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Apr 09, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Flyzone Calypso


http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...000/index.html

The RTF and TxR versions will be arriving in June.
If you are at SEFF in GA later this month, the Hobbico guys will have some samples to fly and share.
Come check them out!
take care,
George
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Apr 11, 2012, 09:34 PM
WAA-08 THANK FRANK!
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Get us some video, please!
Apr 19, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Here is a short product video.
Hobbico® Flyzone™ Calypso™ EP Glider - Action Shots (1 min 47 sec)
Apr 29, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Very nice, When wil the ARF version be ready? also do you have any pics of the wing saddle area of the fuse?
Apr 30, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Hello,
The RTF and TxR versions will ship first and are targeted to arrive here in mid June.
The other two versions will be available later in the Summer.

We flew some pre-production versions down in Georgia at SEFF all last week.
The response from everyone was VERY positive.
I have attached some pics from the event and the one of the wing pocket you requested.

take care,
George
Apr 30, 2012, 08:19 PM
Who said Kiwi's can't fly!
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Hmm.... take away the flaps and... viola... an Easyglider... almost.
Maybe not quite but by golly the similarities are there.

Grant.
Apr 30, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Not quite mate. They both do have wings and foam bits though.
Cheers.
May 02, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by g_rod22x
Hello,
The RTF and TxR versions will ship first and are targeted to arrive here in mid June.
The other two versions will be available later in the Summer.

We flew some pre-production versions down in Georgia at SEFF all last week.
The response from everyone was VERY positive.
I have attached some pics from the event and the one of the wing pocket you requested.

take care,
George
Thanks george!! I was hoping to see a solid section of foam inside the wing pocket, however, it won't keep me from purchasing one. I am looking to replace my original Radian, with something with ailerons, and flaps but have no interest in the radian pro. So the Calypso has come along at the right time! And the colors and decals look nice, So I won't have to paint this one!!
May 02, 2012, 07:51 AM
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May 02, 2012, 10:10 PM
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aerocell? I heard that stuff is even weaker than "z-foam" used on radian... Not a good news for thoes crash a lot like me
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May 03, 2012, 08:59 AM
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That's odd. Other than EPP foam, no other foam material like large beaded EPO (read that- Aerocell or the other branded names used by all the major manufacturers using EPO) looks as good, repairs as easily and takes abuse in a wider base of applications.
I am surprised to read your experience.
I think when you see the model in person you may have a different opinion.
Soft landings,
George
May 03, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by g_rod22x
That's odd. Other than EPP foam, no other foam material like large beaded EPO (read that- Aerocell or the other branded names used by all the major manufacturers using EPO) looks as good, repairs as easily and takes abuse in a wider base of applications.
I am surprised to read your experience.
I think when you see the model in person you may have a different opinion.
Soft landings,
George
yes, I've heard the same thing. but I've also heard people on another forum said different manufacturers use slightly different method and/or material molding EPO which make a big difference in its quality. is that true?
May 03, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I can not speak for the other MFGs, but with the thousands and thousands of EPO molded models flying around the world...I think it is safe to say that the material is proven...regardless who is molding airplanes with it.
Hopefully you will get a chance to form your own opinions from experience in the future.
best regards,
George
May 11, 2012, 01:32 AM
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I am going to preorder one. I think they look cool with the sloping nose.
May 11, 2012, 01:35 AM
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I have seen the finish on there corvalis and seems pretty hard and very smooth. Much nicer than the radian foam.


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