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Old Oct 10, 2011, 06:05 AM
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New Product
Hobbyking SE5A

Have i been asleep these last few days and missed this

love the look of the parkzone se5a and this looks like it will be a cheaper alternative and prob get it in NZ before the Parkzone ones arrive here

sorry if someone else posted its late and i am sleepy


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Old Oct 10, 2011, 06:29 AM
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What's it made from? Looks pretty though.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 06:31 AM
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Nose is a little long, but apart from that is very nice and the Lewis gun has a mag
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 08:13 AM
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What's it made from? Looks pretty though.
EPO.....and it flies even better than it looks.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Oooooh Noooo!

Scott, will you guys stop this! You don't seem to realise I'm running out of space for all these models, and I've just pressed the button on one of your GeeBee's this morning.

It would be churlish to wish that you'd gone for another WWI bipe in the light of PZ just having produced a very good SE5a themselves - I'm guessing of a similar size if yours in the 1100mm series. And I'm pleased to see you've done a better job of wing roundel positioning and the magazine on the lewis gun.

However, unless the colour has been distorted in the video reproduction both the base colour and the roundels are too light. Check out the video I just posted in the PZ SE5a thread to see that the colour should be brownish although some may have a greenish tint. I did a bit of googling and came up with "The dope used for aircraft upper-surfaces on the Western Front was PC 10 (Protective Colouring No 10) and the pigments were natural oxide of iron (yellow ochre) and lamp black/carbon black, in the ratio of 250 to 1 (ochre is comparatively heavy and lamp black is very light); this prouced a dark brown mixture. To spread it on to aeroplane fabric, the mixture was added to cellulose or oil varnish, something that caused an optical effect known as 'green shift', which caused the doped area to look greenish under some light conditions. The degree of green shift varied depending on the type of varnish used. However, as the aeroplane was exposed to the elements, the green shift was reduced and it took on a definite dark brown appearance.

To add to the confusion, the colouring could vary between manufacturers, and even from batch to batch on aircraft made by the same manufacturer.

Aeroplanes destined for service in hotter climes were doped with PC12, which had a distinctive reddish-brown colour
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But 10/10 for resisting doing one of the fancy colour schemes.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 09:44 AM
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But you're OK with the 4 cylinder engine?
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 10:43 AM
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But you're OK with the 4 cylinder engine?
Whoa! Lol!

I hadn't spotted that - oh c'mon Scott - this isn't a Piper Cub!!!
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 11:15 AM
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Appears to have been modelled off of one of the 3/4 (or 7/8ths) scale replicas that use a 4 cylinder aircraft engine. But still a nice looking model and things like the engine should be reasonably easy to modify.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 11:49 AM
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OH please , what is the wings area in square inches and the planes weight in ounces ?

The Spad is hard enough to resist , and now a SE5a , I'm going to be in the dog house

I have a hearing problem and cannot figure out what he said is the wing span , help me in inches please
thanks
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:27 PM
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OH please , what is the wings area in square inches and the planes weight in ounces ?

The Spad is hard enough to resist , and now a SE5a , I'm going to be in the dog house

I have a hearing problem and cannot figure out what he said is the wing span , help me in inches please
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He said it was part of HK 1100mm range
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 12:32 PM
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He said it was part of HK 1100mm range
Which is about 43.30696 inches, give or take.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 02:25 PM
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THANK YOU guys

Another SE5a , YEAH !!!! they are my favorite plane


I sure hope that it is around 25 ounces or so in weight

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Old Oct 10, 2011, 05:48 PM
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i hope when he said "part of HK 1100mm range" there is going to be one of these in the future i would give up my moth and either my se5a or spad when i get them, for one of these


looking for the flight video of the hobbyking se5a every hour i wonder when it will be posted

keep us informed scott

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Old Oct 10, 2011, 07:19 PM
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The vid is being edited currently, I spent the whole weekend flying Durafly warbirds, SE5a, P-51, P-47 & F4-U.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 09:34 PM
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I pulled a bunch of pics from the video. Looks pretty darn nice. A little paint and detailing and she's going to be pretty special.

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