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Old 01-12-2012, 08:36 AM
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Twisted Sticks in Ludington.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:44 PM
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I received my plans from Don today. The instructions rate right up there with Sigs or Great Plane - lots of clear photographs. The prints are easy to read plus he has a complete parts list. If anyone likes to build this is a really great option.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
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I agree! Don puts together a fine kit. His instructions are great. Could almost scratch build from them alone.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:39 PM
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It's been 3 weeks since an update, and I'm starting to get nervous again.

So did the photos resolve the communication problem?

Are the FM ARFs now under construction?

Or is the factory still trying to deviate from Don's well proven design?
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:33 AM
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How does one remove themselves from the pre-order registration page at http://www.iwantmyfm.com/registration.html??
I'd rather opt-out now and scratch build another Flying Machine, then wait till the dust settles on the ARF
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:14 AM
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The forth prototype has been shipped with all the requested changes. What will happen next?

1) Verify the ARF kit meets all my requirements.
2) Photo document the ARF for assembly instructions.
3) Completed some test flights to verify integrity of the aircraft.
4) Give ok to start production of the ARF.
5) Write the assembly instructions to be included in the kit.
6) Wait for distribution of the ARF kit.

No need to opt out as no money has been exchanged. You will just receive an email stating the kit is available for purchase.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:16 PM
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Thank you Don. Thats were we are fellas. Sorry I am so late in replying but Condor Aerial Surveilance has been very busy. We shot our first breaking news coverage today and I just got home. IF anyone is interested you can view the broadcast on the front page of our website at www.CondorAerial.com or on Youtube at

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTl01aW6ZiQ[/youtube]
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:11 AM
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Anything new?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:41 PM
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It's been another 3 weeks without any updates, and I'm getting nervous again.

Any progress to report?

So has the factory finally agreed to build the FM Don's way?

Or are we back to square one and looking for a new factory that will cooperate?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:45 AM
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little worried here too...man I hope this really happens!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:16 AM
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its been over a year since it was said to be released summer 2011...we are heading in the same direction....... i even bought a rossi 45 just for this plane what a bummer[:'(][:'(][:'(]
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:21 AM
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I would love to see a short kit of the flying machine be re-released
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:20 AM
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It will happen......JUST BE PATIENT!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:56 AM
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Hey guys,Wearetrying to get the factory on the phone to give you an update.It's still coming. I love this little plane much too much to bail on it. I crashed mine so I amsuffering MAJOR withdrawals right now. The FM is RC crack without tooth loss for me.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:21 PM
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I just received the phone call from our manufacturer. The final prototye wasbuilt to our complete specifications andshipped directly to Don last week.I don't havea clue when it will arrive but I am in the process of getting the tracking information and will find out where it is. It might bein customs but thats normal and not a problem other than it will slow things down a few days.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:21 AM
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Thanks for keeping us updated. Looking forward to getting mine when they arrive!!!

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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Thanks for keeping us updated. Looking forward to getting mine when they arrive!!!

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I'll second that.....
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:38 PM
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It's been another 3 weeks since the final protoype was shipped to Don for evaluation.

Any updates?
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:41 AM
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All I know is that I am glad I ordered the short-kit when it was available.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:16 PM
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Default RE: Don Muddiman Flying Machine

I have been ordering circuit boards for my work, direct from China, and they have been taking a month to get here, and cost an arm, a leg, and a kidney to ship

so this is quite normal, with the exception of my new I-pad, which left china 2 or 3 days ago and is now in alaska and supposed to be delivered tomorrow

thus the term "Slow boat from china" [X(]

I do not expect we will see a container of these state side for a few weeks after they ship, just the way it is unless you want to pay BIG dollars for shipping
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:50 PM
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The Slow boat from china is going on 2 years since this model was supposed to hit the shelves (check the back posts). I think that those that have watched this thread have been very patient for this model, which is both a strong statement about the desire for this design as well as the tenacity of the customers. It’s just too bad it has taken so long.....

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Old 03-15-2012, 05:10 PM
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Oh for petes sake. What many people here need to realize is that you have all been apart of something that you wrre priveleged to be a part of and that's that. It is always an awful idea to include the public in the development of a product. It can't become anything other than a massive thorn in the side of those putting all the work and money into and in some instances, sucks all of the life right out of it. You are all observers of the realities of development. Suck it up.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:31 PM
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East RC, could not agree more, Glad I have TWO FM'S (FLYING)
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:58 PM
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Hmmmm......it's now been 4 weeks without an update.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: Dave McDonald


Quote:
ORIGINAL: East RC

I hope everyone is having a nice Holiday Season! Here are a few pics of the first round prototypes of Flying Machine ARF's. Don and the East R/C gang will test on these to look for areas of weakness that need to be changed before a full production run begins. We should have these on the market by Summer 09'.
That quote was posted in December of 2008.

Well the Summer of '09 has come and gone with no Flying Machine ARFs.

And now the Summer of '10 has nearly come and gone with no Flying Machine ARFs.

Does it really take 2 years to debug a prototype ARF design?



East just says "SUCKITUP".............whats the problem? Summer of '09, Fall of 2012, whats the diff? I think some forget how long customers have been waiting. Again, I think people have been very patient for this............Ithink a little empathy for the the fellow modeler is in order here.............
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