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Mar 27, 2011, 04:43 PM
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NC Real EstateGuy, don't do it. Repeat!! Don't do it. Everybody loves the scale or stand off scale war birds, because they look so good, BUT, as a new flyer, it would be way beyond your capabilities to try to fly one of these. If you want to buy it and put it away until you're ready for a war plane that's a different story, but you need to get used to flying and develope your intuiitive actions before flying one of these. It's like riding a bike. After you've done it for a while, you don't even think about what you have to do to stay up on the bike. These types of planes don't give you the opportunity to think about what you're going to do. So, rather than spending a whole bunch of money on a great, all be it, harder to fly plane, I would suggest that you get a whole lot of practice with easier to fly planes until you don't have to rely on someone else to take the radio out of your hands to save it from crashing. So many people get into the hobby and then try to fly a war bird, but end up crashing it. Then they get frustrated and quit the hobby all together. If you go with a buddy box, your "buddy" will be flying it more than you will, if you don't mind watching him fly.
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Mar 28, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Triple W... thanks for the advice.

Gene... thanks for your advice too.

I am going to order one of these as soon as possible, and in the meantime fly the heck out of my mid wing, taildragger foamie and my GP Spectra electric glider. By the time this plane is at market, I should be able to log quite a bit of flying time. I will let my friend take off and land the warbird and I will fly it at altitude until I feel comfortable at the controls. That worked the first time around.
Mar 28, 2011, 10:31 PM
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That's a good idea. Buy it while it's available, and at least you'll have it. Sometimes, I get a plane that I really love, then the manufacturer quits producing it. So I usually buy a second one and just hold onto it.
Mar 29, 2011, 06:14 AM
I Used To Have More Free Time!
Gene,
I went flying yesterday for about 2 hours. As I was flying, I was really trying to imagine what it would feel like if the plane was three times faster and larger. And even though I think my flying skills are pretty good for a beginner, I realized that I am far from being able to handle this warbird. So, I spent the two hours doing TOs and landings and ground handling skills. I will still purchase this plane when it comes out, and use it as an incentive to get out there and fly with a purpose.
Mar 29, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonbeam
This thing looks fantastic! Just hoping it's not one of those Chinese built jobs where the gear is all crap and ya get no product support.

That's the only thing fearing me about this one. I see so many threads of HobbyKing, Nitroplanes, and Banana Hobby planes where guys have to make a ton of mods before it's flight worthy.

They definitely got this one looking REALLY nice. Anymore word on when it's expected?
My thoughts exactly....

Will be watching and waiting for those the get this model and fly it and we will see!
Mar 29, 2011, 07:00 AM
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Keep Practicing NCguy! TW
Mar 29, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NCRealEstateGuy
Gene,
I went flying yesterday for about 2 hours. As I was flying, I was really trying to imagine what it would feel like if the plane was three times faster and larger. And even though I think my flying skills are pretty good for a beginner, I realized that I am far from being able to handle this warbird. So, I spent the two hours doing TOs and landings and ground handling skills. I will still purchase this plane when it comes out, and use it as an incentive to get out there and fly with a purpose.
I'm sure if you wanted tips on "next planes" folks on here would be more than willing, if you'll let 'em know what you're flying now, etc. It's a great hobby!
Mar 29, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Practice stall recoveries up high, because that is one of the characteristics of warbirds. They tend to stall on the "final approach" turn if you're flying too slow. Then they cartwheel, breaking things as they tumble. Practice those stalls even with what you're flying now. Just do it up high where you have enough altitude for three errors to recover.
Mar 29, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Thank you for the concern about this product.
Now we are trying to test electronic equipment.
To ensure stability and reliability of this product.
Huge size of the EPO is a huge challenge.
The same for me is a huge challenge.
Andy, we all hope a great deal of R&D goes into this plane before it hits the open market. There are so many pilots out ther including me that strip out the cheap electronics and rebuild with quality parts. Offering this plane as an "airframe" would be a big plus from the very begining. Letting us pilots build it the way we want it would quiet alot of complaints. I too am excited to see this size plane being developed. I hope to read more positive reviews in the very new future. Good luck to you with this new plane. ~robert
Mar 29, 2011, 07:47 PM
I Used To Have More Free Time!
OK... I have gotten over my "72 hour high", and have decided to purchase a Multiplex Mentor, as a step in between my beginner plane that I have now, and the warbird. It will give you other guys some time to critique this one for a little while before I purchase.
Gene, Next time out I will practice stall recoveries. Thanks.
Mar 29, 2011, 08:40 PM
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BP Hobbies @ one time had the Mentor CHEAP! I see it's back up to a buck and 1/2 now. You might want to give the Fun Cub a chance. It's large and is very forgiving to fly as well.
Apr 06, 2011, 03:53 AM
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any updates on this, did we get and ETA?

S.
Apr 06, 2011, 05:22 AM
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I was wondering the same thing? Nothing on Hobby King , nothing around at all , we need a P40 fix !!!!!
Apr 06, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Just yesterday I was "flying" my static display P-40N model around my desk making engine and machine gun noises and thinking about this kit.

I'm definitely looking forward to this one...
Apr 13, 2011, 09:01 PM
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updates , anyone , santa ? Easter Bunny ?


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