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Posted by PeterVRC | Dec 28, 2015 @ 06:54 AM | 13,516 Views
When Hobbyking/"Avios" made the Hawker Sea Fury they decided to make up a warbird camo version, but also the modern day modified Reno Racer version that is named "Riff Raff".
Seeing they were all on "Super Special" during the sales, I got one of the Riff Raff versions also!
It is quite a different looking plane.... basically very racey looking, lol.

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Posted by PeterVRC | Dec 13, 2015 @ 07:07 PM | 14,307 Views
AU$118 delivered on the HobbyKing Sale, so I decided to get one. I can;t even drive to any hobby shop and get a plane like this for under AU$230 (eg Dynam), so it is basically less then half price and 'zero effort' to order and get! (no driving anywhere!)

It looks great in pics!
Many reviews on it are good - though also some issues with the retracts are mentioned.
But at AU$118 even then it can't be a 'loss'.... can it ????

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Posted by PeterVRC | Dec 04, 2015 @ 01:04 AM | 16,200 Views
Huh, more planes?
Well HobbyKing did have a SUPER special on! Thus I bought a lot of new planes....
6 Avios Sea Fury's included.

I did not know much at all about the Avios Sea Fury, but at AUD$125 including shipping(!), for a 1200mm highly detailed model, that was impossible to refuse!! Thus why I bought 6 of them! I actually bought 5 Sea Fury's and ONE Sea Fury RACER... the "Riff Raff" Reno Racer version, which uses 6S instead of 4S (but the same output power level really).
I quickly read up forum info on them and it all sounded fine - the typical few quirks here and there, but I can fix those! So then I ordered them quick smart, before the sale could end.

When it arrived I was amazed! It is one of the best, if not the best. foam models I have seen! Very highly detailed - which Durafly are also, but this is just a bit more again.
Then all the design ideas and construction - THEY are the highlights of a new generation of foam models and strengths etc!

BUT... then I found out what that all costs in WEIGHT!! I saw it was listed at 2100g in the HobbyKing specs, but I thought that would be AUW with a battery. That is the 'EMPTY' weight! With a battery it is 2400g to 2600g or so!
This is one HEAVY foam model! Though I like heavy aircraft....
Maybe not THIS heavy!
But it is a work of art anyway....

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