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Old 02-10-2012, 08:01 AM
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Default Hawker Hunter 1/6th scale ARF from Flying Legends

Well I cant quite believe it - its here ! I've just got back from Ripmax UK (via a quick detour for a group appreciation session ), having collected the very first of the production Hunters........in the world

Following some sorting out of the final bits of info before release at Nuremberg last week and some hair pulling and general handbag throwing between Dave Wilshere and myself I manage to wrestle this one to do the first production build. The rest of the production kits are due here (UK) as soon as is humanly possible. They are all finished and ready to ship, just waiting on instruction manuals which are being completed at the moment.

Ever since I sold my Mick Reeves Hunter (on which this one has been based), I have been pining for another one so to say I am excited is an understatement. And the fact that it is ARF is just the icing on the cake. It comes basically as you see it here. Painted, all surfaces hinged apart from the rudder, gear installed, gear doors installed with rams - note decent size rams - and for what I think is just a ridiculously low price of £2399. Extras at additional cost are the pylons and drop tanks, cockpit and tailpipe.

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:07 AM
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Initial impressions are very good. Gear looks and feels very nice and solid. Carbon in all the right areas, good quality wood used, plenty of rivet and panel line detail and the weight feels just right to me.
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:32 AM
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that looks nicely done, shame I don't like the hunter
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: Hawker Hunter 1/6th scale ARF from Flying Legends

Mmm good job I've been off the weatabix recently...
Paul...proving your just odd

So, few detail pixs
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:29 AM
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Will they be getting the serial number font right on the production models? :-)

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Default RE: Hawker Hunter 1/6th scale ARF from Flying Legends

Colin & Dave,
Very nice, thanks for the pictures. I have just put $$$ down thru our Mike Lin-Global Jet Club for one of the 1st into the USA.
Colin, what are you planning to power it with?
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Will they be getting the serial number font right on the production models? :-)

Cheers,

Dick
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Dick - Nope they are all as this one Im afraid. To be honest I hadn't noticed.

Mike, I think you'll love it. This one is going to get Merlin 140 power which will be more than ample. My previous kit version had an old pre SE Jetcat 120 and that was good power.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:51 AM
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It looks naked without the wing tanks on it!!!!
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1/6 Scale Hunters... Mmmm, must get cracking with mine! I like the look of the oleos!
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:30 PM
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Looks gorgeous, will have to go on my wish list. Be interested to see what the grass field performance is like. Test flight at usual spot?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:49 PM
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Default RE: Hawker Hunter 1/6th scale ARF from Flying Legends

What's wrong with Arial Black font Dick? LOL

It looks like Feibao have done a nice job on making the Hunter, can't wait to see the finished article fly
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Im saving for this one, even if i am a cheap skate ... please say it will fly on an 80N ....

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:57 PM
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What a beauty

Love to have one of those, but not ready to go turbines yet. Maybe someday.


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Im saving for this one, even if i am a cheap skate ... please say it will fly on an 80N ....

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ORIGINAL: J.F

Looks gorgeous, will have to go on my wish list. Be interested to see what the grass field performance is like. Test flight at usual spot?
J - grass field performance is great. The last prototype before production came in and out of our grass field with ease, and with no wind. I used to fly my MR one at Phoenix as well. I will let you know when the test flight is - prob at the one time home of 152 at Honington..

Scott, I imagine it would fly on 80N, not sure it would be a whole lot of fun though and take off runs would be looong!
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Colin has the tanks...
One of the test models has already been flown from our 100m grass PMFC site...Airframe is very light compared to a MR finished model.
Easy repaint for expert Hunter painters....
Will fly on a P80SE-P-100RX for sure...Scale flying (ie not too fast before low energy pull ups) will require 120-140N and throttle control. Sports jet pilots with P-120+ will be way too fast.

The main batch won't hit the UK until late March is my guess...orders are already in :-)

Colin's super fast workshop routine, of build and no sleep should see it ready for my favourite test flying runway...that and his young years allowing sleep skipping

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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Non headless Colin!
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Colin/Dave who is distributing these ?
where do we place orders ?
Dave ...you rekon a p100 woulddo the business off a grass strip,?

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Where are the Sabrina's?
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first photos were better ....sorry Colin I couldnt resist that
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and for what I think is just a ridiculously low price of £2399
I must have the wrong job if you think it is so inexpensive


The hunter lookes great
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Default RE: Hawker Hunter 1/6th scale ARF from Flying Legends

that looks nicely done, shame I don't like the hunter
Please explain?

The English tend to sing the praises of their homegrown aircraft,

('It's not ugly, it's got character!') even when they are as ugly as a hat-full.


The Hunter (like the Spifire, Albatross, Mosquito, both Comets, etc) doesn't need to be talked
up at least as far as it's looks are concerned.

The most beautiful jet fighter? The Hunter would be near the top of the list. - John.
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The model is a Ripmax product, but not going to be sold in the normal way. The idea is that it will be sold direct with a few key dealers picked to help out. M&R and Boomerang Jets have signed up to sell them.
As with any turbine product it needs specialist advice and margins are tight.
Yes, light loading, the P-100RX will fly it from grass.

A model like this with Undercarriage and air rams inc in price...which ever way I look at it, the price is lower than expected!

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Glad someone is doing a build. Waiting on manual from GJC or Ripmax. Mine should get here today
Putting a Jet Central Super Eagle in it.

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hard to beat the 1/1 scale, flown at Tauranga Airshow in NZ about 4 weeks ago.real impressive.
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