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Old 09-28-2012, 12:40 AM
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Default Hobbyking 50cc Spitfire

Has anyone built [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=26006]this?[/link]

Looking for ideas/opinions.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:20 AM
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Interesting.

Except for your link, I see no listing for 50cc planes on their web site, or for anything larger than 30cc.


Are there other such hidden planes there?

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:56 AM
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This is the thing, not that I've seen.

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Interesting.

Except for your link, I see no listing for 50cc planes on their web site, or for anything larger than 30cc.


Are there other such hidden planes there?

It's in the USA wharehouse,I'm note sure I would spend $467.00......

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=24001
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:14 AM
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Heh heh thats why I want to know if anyone's built one!
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Haven't you guys heard, there is no USA warehouse. Another poster went by there and only found a Postal Service Business.

I personally wouldn't spend $467 on a Hobby King product. Especially with their lack of Customer Service.

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:59 AM
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In the pictures, I think you can see the hot gue flaking away from the joints of the engine box...
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I have not heard that Frank; and I hear alot of things from YOU when it involves Hobby King. Who stated there is no USA warehouse? We need to know-so we can correct the rumor-thanks
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There IS a USA hobbyking warehouse. I have bought stuff specifically from that warehouse location.

Im also interested in this Spitfire. Retracts are available from the international store for $155. Compared to the ESM 50cc spit, this is a bargain. Total price WITH retracts is less then just buying the ESM from whatever dealer(LIKE TROYBUILT) when including shipping in either instance.
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HI,

There is a full review of this model on several sites. The one herehttp://www.ytinternational.co.uk/for...php?f=17&t=424is from the UK. There is a review on the Warbirds forum on RC Universe but cannot find it at the moment.


It goes together well and flies well according the the reviews I have read.

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HI,

There is a full review of this model on several sites. The one herehttp://www.ytinternational.co.uk/for...php?f=17&t=424 is from the UK. There is a review on the Warbirds forum on RC Universe but cannot find it at the moment.


It goes together well and flies well according the the reviews I have read.

Cheers,
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Unfortunately, the plane you linked to is not even close to the hobbyking 89" spitfire. The one in your link is 110" and is 1/4 scale. The HK spitfire is 89". Different airframe all together. The only similarity is they are both Spitfires. The HK spit has plug in wings, your linked spitfire does not....one piece wing....etc, etc.

Im sure that one is a nice plane, but Im not going to pay 1200 british pounds for it either(which is 1940 USD)
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HI,
Yes, sorry about that case of mistaken identity.

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Electric conversion thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1792324
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HK crap customer service is enough to keep me away from sending themn any more $$$. Not to mention that allot of thoer products are complete utter junk. Buyer beware. Be aware. IMHO spend your money some where else. might be more expensive some where else but at least you will have a chance to enjoy your purchase.
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Always there is someone with an axe to grind. This is a thread about the plane, not someone's distaste of the company that sells it.

I for one have spent many thousands of dollars through hobbyking and not ever had an issue with customer service. Others havent been as fortunate.

Anyway...you dont wanna buy the plane fine, but this isnt a bash hobbyking thread...go do that somewhere else.
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I ordered the retracts for this plane to see how well they are made and whether they hold air, etc. If they seem good, I'll probably buy the plane eventually. Ill report back about the gear once they arrive.....but that could be several weeks from now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:28 AM
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It's too bad that YT International does not have a distributor here in the states.
They have some really nice, high quality planes

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:09 PM
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It's too bad that YT International does not have a distributor here in the states.
They have some really nice, high quality planes

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Ummmm....you do realize that 99% of the warbirds and many of the civilian planes sold on ytinternationals site are MADE by ESM. Those same planes can be purchased here in the states from vqwarbirds and troybuiltmodels.

There are a few larger size single engine planes in the 96" range or so that are also sold through easytigermodels.
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This is the thing, not that I've seen.
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Kahloq,
Yes your somewhat correct. Some of the models are made by ESM or their sub contractors..... but not all. Unfortunately for me the planes I was interested in, were not made by ESM and not available over here. I learned this by calling the three stateside distributors directly.

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Like i said...most warbird and many civilain planes offered on yt's site are made by ESM. Note that I was specific on the types of planes I referencing. I did not include the electrics or jets in that statement which are listed generally separately on yt's site. As I stated not, all but most. There are a couple of the planes in the warbird section made by VQ and a couple large ones offered through easytigermodels here in the USA.

Which plane(s) are you interested in on yt's site? Myabe I can help you locate it.
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YT International had a 101" AT-6 that looked really nice.
I could not find it anywhere else .

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http://www.flyrcmodels.com/ has a 101" but its a fiberglass fuse and foam core wings

Yellow Aircraft has a highly pre-fabricated 101" at-6. Maybe this would work for you:
http://www.yellowaircraft.com/props/at6.htm

Petrausch has a 134.6" At-6:
http://vogelsang-aeroscale.com/petrauschat6.html

Have you tried emailing YT international and seeing if they'd either ship you the plane you want or if they know of a distributor that will or is located in the US?

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Kahloq,
Thanks for your reply

The Yellow T-6 has been on my bucket list for years. I've also flown one and loved it.
The Petrausch T-6 from Vogelsang in North Carolina is also a nice kit, but just too big.
I don't know much about the American Eagle kit but it looks OK
I have spoken with YT International several times and shipping the kit over here looks to be pretty expensive.
And, as I had posted here earlier......YT International unfortunately does not have a distributor stateside.

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Kahloq,
Thanks for your reply

The Yellow T-6 has been on my bucket list for years. I've also flown one and loved it.
The Petrausch T-6 from Vogelsang in North Carolina is also a nice kit, but just too big.
I don't know much about the American Eagle kit but it looks OK
I have spoken with YT International several times and shipping the kit over here looks to be pretty expensive.
And, as I had posted here earlier......YT International unfortunately does not have a distributor stateside.

paul

What I meant by a distributor was someone carrying the SAME plane that YTinternational has, but here in the US. YT is not a manufacturer. They do not produce anything. They buy the planes in quantity from a vendor and them sell them to the public. So...its possible that a company here stateside could sell that same plane if they had a distribution agreement with whatever manufacturer actually makes them. This is the same case with ESM planes. In England, YT is the ESM distributor, but not here in the US. That is handle by troybuiltmodels and then VQwarbirds is a reseller

Highly unlikey though that there is a reseller here in the US for that particular 101" AT6 since its not the most popular plane especially in that size.
Here in the US...there are many KITS such as Zirolli and Byron

However, there are several somewhat smaller AT6's you could get. CMP has an 82" version. Topflite has a 69" version.

Seagull has a really nice one at 82" as well and its not expensive at all:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-SEA3550#t2
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