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Old Jun 23, 2010, 07:43 PM
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Parkzones New Warbird F4F Wildcat

well it's Thrusday here in Australia and the new Warbird is up on our local hobby stores web page

it's a F4F Wildcat and it looks cool still got an 18amp ESc though

cheers chuck



http://www.modelflight.com.au/produc...NF-6214-6.html

Horizon Site:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ1980

specs:

Specs list for PKZ1980
Wingspan 38.4 in (975 mm)
Overall Length 28.7 in (730 mm)
Flying Weight 25.4 oz (720 g)
Motor Size 480 sized 960 Kv brushless outrunner
Radio SPM 2.4Ghz DSM 2 AR500 5 channel full-range sport receiver (DSM 2 transmitter required)
Servos PKZ SV 80 sport servos (4)
Trim Scheme Colors light gray, navy blue, white and red
CG (center of gravity) 1 7/8 in (47 mm) back from LE of wing at root +/- 1/8 in (3 mm)
Prop Size 9 x 6
Speed Control PKZ 18A BL ESC
Recommended Battery 3S 11.1V 1300mAh LiPo (included)
Aileron proportional
Elevator proportional
Rudder proportional
Throttle proportional
Control Throw (Ailerons) 8 mm (low rate), 11 mm (high rate)
Control Throw (Elevator) 9 mm (low rate), 13 mm (high rate)
Control Throw (Rudder) 11 mm (low rate), 14 mm (high rate)
Charger 12V DC powered 1A balancing LiPo charger

Overview

From Pearl Harbor through 1942 the F4F Wildcat was the only U.S. fighter in the Pacific theater capable of thwarting the advances of Japan’s naval air forces. And though it was slower and less maneuverable than the vaunted Zero, its heavier armor, self-sealing fuel tanks and rugged airframe could often help a skilled pilot overcome this performance gap and live to fight another day.

ParkZone brings the legendary Wildcat to life with this great flying Bind-N-Fly park flyer modeled after a plane flown by Lieutenant Commander Edward “Butch” O’Hare – the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace. Scale touches include a realistic paint scheme, simulated engine cylinders and cowl flaps, molded wheels tucked into the fuselage and more. Its flight performance is equally impressive thanks to the full 4-channel control and ample power provided by its 480 brushless motor and the included 3S 1300mAh Li-Po battery.

Best of all, you can have it flying in the time it takes you to charge the included battery pack and bind its Spektrum AR500 receiver to your full-range DSM2 aircraft system (sold separately).
Features


3S 11.1V 1300mAh Li-Po battery and balancing charger included
Spektrum™ AR500 DSM2™ 5-channel sport receiver installed
Powerful 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner motor installed
Dual aileron servos for precise control
Durable and lightweight Z-Foam™ construction
Two-piece plug-in wing
Battery compartment accommodates most 1800mAh–2100mAh Li-Po packs (sold separately)
Only requires a full range DSM2 aircraft transmitter (sold separately)









nice looking plane thats for sure

link to movie and it's good too

http://www.parkzone.com/ProdInfo/Files/PKZ1975_hi.wmv

Parkzone F4F Wildcat (1 min 11 sec)
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:03 PM
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When is this model be up in the Park Zone web site?
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Nice work, Horizon.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:08 PM
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Looks good, I wonder when we will get them in the States...
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Pfff, yeah I am going to have to buy that. Just beautiful. Who wants retracts for it? LOL!
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:14 PM
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When is this model be up in the Park Zone web site?
Thursday in the good ol USA i'd say at a guess, Carlos, remember it's Thursday "Now" here in Australia

our importer has more than likely jumped the gun a bit not thinking that we are a day ahead of you guys

anyway i'm sure more photos etc will appear as the day unfolds

it's a big day for you guys and a big day for us ozzies too, we have a new prime minister our first Female Prime minister

cheers chuck
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:14 PM
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why is the plane got a tailwheel
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:16 PM
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I would imagine that guys who fly off runways will be able to install the Parkzone Corsair landing gear into this plane, just like they've done for the Parkzone "Gunfighter". However, they're going to have to remove those "molded-on" wheels because it would look silly with wheels up and down at the same time.

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:17 PM
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why is the plane got a tailwheel
Because it's scale?
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:19 PM
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well it's Thrusday here in Australia and the new Warbird is up on our local hobby stores web page
I assume you don't actually have stock yet? (As your webpage already says "out of stock").
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Pfff, yeah I am going to have to buy that. Just beautiful. Who wants retracts for it? LOL!
Being Foam (Z-Foam to be exact), and with the high wing arrangement, I seriously doubt me personally that this model needs anything in terms of retracts "or" landing gear itself.

This model reminds me of Earl McCoy's Jim Ryan Bearcat "Kit" back in 2003 and it was rather heavy as it was sheeted here and sheeted there and was powered back then by the early Himax 2025 inrunner in gearbox. Needless to say Earl's model zoomed with zest appeal and landed pretty well considering the models construction and heavier batteries back then.

I would say that this Z-Foam Park Zone F4F Wildcat would float-in for a nice belly landing in comparison to Earl's Bearcat made of sheeted Balsa and light Plywood.

Here is Earl's Bearcat from back in 2003!






Yes indeed!!!! NICE JOB HORIZON!!!
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:23 PM
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I assume you don't actually have stock yet? (As your webpage already says "out of stock").
correct at a guess like you guys it will be in the next container to arrive, we are still waiting for the Pogo and a couple of other planes that were promised in June, so i guess it's pretty close

cheers chuck
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Warbird.... belly lander.... next... yep....
Nice light flying bird... easy to fly. Looks nice in the air.

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Interesting choice. Should bring some nice attention to the Wildcat in this hobby. Wouldn't have been my first (or even my second) choice, but it looks nice and, hey, it's a Parkzone. Aside from never getting around to picking up an F-4U, I've gotten every PZ warbird to date, so no reason to break tradition now. When the airframe version comes out, I'll be all over it.
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Old Jun 23, 2010, 08:28 PM
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notice the part number i believe the other plane is also coming
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