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View Poll Results: What would you like to be the next Durafly warbird?
Focke Wulf 190 81 13.66%
P-38 77 12.98%
Kingcobra/aircobra 113 19.06%
Black widdow 67 11.30%
twin mustang 25 4.22%
B-25 33 5.56%
Gloster gladiator 35 5.90%
Fairey firefly 23 3.88%
Grumman wildcat 30 5.06%
Grumman tigercat 69 11.64%
Grumman goose 28 4.72%
Polikarpov I16 33 5.56%
Dewoitine D.520 8 1.35%
Brewster Buffalo 14 2.36%
Hawker Typhoon 104 17.54%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 593. You may not vote on this poll

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Dec 14, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by phoenix racing
Well Alan, you have it wrong on just about every level there I think, I am just a fan of a certain era of aviation spanning 3-4 decades! I am not hung up on the method of propulsion and you won't find a bigger fan of the Typhoon than, the Vampire is without doubt the most successful 70mm foamy jets to have hit the market in an awfully long time, in fact I would go as far as to say it is probably the most popular scale 70mm foamy EDF ever, the Sea Vixen is also doing very well and is well and truly on, I think the public have spoken, don't you? You can't argue with thousands sold.

I have as much interest in the P-39 as all the other factories that thus far have not made one, surely that tells you something? Every plane has it's fans, the P-39 just doesn't have that many of them possibly as much as anything because it was a lousy Warplane, it also lacks certain other qualities that for commercial reasons, I am not going into, as I have said before, it may get made by us....eventually.....but priority it certainly isn't.........oh, and to whomever said I have an aversion to Japanese planes....yup, that's why I own a 90" Zero?!
Well I stand corrected. Was a total hipshot based off of nothing more than my opinion (which I stated) and the fact that the Vampire is $25 less than all the others; a significant discount. Certainly meant no offense.

As for the P-39 there of course are issues for any manufacturer with the nose gear and motor all up front but I'll have to agree to disagree on its popularity vs said EDF's. Yes it was not the most successful allied plane but the poll here shows that at least in this community it is popular. (Of course I realize that manufacturers and retailers have to sell beyond this small group of enthusiasts)

Anyhoo, again, I meant no offense as I understand that you cannot please everyone and the one Durafly example I have is a fantastic combination of quality at an affordable price. Keep pumping em out!

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Dec 14, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Richards
A vulcan would be FANTASTIC

But just to suggest something a little different, how about an EE Canberra? Certainly a long lived plane and widely used by many nations. Even the US bought them (what was the American designation again?)
Vulcan I totally agree, and with everyone sold HK could donate some coin to the real one gracing the skies at the moment..

Come on Scott and co here's some inspiration...
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Cheers Steve...
Dec 24, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Can I throw down a request for a Grumman avenger. Folding wings, bomb bay doors would be sensational.

The 1100mm wingspan is spot on. Maybe its time to increase the complexity of the product in order to create further additional product value and have he ability to move between a 6 channel setup and beyond.


Dec 24, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Scott Thank you and the HK team for making this hobby so easy. What we have today was unthinkable when I started in the hobby. A big warbird with all the bells and whistles is an off the shelf reality! Affordable, flies well awesome. Well done.
And the fact that we as modellers can just ask for a model to be produced is.. well just unbelievable really.

So requests,
Supermarine Swift, Short Sunderland,a solid 70mm Hawk with retracts in EPO, and a Yak 3

Merry Christmas and thank you
Jan 10, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Two birds I'd love to see.
The I-58 Pucara, There is a British scheme for this one
and in the edf category the Yak -130
Jan 20, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Feb 06, 2013, 03:38 PM
A disaster in the making.
I'd quite like to see a Beech 18 / C45 esp in silver.

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Feb 06, 2013, 03:49 PM
Bombs away!!!
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OK, I bought the Stuka even though I said I wouldn't and I like it a lot. Still want a Val. I really like these fixed gear types--less headaches. How about a PZ11 or PZ24.
Feb 08, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mad4planes
Would love to see it too but don't hold your breath.

Feb 08, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by GiusedtoBe
Would love to see it too but don't hold your breath.

I love the LA-7.................
Feb 08, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mad4planes
That is La-9.
Wanaka 2010 La-9 (3 min 8 sec)
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Feb 25, 2013, 10:57 PM
Bombs away!!!
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I would really like to see a PZL P-11. No retract hassle and very unique.
Feb 26, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by quitcherbitchen
I would really like to see a PZL P-11. No retract hassle and very unique.
Agreed, but unfortunately no real market appeal. We do have some very interesting and lesser seen models coming this year, starting of course with the Mk24 Spitfire, ready for release very very soon.

Feb 26, 2013, 04:07 AM
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Don't say sooooooon... :-)

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