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Old Yesterday, 01:51 AM
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well...that would be really bad news...but itīs the 1st of April...sooo
Thatīs what iīm hopinī
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Old Yesterday, 02:00 AM
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Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but I think you guys deserve to hear it.

There seems to be some kind of conflict between Joe and Vladimir (don't know the details), that's caused a stop in the production of the Snipe!

Let's just hope it's temporary and that production will eventually start again. But now would be a good time to secure another Snipe, just in case.

Again, sorry to be the bringer of bad news, particularly at the beginning of the month!
The Snipe is a horrible plane. Why would ANYONE ever get one... it is definitely not a good time right now to get one, as it is uncertain as to whether the tailboom is at the correct length, amongst a long list of other failings in the design.

Ignore the contest results, and the pilots extolling the virtues as they are just quantifying their selection bias. Of course the plane will occasionally win, there are so many of them out there so the proverbial blind pig (or Finch) will find the acorn sometimes.
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Old Yesterday, 06:06 AM
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I'm so happy with my Snipe(s). I've bought more of them to date than any other single plane in my entire 30 years of RC flying. If there is any truth to the rumor, I hope it gets resolved.

Aww geez..... April 1st. I guess once a fool, always a fool.
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Old Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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Yeah Joe, couldn't agree more on this first day of April. Reading threads on all the new batch of DLGs, and there are many excellent birds out there, each is ALWAYS compared to the crappy old Snipe, the gold standard. You and Vlad have much to be proud of!

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Old Yesterday, 08:33 AM
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I have been a fool to have been flying this lowly Snipe the last couple years!
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 AM
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I got the new fuselage (short version) with the extra-light wing. With MKS servos and 1s 900mah my plane will come around 200gr AUW... I guess it could be done even lower but I like push rods and don't use CA but epoxy all around.

Will post pictures and weights later tonite.
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 AM
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i have been a fool to have been flying this lowly snipe the last couple years!
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Don't wise up Jon..........

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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM
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Don't wise up Jon..........

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Wise up? No chance of that
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but I think you guys deserve to hear it.

There seems to be some kind of conflict between Joe and Vladimir (don't know the details), that's caused a stop in the production of the Snipe!

Let's just hope it's temporary and that production will eventually start again. But now would be a good time to secure another Snipe, just in case.

Again, sorry to be the bringer of bad news, particularly at the beginning of the month!
You think that's bad... I just happened to call Berry about a question about the Snipe today and man did I get an ear full about this. I still can't make heads nor tails about what he was saying. Let's just say Berry was just pissed off about the conflict, as he was swearing like a drunken sailor that just got thrown out of a whore house while on shore leave.
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