Thread Tools
Jul 15, 2011, 12:01 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
staggerwing's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrb View Post
A point to note -- 6' single piece wing!

It lays from the back of the driver's seat right to the tailgate in my 2007 Explorer.

And it covers 1/3 of the width of the cargo area.

So you gotta have a plan a good way haul the wing.

Also, virtually all the weight is in the wing too; the fuselage weights next to nothing.
Believe the wing will be a delicate item if unattached so definitely worth some type of protection. Measuring my Tacoma, the 17 should go in assembled tail & nose to sides elevated on a support above the wheel humps as do several other planes I squeeze in assembled.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jul 15, 2011, 12:05 PM
jrb
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
YMMV -- but I'd find it difficult to truck it fully assembled from my cave to my Explorer. Let alone trying to get it into a vehicle that way.
Jul 15, 2011, 12:21 PM
jrb
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
PS: I'm 6' 6".
Jul 15, 2011, 02:21 PM
Hawk Fanatic
SkylineFlyer's Avatar
I've got a 6 1/2' bed on my truck. I just turn this guy sideways and it fits in there all together. Yippie! No taking the wing off for me.
Jul 15, 2011, 07:21 PM
jrb
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
Posted photos of wing in Explorer, as stored, and alterantive transport scheme over in the thread I started.
Jul 15, 2011, 09:35 PM
Tom Para
Tom in Cincy's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer View Post
Im wondering if they are truly in stock here yet.
I'm betting they never got them in. There is no other reason not to ship them. I'm sure they send out hundreds of parcel post packages every day.
Jul 15, 2011, 10:51 PM
Capt, USAF
Roswalt's Avatar
Yeah I'm really starting to believe something is up and we are being kept in the dark... I still have zero movement on my order from the 9th. Never had to wait that long for something to leave the USA warehouse.
Jul 16, 2011, 09:11 AM
jrb
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
Odd -- plane doesn't show up on USA inventory list; but from world warbird list it shows 10 @ USA?
Jul 16, 2011, 09:50 AM
MN WATTS Master
Vintauri's Avatar
I show it on page 8 of the USA Warehouse listings.
Jul 16, 2011, 09:57 AM
AMA 636518 - FAA FA********
Oregon Craig's Avatar
As an aside, I placed an order on the 10th for one of the 1400mm L-4s and it hasn't moved either. The previous week I ordered some lipos from the USA warehouse on the 5th, they shipped on the 7th and were in my mailbox on the 8th. That's why I thought spending a bit more with them on this order from the USA warehouse was a good bet. We shall see. I don't care when it arrives as long as it finally does but it does appear something is up. The L4 and B17 are both shown on page 8 as in stock "10+" or "+10" or whatever it is. Mine has been in "printed ready to pack" status for 6 days.
Jul 16, 2011, 09:59 AM
AMA 636518 - FAA FA********
Oregon Craig's Avatar
Oh, and I inquired via email Friday morning but no response as of now.
Jul 16, 2011, 11:12 AM
jrb
jrb
Member
jrb's Avatar
Must have missed pg8; wish you could sort the USA's inventory, i.e.: $, type & get more items/page.
Jul 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
AMA 636518 - FAA FA********
Oregon Craig's Avatar
Ya, I hear ya.

BTW, my email just bounced back as undeliverable. Something about the HK server not accepting any connections.

Maybe they are having some kind of I.T. snafu.
Jul 16, 2011, 11:48 AM
MN WATTS Master
Vintauri's Avatar
I had trouble with their support e-mail earlier this week. I had to use the live chat to get any answers.

I'd also like to see a better way to sort the US warehouse info. Scrolling through the pages and seeing half of it out of stock is irritating.
Jul 16, 2011, 01:02 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
staggerwing's Avatar
Kinda glad we are comparing notes even though at this point they ain't givin me a warm fuzzy


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Product Easytiger B-17 72.25"/1875mm span! CarreraGTSCS Electric Warbirds 37 Mar 05, 2014 06:45 PM
Discussion the Liberty Belle, a restored B-17 burned up after emergency landing today. burndup General Aviation 0 Jun 13, 2011 08:32 PM
New Product B-17 F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" Banana Hobby CSR Banana Hobby 32 Mar 05, 2011 10:28 AM
New Product B-17 F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" PittSpecial Electric Warbirds 0 Feb 28, 2011 11:13 PM