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Old 04-01-2009, 06:00 PM
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She definatley looks great. I have .91 4 stroke just waiting to go in this beauty.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:16 AM
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It should be $ 399.99 That's the word from a Top Flite manager.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:09 PM
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Now on the tower page.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:43 AM
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Looks great...

I have Gp piper cub on floats.......
I had to use a .91 4-stroke or .91 2-stroke for it to have enough engine to fly safely....

This one would most definately need a 1.20 4 or 1.20 2 stroke or 26cc gas if using floats,,,,

I Wish it would have been bigger... As I am mainly looking for gas planes....

Glow engines are a real pain, to fly in the winter..... And if you have a cesna, or cub, and you have snow.....
You got to have floats....
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:16 PM
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I backordered one from my LHS. Hs says they're showing a 5/1 shipping date. Hope that's the case.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:06 PM
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I just put myself on the list for one too. I'm looking forward to it!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:34 AM
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It's on Tower Hobbies as of this morning! Mine is on her way!
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:42 PM
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Tower shows it in stock But Limited...
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:24 PM
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im wondering what the biggest engine you can cram in there without butchering the cowl too bad
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Just a word of advice... I've owned three of the build up kits of this airplane and I can tell you without a doubt, the vertical stab is NOT BIG ENOUGH to put a stupid massive engine on it. It’s a scale airplane; don’t even consider anything larger than a 1.20 FS. If you do it's a waste of money for the engine and the airplane. Here is a rule of thumb: With the exception of turbines, if your engine cost twice as much as your airplane, it's too big!
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Just a word of advice... I've owned three of the build up kits of this airplane and I can tell you without a doubt, the vertical stab is NOT BIG ENOUGH to put a stupid massive engine on it. It’s a scale airplane; don’t even consider anything larger than a 1.20 FS. If you do it's a waste of money for the engine and the airplane. Here is a rule of thumb: With the exception of turbines, if your engine cost twice as much as your airplane, it's too big!

Totally agree! I had the kit version as well. Flew it with a.61 FX, enough power to fly scale. Maybe the .75 AX will be just fine.
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As I mentioned before, A .91 4-stroke is plenty for this airframe. It will be massively overpowered with a 1.20 4-stroke. I'm sure people will try and mount gas engines on this plane as well. The airframe is not that big.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:00 AM
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Is their a Saito or other 4 stroke TWIN Cylinder that will fit in the cowl? and Still fly it.
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Ordered mine also from Tower,on the way to the Uk!
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I had a Saito 72 in my kit i had, flew great, 1/2 to just 3/4 throttle. the ONLY gas engine to be considered for this plane would be the Saito FG20, but as todays modelers say, bigger is better This is a scale plane, it doesn't need monster power, oh wait, i hear the 'thats why we have throttle servos argument'
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:35 AM
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I have seen a .90 Saito twin fly the kit built version, but he had no extra power. The airplane flew very scale though. I am pretty sure it fit in the cowl.
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It has an enormous wing It can carry the weight. I wonder if the Saito 100 twin would fit in it. Not over powered But a Good Flyer.
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I had a Saito 72 in my kit i had, flew great, 1/2 to just 3/4 throttle. the ONLY gas engine to be considered for this plane would be the Saito FG20, but as todays modelers say, bigger is better This is a scale plane, it doesn't need monster power, oh wait, i hear the 'thats why we have throttle servos argument'
I agree. It's not the HP that's the problem, it's the torque. The little vert stab can't compensate enough to make it a fun flying airplane when it's way over powered.
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I'd like to see the TF T-34 as an ARF.
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It has an enormous wing It can carry the weight. I wonder if the Saito 100 twin would fit in it. Not over powered But a Good Flyer.

good call, I have a Saito 100 sitting here with no home

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It has an enormous wing It can carry the weight. I wonder if the Saito 100 twin would fit in it. Not over powered But a Good Flyer.

good call, I have a Saito 100 sitting here with no home
It Is Here, It just showed up. Let me know it that Saito 100 Twin will fit in the cowl. Even If it has to be moved back and used with an extension out to the prop.

The Cessna is very nice, You aren't going to believe how nice the main gear legs are. My Monokote is the best Ive seen yet. Painted parts are nice as well.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:57 PM
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I just picked one up from the lhs. Looks great.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:16 AM
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I would bet a nice small 20cc gasser would be just fine for the plane, chances are you would want the little extra weight on the firewall.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:19 PM
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Someone who has received it, please post some pics! The covering is good,eh?
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I have not had the chance to take pictures but did took the parts out of the box to make sure everything is there. Over all, everything about this kit is beautiful and very well done. t I love the fact that the fuselage is all wood and not fiber glass. I am thinking about putting a Saito FG 20 gas engine but don't know if a 20cc engine is worth $500. I am also looking at the Zenoah g20ie. Will try to post some pics soon.
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