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May 11, 2012, 01:26 PM
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LOL - they certainly don't come cheap do they? But Martin's craftsmanship is well worth paying for and it is a sensational design! Money well spent JS.

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May 11, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I agree there Greg.
Looks fast without flying.
JS
May 11, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Martin is a good friend of mine and I have been flying the Radical for some time. I think what is really missed is the design and construction that you don't see on the surface. They are incredibly well built airplanes, built by true artisans. And without a doubt, one of the sexiest airplanes EVER!
May 11, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Amen to that Avaldes - we're just starting to fly them in F3F here in the UK, but the build quality (especially with the F3F lay-up) and performance is really impressive.

Regards,
Greg
May 11, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Some old pics before going to the bare carbon fuselages, but sexy none the less:
May 11, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Plus one here.
The quality is second to none.
Martin is a really nice chap too !

From order to delivery has ben a tad over 6 weeks.
Quality airframe and design.

Jon
May 11, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Good deal. Unfortunately I have seen the inside of a few Radical wings and the attention to detail is great. Expensive planes but you get a lot for your money. And no, I don't get any royalties or special deals...just a happy camper
May 11, 2012, 03:57 PM
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There are a few happy people with Radicals.
The nice thing is that they are not massed produced like other eurotrash (Excuse the pun !).

Glad I went the direction I have with one.
JS
May 13, 2012, 06:10 PM
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A few of my toys
May 13, 2012, 06:37 PM
Chuck it and see!
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The Satori is a great looking plane!
May 14, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ceres-syd
There are a few happy people with Radicals.
The nice thing is that they are not massed produced like other eurotrash (Excuse the pun !).

Glad I went the direction I have with one.
JS
Did you have the 101m option fitted Jon ...............
May 14, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Pace VX
May 14, 2012, 04:55 AM
Thermal Wrangler
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Nice Pace. How does she go compared with other similar gliders?
May 14, 2012, 05:25 AM
F3B
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I don't know I haven't really flown a sort of nearly DS weight mouldie before.
The way the model works out I had to balance it so that there is always 400g of ballast in it, so you are flying a fairly heavy model, given the span is slightly under 100 inches.

They way it flies is with a lot of momentum. It kind of reminds me me of my thorn, but a bit more sensible.

I would think with the VX it would depend a lot on the version you buy. With my vxe and min 400g of ballast, I would think it will fly different to the H or L version with no ballast.

I think you would have not like gliding very much to not like this model. Or maybe if you only interest is vtpr aerobatics or something.
Sep 20, 2012, 06:06 PM
Chuck it and see!
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Any one treat themselves over the Summer? Why not post an image of your latest moldie here?

What about an image of the F3J WC winning plane?


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