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Old Feb 20, 2014, 04:59 PM
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Do a google search using keyword 'plank wing glider' or 'plank glider'. You will find thousand more copy cats with different names and proportions.
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Old Feb 20, 2014, 07:31 PM
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The HK Bird Plane looks to me more like a Dreamflight weasel and Alula mix of a sort.

First of all the Alula has forward swept wings more like a real bird were the Opteryx DLG looks to have straight wings. Were the Bird plane has swept back wings looking more like the weasel. SO when we say a copy cat that is not true in the case of the bird plane. Were the Trex 450 and the HK 450 this is the case.

Ps Tim love the Gizmo

Oh I totally agree. Great designs have a way of ending up on HK's site as piss poor copies.

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Old Feb 20, 2014, 09:57 PM
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Orded a opteryx rtf , 6 months ago.. Still havent sent it. And doesnt answer My mail...
Anyone else having problems whith skyhigh hobby?
You are not the only one. It took 2 months and almost daily emails to get my opteryx kit. I have read that many peoply have had shipping issues with skyhigh hobby.. the opteryx does however fly well, if you ever get it. lol
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Old Feb 21, 2014, 07:07 AM
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How ironic....that would take about two days to build from scratch.
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Old Feb 22, 2014, 10:31 PM
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speaking of rip-offs

I paid for 2 opteryx back in Sept 2013. I've not been able to get an answer from him.
He has a note on his website asking you to be patient - all that does is make you wait until PayPal's time limit for complaints expires.

I'll be happy to post a retraction if I ever see anything from skyhighhobby but for now my advice is that you do business with people who actually deliver.
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Old Feb 23, 2014, 12:17 PM
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I'll be happy to post a retraction if I ever see anything from skyhighhobby but for now my advice is that you do business with people who actually deliver.
Can you accuse Hobbyking of taking sales from a product you can't actually buy?
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Old Feb 23, 2014, 02:09 PM
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Can you accuse Hobbyking of taking sales from a product you can't actually buy?
He is not complaining about Hobbyking, he is complaining about SkyHigh.


There are probably hundreds of flying wings on the market. There can be no patent or copywrite of a flying wing format. Get over it. Personally it reminds me of the Boomer from Mountain Models. I built two of them.

Anyway, I look forward to the first reports on this new Bird Plane.
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Old Feb 23, 2014, 02:42 PM
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There are probably hundreds of flying wings on the market. There can be no patent or copywrite of a flying wing format. Get over it. ...............
+1. Much ado about nothing!
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Old Feb 23, 2014, 08:13 PM
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Looks great
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 05:03 PM
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ordered a Sky high mini a couple of weeks back and

I read this thread that the guy is a bum, so i quickly went to paypal and filed a claim.

Waited a week after sending him some emails (nice ones) asking him to reply. When I didn't hear anything and the right amount of time passed, I escalated the claim with Paypal.

Yesterday I got a note from Paypal saying he's shipped and provided me with a tracking number which says it is enroute.

I'll keep you posted.
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Where do you fly in the Louisville area?
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 07:51 PM
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Louisville area Soring society is located at

Charlie Venitner Park
For the past 50 years! :-)

Our club is hosting the Midsouth soaring championships at the end of me that will be at Hayes Kennedy Park near the river

Where are you located at
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 08:41 PM
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I'm 30min south of Lexington. I have a couple flying buds up your way. None into gliders tho.
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Looks like I'm 1hr 40min from the park. When I get all my gliders up and going it would be nice to make the trip up there.
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