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Old Feb 27, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Parksone BF-109-Is it still in production?

I have recently asked this question on this forum. The answer came back that it was out of production. Looking at the Horizon website, it was not listed.

When I received my new MA magazine today, there was a new add, which included the new Spitfire, the Mustang, the P-47, and the 109, so I was wondering if it had been reinstated.

I really like this airplane (it is a great flying airplane), and was sorry to hear that it had left the lineup.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:47 AM
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Last I saw was that replacement parts were being sold on their website but I haven't seen the BNF or PNP kits. It's a shame that they'd cancel it because it flies as straight as an arrow.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Last I saw was that replacement parts were being sold on their website but I haven't seen the BNF or PNP kits. It's a shame that they'd cancel it because it flies as straight as an arrow.
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Seconded; beautiful flier
...and her slightly extra bulk makes her ideal for those slighly windier conditions that I might be reluctant to put up one of my other PZ birds.

Nice chunky-section foam surfaces to enable easy / sturdy repairs too.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Good News!!! When I spoke with Matt, from HH, at this weekend's WRAM show, I mentioned how disappointed I was that the BF-109 has been discontinued by PZ. Matt said that PZ is considering bringing the BF-109 back for a brief period. If the new add shows the BF-109, I guess the decission has been made. Shortly after getting my BF-109 when it was first released, I had an opportunity to buy a replacement plane (PNP) for a good price, so I have all of the spare parts that I'll need for the foreseeable future, but I'm glad the rest of the BF-109 fans will have another chance at this winderful bird.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:21 PM
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It's still advertised as available in the UK, on several web sites eg

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=29304

No idea if the shipping cost to the US would be prohibitive though.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 02:12 PM
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definitely a good flying plane. I put a power 25 on it and run the plane on 4s with a 12x10 prop. I have a spare "kit" still in the box just in case I need parts.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 02:22 PM
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I've had a replacement airframe on order at Great Hobbies for months. I had heard it was going out of production. I'm a little surprised they'd discontinue it given the level of interest evident.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 03:50 PM
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That would be great!
I've had fun with my T-28, P-47 and Corsair. I just put together a P-51, but was dissappointed with how dosile it was to fly with a Power 10. (I know it sounds crazy).

I have been strongly considering the 109 with a fast motor. If they bring it back, that would probably be too hard to resist.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
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A few months back I commented that last year was a year for British planes, and this year will be the year for German planes. I predicted that the promised WWI plane would be the Albatross. I also said that we would see a WWII German plane this summer. The front runner is the Dora, but a strong second is the Stuka. Bringing back the BF-109 would be in keeping with the German theme for this year's planes. We'll know better in about 2-3 months.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 12:24 PM
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I have 3 pz planes and I like the 109 quite a bit. I picked up an extra wing and am going to get a fuse just incase. I was a little PO'ed that they killed it.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:18 PM
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On a positive note, Parkzone has been good about carrying parts, even for their discontinued products. Most places I have checked, the airframe is out of stock with an estimated date of March. I would guuess this is due to the large spike in people who feel pushed get one and/or parts while they still can.
Horizon is not stupid. They are in business to make money. If there is a spike in sales that seems to hold somewhat steady, there may still be hope.
Pull out those credit cards and continue to stockpile foam 109 parts ...for the cause.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 01:43 AM
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A few months back I commented that last year was a year for British planes, and this year will be the year for German planes. I predicted that the promised WWI plane would be the Albatross. I also said that we would see a WWII German plane this summer. The front runner is the Dora, but a strong second is the Stuka. Bringing back the BF-109 would be in keeping with the German theme for this year's planes. We'll know better in about 2-3 months.
I'm all for them bringing it back. But if they want to count it as a new release I would hope that it WAS a new release of the 109. Change the scheme, retract ready, with the wing spar extended to the end of the wing. I still enjoy flying the old one though. It's a bunch of fun with the P-25 and stock blade just going verticle for 20-30 seconds then flopping over and diving back toward the runway. I still giggle a little when I hear the howl from the prop freewheeling.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Thank you all for the replies.

I would also like to see a version with retracts-that would make an excellent airplane even better!
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