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ARF .40 Shrike has arrived !!!

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Old 07-30-2005, 04:30 AM
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Default ARF .40 Shrike has arrived !!!

For those guys not having enough time, here :

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLDE2&P=7

Some rcu members' wishes have been heard !

I wonder which scheme they have chosen ...
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Old 07-30-2005, 04:49 AM
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So much for building my own. Wonder how much trouble it will be to hack in retracts and rudder? MIne is on order. Hope they get them soon.

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Old 08-07-2005, 04:55 AM
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I jusst talked with my son that works for Hbbbico, says the ARF will not be in until mid November.
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:00 AM
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Ok, they need some time for figuring out the final paint scheme .
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:31 AM
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I am actually thinking about just ordering the kit since I am going to put retracts on it. Might be easier to engineer in from the start rather than try to build them in later, and besides, I have never had an ARF. Why start now? And I know the color scheme I would want.

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Old 08-07-2005, 04:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: jlingrel

And I know the color scheme I would want.

John
They don't get much better looking then this Shrike with a RE 60 in it. It is not my plane.
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That is a beautiful airplane. I think I will keep that pic for reference. Ordered a 40 size kit and hobbico mech retracts today. Now just have to wait for my stuff to get here from Cairo, Egypt. The 46 AX is in that shipment.

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Old 08-07-2005, 07:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: jlingrel

And I know the color scheme I would want.

John
They don't get much better looking then this Shrike with a RE 60 in it. It is not my plane.

That's a beautiful Shrike for sure. I'm kind of partial to this one tho. Doubt you'll see a color scheme like this from the factory. It will be getting a Jett 50 F.I.R.E. BSE when I pick it up from Jeremy Ferguson at Superman.
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Old 08-08-2005, 06:16 AM
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That looks like way to much work to allow it to fly. I wish I had the ambition to put something like that together, but I am just an old hacker who can make monokote look half decent. Take care of it, it is a jewel.

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Old 08-21-2005, 10:32 AM
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U-G-L-Y [:@]
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Old 08-25-2005, 01:55 AM
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I kind of like it, or maybe its just the $124.99 price tag that looks good.... I'm sure its wishful thinking but it would be nice if mechanical retracts could just drop in.
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:30 AM
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That may be the home this engine has been waiting for !!

FBD. Yeah, baby....
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Old 08-25-2005, 08:32 AM
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Flyboy Dave, where did you get that engine, what are the specs and how much??
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:16 AM
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I think the trim scheme looks pretty good. And it's far better than the average modeler can do himself.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:23 AM
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I got it from Modeler Direct....had them on close out when K&B went to Havasu
several years ago. It was the last run of the K&B Q-500 engines. I didn't know
it at the time....but there would be no more. It was $78.00 plus $35.00 for the
pipe. Like a dummy I only bought one. [sm=stupid.gif]

I don't know what the specs are, but I would assume it will turn 22-24K os so.
It was a competitive engine in it's day, but was eclipsed by the Nelsons and
Jetts. K&B really hasn't done a thing for about 10 years.

They had the .61 ringed #6550 with the new carb and new pipe for $65.00, I
snagged three of them.

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Is the nose gear steer-able ?
Tower says "fixed main and nose gear".
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:50 PM
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It most likely is....fixed usually means non-retractable.

FBD.
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E-dave:
That is flat beautiful work work. Looks like air brush artistry! God gave me a ton of structural and design ability and flat 0 in the artistic area. I envy anyone with this tipe of ability. How was it done, and over what?
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So, not bad looking. What are the opinions of how this thing will hold together with a jett .50 ? How about belly landing?


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Old 04-01-2006, 05:22 PM
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How about a jett BSE fire .35 on a pipe ?

Will it hold together?


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PS I perfer hand launch and belly landing

What do ya think ?
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RE .60 ? WOW I was thinking about a Jett .50 HOw does she fly with a .60 ? was it nose heavy ? Build up or arf? Think the arf would last ?

Thanks for the input.


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ORIGINAL: rmenke

E-dave:
That is flat beautiful work work. Looks like air brush artistry! God gave me a ton of structural and design ability and flat 0 in the artistic area. I envy anyone with this tipe of ability. How was it done, and over what?
Thanks, but I can't take credit for this one. I'm in the same boat with you on the artistic talent. Bought this one used from Jeremy. He offered me a great (!) deal and I jumped on it before he could change his mind. It is airbrushed over Solartex. I'll be sure and get him to give you the details.


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e-dave:
Thanks, but spare Jeremy the time. Would be like giving a Jett 90 to a Free Flight guy!
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Hey, Jeremy's a good friend. I don't mind wasting his time.[X(]
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That shrike was covered with Solartex natural fabric, sprayed with Createx auto air airbrush paints and clear coated with RM automotive clear. I don't like the Createx, but I had lots of it at the time and it flex's very well which on the fabric was something I wanted to be sure of.
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