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Old Jan 22, 2015, 09:55 AM
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Topmodel CZ Gracia Maxi 3.5e

Just wondering if there is any info out about this plane? I have tried looking and have come up empty handed. If anyone has any info or can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I wonder if the lack of info is due to a lack in interest? I have never flown a Topmodel before or dealt with the linked website, any known issues with either? Or is it simply I haven't looked hard enough!

I am close to pulling the trigger on getting one and then I saw that you can order direct from the manufacturer. They offer a ready to cover version that is a lot cheaper in price (and hopefully not quality!) The biggest hesitation is that I cant find any additional info anywhere in regards to build logs, flight reports, etc.

Thanks!

http://www.espritmodel.com/gracia-ma...-ales-arf.aspx
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 11:07 AM
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Don't be afraid to buy any of the Top Model aircraft. I've had a couple, they are very nicely made and fly just fine. Same deal with Esprit or Soaring USA, both are top shelf outfits to deal with.
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Good to know! Thanks!
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 11:42 AM
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I guess there isn't much out there...
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Mh 32 is not accurate for slow flyer...
A V tail that has small surface like this one and a short rear length fuselage is not for tight circling.

Well, this is a plane. Like some bées, they didn't know that they might not fly well, So they fly...

So if you like it, take it. You will fly it for sure.

If you want a special plane that is cheeper than a full molded plane but with quiet as good performances, find Another one...
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for the advice Marc! Much appreciated.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 05:56 PM
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We are in process of building two demo models, video should be out in few days.

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Old Jan 25, 2015, 07:48 AM
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There are a couple of threads referencing the Gracia's X-tail cousin the Grafas Maxi, as well as several on the original Grafas. Search on those. There's much less on the Gracia.
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Old Jan 25, 2015, 10:53 AM
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We are in process of building two demo models, video should be out in few days.

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Awesome! I look forward to seeing them. Any chance you will be posting any pics of the builds in another thread or maybe here??

Any chance you guys will be stocking the other colors or the ready cover to version?

Thanks again for your post!
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Zb, any chance you have any updates? Thanks!
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 02:08 PM
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These are very nice models -- especially for the money.

My flying buddy and I each have one. He purchased the ready to cover model and I purchased the covered one.

They are very nicely built and the fly well. I also have the Fascination that I am using as a testbed for some telemetry stuff and it flies well. While these planes may not equal the performance of the big dollar molded planes, they are the best for the dollar of any planes I know of.

You won't be disappointed.

Happy Landings,

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Old Jan 30, 2015, 10:49 AM
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Thanks Don! Just the kind of info I was looking and hoping for!
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Zb, any chance you have any updates? Thanks!
Just finished both Gracia and Grafas maxi, will post pictures on Monday.

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Old Feb 01, 2015, 12:43 PM
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Awesome! Cant wait to see the pics!
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Here you go, Gracia Maxi. Sorry no video yet, it's kind of windy in Florida.

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