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Posted by Up&Away | Nov 20, 2011 @ 03:44 AM | 61,122 Views
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I have my Tango F5J for thermaling, a WeaselPro for the slope, and a FunWorld EP400 to try my aerobatic skills, or lack thereof, and some other assorted flying toys. But since the demise of my 42" Unicorn (now undergoing a lengthy process of refurbishing cum test bed to try new techniques) I have nothing speedy to slam about.

After much deliberation with myself, I finally opted to spend my birthday funds on a Nike2 as my next project.
Looking at prices and availability it quickly became apparent that buying directly from Czechia was (for me) the best option. Also, here I could buy the ARC (Almost Ready to Cover) version, which I preferred any way as I didn't really like their colour scheme. It will also make it easier to do some mods on the wings. AND it was cheaper. A lot cheaper. Postage was less then what I saved on the ARC version. So you might say I earned some money here…

Email communications with TopModel CZ were excellent, and after some questions (and answers) funds were hurled through cyberspace. Within a few weeks I received notification that a package had arrived at my local neighbourhood postoffice. Not the main one in town where I am usually send to pick up my large parcels, due to the payment of custom duties and import taxes. Why? The invoice on the box stated "test model - $10.-" So no...Continue Reading