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Old Oct 21, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Very nice , i have a highly modified 120mph parkzone corsair , and if this one flys half as good as the corsair it will be a winner , i just wish they would sell airframe only versions ......I have the 55 span nitroplanes p-47 , bought it as airframe only , 99.00 & free shipping , 10.00 etracts , Scorpion 3026 , hobby king 3600 4 cell .............sweet flyer
But they do (or will) have it available as an airframe only. Not sure why the Corsair isn't available that way, but the P-51 and BF-109 are. They just don't advertise them and sell them more as a "replacement".
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 07:38 PM
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But they do (or will) have it available as an airframe only. Not sure why the Corsair isn't available that way, but the P-51 and BF-109 are. They just don't advertise them and sell them more as a "replacement".
I pre ordered the airframe today,at $79 dollars its a no brainer.I got their F4F that way also,cant beat it at that price . Brutus
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 07:43 PM
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With parkzone you get what you pay for greatness and they are way better than nitro planes etc. i know i might be criticized for it but park zone is the best PERIOD.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 07:45 PM
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With parkzone you get what you pay for greatness and they are way better than hobby lobby etc. i know i might be criticized for it but park zone is the best PERIOD.
Your right HH is first class all the way, customer service is second to none, but ive delt with hobby lobby many times and they have great servce too, never did me wrong
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I'm a little concerned about why this plane is so heavy? It's 5.5 ounces heavier than the Extra with only slightly wider wings. It will probably be ok but I was surprised by that much extra weight. With retracts it's even more of course.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:13 PM
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More wing area, bulkier fuselage, lots of scale details...and it still flies great. Remember she's a warbird not an aerobat!
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:21 PM
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can we combine this with the other thread
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:27 PM
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You have got to be kidding me. I bought a HL p 47 a few weeks ago because it was one of the only foam warbirds with retracts and flaps. I would much rather have a pz product. Their quality, customer service and abundance of spare parts is unmatched.

I agree with the others that pz is missing out by not producing larger warbirds in the 50" wingspan series similar to fms. I know it would be stepping out of the box for them but the market is there even if they were significantly more expensive than the fms birds. Everyone knows you get what you pay for, especially with these rc airplanes. Hopefully they have something in the works.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Got my airframe per-ordered today as well as a set of retracts
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Doesn't seem to have much pep in the video. I hope they were flying it slow for the video. Not a fan of the P47 but, I'm sure it will sell.

I know your working on a P38....So just tell us.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 08:52 PM
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You have got to be kidding me. I bought a HL p 47 a few weeks ago because it was one of the only foam warbirds with retracts and flaps. I would much rather have a pz product. Their quality, customer service and abundance of spare parts is unmatched.

I agree with the others that pz is missing out by not producing larger warbirds in the 50" wingspan series similar to fms. I know it would be stepping out of the box for them but the market is there even if they were significantly more expensive than the fms birds. Everyone knows you get what you pay for, especially with these rc airplanes. Hopefully they have something in the works.

You're right, you get what you pay for. If prior to shipping FMS had worked out the multiple QC issues rather than leaving me with several hours of re-work to do, I would have happily paid an extra $100.00 for my 57" FMS P51D ( Currently $209.00 PNP with electric retracts). Every screw and component on an FMS plane must be gone over prior to flight. And if all of the control surfaces aren't re-hinged and the control rods re-worked prior to flying, you're risking disaster; it's just a matter of time. You wouldn't want your 5-6 lb. plane coming down and wiping out a nearby automobile or worse, hitting a person. Many fly the FMS birds out of the box but I've been in this hobby long enough to know better.


A PZ airplane can be flown with very little preparation and even less worry. If Parkzone made a 55" - 57" foamy I would be comfortable just assembling and heading to the field to fly it. That peace of mind and time savings is worth a hundred extra bucks, at least to me.

As for your HL P47 Hun Hunter, my friend has one and it's a great airplane and worthy of its place in your squadron!

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Old Oct 21, 2010, 09:12 PM
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can we combine this with the other thread
na keep on plugging away in this one, it is the original thread! If the Op of the other one had bothered to do a search before hit the post new thread button we wouldn't have been in this situation in the first place.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 09:49 PM
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Doesn't seem to have much pep in the video. I hope they were flying it slow for the video. Not a fan of the P47 but, I'm sure it will sell.

I know your working on a P38....So just tell us.
The low pass at about 1:07 seems to be the only place where we showed any speed...sorry about that!

We've selected the motor & battery from the Extra 300 to use in the P-47 because we feel many customers were wanting more power and speed in our warbirds. In fact the P-47 has more "pep" than any of the other three in the series (T-28, Corsair, Bf-109). It scoots along quite nicely, with significantly better vertical performance as well. It will ship with the T-28 prop, but you could upgrade to the Extra prop for even more speed without needing to upgrade the ESC or the battery.
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 10:07 PM
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I pre ordered the airframe today,at $79 dollars its a no brainer.I got their F4F that way also,cant beat it at that price . Brutus
Do you know if you get all accessories when you do this? In other words, will you be missing things like the landing gear, control horns, cowl, etc...? If not, I might do this same thing. However, unless you go hobby city cheap stuff it would be hard to beat their price but you could do better equipment if you desired. Let's see,

4 SV80 servos = $11.39*4 = $45.56
Thunderbird 36 = $40 or so

Only leaves $20 for the motor if you want to match their price for PNP. Oh well, probably just buy the PNP.
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