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Old Aug 20, 2014, 09:43 AM
I want just one more plane!
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I opened my backup Sonic I ordered a couple of weeks ago because Dave said his canopy had a latch on it, my old Sonic had a screw on each side of it and I hated that. The new Sonic has the same latch as Dave's, that made me real happy!
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 11:16 AM
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I really like the latch arrangement. Magnets are nice but sometimes can be jarred loose.

The early Phoenix Tucano's had the "screw on each side" arrangement, too. But later ones use the same latch as the Sonic.

Do you plan to assemble and fly your backup Sonic, Tim?
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 03:58 PM
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I am going to save that for backup in case something ugly happens to the original one. I had installed a canopy latch of a different type on it. It is starting to show its age, so maybe next summer the new one will get that awesome Scorpion power system.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 07:48 PM
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Guys,

Got to come clean and announce that I pull on the trigger a little too fast and inadvertently bought a SONIC made for GLOW exclusively.

NO, it does not have a large hatch and came with the Glow Engine mount and absolutely no HATCH whatsoever.

I am not about to take any knife to it and I am leaning on selling it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 08:41 PM
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Wow, I didn't realize there was a glow only model, since ours is for glow or electric. Did you buy it from Tower?
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 08:42 PM
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Wow, I didn't realize there was a glow only model, since ours is for glow or electric. Did you buy it from Tower?
RCGroups Classifies and like you just mentioned, I had no idea there was a GLOW only version!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 08:52 PM
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Well dust off one of those AX46's and make it in to a rocket!
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 09:50 PM
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Well dust off one of those AX46's and make it in to a rocket!
Wow! Not a bad idea!
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 12:29 AM
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Hi Carlos,

Does Tower offer a replacement fuse, and if so, how much shipped?
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 04:04 AM
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Hi Carlos,

Does Tower offer a replacement fuse, and if so, how much shipped?
Yes, they sure do!

It is $44.99 plus shipping (Another $12.00 or so to me at my place) and the best part "is" that it is not compatible with the GLOW only version for the wings!

Will not fit the original glow powered .25 Sonic Low Wing.

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Old Aug 25, 2014, 05:21 AM
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That's the V1 and is not made anymore. Only the new V2 is avaible for purchase these days, it comes with a large hatch and both mounts for either GP or EP.
- Adam

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Guys,

Got to come clean and announce that I pull on the trigger a little too fast and inadvertently bought a SONIC made for GLOW exclusively.

NO, it does not have a large hatch and came with the Glow Engine mount and absolutely no HATCH whatsoever.

I am not about to take any knife to it and I am leaning on selling it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 05:25 AM
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That's the V1 and is not made anymore. Only the new V2 is avaible for purchase these days, it comes with a large hatch and both mounts for either GP or EP.
- Adam
Adam,

Thanks for that and I quickly realized.

Okay, got the model in Classified Ad:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post29265861
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 10:12 PM
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Tower had a nice scratch and dent today. Just missing the motor mount and some hardware. Someone snatched it up real fast. $50 was a good deal.
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 10:54 AM
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Tower's almost out of stock again on these - only 3 remaining. Next shipment shows about 60 days away.

Apparently others are discovering this sleeper, too.
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Old Aug 30, 2014, 11:48 AM
I want just one more plane!
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You can't get a better plane for your money than one of these. I'm itching to get mine in the air, windy and stormy here today, but I'm officially on vacation all of next week, if weather allows, I'll be flying every day!
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