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Old Jun 29, 2011, 11:53 PM
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Is that the old fashion puff or the new all natural cheetos?
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Looks nice but like the Hurricane I won't be getting one unless it's offered as an airframe only.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:12 AM
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:13 AM
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As the fuselage of the Spitfire is alot smaller than the P-47 there is not as much room inside. A 2200mAh 3 cell battery is about as big as you can fit without removing foam.

Matt Andren
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thx matt ................i just woke up and you guys made my day

greetings to you and dave , and jhon who told me on facebook that i will love it
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:15 AM
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all natural cheetos ??? is that even possible ????

@Patrick ,,hk is re-releasing a "classic" balsa Spitfire,,,a very well-received model and an outstanding performer..been flying mine for years....a very good time for a spitfire lover :-)
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Great news! I have an Alfa Spit Mk Vb I haven't maidened yet, about to buy a Savex Spit, and now this. Clearly a must have.

Looking forward to paint and detail this sweet little Mk IX.
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 12:33 AM
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YAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I am sorry for the P-40 lads (would have loved that one too, honest) but I CAN'T TELL YOU how happy I am. Not only my Spitfire, but THE SPITFIRE, Air Vice Marshall (by the end of his carreer) Johnnie Johnson's spitfire!

The highest scoring Ace for the allies in WWII, highly decorated, a British gentleman and hero who flew as squadron leader for a Canadian (YEAH) Squadron and so identified with the men he flew with he wore a Canadian flag patch on his uniform and led them to significant success, right through the war! Amazing man and someone who defines HERO in both his exploits in the war and the manner in which he carried himself as a gentleman and citizen in peace time.

Johnnie Johnson WIki

You have to watch this video, it's VERY cool and they do a great job of re-counting JJ's career highlights, including bringing in a Luftwaffle pilot whom he tangled with in WWII ... amazing bit of history captured on film.

BBC This Is Your Life Johnnie Johnson

You won't believe it, but check out my blog, I converted my old PZ Mk2 Spitfire completely over to brushless, rudder, ailersons, split flaps, retracts and of course, custom paint job and decals based upon, you guessed it, Johnnie Johnson's SPITFIRE! Mine looks crap by this one though.

INSTA-BUY for me, likely get TWO just to have a spare! Now to see just how tough it will be to put flaps on this baby!

Matt, Dave, and all the rest of the folks at HH ... YOU DID GREAT!

Seriously not sleeping tonight, think I might have just peed myself a little bit ... wow!

Can't wait for tomorrow's HH anouncements, but won't be able to top this one, that's for sure.

Link to MOD BLOG

Part II of Spitfire Mod Video with JJ jr Conversion

"Distinguished Service Order & Two Bars
Distinguished Flying Cross & Bar
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1960 New Year Honours)
Companion in The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (1965 Queen's Birthday Honours)
Légion d'honneur (France)
Croix de Guerre (1940) with Palms (Belgium)
Order of Léopold with Palms (Belgium)
Distinguished Flying Cross (USA)
Air Medal (USA)
Legion of Merit (USA)

All won by a man whose very name struck fear into the hearts of the German Luftwaffe!

The top Allied fighter-pilot of the Second World War with a record of 38 enemy aircraft shot-down, the late Air Vice-Marshal James Edgar Johnson who died from cancer at the age of 85 at his Derbyshire home in January 2001, was a hero of heroes.

His courageous leadership and daring exploits as a fighter-pilot who flew a record 700 combat missions in his Spitfire during the 1939 -45 war earned him not only a cockpit full of medals, but the respect, admiration and friendship of other `national heroes’ like Sir Winston Churchill, President Eisenhower, and former mentor, colleague, and fellow flying ace, Douglas Bader, who became a life-long friend.

Johnnie Johnson’s well documented life-story and exemplary exploits are legendary."


Just nothing to say but BRAVO Horizon Hobby / Parkzone, BRAVO!

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Old Jun 30, 2011, 01:13 AM
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I'm very excited about this release; I can't wait! I am definitely in for one!!!
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 01:16 AM
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Here's a video someone did up as a tribute to Johnnie Johnson and the Spitfire he flew in WWII. Nice bit of info for those that might want to learn a bit more about this special pilot and his plane that PZ has modeled for us!

Can you tell I am just a little pumped!

Marlin

Spitfire Mk.IX (9) of Johnny Johnson (3 min 36 sec)
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 01:26 AM
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I'm very excited about this release; I can't wait! I am definitely in for one!!!
+1. Credit card's warming up . . .
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 01:28 AM
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Here's a video someone did up as a tribute to Johnnie Johnson and the Spitfire he flew in WWII.
I read his book, "Nine Lives" back in the 60's (and still have it somewhere.)

Oh that plane is sweet! Love the detail on it, and the fact that it's a IX - the best one made!

And thank you HH/PZ for NOT putting *%#^*!!! invasion stripes on it!!!

I will definitely be saving my pennies for this one!
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 01:50 AM
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Hi,

PZ SE5a, E-Flight Hurricane 25E, or PZ Spitfire M9. Only question for me is what order to buy them in........

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Old Jun 30, 2011, 02:15 AM
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Looks nice but like the Hurricane I won't be getting one unless it's offered as an airframe only.

Hip hip hooray, Airframe only will be available...

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ5770

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Old Jun 30, 2011, 02:21 AM
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Just what the doctor ordered
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Old Jun 30, 2011, 02:52 AM
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Looking at the manual, we'll need to order the pre bent struts in addition to the e-tracts.
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