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Old Nov 30, 2014, 09:19 PM
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Enigma F5B isn't available...what similar F5B/hotliners do you recommend?

I'm looking for my first F5B/hotliner. I had my mind set on the Enigma F5B; however, this airplane isn't currently available at Soaring USA. What other F5B/hotliners would you recommend that are similar in size and performance as the Enigma? The Flash II Carbon looks like a possible candidate, though smaller versus the Enigma. The Hawk F5B also looks like a possible candidate, as well. I would prefer a full carbon and/or Kevlar airframe.
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Old Nov 30, 2014, 11:14 PM
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I might simply suggest waiting. They're usually not out of stock long unless, you've already talked to Bob @ SUSA.
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 01:16 AM
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Hv formula
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 01:19 AM
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Cool birdie. Might have to wait for this one too....
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 04:08 AM
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Last we heard about a year ago was they stopped making them. Damn shame as it is a very nice plane.
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 09:21 AM
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Yes, I received an email from Bob with Soaring USA and he indicated that the Enigma is currently out of production.
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 03:48 PM
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Someone should buy those molds and get it going again....
NAN is focusing on F3J etc. and don't do F5B anymore
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 04:35 PM
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Last we heard about a year ago was they stopped making them. Damn shame as it is a very nice plane.
guess who did.... need data ?
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 05:38 PM
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guess who did.... need data ?

Please feel free to elaborate
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 06:03 PM
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Get one of Yuri's HV's... support our only (as far as I know) maker on this side of the pond! Cheap shipping and fantastic customer service. Plus...the plane is a pure joy to fly
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Old Dec 05, 2014, 10:48 AM
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Surprise or Raket. Never been disappointed with either line.
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Old Dec 05, 2014, 07:36 PM
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I have a new(unbuilt) Enigma that I can sell. Shoot me a PM and let's make a deal.
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Old Dec 06, 2014, 11:57 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2288730
Check this out. 2M winspan, slightly larger than the Enigma
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Old Dec 10, 2014, 07:29 PM
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I just posted this but I don't have anything to ship it in right now. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2302118
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Old Dec 11, 2014, 03:41 AM
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Another option we have been looking at in the UK is the Blejzyk range of gliders. http://www.blejzyk.pl/en/

You can get them in the US from Aloft hobbies.

We are looking at trying out the 1.7m Tom model for our intro class now the Enigma/Alex is no more. We should comfortably be able to get ~1kW of power in the plane. It does look like it flys well on a lowish power setup

Blejzyk Tom (3 min 45 sec)


Anyone else looked at or tried the Blejzyk range?

BTW We are also looking at the Mefisto but it would be a challenge to get a cheap motor in there.
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