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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:14 AM
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WE ALL would appreciate working retracts. (at least ones that work with more than 5-10 landings before breaking) Will be happy to wait another 4-6 months for that MINIMUM requirement.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Well, I don't fault any company trying to keep costs low by outsourcing cheap components IF THEY WORK. But you are right, if they are cheap AND ineffective then that needs to be rectified and that's what FMS has done and I would expect no less from them.
It's heartening to see them work on this. Reassuring, hopeful.

When issues came up on the retracts in Hobby King's 1700mm P-40N, they made a brief apology and then turned their backs to the purchasers with no improvements mentioned, planned, or in sight. A very souring experience and we're still waiting.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Cool video
WOTX 2012 - Moki Gaggle Flight. (4 min 48 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Now when these foamies start looking and sounding like the birds in that video, then my friends, the Golden Age of Electric Foam Warbirds will be upon us.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:36 PM
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It's heartening to see them work on this. Reassuring, hopeful.

When issues came up on the retracts in Hobby King's 1700mm P-40N, they made a brief apology and then turned their backs to the purchasers with no improvements mentioned, planned, or in sight. A very souring experience and we're still waiting.
That's because Hobby King aren't the manufacturers, they simply sell other companies planes under licence.

Cool video, but why would they use the grass when the perfect runway is right there? Crazy lol
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 09:55 PM
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From 25 years of flying RC....I'm sure the grass was chosen because of the slowing affect. He probly didn't want it to roll so far away and using the grass as "breaks ".
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Agreed, and not to mention grass is also much more forgiving for large tailwheel models as if you are landing with a side load of any sort it can be smoothly sorted out vs. pavement and the immediate side loading and ground loops/bounces as a result.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 10:13 PM
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fair enough
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 02:56 AM
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reasons for grass stated +1 , also add potential cross wind that day coming from the right side , so taking off extreme left gives more opportunity to compensate into the wind if needed .
Once the plane lifts off , normal torque can be seen wanting to move the plane to the left however that could also be the direction of the wind that day .
I did not see the field flag
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:20 AM
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I just hate to see a nice piece of tarmac go to waste
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 03:27 AM
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I hear you , I would kill for flat grass , let alone a paved runway !!!!
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 08:12 AM
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DANG!!! Those Moki's sound SWEET!!
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 09:49 PM
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End of the month and no word yet?
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 09:51 PM
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I just sent an email to them to find out the latest status...I'll post here once I hear.
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End of the month and no word yet?
So Steve do we get a combined order when she is available
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