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Aug 17, 2011, 11:55 AM
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I take it that the price of $179.99 does not include motors, esc's, etc? Just kit and hardware?
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Aug 17, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Ordering


-will not be shipping until mid October
-JGUILTY13, My guess is that price is for plane only!

Received this email from Tower Hobbies

Dear Tower Hobbies Customer,

Thank you for contacting Tower Hobbies. The G-44 Widgeon is available now for back order. The stock number is GPMA1151 and the price is $179.99. You can place a back order for this item on our website or on the phone at 1-800-637-6050. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

We appreciate your time and your business with us.

Tower Hobbies Customer Service
www.towerhobbies.com
Last edited by Fast Freddy; Aug 17, 2011 at 04:53 PM.
Aug 19, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JGuilty13
I take it that the price of $179.99 does not include motors, esc's, etc? Just kit and hardware?
That is correct...it is the ARF kit only, no servos, electronics or motors. Marketed just like the Catalina they did, only at a higher price.
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Aug 20, 2011, 04:47 AM
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Finally, Had to come to the last freaking page of this Thread to figure out the price and estimated date of availability.

I sure like to see OP post this on the first post at the beginning of the thread as Tower does not have any hint of this model coming or any specifications available. I searched and searched and nothing....

Hum, it is going to be a real hard choice....I will wait to see it up close and in person before I pulled the trigger on this one because there is presently so many selections out there right now!
Aug 20, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by PittSpecial
Finally, Had to come to the last freaking page of this Thread to figure out the price and estimated date of availability.

I sure like to see OP post this on the first post at the beginning of the thread as Tower does not have any hint of this model coming or any specifications available. I searched and searched and nothing....

Hum, it is going to be a real hard choice....I will wait to see it up close and in person before I pulled the trigger on this one because there is presently so many selections out there right now!
Wow...three whole pages to get through...must have been grueling...

Lots of new airplane threads start out without the price and date, and we all know the dates are elastic.

When the kit was first announced, the price and date were not available, then.

The official price and date were only annouced in the last few days.

The kit specs were posted on the Electrifly web link in the first post, as far as measurements and equipment and such:

SPECIFICATIONS
Stock Number: GPMA1151
Wingspan: 51 in (1295mm)
Wing Area: 373 in2 (24.1dm2)
Weight: 4-4.5 lb (1810-2040 g)
Wing Loading: 25-28 oz/ft2 (76-85g/dm2)
Length: 36 in (915mm)
Requires: Radio system with a minimum of 4-channels; 4 micro servos; (2) 28-30-950kV outrunner motors; (2) 25 amp ESCs; (1) 3500mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo battery



In a perfect world, the OP would go back and update his first post with the info, but I see no sign we live in a perfect world.

Patience is a virtue.
Last edited by Thomas B; Aug 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM.
Aug 24, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Great Planes G-44 Widgeon is now up on Tower Hobbies backorder page.
-on home page type backorder in upper right search window, click go
-in brand index window click on G
-scroll down to Great Planes,
-click on R/C Airplane Ready-to-Fly - Electric - Easy-to-Fly (71)
-scroll down to G44 picture, click it and there it is!
Aug 25, 2011, 03:32 PM
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How's this.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...SEARCH=widgeon
Aug 25, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Excellent!
Aug 25, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Looks really nice....
Aug 26, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Finally i found a video. I also pre-ordered mine.

here's the video , enjoy

FLY RC magazine flys the Electrifly G-44 Widgeon ARF (4 min 39 sec)
Aug 26, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Wow! I have to have one of these. Now if I can just get my wife to approve it...
Aug 27, 2011, 05:17 AM
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Fantastic what a great model, I hope they also dons larger version....
Aug 27, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Hey Thayer, Is that you flying it in the above video? Beautiful flying, comes in for a landing with authority! Also, great review in Fly RC!
Aug 27, 2011, 03:34 PM
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Yeah, guilty as charged. Thanks for the compliments. This is a great model and one that certainly inspires gushing.

Thayer
Aug 27, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Thayer, In the video it appears it was dead calm with no wind at all. Had there been some wind I'm guessing the G-44 would not have come in for landings so fast. Agree? That is one sweet looking / flying airplane. It looks and flies better than the Catalina! Dang, I guess it's time to get the credit card out! That is one, nice, little pond and please don't tell us your backyard is on the lake! I so wish that was my situation!
Last edited by Fast Freddy; Aug 27, 2011 at 04:46 PM.


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