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schroedm 08-27-2012 09:07 AM

My New Airworld MB339
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Today saw the culmination of what has been a fairly long project. I had this 339 delivered about 18months ago and time has been spent on and off of it over that period. Today, however, I was able to go out and carry out some final taxi test and checkovers prior to the maiden flight. I originally thought she would come in over the 20kg UK CAA weight limit but she does feel pretty light for the size so I'll weigh her properly this week.
Paintwork is a fictitious scheme I lifted/tweaked from the Saudi Air Force Hawks. I couldn't find a true scale scheme that floated my boat and, to be honest, I think this scheme is more than believable! The paintwork was done by the (now retired [:o] ) Ray Habgood who always turns out a stunning job - and this was no exception. Lots of phone calls, photos and visits got it just to where we'd both envisaged it. Even he said he was "...proud to go out with this one...". [8D]

Span is 280cm
Length is 300cm
Weight is Approx 20kg
Powerbox Competition SRS
Powerbox iGyro
JR8711 all round
Jetcat 180RX
Jetronics Air Systems

Anyway, here are some pics from today (couple of my Cougar too)....

DominicM 08-27-2012 09:38 AM

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Stunning Marc. Hope we get to see some vid of it flying. ;)

Geoff White 08-27-2012 09:42 AM

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Beautiful Marc.

Best of luck with the maiden.

CJ2002 08-27-2012 10:28 AM

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Ray certainly excelled on this one...nice job!

mick15 08-27-2012 10:43 AM

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I like it Mark, well done.


madmodelman 08-27-2012 11:45 AM

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Looks the dogs nuts Mark!

Good luck.

Joe C 08-27-2012 12:12 PM

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Looks great Mark, best of luck with the maiden. can never go wrong with an Airworld Jet, still one of my favorites.

hooker53 08-27-2012 06:46 PM

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Mark. It was well worth the long wait. That's a great looking jet. Hope you do indeed get some footage of the maiden and good luck to ya.

3dean 08-27-2012 10:37 PM

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marks mb339 is one of the nicest scale jets ive seen to date ,well done big guy !!

jetpilot 08-28-2012 05:24 AM

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You must be chuffed!!
Glad you finished this one and excellent paint choice!!

BaldEagel 08-28-2012 05:55 AM

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Not a great scale fan, but if ever there was something going to change my mind your MB339 would be it, nice choice of scheme.


JohnMac 08-28-2012 10:25 AM

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That is really, really nice Mark.

Carsten Groen 08-28-2012 10:36 AM

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Thats great Mark!!
Looks really nice, and I don't care if the scheme is not scale, the fullsize boys should copy your scheme for once :D
(PS: I have a brand new unflown Ultra Lightning with everything I can bring with me to JetPower, fancy a trade ;))

dubd 08-28-2012 10:58 AM

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Awesome! I wonder how long it'll take before an ARF MB-339 will be offered in this scheme? ;)

schroedm 08-28-2012 11:34 AM

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Thanks guys. I'm really pleased with it. There are a lot of little details I've added (like 2000 ting screws) that really make this my favourite model I've owned to date. I'm hoping it flies as well as I'm anticipating! Still a few little scale bits and bobs to add yet.

As for the ARF, based upon the 3 schemes they've copied so far of mine I'd say about 4weeks! [:@]

Carsten, I'm pretty much an all scale guy now even though the Ultra Lightning is an awesome bit of kit I'll pass! I've had a word with a couple of guys who might be interested - will chat soon.


PS Scott, nice use of the word "chuffed" LOL. I'll have you drinking tea out of a cup and saucer whilst pointing your little finger yet :D

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