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Rebellion 10-10-2005 10:44 PM

A.R.D. Stingray ?
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Found the [link=http://www.ardmodels.com/stingray%20hanger.htm]A.R.D. Stingray [/link] on the net. Anyone know anything about this one ?

fly-guy-ty 10-10-2005 11:37 PM

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what is that thing 1/2 A model size? is it arf?

bob27s 10-11-2005 10:19 AM

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hey.......that is pretty nice looking.......

.30- .40 size ....... fairly large with a 610sq wing ..... glass fuselage. Im surprised I have not seen more discussion on these.

Apparently they offer it built as well as ready-to-cover or ARF for an additional cost.

Im gonna have to bookmark this..


Rebellion 10-11-2005 10:21 PM

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Fly-ty-guy, the " ARD Stingray " in my first post is a link to the site, just in case you missed it.

It does look pretty good. Price isn't too bad either if the quality is there.

fly-guy-ty 10-12-2005 10:03 AM

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thanks e-dave. I checked out the site and they look like pretty nice planes. I bookmarked it as well. Pretty reasonably priced as well!

smitty9969 10-13-2005 11:46 AM

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Tried to order one.. 2 months wait.. I'm always the last one in line[&o]

Rebellion 10-13-2005 06:51 PM

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Two months ?! Is that for a kit or prebuilt ?

smitty9969 10-15-2005 12:08 AM

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They just said 2 months wait..

Strykaas 10-21-2005 04:05 PM

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mmmhhh, this kit is a Shrike clone, definitely... How come doesn't Lanier sue them ??

Balsa Master 10-21-2005 04:20 PM

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theres over 5% difference in the plans im sure.... nice looking plane though... at 85$ a kit thats not bad at all... *CTRL + D*

Strykaas 10-22-2005 12:34 PM

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yeah $85 is not bad. I must admit it looks better than a srike, thanks to a rounded fuselage along rear and aft apexes....
But it is not difficult to take one design an alter it slightly as well !!
Please post any feedback on kit delivery.

Strykaas 10-29-2005 04:18 PM

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I've emailed them, no answer [&o]

tmproff 11-02-2005 11:35 AM

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I emailed them as well, haven't gotten a response yet. I really like the curves of this plane!

Strykaas 11-03-2005 06:20 PM

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They must be out of business, still no answer.

rmenke 11-14-2005 11:53 PM

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I am fairly sure they are still in business but with a very screwed up web site. I called them about a month ago, the girl who answered said they were still in production. Dont think you would get a 2 month wait on a kit, the guy must want a ARF?

tmproff 11-15-2005 09:13 AM

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Unfortuantly, I broke down and bought a shrike kit.... I still think this one looks nicer, but the shrike isn't that bad!

Strykaas 11-15-2005 04:36 PM

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thx for posting this info. How shall I contact them by email ? Is the email address mentioned on their web site not valid ?

For me, no, arfs just suck... building such airframes is dead easy and you can choose YOUR paint scheme, which is unvaluable...

rmenke 11-15-2005 09:55 PM

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Here ya go Bro:

www.ardmodels.com/ Phone 757-588-8139. Let me know whats up please?

Strykaas 11-16-2005 02:50 PM

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Mhh I won't bother calling them from France, let alone phone bills... If they want to address a global market, they have to answer emails. I've ordered tons of rc goods from all over the world, ONLY if reliable and quick email answer.

mailto:teamard @ardmodels.com does not answer [&o].

rmenke 11-16-2005 03:30 PM

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Sorry, I forgot you were in Europe. Sich is a old guys memory! Don't blame you for the attitude, its more than justified. Don't really know whats going on with these people, first their web site is down for I assume non payment. They never answered my e-mail quetions, or 1 fax. With this type of customer relation attidude, real or imagined, they wont be around for long and justly so. I note that they are also in the Graffics business, it may well be that the time allocated to RC is a sideline that they ignor until they need some cash flow? Anyway, they suck in the customer relations department. Enough of that!

I have a thing for the new "Euro-Jet " canard airplane. Are you aware of any prop based RC kits or arfs being produced on your side of the pond? I wont one, but am too cheep to pay the bucks needed for the Jet engine. You end up with about $10,000.00 in these things. If they keep posting speeds of 421mph I just may mortgage the ranch!

If I can help you in some manner, let me know. By the way, are you a American DBA in France of a Native of France? See ya!

Strykaas 11-16-2005 07:09 PM

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Yes indeed there was such a Graupner kit in the past, a pretty neat one, but I could not get my hands on one for money reason (was a kid). Impossible to find them today.

I know a good plan too for a similar a/c, called flashfire.

What kind of plane do you exactly need ? Size ? Pusher ? Or nose engine ?
(I'm a Native of France.BTW what is an Americna DBA ? )

rmenke 11-17-2005 01:52 AM

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DBA=doing business as. Wood like a nose engine canard type that will really scoot, 130-140 mph and turn, prefer a 60 size for a Jett 90L. Seem like a easy one, but not so as it would seem. I noted a jet in europe just got clocked at 421 mph, so I think your side of the pond may have better design and kit manufacturing for this type of stuff. The Stingray I understand is quite fast with a 50 and turns well, just what I need. The down side is the size and my growing old eyesight. Ticks me off as the rest of me is still quit good, ah, as to reactlions that is. Our club races are well thought out in our view and orginized to keep the need of help down. There is the CD and two pylon judges, thats it. Calleers are used only to count the laps and report to the CD. Racers that rely on their quality caller would be in trouble here. Not a real problem after a lap and the general location of the pilon is found, you get into a rhythm. We spend a lote more time in the shop plotting and building. Have enjoyed being king of the hill for the past two years, but the gang is closing in on me big time. Must go back and make something I can see well go fast and turn. Have several months to plot and test, but gotta get at it. My home desigh "Yellow Jacket" may hold off the crowd for another year, but I doubt it. Last race day I won 2 of 4 races, and overall by 1 cut, 3 total points for the year. Very close as racing goes where 160 total points available. Any, thats what I am up too, looking for the perfect airplane that is not a Q-500 type which is rules prohibited. Gotta go. ENJOY

Strykaas 11-17-2005 06:31 PM

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Yeah that guy in Germany is a gifted rc'er. He's the only one doing such crazy things in Europe I guess....

Regarding your plans, I suggest the traditional Shrike 40 / JEtt fire 50 combo. Plain simple, plain fast. A winner.

rmenke 11-17-2005 09:14 PM

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Having some trouble seeing my F3D and similar sized aircraft now around the pylons. A shrike would be fast enough and done light, would also turn, but to race it is another story. Do you have any pylon race experience? It is the combination of speed, turning ablilty and then pilot ability that makes the win. I's trying to come up with something that is fast, large enough to see well and turn. Have a BSE Jett 90L, will travel. Also have the Jett 50 which will go into a backup Matley "Animal" which is a cross between a Q-500 and formula, the best from both. Dont want to get real mean unless driven to it, which may be the case. Must go faster, go faster, go faster!

Strykaas 11-18-2005 06:45 AM

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Actually I have no racing experience. Only very few races here in Europe...
You could perhaps work on paint schemes to improve vision ?

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