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Old Oct 31, 2007, 05:36 AM
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Alfa Model appreciation thread.....

Ok I've seen all the very nice examples of many peoples Alfa warbirds on various threads over the years and I thought why not have a thread dedicated speacially to them as I know every body that has them loves them. So please post pictures details and comments of your love for alfa models, and hopefully together we'll create a central point of shared information and love for these fantastic models that Mr Alfa produces for our enjoyment. Any Alfa model is welcome, so lets see the love people

to start here are mine, they all fly great, particually the P47:

FW190 (my first Alfa):

Blue mpjet outrunner,
3 x HS-55's
Hitec Electron 6 Rx
Tornado 20amp esc
3 cell flight power 1200 lipo

P47:
MPjet geared brushless inrunner
3 x HS 55'S
Schulze rx
TB 18 esc
3 cell 1200 lipo

Mig 15:
Mpjet brushless inrunner
3 x HS-55's
schulze rx
3 cell 1500 lipo
CC 25 esc

Sabre F68 in box ready to build
Alfa wildcat on order ready christmas.
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:26 PM
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Alfa's got to love them

my buddy and I have 7 of them and there the best out of the box plane.

My latest is the 109 with 2012-20 with a 9X6 and lets just say 91 mph level fight on a speed gun. WOW! best plane I have crazy vertical. And handles like a dream.

A4 the new newest.
109
F4
P-51
P-47
All flying and doing great after 3 years still going!
Thats my 2 cent's.
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:41 PM
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My F-4U

This is my most fun flying plane, look great in the air, very scale.
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:48 PM
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Two Words: "Wild", "Cat" !!!!
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 10:53 PM
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Very Nice

That is one I dont have, what kind of set up are you running?
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 11:11 PM
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I squeezed a Park 370 in there, with a Thunderbird 18 ESC. I run it on an evo 25 3s 2100mAh Battery. It flys pretty fast and goes 15-20 minutes if I don't push it too hard.
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Old Nov 01, 2007, 11:47 PM
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That must be a tight fit, nice job! have you been able to see what kind of speed your getting?
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 04:59 AM
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Great pictures guy's, love the Wildcat John. BTW John, I've just had a look at the wildcat i've order from my LHS and it seems as if you need to remove the cowl before you can remove the hatch, the battery and/or the wing. Am I correct?

Stuart.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 06:46 AM
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I haven't measured it but the impression at WOT is very very fast. If I hand launch with anything more than half throttle it does crazy things until I get flight control authority. Once its in the air it will quickly fly out of sight and will climb until I can barely see it. However its slow speed characteristics are just fine, it will do a slow speed pass just as easily as a high speed one. When landing it will slow down enough to just gently plop on the runway and slide a couple feet.

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That must be a tight fit, nice job! have you been able to see what kind of speed your getting?
The hatch comes off first. It tucks under the cowl and then slides back on a peg . Everything is accessible from the hatch, you won't have to remove the cowl at all. And you can remove the wing without removing the cowl. Two things to note: 1. The Cowl is very fragile and I wouldn't remove it unless really necessary. 2. The hatch has been my only problem with the Wild Cat. It has a tendency to let the hatch slip forward and pop up in flight. Some sort of Magnet or Velcro setup could be used to fix the problem, for now I put a piece of clear tape on the back of the canopy and it seems to hold it in flight and is easily peeled off when I finish flying.

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Great pictures guy, love the Wildcat John. BTW John, I've just had a look at the wildcat i've order from my LHS and it seems as if you need to remove the cowl before you can remove the hatch, the battery and/or the wing. Am I correct?
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on that John.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Oh, I may have a pic or two to contribute to this thread. Stay tuned.


ETA: see that only took a few minutes. I'll have some more later.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 07:45 AM
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Hey Dora. I didn't know that the A4 were out yet in the US. Details please!!! . I'm just waiting to see what EDF they come out with next
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Here you go: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=723748 Start reading around page 40 or so. Sadly a lot of the discussion is: "my motor is better than your motor" blah, blah blah... I've posted some pics of the mods I've done. Such as making the wing removeable. Over all it's a nice plane and has the probably best decals Alfa has produced. They settle very well to the panel lines with some Micro Set/Sol.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 07:57 AM
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I squeezed a Park 370 in there, with a Thunderbird 18 ESC. I run it on an evo 25 3s 2100mAh Battery. It flys pretty fast and goes 15-20 minutes if I don't push it too hard.
What prop are you running? I use a 370 and an APCE 8X4. With a 1320 3 cell...and just putting(read as: really pushing it sloooow) I can get 20+ min flights.
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Old Nov 02, 2007, 08:33 AM
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I'm running an APC 9x6

Where do you get the Micro Set/Sol and is it easy to use? My Decals are shredding and peeling cause of my lousy application...
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