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Old Jun 26, 2008, 02:24 AM
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Robert - What F-16 is that?
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 02:58 AM
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There are only two F-35's to my knowledg that are real nice!!!! And that's Oakdale aircrafts composite one and The wooden rbc kits one. I like that f-35 too. Its not overproduced like the darn f-16's are!!!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 04:11 AM
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1/8 scale Cermark F-16

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Old Jun 26, 2008, 04:22 AM
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There are only two F-35's to my knowledg that are real nice!!!! And that's Oakdale aircrafts composite one and The wooden rbc kits one. I like that f-35 too. Its not overproduced like the darn f-16's are!!!
Those are nice hard shell designs. for foamies this one and the FreeWing appear scale from the 3 views and Ming's / Windrider F-35 looks good for retracts.

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Old Jun 28, 2008, 10:24 AM
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oh nooes another 200 dollar foamie...LOL

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Old Jun 28, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Sweet! whens it for sale Tim!
Ultimatehobbies is close to me and Scott at Airland is a friend as well.
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Old Jun 28, 2008, 05:30 PM
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LOL Scott will have them Monday, Ultimate hobbies the same.
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Old Jun 28, 2008, 06:19 PM
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I've seen the thread on the Phantom. Big yawn from me.

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 11:36 AM
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How about some sub-$100 foamies; receiver ready?

Hobby City got these in; they're the same ones that other middlemen on the forums are pushing for double the price.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...tling_Albatros.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5A_Lighting_II

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 06:08 PM
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Hobby City got these in; they're the same ones that other middlemen on the forums are pushing for double the price.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...tling_Albatros.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5A_Lighting_II

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That FW_35A looks sweet...

and right at the $89.00 mark.
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:19 AM
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Another choice

Another great kit out there for around $116 shipped ($80 before shipping) is the Sky RC Model A-7. It flies great and looks great.
Carried by RC-Castle.com, X-flight.com, and extremerc.com.au
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Yes, but there is a niche for RTF planes. They are for people that are unsure or unwilling to build a kit. I have the AT su27 it was my first plane complete ready to crash. I built a a4 kit much better finished product but by the time I added the battery it is at 380.00 though.Same with RC cars and trucks mostly junk eletronics but they do allow people to get started without intimidation. Also I went 12 years ago to the local hobby shop wanting to buy a mig17. $800.00 for the airframe not including electronics needlees to say I did not come home with it,LOL. Other things to consider is logistics like batteries. My art tech battery cost 30.00 shipped a big battery for the A4 cost 3 times that. I do agree about the lacking motors etc. Honstly I would not be flying or buliding my own EDF's if it were not for the RTF that got me started.
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 11:05 AM
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Hobby City got these in; they're the same ones that other middlemen on the forums are pushing for double the price.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...tling_Albatros.
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...5A_Lighting_II

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Those are great prices. If those companies only wanted to deal with sales directly we would pay for a model equal prices with GWS models.Free wing power system included with L-39 is great so far. You just have to swap ESC for a real one. From the video clips I've seen F-35 flies great with stock power too.
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Yes, but there is a niche for RTF planes. They are for people that are unsure or unwilling to build a kit. I have the AT su27 it was my first plane complete ready to crash. I built a a4 kit much better finished product but by the time I added the battery it is at 380.00 though.Same with RC cars and trucks mostly junk eletronics but they do allow people to get started without intimidation. Also I went 12 years ago to the local hobby shop wanting to buy a mig17. $800.00 for the airframe not including electronics needlees to say I did not come home with it,LOL. Other things to consider is logistics like batteries. My art tech battery cost 30.00 shipped a big battery for the A4 cost 3 times that. I do agree about the lacking motors etc. Honstly I would not be flying or buliding my own EDF's if it were not for the RTF that got me started.
There are some great and affordable beginner EDFs out there for well under $200. Example: Hobby People F-16. Comes with a brushless motor, ESC, kit, and Fan. All for $139.
The gripe isn't with RTF. The gripe is with the crappy electronics that they package with them. It does a dis-service to a newb trying to get into the hobby. They end up crashing their new plane because the power system/servos etc. crap out and fail.
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Old Jul 09, 2008, 12:31 PM
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I agree with overpriced foamies. I know the molds cost $$$ to make but a foamy without electronics shouldnt cost over $150 (that is with alot of detail and parts). Now before everyone goes crazy I do not mean the big foamies but the nice sized park planes or a little bigger. Just cause you put panel lines and some detail into the foam doesnt justify and 50% increase in price.
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