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Old 02-01-2006, 02:12 PM
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Hey All!!!

Take a side road over to the ParkZone/Horizon Hobby website www.parkzone.com and take a look at the latest offering! Looks to be a perfect match for the PZ P-51 Mustang! Wow! Can't wait to grab one as soon as it comes out (supposedly April). Finally, we don't have to pit Mustang against Mustang, historical accuracy can be maintained as we take to the skies circa 1943...European Theater...

I CAN SMELL THE CORDITE!!!

David Ribbe, any more info than what's on the website?

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Old 02-10-2006, 12:22 AM
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Who else can't wait for this bird to take flight? Looks like PZ got it right from their issues with the Mustang. Battery hatch cover is on TOP, not bottom, batt cage is now a cradle, looks like overall construction is very scale...

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Old 02-10-2006, 11:11 AM
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I'm on board as soon as they hit shelves...

And what's with the tail wheel?

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Old 02-10-2006, 11:33 AM
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It's just a scale feature. I'm sure it's just molded into the fuse. I seriously doubt it's a working tail wheel.
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:57 PM
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Last September I wrote Horizon Hobby and asked if they would do an FW190.
They replied that they had no plans to make one.
I then sent them photos of my P51 done up in German markings, I wonder if it helped tip the scales...

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Old 02-11-2006, 12:15 AM
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We were already flying samples in September!

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Old 02-11-2006, 07:48 AM
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David,
Belated congrats to you and your Mig at the big show.
Keep up the good work. The wheels are turning, and in the right direction.
Singles are fun but twins are twice as nice. Let's see a Lightning.
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Old 02-11-2006, 03:55 PM
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agh....now I'm going to have trouble deciding on something!

My birthday is in April (sweet 16! yeah! finally gonna get a job, at LHS maybe?) and now I need to decide on if I want to spend Bday money on converting a Stryker to brushless, or buying this sucker and giving it lipo. Agh!!!

I guess if I work at LHS, I'll get both. I'll just get the PZ plane at a discount
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:37 PM
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ORIGINAL: Glacier Girl

David,
Belated congrats to you and your Mig at the big show.
Keep up the good work. The wheels are turning, and in the right direction.
Singles are fun but twins are twice as nice. Let's see a Lightning.
Thanks....
Mig was working good!

There are a lot of good planes to do....

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:42 PM
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double post....
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:14 PM
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An afordable twin like the P-38 would be amazing.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:24 PM
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Hey everyone,

now that we've got PZ's attention...Lightning! Corsair! Spitfire! Zero! Mosquito!

Just dreaming of the possibilities.....

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Old 02-13-2006, 08:06 PM
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Default RE: ParkZone NEW FW-190 Butcher Bird

And that's just WWII. What about WWI? There's DR-1, Camel, D7, Spad . . . All in different and excitingpaint schemes. I'm waiting PZ! 40" wing span with guns and pilot, and I be doing the rat-a-tat-tat on those low strafing runs of the trenches!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:27 PM
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Yea a gun sound module for the x-port would rock

I too would love to see a Camel or DR-1

Am dying for a P-38 though...
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: flyer00jay

Last September I wrote Horizon Hobby and asked if they would do an FW190.
They replied that they had no plans to make one.
I then sent them photos of my P51 done up in German markings, I wonder if it helped tip the scales...

Jay


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We were already flying samples in September!

Have Fun,
David
David,

Do you mean Horizon LIED to poor Jay[sm=confused.gif]?????????
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Old 02-17-2006, 06:56 AM
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No-No more Spitfires, Zero's and Corsairs. ....They have been done to death in just about every model size!!!!
How about one of the "Cats" (Wildcat, Hellcat, Bearcat) or an Oscar or a Tony. Maybe a Seafury? Or an ME -109G?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:54 PM
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ORIGINAL: P-51B

ORIGINAL: flyer00jay

Last September I wrote Horizon Hobby and asked if they would do an FW190.
They replied that they had no plans to make one.
I then sent them photos of my P51 done up in German markings, I wonder if it helped tip the scales...

Jay


ORIGINAL: dribbe

We were already flying samples in September!

Have Fun,
David
David,

Do you mean Horizon LIED to poor Jay[sm=confused.gif]?????????
I checked my email, I actually wrote in July, but no matter, if they were flying samples in September, they would already have had it on the drawing board. Too bad though, I went and bought a GWS ME109, so instead of pumping up the excitment for myself and my flying partners, all they did was lose a sale.
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Default RE: ParkZone NEW FW-190 Butcher Bird

The folks on the phones have information on a need to know basis!

It is the only way to maintain some secrecy, and many customers get quite aggravated if we announce a plane to early (and maybe then the schedule changes for some reason). Sometimes a show pushes us to announce a product (The FW was shown at Nurnberg in.... Germany). Happily, the FW is excellent, and on schedule.

Anyway, suffice to say that the selection and development cycle is set very far in advance for this level of product (with all the plastic design and tooling and so forth). We are alway monitoring customer feedback and wants.... even if it is not apparent. The folks working on Parkzone are very involved in the hobby.

Have Fun,
David

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ORIGINAL: flyer00jay

Last September I wrote Horizon Hobby and asked if they would do an FW190.
They replied that they had no plans to make one.
I then sent them photos of my P51 done up in German markings, I wonder if it helped tip the scales...

Jay


ORIGINAL: dribbe

We were already flying samples in September!

Have Fun,
David
David,

Do you mean Horizon LIED to poor Jay[sm=confused.gif]?????????
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mine just arrived today...it is a sweet looking plane...fuse is 5mm foam all around and feels very solid...can't wait to fly it...enjoy the pixs...
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Dribbe, can you give us a hint at what new planes are coming down the pipe?
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I must commend the folks at Park Zone... just got mine last week, and flew on Sunday... two full battery packs, after hand launching (solo) she leveled out and I spent a few minutes getting the plane dialed in.... What a beautiful and fun plane to fly... barrel roles and some loops... landings are a breeze.

Did have a question in regards to upgrading to the Li-Po... does anyone know how much more power I could expect, or is it just run time related?

I appreciate any advice on this one... but again.. hats off to Park Zone...

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hi guys, I am posting this link to get the word out on a fund raiser, I hope you all don't mind
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You will get more noticable power. It may be about 1.4 volt increase, but you will be shedding a lot of weight. It will make a pretty good difference.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:51 PM
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Howdy all,

after finally picking up the Focke-Wulf from my LHS I had to wait some time (2 weeks![:@]) for the winds here in the desert to die down...Finally maidened the FW-190 yesterday. I took out my PZ Mustang as well just for comparison's sake. Some quick observations after 2 flights with the 190:

Physical differences:

Less dihedral on the 190 than on the Mustang
Airfoil on the 190 seems a little thinner than on the Mustang
Much shorter nose section on the 190
Love the fact that PZ has given the 190 CG indicators (panel lines make a little box approx 5.75" from trailing edge of wing)

Performance differences:

190 seems a little faster than the Mustang
Much faster roll rate
Very sensitive to pitch inputs
Goes where you want it, no 'drifting' like I have experienced on the Mustang
Must 'stay ahead' of the 190 more than the Mustang, doesn't seem to self-correct (less dihedral?)

All-in-all, I think PZ has come out with another winner! I like the fact that the battery goes in the top rather than the bottom, I was always replacing battery hatch covers on the Mustang after a less than perfect landing. The finger slots for hand-launch make it a bit easier to give it a hearty heave to get to flying speed. I haven't experienced any tendencies to roll left after hand launch like I did when I first got the Mustang. Can't wait to add a combat module and mix it up with my fellow club members !

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Howdy all,

Had a chance for a couple more flights with the FW-190 yesterday. Light winds (5-10 mph) provided for a pleasant late afternoon flying session.

The Focke-Wulf really leaps out of your hand @ WOT when hand launching. After trimming it out, the bird tracks very straight and true. I pulled some very smooth and large loops with a split-s thrown in for good measure. Flying upwind does cause some 'ballooning' (rising as you fly WOT into the wind) but this can be controlled by either elevator or throttle control. Otherwise, very fun plane to fly!

Most exciting of all was the SUSTAINED inverted flight that I achieved with the 190. Very stable and smooth with no loss of altitude! First ParkZone bird I have owned that will sustain inverted with no bad tendencies! Can't wait to get back up in the air this evening and continue to explore this Butcher Bird's capabilties.

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Anyone else had a chance to fly this bird yet?
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