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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:57 PM
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They look like parkzone warbirds to me. In between the 800mm and 1400mm Airfield or FMS warbirds.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:59 PM
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They look like parkzone warbirds to me. In between the 800mm and 1400mm Airfield or FMS warbirds.
Yeah on second look they're too big for 800mm and the props aren't the 4-blade.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:06 PM
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they are all Parkzone warbirds they fly great, so if yall are looking to step out of the Cessna into something a little more advanced I definitely recommend them. The P47 can be bought BNF for around $260 USD the Corsair BNF for around $260 and the Mustang BNF for around $170, Retracts and flaps are easily installed just need servos for the flaps and E-Flite retracts, retracts cost about $90. I fly them using the DX7s. all of them are awesome planes to fly, and have many of the same characteristics of the Cessna we all fly and love!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:44 PM
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no flaps or retracts and they are $260 each?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Brand-name tax. Like having "Apple" on your devices.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:59 PM
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no flaps or retracts and they are $260 each?
yep, Quality costs.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:16 PM
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But they all work really well...I want a Gunfighter, I want retracts on it....nice planes SM...good to see you are moving on from the Cessna while I still use mine
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 05:26 PM
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But they all work really well...I want a Gunfighter, I want retracts on it....nice planes SM...good to see you are moving on from the Cessna while I still use mine
The gunfighter does not have landing gear at all... Hand launch, and grass landings for that bird. I was pretty upset when I opened the box and found that. It is crazy the dang thing has 30 something inch wing span and no gear? Oh well still fun as all hell to fly!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 06:32 PM
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For what they cost, why not get GWS Kits and put quality components of your choosing?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:33 PM
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http://www.bananahobby.com/electric-...id_33_39=33|39

FMS is where it's at. It's too bad Banana Hobby is the US retailer
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Don't know... Hard for me to imagine getting another one. I would only consider a kit and those are hard to come by. For what they cost, I rather buy a balsa frame.
The FMS Planes definitely have the advantage in terms of size and details. The reason I mentioned the GWS kits is becuase they are cheap, fly really well, and gives building experience and such are perfect if you can't go 50 flights without crashing... I believe they are in the same size as the PZ ones (< 40"?).
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:13 PM
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http://www.bananahobby.com/electric-...id_33_39=33|39

FMS is where it's at. It's too bad Banana Hobby is the US retailer
Nitroplanes carries Airfield, and that's FMS rebranded if I'm not mistaken.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:31 PM
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It used to be NP, they lost the "bid" to BH. They are now the exclusive FMS Dealer in the US. The weird thing is, which made it quite hard for me to follow this thread for quite some time now, is that it looks like FMS has perhaps sold their older 4CH SkyTrainer Molds to other mfrs. These other mfrs build these SkyTrainer kits now under a diff name which NP does carry. So at least for me, this has become very confusing. There seems to be quite more variations out there for this Plane now (there used to be only 2).
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It used to be NP, they lost the "bid" to BH. They are now the exclusive FMS Dealer in the US. The weird thing is, which made it quite hard for me to follow this thread for quite some time now, is that it looks like FMS has perhaps sold their older 4CH SkyTrainer Molds to other mfrs. These other mfrs build these SkyTrainer kits now under a diff name which NP does carry. So at least for me, this has become very confusing. There seems to be quite more variations out there for this Plane now (there used to be only 2).
In today's world retailers all want exclusive deals. In the case of FMS planes BH pretty much has the U.S. locked up. Other retailers create a unique version of the FMS planes which are called by a different brand. In some cases it may be nothing more than a scheme change while in others different molds may be used. Examples are the HobbyKing Durafly line and MotionRC's RocHobby brand. I haven't seen any info on FMS having multiple factories but someone else may have that knowledge. On the other hand I haven't seen anything about Dynam models sold under different brands.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:10 AM
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- I am pretty sure (based on what other RCG members have said) that these 4CH SkyTrainer Variants are not made by FMS but rather by other mfrs.

- There was a bit of an uproar on RCG a few months back when FMS made that announcement and there was quite a bit of discussion around it in other threads.

- I don't think anyone other then NP and FMS knows the exact truth, and every coin has two sides, but the rumor (and that all it is!) on RCG was that FMS no longer wanted its products rebranded by NP.

On an anecdotal level I think we can see evidence of it:

- Airfield products no longer sold on NP (except older stock). I could be wrong I don't really go on their site anymore.

- Only 4CH SkyTrainer are sold on NP and not under the Airfield brand (so that supports the other mfrs theory).

- BH now sells only the 5CH SkyTrainer under the FMS brand (supporting the theory of FMS no longer making the 4CH SkyTrainer, and FMS wanting their products sold under the FMS brand). Is that correct? I don't think BH offers the 4CH SkyTrainer. I don't really go on their site either so maybe now they do.

Can you spell conspiracy theory...
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