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Old 02-03-2006, 12:44 PM
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Default Morris Tomhawk ARF

Did a search. It's been over a year and a half since anyone posted on this ARF.

Any new opinions? I see it is in stock at Morris. It is still $370 bucks. Like FBD previously said, "it is a nice propjet if you don't have to have the fastest plane in town."

What's the latest word guys?

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Old 02-03-2006, 01:19 PM
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I just looked at it again.....

"This model is equipped with pre-installed mechanical tricycle retracts and oleo struts."

That could help justify the price. I think at $295.00 they could have a winner.

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Old 02-03-2006, 02:35 PM
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I have one with an OS61 FX with a Macs pipe. Flies nice but the gear is very fragile. You are right that they are in stock but you can not get parts for them. They were made by VQ Models and are discontinued.

For the same money, go for the Cermark F-16 with the upgraded retracts. Fantastic flyer and looks much more realistic.

Just my opinion.

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Old 02-03-2006, 02:45 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

I took a look at that last year but could not justify the cost, then add the dealings with Morris Hobbies instinctively tells me to blow it off.
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:37 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

then add the dealings with Morris Hobbies
mmhh a story I haven't heard here. Any info ?
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:41 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

Well by now it's just a story but this plane here which now sports a Jett .50 originally started with a MVVS .40 Q500. This was based on
"Roberts" BS that it would perform as good as a jett 50 or YS .45. The engine did run well, but so does a 40LA. It just did not have the power for the weight of the F-20. I tried for over a year to get him to refund my money but never did.

I did not even fly this thing for 2 years. Finally I just took it out and sold it here and got a Jett .50. The engine is everything it's cracked up to be and along withthe Jett .90 which I also have in another plane. This was not a slam to the MVVS engine but was just not the right engine for what I wanted out of this plane.

When I originally saw that Tomhawk, I was getting reeled in until I saw the price and there is better on the market that have a proven track record from the plane and customer service. Theres more but it's old news now. I would'nt buy an apple from him if I picked it off the tree myself.
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:21 PM
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I was also after the Q500 engine from Morris, ordered 1, & after 3 or 4 international calls was told it was on back order. 9 weeks later still nothing, so I cancaelled the order. Got a lot of BS excuses too.

Went & ordered a Jett & had over here in 4 days.

Just had a look on the Morris website, & they still havent taken the order off there 8 moths later. Funny thing is that on their website they are trying to encourage Aussies to order through them.

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:33 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

Your better off leaving them alone. Anybody who has been on RCU for any length of time should be well aware of what companies to stay away from. You guys already have enough problems with that first production run of the Phoenix F-20. (But I hear it flys well.)
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:41 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

You guys already have enough problems with that first production run of the Phoenix F-20.
That thing does have some hosed-up linkages![X(]

Not to be contrary but I have always had very good dealings with MH. I also like the looks but not the $ for the T-hawk. I figure I can build one of those Patriot kits I picked up for 75 bucks and have a better plane.
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

Yeh the Tom Hawk is a nice looking plane. Funny though, for always being sold out, sure is hard to find many people who have one. Ya know, doing a Tomhawk color scheme on the Patriot would look good.
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:03 AM
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Yeh the Tom Hawk is a nice looking plane. Funny though, for always being sold out, sure is hard to find many people who have one. Ya know, doing a Tomhawk color scheme on the Patriot would look good.
Just checked this propjet out... Morris hobbies website says it's in stock too...very nice prop jet , would look good in the air..just seems a little bit on the heavy side for a .40 - .53 sized engine
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

'Yer right HaveBlue....a Tower .75 would give it a good tug for the money.
A Jett .50 or .60 would be good as well, but the cost is higher.

FBD.
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

Cyclic, thanks for sharing this information.
IMHO, the things that make a hobby shop better than any other is the way it handles non nominal cases such as yours or any "out of stock" situation. Some of them will never get you a reasonnable refund, while others simply won't charge you anything untll you have the product in your own hands.
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:08 AM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

hey cyclic hardover, is that yellow plane you posted a picture the F-20 tigershark? just checking
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Old 02-08-2006, 04:17 PM
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

That is one of the original Direct Connection which is now called Juno. Its about 6 years old and still going strong. Heres another view
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

If i had to do it again and actually I am on this Phoenix F-20, go with spring airs, The little F20 is really tight for the retracts linkage. On this one here, I actually took the front retract apart and rebuilt it backwards and the servo is right behind the firewall.
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CH, did I read that correctly. Are you getting retracts to fit on the .40 size? I am at a good point to try it with my SA version but don't know where the fuel tank would go.
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Default RE: Morris Tomhawk ARF

Yeh, I have a pair of basic Hobbico mechanicals on that thing. The wing is no problem but the front of the fuselage was really cramped. Springs airs, although more expensive would have been a better way which is what I am going to do to the Phoenix F-20.


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CH, did I read that correctly. Are you getting retracts to fit on the .40 size? I am at a good point to try it with my SA version but don't know where the fuel tank would go.
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I would really like to see a pic. I have the same hobbico set.
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Well generally, the wheel retracts to the rear and the control rod for that is also on the rear. Well I had the whole thing facing forward. So I took the retract apart and reversed it. The wheel retracts to the rear but the rod is on the front which goes to the servo right behind the fire wall. The control rod between the two is only about 1 inch long. But it works very well.
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yeah it does sound like from all the forums that sping air is the way to go... but what spring airs would your guys reccomend for the dc (juno) f-20 for nose and main? can you give me the specific model number? this'll be my first retracts experience.... i'm excited
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I don't recall the numbers they use but basic small ones will be fine.
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what brand do you reccomend?
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CH, did I read that correctly. Are you getting retracts to fit on the .40 size? I am at a good point to try it with my SA version but don't know where the fuel tank would go.
Vic....make it a tail dragger. It will look the same in the air with the wheels up.
If I ever get around to my Patriot kit, it will be a taildragger.

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