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Old Jan 28, 2012, 10:22 AM
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New Product
FMS 1030mm Staggerwing

Highlights:
True to original design
2-Blade propeller
Electric scale retracts
Aileron, elevator, vertical fin, throttle
Made of EPO-material
Powerful Brushless Motor, 3536-850KV
35A Brushless ESC
4 x 9g servos

Box contents: PNP
EPO Foam model
Brushless Motor (preinstalled)
Brushless ESC (preinstalled)
4 x Servos
Fitting Kit
Instructions

Wing span: approx. 1030 mm
Length:
approx. 850 mm
Weight: 1450 g (ready2fly)
RC-Transmitter: 4 Channel
Motor: 3536-850 KV
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I bet in person this is going to be quite an outstanding little plane. Going to be a great 'canvas' onto which many Staggerwing enthusiasts will apply their paint schemes.

I bet it would get some good attention in Scale Electric Planes more than here.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Well I figured since the Stearman was posted here I would post it here also
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Well I figured since the Stearman was posted here I would post it here also
Hey, wherever it fits best. There's a thread for the Eflite Staggerwing on this forum also, difference being that it's in military livery as is the U.S.A.A.C. Stearman version. Actually, it doesn't appear that primary trainers get a good following on this forum anyway - it's the 'guns and glory' planes that get the attention and I understand that.

I've seen discussions appear on the subject of "what constitutes a warbird" in this forum and I don't hold as hard a line on that as some others have. I basically go by the idea that if it carried army, navy, or airforce insignia and was in the flow of the airmen's service, it qualified as a "warbird". Others adopt a more 'purist' approach and they only include aircraft that were actually in battle. Too limiting to my mind. As a youngster, I saw rows and rows of C-45s at Beechcraft with military markings and it's a pretty indelible memory.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Optional flaps too. Cool!!!!!!
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 04:01 PM
who needs pistons?
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boy, they are good at flying under the radar with their new projects. i love the staggerwing. i just wish this one was in that 1400mm range. none the less, it'll probably end up in the fleet at some point.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Is this for sale anywhere yet?
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Can't find it yet...
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Old Feb 03, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Will be at Phillip's shortly.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 07:52 PM
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A Deutch website says 2-20-2012 for the release date.

Part number for them is SE-FMS055-PNP

According to my Euro converter its going for $221.67 over there.
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 05:07 AM
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It's roughly the same size as the other 2 bipes so I would emagine it'll be close to the same price. $139


OH! Dahhhh! I forgot about the retracts. Shouldn't be over $200 though.
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 03:52 PM
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$149/159 I bet. Who knows, might just be $139
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Sometimes I wonder how much we will spend for glorified Styrofoam peanuts pressed into a different shape...yes, those molds are expensive, but the material cost for these things has to be about 15% of the total retail...minus the servos, motors and such. So why are the spare parts so blasted expensive?
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 10:00 PM
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Sometimes I wonder how much we will spend for glorified Styrofoam peanuts pressed into a different shape...yes, those molds are expensive, but the material cost for these things has to be about 15% of the total retail...minus the servos, motors and such. So why are the spare parts so blasted expensive?
Yeah, that's a fat bit of wonder and hard to see any justification for the expense. It must be something to do with the newer 'breed' of fliers that came into the hobby from buying the boxed and ready to go models and will readily go for the parts without much hesitation. It has a lot to do also, I think, with the factories having to hire a certain number of people to do the production and keep them in a mode where their presence is more fully exploited, their current application of the capitalist system.

It's hard to figure "worth" on these planes, especially the larger and more expensive ones. If their flight performance is good and the user is satisfied and gets some measure of joy from it's use, whether it's made from material that's little more than packing foam or one made from composites won't make much difference, as I see it, unless one wants to go into contests with them.

Maybe, a bit at a time, some of these newer users will migrate into the realm of scratch building and find another level of enjoyment there but finding the kind of patience it takes is a challenge all it's own. I've had to take a good look at the way I approach the hobby over the last 10 years or so and realize I was maintaining a "workaholic" attitude and driving myself. Getting another approach by means of ready built foam models has helped me do a little adjusting there so I won't be fooling myself into always thinking "this is fun" when it really is some pretty excruciating work a lot of the time.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Here is the one I found!! I was holding off for the HS-123 but I would much rather have this one if I had to pick!!

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=2189
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