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Posted by PeterVRC | Jul 23, 2015 @ 07:38 PM | 13,089 Views
HobbyKing had a "End of Financial year Sale", so what would you do to make the best use of that? BUY some stuff!!!
Many aircraft were notably reduced in price so of course I had to find something of good value to get!!
Seeing I have too many planes already I decided to "Not spend much" - though cost isn't an issue, SPACE is the real issue. Oh well.... what to pick....???

I ended up choosing the DC-3 Skybus made by Dynam. AU$129 was a 'bargain'... I thought.
1470mm Wingspan, so that seemed a fair size.... SEEMED.....

The much more costly Durafly DC-3 (and C-47) were greatly reduced in price too. I would never buy that at full price, but at the $100 or so discount I almost got that instead. But it was AU$262 still!! Normally AU$375!!
After reading reviews on it I decided it was NOT a good buy..... and especially when still at over double the price of the Dynam!

At HobbyZone (Melbourne) they sell Dynam planes but they only have the C-47 version (not DC-3), but I would have much preferred that one anyway - except it is AU$199. Though to have the HobbyKing one delivered it cost AU$161 in total... a lot of shipping cost! To be fair, shipping from Hobbyzone adds another $12 - though I could drive there to get it, and spend 'only' $10 on petrol, LOL.
$38 ($50 really) is a fair amount more, BUT in hind-sight... for the painting that the C-47 has, and the DC-3 is bare foam with decals, I would rather have bought that for the $199.
OR.... I could alter the DC-3 to suit what I want......