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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Airfield/FMS F8F Bearcat

Are there enough people out there that would buy an Airfield 1400mm F8F Bearcat if it was manufactured? I'm just an average R/C guy that owns one Airfield 1400mm model (And another Airfield EDF) and I'm impressed with my planes as well as the others at the field. Airfield/FMS through Nitroplanes have done a really good job covering all our favorite warbirds, but I would love to see a Bearcat. All F8F kits, EPO, built up or composite are too small or too large and I think the 1400mm series is, "Just right". We all have our wish list and I'm asking F8F lovers to come out and say, "If you make it, I'll buy it". Who knows if this will be successful or if Airfield/FMS and Nitroplanes will get the news that we are clamoring for a 1400mm series F8F but I thought I would try.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:34 PM
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No, probably not. Does not this one meet your needs?

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...5&pid=E2444850

a bit smaller but that's not always a bad thing...

Just curious.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Already have it and its great. I would love to have a larger, easier to build, retract equipped model at very resonable prices.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I had to vote no. I had an FSK Rare Bear and it was great but I only care for the Rare Bear scheme. As a warbird it is kinda blah...at least to me.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Hmmm... Bearcats are pretty sweet looking up close and in the air... Rarebear is... well... Rarebear... Honestly she's so heavily modified that there's just not a lot of F8F left in her...
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 08:52 PM
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I'd buy one!
As long as they do a good job on it.
I'm a fan of the P-47 but the FMS 1400mm rendition does nothing for me.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 09:09 PM
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I'm not a big fan of the Bearcat. It's kinda ugly...

I agree with you TW. I love P-47s, but I'm sick of all the bubble canopy versions. I really wish that FMS would do a razorback version of the P-47.

Todd
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 09:33 PM
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The landing gear would be hard to do.
Rare Bear Gear Test (2 min 4 sec)
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 09:45 PM
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I could see a Blue Angel scheme!
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 10:18 PM
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Wow. The wings on the rarebear might qualify as "winglets".
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 06:05 PM
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KC135 Boomer,
I like the idea of a Blue Angels F8F. A lot of people may not have known it was a Blue Angel airplane. I can't change history or peoples minds but the F8F was spectacular in my never humble opinion. It just came too late for WWII and right before the jet age. It would have been a terror or "Bear" in the Pacific. It holds time to climb records and was made Navy tough by the "Iron Works". I appreciate everybodies opinions and at least taking the time to chime in.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 06:29 PM
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2011 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow - Fred Cabanas & F8F Bearcat (8 min 39 sec)
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 08:25 PM
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I'm moist just watching the Vid. Thanks for posting.
I saw "The Horsemen" at Chino a couple a years ago and it sure was cool.
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 07:10 AM
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http://fargoairsho.com/performers/th...breaking-news/

F8F Bearcat Aerobatics The Horsemen (3 min 7 sec)
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Old Dec 03, 2011, 11:51 AM
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That's it! Thanks for posting. I will continue my search for mid sized F8F at resonable cost. "Fly Navy"
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