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Sep 03, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Flyzone Select Scale deHavilland DHC-2 Beaver


I have had a chance to fly several of these Flyzone Select Scale aircraft and they are really nice flyers IMO. Lots of nice features included in the box. This newest one looks pretty cool. I am always up for a Beaver! Especially one with both floats AND fixed gear in the box!? LED lighting system, corrugated surfaces, twin water rudders ... this one might be fun!

Flyzone Beaver buyers and/or lovers owe it to themselves to check out Pete's extremely useful and informational thread here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=9550





Specifications:

Wingspan: 59.5 in (1510 mm)
Length: 38.5 in (980 mm)
Weight: 3.0-3.25 lb (1360-1470 g)

We are doing a full review of this one over at HDFlyer.com. Don and I shot these photos today and are looking forward to putting the review together, with a bunch of video planned too!

Review of Flyzone DH-2 Beaver on HDFlyer.com

















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Sep 04, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Here is link to more pictures and additional info; http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...020/index.html
Sep 05, 2012, 03:53 AM
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This plane looks fun. I can't wait to hear more reviews.
Sep 08, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Looks awesome! Mmmmmmm nice...

Mike
Sep 08, 2012, 02:14 PM
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I'm not much of a foam fan, but gotta admit this looks pretty interesting. It looks like the weight is nice and light, so maybe some scale Beaver flying is possible. A perfect candidate for a re-paint with all the cool colour schemes out there. I found a video flight review of the model here:
Flying the Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Airplane With Chris Sydor From Hobbico (5 min 5 sec)
Sep 08, 2012, 02:29 PM
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You are right tons of paint options but it looks pretty good!

Mike
Sep 08, 2012, 06:26 PM
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RTF and TxR only


Looks like they are going to offer this model RTF and TxR only..

Seems all the other Select Scale models offer an RxR version. Why not the Beaver? I have no desire to use AnyLink and certainly don't want to pay for something that is going to thrown in a box, unused.
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Sep 08, 2012, 06:28 PM
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So yank out the RX and sell it here for $20 shipped .....
Sep 08, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pda4you
So yank out the RX and sell it here for $20 shipped .....
You do realize there is a about a $40 difference between the other Select Scale TxR and RxR models? I and I think many others would really like to see a great price on the Flyzone Beaver, setup the way we want it.
Sep 08, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Well your local - why don't you just walk on over and have a chat with em?

I get it - they are pushing the AnyLink Tactic stuff to attempt to get back the HUGE BNF market lost to the other guy.

As a marketing guy I get why they are doing it. You will buy it anyway...right?



Mike
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Sep 08, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Untill the end of the year you get the Anylink TX adaptor for free with the txr planes.

http://www.tx-ready.com/promos/free-anylink.html
http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../flza4022.html
Last edited by GeoffH; Sep 08, 2012 at 09:39 PM.
Sep 09, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pda4you
Well your local - why don't you just walk on over and have a chat with em?

I get it - they are pushing the AnyLink Tactic stuff to attempt to get back the HUGE BNF market lost to the other guy.

As a marketing guy I get why they are doing it. You will buy it anyway...right?



Mike
I am not sure what I am going to do at this point, I am trying to keep spending in check for personal reasons. Nice to see a new, nice looking EPO float plane of this size come to the market for all to enjoy.
Sep 09, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Phoenex
I am not sure what I am going to do at this point, I am trying to keep spending in check for personal reasons. Nice to see a new, nice looking EPO float plane of this size come to the market for all to enjoy.
I hear you...
Sep 09, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Rude of Electrifly/Great Planes to only offer models that are either RTF or with RX only. They should all be offered RxR.

While I can see their need to increase their bind and fly market penetration, forcing folks to use their link or suffer some financial cost loses them some customers, even with the free link offer.

I can see it on the low cost micros like the Triplane or the Albatross, but forcing the customer to use their link on larger models does not work for me.

I did get a free link with my Flyzone Albatross, but have no desire to use it with a larger model. Much prefer my Spektrum radios

I was interested in the recent Electrifly Gee Bee until I found it was TxR only. Same feelings about the Beaver and I will have the same feelings about any future models larger than a micro that is offered TxR only.

Come on, GreatPlanes...do the right thing and offer your product to a larger marketplace without penalty.
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Sep 13, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Well got one coming for the RCGroups review. Should be a stellar performer. Tom - will let you take a pull on the sticks at your event.

Mike


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