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Old 10-27-2012, 04:15 AM
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well just won a good price on ebay .this was one of the first warbirds i built back on college. With new technoloigy i am looking forward to the changes that i can make .
I am looking to power this with eletric , will add new eletric retracts and many scale mods .
Hopefully this will deliver in one piece,apparently its in China and will be shipped to arrice in mid november

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:13 AM
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Nice find, but isnt it better to ship it to a kit collector, and spend the moneys generated (proffit) on the gold edition one, at least thats got a airfoil tail feathers, is bit abigger, and more scale, i know you are a great detailer, but its old tech these days, i had one years ago, flew superb, funny how no-one noticed the retracts though, mine went sideways
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:40 AM
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I built one (the only kit I ever built) back in 1983. Sold it and never actually got into the hobby until 2007.
I recently saw the guy I sold it to and saw the plane. It's old-school. I love my Gold Edition ARF.

Sell it LDM, and make a profit, man!
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:16 PM
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Yes , tempted to simply turn it , i did that with a few platt planes and made great money !
On my first built I did bash it , added retracts , scale built up tail , rear windows , interior ect.
Around 1995 , I still had not flow the plane after it sitting around for about 7 years .
ARFs were not that good yet so I decided to sell it . I did not even know how to post on ebay so I took it to an ebay sellers store .
Told him I wanted $500 , for everything . I left , I was called 10 days later told to come in and get my check.
The plane went for $925 dollars lol , talk about happy , the ebay guy gets 10% for posting and shipping ect .

If i build it , i will bash it to scale ,the reason why I did not get the Gold Edition kit was the wing has bad washout, so i figured why build an entire kit that I know does not fly well .
If I want the Gold Edition I will be getting the arf .
BUt as always i respect your comments and appreciate the chatter .
I think it will be cool to revisit this kit with 20 years behind my belt of building vs it litterally being my first warbird built kit back in the 80ties
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:36 AM
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Well , you know I need to build something , i dont have enought projects going lol !!!
just finished my LX P40 mods , flew it about 8 times and now ready for winter .
http://youtu.be/6TqVe9sL1SA
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 Good to see you Lou. Good luck with this. Hope to see a video of your LX P40 flying as well. No pressure LOL.
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Hi Kai , good to see you as well .
I am getting a "hat cam" lol , its too difficult considering I fly alone or with two guys to get video because we are so casual .
So wifey was going to record for me but we have not had one weekend of hood weather . As I type this I am literally sitting in 60 mile an hour winds as we ride out the Sandy tropical storm mixed with a North Eastern storm !!!

Really crazy right now !!
Anyhow , I am looking at what cameras that I can get without breaking the bank .Go pro Hero is $200 and I know there are some low budget ones for $70 .
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 From what I can see of Sandy on the net I have to say I'm glad it's on your side of the planet !  Hope things don't get to bad.Good luck.
 BTW the video thing would be nice but don't worry about it on my account . Glad to hear that plane has no super bad issues. Now back to the Red Box which I know nothing about. What WS and AUW do you envisage it will have ?
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The red box P40 is a simply old style kit that needs work to be stand off scale , however they fly great !
i think it was about 60" span , all sheeted fun scale .
The tail is simply flat wood and the flaps are one piece vs two .
I was anxious to get the plane because of modern day rc parts vs when I build this in the late 80ties .
With eletric , and eletric retracts , this should come out so much better .
I plan on drilling out the wood for the purpose of saving weight , most parts are over done on this kit .
Also the decals as far as the shark mouth leaves a lot to be desired .
If I have the energy I will be bashing it to stand off scale and try to move quick on this one .
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