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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Nitroplanes Masala kit 3.45 meter

I saw this yesterday and could not resist to hit 'add to cart'. I should have it in a few weeks. I'll make a build thread once it arrives.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/23a05-masala-kit.html
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I just saw the add myself, large ship, great price. I'm excited how it goes both building and flying.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 07:41 PM
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OK Models Clone?

That is an incredible price for a full house balsa/glass sailplane in that size class, especially if it's the genuine Masala from OK Models in Japan:

http://translate.google.com/translat...ed=0CEoQ7gEwAA

My guess is that it's a knock off, which Nitroplanes didn't bother to rename. (I have their Fantasy Angel, which I later learned was a Kyosho Soarus clone.)

Looking forward to your build log, and comments on the quality.

Regards,

Jim
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Nice, looking forward to the build.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 05:30 AM
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Here it seems to be called the 'V-Pro' Masala

http://shop.singahobby.com/?q=node/23068
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I've just noticed this too. Saw the V-Pro/OK Model version in the flesh, which is a really good kit worth $460.
Really wondering if it's the same plane or a knock-off.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 12:59 PM
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I'm very pissed off at Nitroplanes right now. I went to check up on the status of my order and it's been cancelled. No e-mail, no phone call, nothing. Just cancelled.

I'm going to replace the order right now but i'm giving them a call on Monday.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Good luck, Charles. That kinda makes me wonder if they actually have them in stock or can even get one any time soon.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 05:54 PM
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I'm very pissed off at Nitroplanes right now. I went to check up on the status of my order and it's been cancelled. No e-mail, no phone call, nothing. Just cancelled.
I don't blame you, Charles. That's poor customer service. Nitroplanes customer service history has been spotty at best, judging from comments in the Vendor forum.

I noticed that they increased the price on the Masala about $15. They should honor the price of your original order.

Jim
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Somethin' wrong here guys...... they say it's 4 channel but the other site pics show flaps and ailerons.... can't be four channels then.

BUT, I copied and PS'd the N-P picture and I don't see any ailerons plus I see only two servo covers ....????????

Old_dude

Well, CORRECTION, I see an aileron servo cover that is meant to be cut in half but then only one flap servo cover ........ ??
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 07:56 PM
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old dude,

You're right about NP's 4 channel description. On the other hand, in the NP pic, I see what looks like 4, ply wing servo frames and bottom plates. OK's pics show the servos mounted in ply frames on the underside of the wing.

Guess we won't know until Charles or someone else gets one.

Jim
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Thanks Jim. Yeah, I'll wait and see what develops

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Old Aug 26, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Hmmm, I need another glider like I need another belly button - but I want to see more of this one.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 03:23 PM
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It seems like some of the Chinese companies count channels other than throttle. I suppose it's possible that Nitroplanes just used the manufacturer's description and it should be read as "4 channels plus motor".
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 07:18 PM
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I re-ordered it and I'll be calling them about the price.

When i went back I noticed that UPS shipping is no longer available to Canada. I had used that on the first order. This may be the reason for the cancellation.

I'll know tomorrow.
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