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Old Mar 14, 2010, 08:59 PM
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I don't know if you are aware, but the Blaze is available as a pure glider too so there won't be any balance issues.

Yeah I did, but thanks for the heads up. TBH I want a mouldie for the slope but don't trust myself. Still haven't been to the slope to try the Blizzard after I straightened the wing warp, but the urge to get 'something' is getting the better of me.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 10:31 PM
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I could stand to have one of these. I see that Tower carries some Ripmax products, wonder if they will get this one in?
Old Mar 15, 2010, 03:42 AM
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Yeah I did, but thanks for the heads up. TBH I want a mouldie for the slope but don't trust myself. Still haven't been to the slope to try the Blizzard after I straightened the wing warp, but the urge to get 'something' is getting the better of me.

If you did go the moulded route my humble advice would be to start with a full GRP (not carbon) kit as these are much easier to repair. The Flying Fish from T9Hobbysport would be a good starting point.....http://www.t9hobbysport.com/static/Flying_fish.asp
I've been in this hobby for 41 years and I'm still not fully relaxed when landing either my carbon Mini Blade or Micro Floh so I understand your concerns!
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Flying and landing aren't the probs, ok, every now and then things go...er...not to plan on a landing, but the LZ's at Leek are tough (for me). I damaged a Graupner Chili last year due to too hot a landing (no flaps, spoilerons did bugger all except make it float past the LZ about 5mph slower). My TX started screaming LV at me and after 10mins of not being able to land it, I had to force it down

I ought to try and repair it but it's in an awkward position on the t tail and I'm not sure of the best way to do it.

Flying Fish is top of the list as a mouldie, but flaps req due to LZ I think is the best option.

Quite a few use the Mini Dragon at Leek and they rate that too. Ģ40 dearer tho.....
Old Apr 26, 2010, 06:10 AM
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Looks very interesting, but is it possible to use the original box for transport? IOW, how long time does it take to attach the wing/ V-tail?
Old Apr 27, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Looks very interesting, but is it possible to use the original box for transport? IOW, how long time does it take to attach the wing/ V-tail?
I think I can answer this myself, since I've found the manual:

http://www.hype-rc.de/shop_image/att...82f3732e75.pdf

A bit too much fiddling for a convenient on site assembly for my taste. Still, a lot better than other hotliners which are glued permanently though.
Old Apr 27, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Whats the quality of the foam like on ST models? As good as Multiplex or Parkzone?
Old Apr 28, 2010, 03:15 AM
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I had a look on it at the exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany and it looks very fine.
The wing seems to be very stiff. The surface is clean and the material feels strong.
So, I couldnīt resist and bought one.
I have the info that the first models will be delivered in the beginning of May and hopefully thatīs true.
Old Apr 28, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Having had 2 Blizzards (powered and slope) I still can't help feeling that MPX didn't quite get it right what with a fiddly build, the fact that the servos are fixed in permanantly and the flutter issues of course, so I'll definitely be getting one of these as a direct comparison as both my Blizzard's have now moved on to pastures new. On the whole (from the instructions) it seems to be slightly better thought out (hind sight at MPX's expense maybe?) although the cheap looking canopy lets it down IMHO, but then I suppose all kits have a minor irritation somewhere in the design.
Can't wait!
Old Apr 28, 2010, 05:44 AM
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Yeah, the canopy looks cheap, thatīs right. Maybe I make a new one. Carbon should look like really well, instead of the plastic one.

So - PIMP MY BLAZE
Old May 08, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I have the asw 28 and love it, I was thinking about getting the fox as banana hobby carries it, It seems that st is going to be carried by more than one distributer. I bought my asw from hobbycity so who knows where its going to be available here in the states.
Old Jun 01, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Stock in the UK


Ripmax say they will be in UK shops this week!
Old Jun 02, 2010, 04:09 PM
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anybody see them in the us yet?
Old Jun 05, 2010, 07:19 AM
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Ripmax say they will be in UK shops this week!

It's here!
http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk...d.asp?id=31862
Old Jun 05, 2010, 12:13 PM
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I'm picking mine up asap. The LHS had 3 today sold 2 already...


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