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Old Sep 09, 2010, 03:54 PM
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Planet Hobby FVA 10B RHEINLAND... anyone know anything about it?

Hey Guys

I've got the itch for something retro and quite like the look of this little number...

http://shop.lindinger.at/product_inf...ducts_id=80055

I cant find any info, reviews or anything about it on the net...

Has anyone seen or own one? I'd like to know whether its cheap tat or not

cheers

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Old Sep 09, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Philipp likes it!

Steve,
This model was purchased (no, probably not), completed, and reviewed by Philipp Gardemin, the editor of Aufwind, appearing in the May/June issue (3/2010) on page 14. He liked it and you might too. If you can't find the article, PM me and I'll send you a copy of the English translation, (or the original Deutsch, if you prefer!)
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 02:31 AM
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Ha! Just sent you an email - we have a soft spot for these don't we!

FWIW they're also listed here

http://www.miniplanes.fr/planeur-pss...f-p-17996.html
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 04:57 AM
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I havent bought it yet!

Its either this one or the windrider Habicht, altho I dont like the open cockpit look of the Habicht.

I'm after classic retro scaley type aero's and not spending a huge amount of cash
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 05:26 AM
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..................I'm after classic retro scaley type aero's and not spending a huge amount of cash
Join the club!

Have you noticed this, although I think its smaller?

http://www.aff-cnc.de/Model/Model/Se...rber%20Junior/

Sperber Junior von Decker Planes (4 min 5 sec)


Having already got the FlyFly ASK-21 and the Habicht in the sausage machine I'm going to have to resist the FVA 10B right now but Christmas looms.....

Hear what you say about open cockpits but the Habicht is lovely quality and a remarkable kit for the money while Ming still has stock.....
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One of my favorite classic designs. looking forward to hearing more. Any U.S. distributors?
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Found some info on a german forum...

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=165016

google translate doesnt seem to wortk with my works browser so havent had a chance to see what it actually says about it .
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My German's a little rusty (usually only used to order beer in bars when skiing) but the comments seemed generally positive. At the price, it seems like a major bargain AND they throw in that rather 'Austrian' looking lady! Ok, maybe I got that bit wrong. I don't normally buy models but this rather has me tempted.

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My Buddy Paul has one.

He got it from EU somewhere.

It's very light and "dainty feeling".

The tail parts are delicate and need to be respected.
We've managed to put a crease in side of our H-stab :-(

It's obviously Chinese made.
It uses the same long tow loop set up that my $80 Nitro Discus uses.
The release is a pillared bar with a Wire under to hold the loop.

We've had one good tow this season but that was not the fault of the plane.
It was merely a check and trim flight. We were up maybe 5 mins + tow time.
So please don't ask how I liked it.
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I havent bought it yet!
Yeah, I got that, I'm just interested on any feedback as well.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 02:34 PM
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altho not bought I have shown interest to the wife as a possible birthday or crimbo prezzy

Its good to hear its a light weight affair, I'll be flying it slope side only and I dont want it to be a 20+mph only type plane.
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Found some info on a german forum...

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=165016

google translate doesnt seem to work with my works browser so havent had a chance to see what it actually says about it .
Thanks for the link Steve. What I read, through the somewhat cranky google translator, was mostly positive - left me more interested/reassured rather than less. I hope they don't mind but I've nicked some of the pictures from the thread for the benefit of those who might be interested here. Note that the last picture is a close up of the work of someone who has put a great deal of work into a custom cockpit and is NOT stock!
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Yes, I also had a read through, and my impression is that this is a glider suited more to thermalling and sedate flying around looking nice, whereas the Habicht is a much more aerobatic machine (in line with the full size in both cases, I guess). Very different horses, I would say, but each nice in their own way. The Habicht suits me more, I personally wouldn't go for this model having read that. If I want to do thermally stuff I prefer a big plane for that.

WRT to the cockpit, if I'm not mistaken I saw late versions of the Habicht with an enclosed cockpit. So, if you're handy with a Coke bottle and a mold + heat, you could go that way!
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