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Old May 03, 2012, 10:38 PM
TEAM EXTREME FLIGHT
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I always wanted a Laser in the worst way. Leo Loudenslager was my hero. Man, that guy could really fly. Him and Art Scholl.

Anyway, there wasn't a good one to be had in 1985 unless you bought a 1/4 Godfrey, and I didn't have that kind of money. While they weren't lasers, other aerobatic planes at least looked interesting. I tried Caps, and Zlins and all that, but they really sucked back them. They were flying buckets of crap, tip stalling monsters. The only one in a 40-60 nitro size that flew good was Hano Prettner's Dalotel, but that thing was so ugly I would not have been caught dead flying one.

Finally, in 1990 I just got fed up flying ugly sticks or pylon racing and I quit. You can imagine my surprise coming back and seeing all of these scale aerobatic ARFs that flew so well. I kind of fell in love with the Extra 260, because it looks sort of like a Laser, and later the Edge.

Still, I have wanted a good Laser all this time.

Two weeks.

Are they here yet?
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Old May 04, 2012, 01:16 AM
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Has a second colour scheme been shown yet? It's going to be hard to beat the "traditional" scheme though.
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Old May 04, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Red only.. straight from the horses mouth: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=7692
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Old May 04, 2012, 02:14 AM
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Old May 04, 2012, 07:22 AM
This is NOT a TOY?
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Red'll do.
I always liked the blue/yellow one, too... but definitely diggin' the red.
Time to source me some "Bud Light" vinyl
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Old May 04, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Red'll do.
I always liked the blue/yellow one, too... but definitely diggin' the red.
Time to source me some "Bud Light" vinyl


B&E Graphix just made a custon package for my Edge. They make a lot of custom stuff for these planes, and I'll bet they will have the Bud Lites avaialable for this plane.

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Old May 04, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Crap I think I want a laser.


I am going to try to hold for the pantera but the laser design is growing on me.
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:39 AM
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B&E Graphix just made a custon package for my Edge. They make a lot of custom stuff for these planes, and I'll bet they will have the Bud Lites avaialable for this plane.
Definitely the first place I was going to ask
They do awesome work, no doubt.
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I have used B&E, NachosCheese, and Bad Brad … highly recommended.

I am going to hold off for a larger Laser I think, although I may not be able to resist this one because it is here so soon
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Old May 04, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Definitely the first place I was going to ask
They do awesome work, no doubt.
I just had B&E cut vinyl graphixs for my 78" Extra.. Those guys rock! He returned my Emails within one hour, and shipped my custom cut Vinyl within 24 hours!
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Old May 04, 2012, 11:00 AM
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What I was really after was duplicating the original scheme, because the vinyl is so much easier to apply and looks so much nicer. I send Eric a picture of the plane and the scheme I wanted. I didn't expect the package to come with the Thunder Power decals for the rudder, or the flag for the nose, but it did.

I am sure B&E will probably make the Bud Light decals for the Laser. Tey make graphics packages for all the Extreme Flight planes, so this would just be another one.

There's not much to add to the scheme the way it will come. Looks like it should be a reasonably priced package.

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Old May 04, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I wish I knew if the Laser is going to have the Extreme Flight budlight-ized logos as they are on the prototype.
Me, I'd probably keep those, grab some Bud Light's for the fuse sides, and maybe a set for the underside of the wing
(Or yeah, now that I see that picture... maybe put the EF ones on the underside. lol)
Always thought that was a sharp plane.
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Old May 04, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Great shot! Im starting to get excited about the new Laser EXP. Ill be pulling the Trigger ASAP!

I just relized, I hav'nt purchased a new airframe in at least 6 months! I deserve a laser!
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Old May 04, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Would love some Bud Light decals on a Laser, but most of the graphics folks shy away from trademarked logos. I wanted some BL Lime stickers to put on my Mojo 40 profile, and 2 local vinyl shops didn't wanna do it for that reason. Didn't think toy airplanes would cause too much ruckus, but you never know...
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Old May 04, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Would love some Bud Light decals on a Laser, but most of the graphics folks shy away from trademarked logos. I wanted some BL Lime stickers to put on my Mojo 40 profile, and 2 local vinyl shops didn't wanna do it for that reason. Didn't think toy airplanes would cause too much ruckus, but you never know...
Red Bull shut a bunch of people down. Unbelievable as much money as they spend promoting that stuff that they would think Red Bull on an RC plane would hurt them.

But I do get it. Porsche shut down the whole model car industry because crappy toys were being produced using the Porsche logo. They just didn't want their name on a crappy product, but they can't police the entire toy/model industry and decide when to make exceptions. They pretty much have to guard their copyright every time against every one.

However, I am going to get Bud Light decals custom made for mine some how, some way, and I am gonna take it over to Bush Garderns in Tampa and fly it. That's sure going to be an interesting video.
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