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We hope so.

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Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Thx for the confirmation guys I'll be keeping a close eye out!

Is it a Durafly design? Make sure you post some teaser pics closer to release date.

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Anyone recieved their peashooter yet?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Anyone recieved their peashooter yet?
You do realize it was only released 48 hours ago!!!

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:59 AM
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You do realize it was only released 48 hours ago!!!

LURCH
Yup - noticed that after I posted. I had a look and none of the regional warehouses have stock so its still a couple of weeks off any third party reviews.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Mine is on order.

I will report back on how the kit/ARF is and how it flies.

In the meantime, I will have this one:

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Old Oct 11, 2012, 08:53 PM
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I was less than impressed with my last HK plane....I will wait on this one till they get into the hands of real people....I want to like it and I do want it....but I am not going to have another experence like the last one.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Looking at the product description video on you tube, I reckon it has a Bell motor. That prop shaft is sooo thin. It will be very suseptible to being bent on a "nose over" landing.

After having experience with the CM Pro Nitro powered version of some 10 years ago, the narrow tracked undercarriage will make operating from rough surfaces very difficult.

C of G will be an issue. The P-26 a very short nose moment and so getting the correct C of G position will need lots of weight up front. If the factory motor is underpowered, then the choice of a "hop up" motor to replace it will have to be done very carefully.

I doubt if it will be a "floater." The CM Pro version wasn't. The big blunt nose puts up a lot of drag. Best landed under power. Not a model for the novice.

I hope the supplied props are not the horibbly flexible type like those supplied with the HK Bixlers. They are so inefficient. It would be nice if somehow this prop, from the FMS PT-17, could be used as an alternative.
http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/2570

Now.... after watching the flight video, it seems to fly well. But no footage of how it was got into the air. ROG or hand launched? Ditto for the landing. The area that the footage was shot didn't look to have a smooth ground surface.

In finishing, how long before we get someone coming into this thread to ask if they can use a 4 or 5S pack in it?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Maybe throwing in something like an NTM prop drive out runner would help cg and durability if needed.

I agree with the bendy bixler prop being trash, but most scale HK offerings are ok in the prop dept.

Reckon you could use 4s?

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:25 AM
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LOL

5S and a 48-XX motor with 12 x 4 prop, so I can do some 3D.

Seriously, it's the same size as my Alfa FW190 and that is a hand launch"bird."
This little model should be quite o.k. to hand launch as well.

I had a 2nd thought about the motor and wonder if it's the same one that HK put in their Silver and Red AT6? (Also the yellow version of the same model)
That motor is quite good.

Ah Clem. Is that model one of the old Wenn-Mac or Testors .049 powered control line models?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Here is a video clip of the actual aircraft that the HK model represents, doing a start up and fly by. Note the inertia starter being hand cranked!

Hand-Cranking the Inertia Starter on Restored 1934 Boeing P-26 "Peashooter" Fighter Plane ! (2 min 9 sec)
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 08:02 PM
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800mm, 20A ESC... screams FMS type bell motor with crappy props and bendable shafts.

If I got this plane I'd replace the motor and ESC immediately. Probably would help with the tail-heavy issue planes of this size tend to have.

Still, if it was floaty like the Art-Tech Pitts... maybe the electronics would be okay, but I doubt it (weighs as much and is not a bipe). Looks great though.
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