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Old 05-12-2010, 05:38 PM
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Default Top Flite's Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk ARF

I just found this! Very nice. Seems alot of new Giant Scale P-40 Warhawks are hitting the market. This one has aluminum in the wings at the landing gear. WOW!

http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0705.html


SPECIFICATIONS:
TOPA0705
Wingspan: 86 in (2185 mm)
Wing Area: 1262 in² (81.4 dm²)
Weight: 23-24 lb (10.4-10.8 kg)
Wing Loading: 42-44 oz/ft² (128-134 g/dm²)
Length: 72 in (1830 mm)
Requires: minimum 5-channel radio with fixed landing gear (9-channel or greater recommended) with 9 servos, 43-55 cc gasoline engine.
Please consult your dealer or the instruction manual for recommended products.


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Old 05-12-2010, 05:46 PM
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Default RE: Top Flite's Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk ARF

Tower says available mid-August... http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZKD0&P=7
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:56 PM
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Ireally want one of these. Every Top Flite warbird I have flown has been great.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:58 PM
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I cant wait!! I love Top Flite stuff. It is by far the best.

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:02 PM
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I was just about to order this from Troy Built Models. Not now!!!

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/ESMP40-86.html

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:09 PM
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I wonder if this will fit in it? Talk about a bad ***** plane!

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Old 05-12-2010, 06:25 PM
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I had the Sky Shark P-40 82" wing span and it had enough room to fit a 3W75. I think the OS-55 would be great fit.
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I'm in my hotel room in South Carolina right now and later this morning I'll be attending Joe Nall. They have one of these on display here. I'll be sure to get some pics and post them tonight.
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I'm in my hotel room in South Carolina right now and later this morning I'll be attending Joe Nall. They have one of these on display here. I'll be sure to get some pics and post them tonight.
How about you slip it into a crate when nobody is looking and send it out to me?

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The manual is up on the Top Flite web site now and I just got finished reading it on my lunch break. Looks like another winner. The manual even goes into detail of flying characteristics, landing technique, etc. not just the same generic stuff that is in every manual.

Now I just have to justify spending the money one one of these.
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ORIGINAL: ChuckW

Now I just have to justify spending the money one one of these.
Typically I have to buy my wife a shiney over-priced rock to get a plane like this. Therfore, I end up spending more than double the cost of the plane and all the gear in it. I wonder if I could fool her with Cubit Zerconia
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Typically I have to buy my wife a shiney over-priced rock to get a plane like this. Therfore, I end up spending more than double the cost of the plane and all the gear in it. I wonder if I could fool her with Cubit Zerconia
I have seen it tried. It fails. They go to Sams or Costco and they have a electronic diamond analyzer that they place on it. Cheep, low grade, inclusion infested stones are your best bet!! I bought my wife the best ring available at Sams. I can buy ANYTHING I want for the rest of my life now. If I even get a look, I just glance at her ring. I dont have to say a word. End of story.

I placed my order today. Shipping was free somehow. My Cessna 182 was free shipping but I had to pay $60 extra for my B-25. Dont forget your coupon!!

ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

I'm in my hotel room in South Carolina right now and later this morning I'll be attending Joe Nall. They have one of these on display here. I'll be sure to get some pics and post them tonight.
I thought that was last weekend? Not to far from me. Hummmm.....

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ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

I'm in my hotel room in South Carolina right now and later this morning I'll be attending Joe Nall. They have one of these on display here. I'll be sure to get some pics and post them tonight.
One other thing.......If you happen to see the new ASM 120" B17 ARF there would you LMK? Maybe shoot some photos of it?

I want one but Im afraid of the ABS plastic fusalage.
[link=http://www.modelairplanenews.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=17F3E50B054A4C1C9FDD81B36E52B522&nm=Site+Features&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=547F62E046D141A680953CE753436432]ASM 120" B-17 ARF[/link]


Thanks!!

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ORIGINAL: Speedracer2112
I have seen it tried. It fails. They go to Sams or Costco and they have a electronic diamond analyzer that they place on it. Cheep, low grade, inclusion infested stones are your best bet!! I bought my wife the best ring available at Sams. I can buy ANYTHING I want for the rest of my life now. If I even get a look, I just glance at her ring. I dont have to say a word. End of story.

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That's fine... I claim I was ripped off and acted dissapointed and let down. I still have my new plane
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I posted pictures here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9731949
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Shulman was flying it at Nall inverted about a foot off the deck. Heck if he can fly it anybody can. Sure looked nice. Jerry.
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Shulman was flying it at Nall inverted about a foot off the deck. Heck if he can fly it anybody can. Sure looked nice. Jerry.
I've been looking at her and noticed how close the struts are together. Im going to need some wing skids or training wheels!

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Default RE: Top Flite's Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk ARF

Seems quite a few threads a popping up. I have already ordered the plane from Tower and will start a build as soon as it arrives. I will use this thread to post all of the photos. If you are going to do the same, be sure to subscribe to the thread.

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I found this also. Good stuff between TF and the ESM model. Looks like TF is kickin some butt in the poll!!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9739767

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Default RE: Top Flite's Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk ARF

Obviously the majority of those voting are familiar w/ ESM's "Instruction Manuals". And ESM's practice of sending out the first run without ever having put one together. No more need be said.
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LOL! I looked at the ESM B-25 instructions today. Very funny. Twelve pages of pictures. I bought a BH P40 once and it was the same way. Three pages of pictures. NOT for the novice builder. The TF P-40 has 37 pages in English.

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Number 1 reason for picking TF over ESM is the manual. As you said it is written in English. ESM is a nice kit to bad they don't re-do the manual like Aerodyne did.
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I think most of us that have assembled a ESM model will only do it once. Forget the useless instruction manual. All the hardware is useless and the fit usually requires sanding etc. to get it right and the crap retracts lead to a great deal of frustration. Can't imagine why anyone would want a ESM over a TF.
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ORIGINAL: jbarnes

I think most of us that have assembled a ESM model will only do it once. Forget the useless instruction manual. All the hardware is useless and the fit usually requires sanding etc. to get it right and the crap retracts lead to a great deal of frustration. Can't imagine why anyone would want a ESM over a TF.
I 2ed that.
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I'll 3rd that as well. Wouldn't touch an ESM for anything. Have had ZERO bad experiences with Great Planes, Top Flite, and Hangar 9.
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