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Old 12-20-2010, 09:50 AM
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Iwas looking at Towers "just announced" page and saw this:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LNAAVT&P=G

No pictures or details but I definitely like bipes and planes from that era.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:53 AM
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Looks like there is a video link though. Now if only my broadband connection would stop behaving like dial-up I could watch it.
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Oooh! Can't wait to see the color scheme
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I want one!
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Oooh! Can't wait to see the color scheme
Managed to watch the video. Looks like a yellow base with black accents. Very nice looking airplane.

I think this might have to go on my list of wants. It should be perfect with a little 20-30cc gas engine.

Now if they will just do a Stinson Reliant...

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Yea, I got the video to work too.

I LIKE!
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Imight have to order this one now.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:13 AM
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I just saw the video... Now, I REALLY want one...
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Ijust got done backordering mine. Now I just need to be really nice to my wife so she will buy me a DLE-30 for my birthday.
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I just saw the video... Now, I REALLY want one...
Me too!
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The WACO YMF-3 and YMF-5 is the most beautiful biplane to ever sprout wings!

I bet $10 this is the Cox ARF. 

Cox bought Pica, and for awhile sold a 1.20 and a .60 size ARF of the Pica kit.  Then Hobbico bought out Cox.  I campaigned Hobbico to revive this ARF so you can thank me very much.

On the other hand, after nearly five years of hoping to find one of these beauties, I gave up.  I finally located a very old Pica kit of the .60 size, and commissioned Bill Phillips in North Carolina to build the airframe for me.  I'm now finishing it out.  I can't say I wish I had waited because the model that Bill built for me has some re-engineering in it that will make it superior to any ARF.  Even so . . . . .

By the way, there's an ENORMOUS thread on this model and other WACOs:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_40..._1/key_/tm.htm

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That's a pretty nice looking new ARF. Perfect for the new Saito 200 radial.
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hi whats the wing span going to be ?
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hi whats the wing span going to be ?
72 inches I think.

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GP is being very tight-lipped about it until after the AMA Show in LA next month.
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Minnflyer,

Are you the odds-on favorite to get the first one for a review?!?!?
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:20 AM
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Well, I put in a request for it, but it all depends on how the cards fall.
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WHAT !! OH MY GOSH !! FINALLY !! AFTER ALL THESE YEARS !!. And this should be a top-quality ARF , no doubt !. what are we looking at price-wise ? $400-$500 maybe more or possibly less ? You bet, I'll order one....... or two. MM
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The price tag says, $479.99
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GP is being very tight-lipped about it until after the AMA Show in LA next month.
I got a sample issue of "Sport Flyer" magazine in the mail yesterday. It had an add for the Waco in it but that's about all I have seen anywhere. Hopefully I will be able to make it to the AMA show this year and see this and all the other new stuff. It's only a 3-4 hour drive from me but I never seem to be able to go for various reasons.

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Ok Chuck, if you get there we want a full report!
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I'll see. It seems like there is always something else I am obligated to do during that weekend. The club has a bus chartered to go down but I think it is on a weekday so I can't do that. I will have to drive down on Saturday if I go.

How come RCU doesn't send some of you guys out to cover it?
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I'll see. It seems like there is always something else I am obligated to do during that weekend. The club has a bus chartered to go down but I think it is on a weekday so I can't do that. I will have to drive down on Saturday if I go.

How come RCU doesn't send some of you guys out to cover it?
we are all counting on you for the report! DUDE you got to take one for the team! i alwas make it to the toledo show,DUDE, please. (i do live only four miles away) merry christmas chuckw, i alwas enjoy reading what you have to say, capt
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How come RCU doesn't send some of you guys out to cover it?
Like any business, RCU has a budget so they have to figure out how much is worth spending for coverage per event. If it comes down to covering the AMA show (which is still not all that huge) or something like Toledo or Top Gun, the AMA show is going to lose. []

Believe me, if they want to send us, Ken and I are ready!
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One of these days I would like to make it to the Toledo show. I'll see if I make it to the AMA. Maybe get up really early on Saturday morning, drive down and be home late that evening.
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