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Old 11-27-2002, 12:26 AM
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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

Does anybody know if there is any difference in the flying capabilities between the Super Sportster ARF and the kit? Bob
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Old 11-27-2002, 01:50 AM
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Default Arf or Kit?

Well, that really depends on your building skills. There are some caveats to ARFS. First and foremost, with an ARF, you’re stuck with how the plane was built. It can be time consuming, if not difficult to make changes or reinforce areas where you might want to add retracts, larger engine, strength, or what have you. On the other hand, the dang thing is almost ready to fly!!!

So, do you like to build or do you like to fly, not that building doesn’t mean you don’t like to fly! Rather, how confident are you with your building skills? And how much of the equipment do you have to complete the plane?

As for flying characteristics, the ARF should fly just as well as the kit you decide to build, again keeping in mind you stay within the parameters of designed balance, weight, and dimensions, and of course, can you build the dang thing ?!?! As for cost, well that’s another post…..
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Old 11-27-2002, 03:48 AM
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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

Build the kit, you can make it how you want. ARF kits are not the best, most of the time. I done only 4 ARFs and over 125 kits. The only ARF kit I have done that was worth a damn was the Great planes Shoestring, but I had to make some mods on it because there were parts that would not have held together the way I fly. The others were all garbage. Kits are by far better if you can take the time to put it together. If you get some practice, you can build a kit fast. I built a big stik kit last week faster than my friend put his ARF stick together.
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Old 11-27-2002, 04:53 PM
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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

I'm not concerned about the actual building of the plane--- I've been building since 1934. I started with Megow solid models! What I'm really interested in is whether the Super Sportster ARF flies as well as the kit does. Bob
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Old 11-27-2002, 06:25 PM
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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

Bob,
Definately build this kit. It should come out lighter and strong. Both eqauates to a better flying plane. I've flown both with same engine, and much prefer my kit versus the ARF.

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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

Thanks, Ed! That's the info I was looking for. Bob
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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

I have flown both.

I prefer the kit which I built -mainly because I built it and have a decent idea what it should be able to take.

The ARF flew nice as well. It had a 72 4 stroke on it. I wouldn't waste the money on the 4 stroke. Mine seems to fly just as well with the OS 46fx.

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Default GP Super Sportster ARF or kit???

I've never flown the kit version, but my Super Sportster ARF is very well built and very light. It's flies great.

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