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Old Mar 24, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Nice thing about the silver, makes a great base coat under whatever the next one to be.

I like the post #58 scheme too. From what I've read this motif was used by a training group at Napier Field, Alabama which was not a combat unit.

A good feature of the "N" is the lengthened tail that stands to reason will make a better behaved model. FSK is the only other kit maker I know of that produced the longer tailed "N" which is not around any more to my knowledge.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 01:03 PM
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It will be interesting to see where this comes in price wise. TW
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Usually not a big fan of the P-40 but always had a soft-spot for a desert camo version like the one flown out of Gatineau Qc.
Have to wait and see what the price is first.
Cheers Mike
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 03:39 PM
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Duxford's N would be nice too.


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Old Mar 24, 2011, 05:03 PM
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I am a big fan of the P-40!Love the looks of this one.I wish it would have been in the 1400-1500mm range though as I plan to buy some of the new FMS birds and would like battery commonality.Either way,I have put this one at the top of my must have list!Thanks Andy!This P-40 looks awesome!I hope you will follow with more WW2 fighters.Hurricane,P-39,P-51B,Spitfire!
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 05:40 PM
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What is the recommended battery for this bird? TW
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 05:51 PM
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I've been a "fair weather" fan of the P-40 since I was a kid. It doesn't look amazingly fast standing still like some other fighters, and it does not have the hordes of followers like some out there. But historically speaking it's an amazing aircraft flown by many of the allies in a time where "the good fight" was really a good fight. As an adult with some level of appreciation for history I think the P-40 does the most for me outside of just the pure aerodynamic appreciation. The P-40 defended (some more successfully than others) Europe, China, the Americas, Australasia, and more I'm probably not thinking about.

For this reason alone I see a nice P-40 in my future, finally. I wonder if an unpainted version might be possible though? I think I'd like something a little more "camouflage".
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:16 PM
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What is the recommended attery for this bird? TW
Doesn't appear they've set up the power specs. yet on this.

As fodder for speculation, with a span of around 67", I'd guess this will weigh in the neighborhood of 6 lbs. if lightly built or maybe 7 lbs. or so, tops. For decent scale-like flying, it would need a power source to provide for a thousand watts or so output.

Eddie P - I have similar feelings toward the P-40 line and it's been sad to see some model examples be so token and nearly cartoon like. Arguably, the P-40 may be the most iconic U.S. Army fighter of WWII in spite of some of it's faults and the sad state of some of the business affairs of it's builder Curtiss who was second only to General Motors in size during the war but faded away after the war's end.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:51 PM
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I like Lt Col Robert L Baseler "Big Stud".

I hope this P-40 has a removable wing of a better design then say the FMS models.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 07:01 PM
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I made so many EDF jets
I do not know whether you welcome me to the world for the electric warbirds....

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Andy, only welcome if your next model is a p-39 airacobra
j/k

looks good though. what size battery and motor does the factory model plan to use?
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 09:35 PM
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"Andy, only welcome if your next model is a p-39 Airacobra"

I could not agree more with this statement!
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Wow...Andy Chen is becomming a folk hero to us foam RC pilots! His designs keep getting better and better. Way to go, Mr. Chen!

This P-40 is amazing.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 02:34 AM
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F- 18

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I made so many EDF jets
I do not know whether you welcome me to the world for the electric warbirds....

BTY, pls do not forget my F18 90mm awesome !!!coming soon!~~~

:-)
Hi Andy, I need a set of them struts of the F-18. Can you please help me?
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:52 AM
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i do beleive this needs to be in the hangar, a must get, well i will wait to see some more input on this ,but looks very nice so far, and i agree, its nice to see something other than the sharks mouth version,
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Here are my photos from this past summers Air Show, with the mentioned scheme, and the uber popular sharks mouth. Overdone true but it sure is pretty in real life nonetheless!
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