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Old Aug 14, 2008, 02:52 AM
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That has got to be one of the most complete/preassembled foamy ARF's I have ever seen. ALOT of the tedious stuff is done for you and looks to have been done well for a change. The finish looks very nice and hey at least the pilot have an O2 mask and is at least in the right era. That fan looks SWEET JS-1400 all the way when the time comes.

RCLander, Nice work on this plane. In my opinion from what I have seen you have seriously raised the bar. I wouldn't mind shelling out the few extra $$ for this or any other of your planes if they all look and come like this.

Um....Do we have a U.S. price yet or did I miss it? Got a birthday coming up .

Jason
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 11:41 AM
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The nice man from parcelforce delivered my Panther yesterday, had chance to check out the contents last night and must say I was impressed at the sound packaging (everything was bagged and bubble wrapped), the mouldings are good and the finish is strong and for a bonus they have painted the inside of the moulds which keeps the colour contrast.

The foam is EPS but it has a good density better than the flyfly moulds, instructions are basic and require quite a lot of guesswork but who cares its a panther !!!!!!!
Dear Jimmy,
Thanks for your purchasing our product and your kind comment. This is our first version (w/o EDF set)which maybe not enought of some information and need to make some improvement. You welcome to advise us from time to time. FYI, the RTF version more than 90% assembled included alloy EDF, ESC, servos and retractable landing gear (w/o TX, RX & battery) has been ready now. Also it can been included the flap system, if necessary. (Two samples F9F-2 have been landed on EJF last month). Also the new pattern verison of "Tail Blue" has been painted today. It is looked like a petty lady (will be posted the related photoes for sharing with all of you). On the other hand, our Rafale plane has been totally completed and will be launched within this few days. (Two samples Rafale have been taken off to EJF today and expect this Sunday or next Monday landing on EJF). Tomorrow I will post her operational manual for all of you review first and hope all of you love her.
One more information, a new covertible style of F16(? -? -?) model will be coming soon......

Thanks for all of you supporting us to develop more new models in the future and hope you enjoy our products and service.

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Tim
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 01:02 PM
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Thanks Tim,

I'll blog the build once the fan arrives (tomorrow) and highlight areas where the insturctions should be improved.

Happy to do the same with your rafale if you would like to send me one (happy to cover postage!)
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 01:10 PM
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Subscribed. This Panther looks like a beauty. I had my eye on that 120mm composite one, but who knows when we'll see that one. This one looks like we will see it very soon.
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 01:39 PM
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I would gladly take an ARF version with or without fan. I prefer my own electronics and installation teniques. Not intended to be a put down at all, Just my preferance.

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Old Aug 14, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Tim, what we could do with is a few shots of the wing showing the retract installation (mechanism) and the flaps install ifyou have any ......
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 06:11 PM
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I've been wanting to do a Panther for some time. Glad to see they will be carried here in the US. Mike
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 06:39 PM
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Tim,
Since you were able to get the Panther to fly as well as it does,how about doing a T-33.I bet there are a few guys that would like one too!
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Old Aug 15, 2008, 11:53 AM
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F9F-2 retract landing gear & flap system

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Tim, what we could do with is a few shots of the wing showing the retract installation (mechanism) and the flaps install ifyou have any ......
Dear Jimmy,

Attached is for your reference Please be reminded to install the dummy scale plastic leg cover before take off.
I hope this above information is clear to you.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks.
Tim

Dear Jimmy,
I forgot to inform you that using some hot melt glue to reinforce F9F-2 landing gear case with foam housing included hard wood(After screw had been locked up then put some hot melt glue just enough to cover the area of screw between foam housing. That time hot melt glue will be looked like proctector and suspension for hard landing appeared. Some time hot melt glue is better than epoxy for two different material. Don't worry about once of maintenance issue, you just add some alcohol on the surface of hot melt glue waiting around 10-15 sec. then you can take out the landing gear casing without damage the foam. I always put this in my car for emergency reparing of crashed foam plane in the flying field. I hope it can be sharing with all of you.
Thanks.
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 07:10 AM
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excellent pics! Makes sense now. Thanks Tim...
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Tim,
Since you were able to get the Panther to fly as well as it does,how about doing a T-33.I bet there are a few guys that would like one too!
That's what I've been saying. Really want a P80, but same idea. The Panther is excellent. All the others recent releases have been more of the same. Yet another boring delta or whatever else has been overdone.

A P80 or T33 needs correct intakes as shown in your pic also. Not like that horribly off-scale Kyosho where they stuck them halfway up the fuse, to simplify their design/molding. I've thought about buying one of those used Kyosho's here, but considering that folks seem to think they're worth their weight in gold and the fact that the intakes need completely relocated on the model, I may as well just scratchbuild one.

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Old Aug 16, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Tim:

This plane will have quite a few servos when retracts and flaps are installed. Does the RTF's included ESC have a switching mode BEC?

I might be inclined to use a micro retract servo for over-current protection in the event of binding rather than a proportional one.
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Tim:

This plane will have quite a few servos when retracts and flaps are installed. Does the RTF's included ESC have a switching mode BEC?

I might be inclined to use a micro retract servo for over-current protection in the event of binding rather than a proportional one.
That's what I would do also. A bit of linkage work, and you could use a single micro retract. I'd be a bit worried about overtaxing a BEC with all those non-retract servos. Without a computer radio, it's difficult to get them all unloaded in their fully retracted/extended positions. The higher gear ratio of non-retracts really need smooth linkage operation with no binding as you stated also.

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Old Aug 16, 2008, 01:57 PM
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The more I see of this the more I want one. Just waiting for Robert to say the word that there in stock. Keep the info coming. Thanks Mike
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 04:40 AM
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ESC with BEC

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Tim:

This plane will have quite a few servos when retracts and flaps are installed. Does the RTF's included ESC have a switching mode BEC?

I might be inclined to use a micro retract servo for over-current protection in the event of binding rather than a proportional one.
Yes, our RTF's included ESC have a switching mode BEC function.
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