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    Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    Guys,

    I have been working with Hobby King to develop an ARF for the EF-1 class for well over a year. We chose Invictus, it's different and sexy looking. I have been flying the prototype for some time, and even took it to the NATS. I couldn't be happier with how it flies! It was designed from the outset to be an ARF.

    Today I received the first production sample from the factory. I was not prepared for how nice it is! They have really done a first class job, and I'm sure will change some peoples perception of Hobby King. I will be putting it together over the next few days and will give a flight report soon. I am doing the instruction manual, so there won't be any head scratching or translation errors there.

    It has a single piece foam core wing with vacuum bagged skins, fiberglass and carbon reinforced cowl, wheel pants & canopy hatch. The cowl is mounted with hidden fasteners accessible through the cheek holes, and the canopy is held on with magnets.

    Now, to answer a few questions that are sure to come up:
    I don't know when it will be released
    I don't know how much it will cost
    I'm not sure if this is the final color scheme or if they will offer other schemes or solids





    I will add more information as I have it.

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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    Mach 3 with my hair on fire!

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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    Much better vid thanks to Jon Barnes over at HDFlyer.com

    http://vimeo.com/58855602
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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    Very nice, super clean, has it been approved yet and is there any updates? Thanks,

    Ed NMPRA 23G
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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    Hi Ed,

    Yes the design is approved, I received it before I started building actually. I have measured all critical dimensions of the prototype from the factory, and there is no issue. Unfortunately I don't have any info as to when it will be released. I do know that it is Chinese New Year and things tend to slow down. I just as anxious as you lol.
    Mach 3 with my hair on fire!

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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    I'll be waiting, exciting times for pylon racing!!! Thanks, when and if keep the info flowing!!!
    Ed Alves
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    RE: Invictus EF-1 ARF from Hobby King

    I need 5 now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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