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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF


    ORIGINAL: THERCAV8R

    Hobby Lobby has a classic ARF of the Kwick Fly III.
    Is that the ARF that Graupner (Germany) make of Kwik Fly Mk 3?

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    The kit's beenavailable from www.bridiairplanes.com. Wait to pick it up at a LHS or discount from Tower Hobbies. I would like the up right mounted engine to keep to the original model.

    Would like to see the bottom of wing though. The photos look like vertical stripes.

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    It's about time. Ya think? If so I prefer to see some as kits.
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Hey Guys,
    I had one of these back in the mid 70's and it was a joy to build and fly. If I remember right, I think on the kit, the engine was on the side. I think I will pick one up, just to see if it fly like the one I had in the 70's!! I would love to see more classic plane come back as kits and ARF.
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Here is another great bird, I have one New in Box in my collection...


    http://www.airborne-models.com/html/...?ProductID=109


    ORIGINAL: bem

    Hi,

    Maybe not impossible to make the DB60 ARF electric but battery hatch have to be cut out somewhere on top.
    Nice ARF it seems. Can't complain about the price. I whished they had not glued the hinges at factory.

    Now it starts to get many classic ARFs.

    Phoenix 7
    Curare (from Modellsport Schweighofer - delayed again since they had to change company in China that is going tobuild it to modster Air)
    Marabu (from Giezendanner -Technik, 1969 and 1971 WC versions, released in May 2012)
    Dirty Birdy 60

    And some ARFs from1960th era is also available since some some years back:
    Robbe Mäxi (Maexi)
    Graupner Caravelle

    Any more old classic pattern ARFsout thereor is known to be in work?

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I'd rather build one myself , just to be sure how it's build.
    Dont like the scheme, canopy and cowl , besides the price for it
    Rafa.

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF



    The price isn't too far off from building it yourself. A balsa kit is $120.00 (bluejay's), add engine mount ($6.00), landing gear ($10.00), wheels ($12.00), hardware (horns and hinges) ($20.00) , spinner ($5.00), covering material ($60.00). Approx - $232.00

    If you are flying fixed gear. It's all there.

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF


    ORIGINAL: mike31
    If you are gonna go back, go back with nitro. Besides, tuned pipes don't sound so good with electric motors!

    Love it !!!

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I've got mine on order (backorder). Had two in the 70's....

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Funny to see GP go full circle like this.

    They had some really good kits in the beginning, the DB included with Kaos, Super Kaos, Tipo, and Illusion.

    Good to see them finally produce a pattern plane.

    Late to the party is better than not being there at all.
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Those are very nice, the more I see this plane the more I like it.
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I hope you like it enough to get one. I know I am!

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF


    ORIGINAL: Jim_Purcha



    The price isn't too far off from building it yourself. A balsa kit is $120.00 (bluejay's), add engine mount ($6.00), landing gear ($10.00), wheels ($12.00), hardware (horns and hinges) ($20.00) , spinner ($5.00), covering material ($60.00). Approx - $232.00

    IfÂ* you are flying fixed gear. It's all there.

    Jim

    Have lots of spare parts like the ones you mention , and like building my planes mostly from scratch .
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I prefer to build my own stuff too, but I hope this new Dirty Birdy does well if for no other reason than to bring more new people into the Classic Pattern fold!

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF


    ORIGINAL: THERCAV8R

    Hobby Lobby has a classic ARF of the Kwick Fly III.
    it appears they discontinued it... not a trace of it on their website
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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Looks really nice....Love the Slim and trim....

    Are they allowing 4-strokes in SP?
    They have been shown to groove as good or better than a 2 stroke and don't p-off the neighbors...

    If you can\'\'\'\'t dazzle em with brilliance,baffle em with BS

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Here's a link to the manual........

    Unlike the H9 P7, this rendering has a sheeted foam wing. Hopefully this means the main gear mounts will be stronger than the P7. Also, a nice touch is that full-size patterns are provided for mechanical retracts which use two servos, one for the mains and one for the nose gear, which is mounted on the servo tray with the rest of the servos. I've used mechanical retracts in the past and they were dead reliable and very inexpensive!

    http://manuals.hobbico.com/gpm/gpma1975-manual.pdf


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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Well have done email for this Intruder to said company above asking if they do PayPal and shipping as well

    We shall see fingers,legs,eyes crossed that they will , the purchase will be ASAP.

    Let yah know

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    NOW I have found a
    Dirty Birdy AT Tower on back order (dam)

    ????????

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I was pleased to see the DB back..it is a sweet classic pattern and I agree bringing it back as a nitro is fine.I will be tempted to buy one. and it would be wonderful to see a few more old classics.someone mentioned the curare.or perhaps a tony benetti trouble maker.I never had the time years back or the funds to build the patterns but now I am older and retired and would love to have one or two classic patterns..

    my favorite back then was the old J & J eyeball...

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Seems like pretty decent deal to me if it is put together worth a crap. It is not a perfect re-creation or clone(Barret-Jackson Auction speak), but you will know what it is when you see it. The real proof will be in how it flies.
    You would think they would have the original Kaos or Super K .60 in ARF form before going through the expense of creating a glass and foam ARF....

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Thanks FB. Looks like a really well done instruction manual.

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    I kinda like the looks.

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Would have been better though if they had installed the engine upright instead of side mounted. Wonder how much effort it would take to rotate it on the ARF?

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF

    Well Gents,

    I looked through the manual to see if it was possble to make the airplane electric. From what I can tell, it MAY be possible if you used mechanical retracts, but I doubt if it can be done with pneumatic retracts because the air tank is shown where the batteries would want to go. However, if someone figures out a way to make the plane electric, I for one would live to see how you do it. And for those of you who frown on electric classics, SHAME ON YOU.......[>:]

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    RE: Dirty Birdy ARF


    ORIGINAL: cloudancer03

    I was pleased to see the DB back..it is a sweet classic pattern and I agree bringing it back as a nitro is fine.I will be tempted to buy one. and it would be wonderful to see a few more old classics.someone mentioned the curare.or perhaps a tony benetti trouble maker.I never had the time years back or the funds to build the patterns but now I am older and retired and would love to have one or two classic patterns..

    my favorite back then was the old J & J eyeball...


    Like you, I have always found Art Schroeder's Eyeball to be an attractive looking pattern ship. Apparently, it was not all that competitive, but that never stopped me from liking it, or many others.


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