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    Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Hi all together,

    now after one year, my new warbird is ready. A Grumman Wildcat 1:4 from Fischer Germany.

    It flys great and the sound with the Moki 250 is incredible

    Here some photos from the maiden, sorry no photo during the flight.

    Cu,

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    Best regards from Austria,

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    outstanding! i have been flying one for two plus years. i will never sell her. some planes are just keepers. barry
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Great looking model! The cockpit is fantastic, with only one exception I can think of. It appears as if it's never been sat in!  You have to mess it up a tad.  A few scraps on the heel pads, and the bar the shoulder straps go around usually gets worn to the metal or primer, pretty quick. 

    I'd love to see her fly! 

    Great model!

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Erich, awesome job!!! Where did you get the retracts?
    Thanks,
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Congratulation she looks wonderful. That is one hell of a prop.
    Vid is always good.

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Erich,
    I have thought about this kit. How involved was the build? How much did you have to self engineer?
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Erich,
    I have thought about this kit. How involved was the build? How much did you have to self engineer?
    Thanks,
    Sam

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Hi,

    thats for all nice answers.

    @Fred: you get the retract also from Fischer, that fits perfect to the Wildcat and it works !!!

    @Brad: the prop is really great. It is from SEIDEL Props in Germany. It is 32*16 3 bladed, especially for the Moki 250.

    @Sam: It is a full GFK kit, but nevertheless a lot of work. I had no reference to ask for help. So I had to think of a lot of things.....some times brainwork.

    Cu,

    Erich

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Very nice model...

    I like Wildcat, with good equipment it reminds me on some good hot rod car - old fashion look with new technology...

    Erich, you are a lucky guy...

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Erich,
    Is there a web site for this kit and accessories?
    Thanks,
    Fred

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Thanks for the website but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive for me. LOL. It's nice to admire some one elses work.
    Thanks,
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Fred, of you want a wildcat....I got one for you

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    OK Tony, What do I have to do now to get it. LOL
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    fred, this could be yours......new and never flown. I just dont trust myself with that landing gear. Make me an offer I cant refuse
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Ram, is that a Bates Wildcat?
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    No, its a "Classic Glass" Wildcat. Bought the kit here on RCU. Its 1/4 scale and now ready to fly. I just dont trust my skill set at this time on the landing gear. When I get some real stick time maybe I will fly it along with the other aircraft in my hanger......unless Fred changes my mind

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    A buddy of mine had one of those. It's been a while since he flew it. If I recall it was a decent plane but it's not 1/4 its too small for that. Maybe 1/5ish..? What engine do you have in it?
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    wingspan 96" Length 65" roughly 30lbs and I believe a scach4.6 on a Byron 3 blade. Maybe your buddies wasnt a Classic glass kit. In the pic you see it sitting next to a Vailley P47 at I believe is 88"ws, that is 1/5th scale

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    1/4 scale is 114 inch wingspan. Your's is closer to 1/5 than 1/4 scale (1/4.75 to be exact).

    Awesome looking plane, Rambro. Well done!

    Bring it down to Oklahoma and I will do the maiden!! Hahahahah.

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Erich, That is one beautiful airplane. Great job on such a challanging and classics warbird. Fantastic. There is a flying example of a FM-2 version here in Virginia: http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org

    She has been refurbished some more and repainted.

    Ram-bro, I will start the bidding at 1000.00
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Ram, great look plane regardless of the scale! By the way.. wildcats do fly very well
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    very very nice but my pockets are not that deep :-(

    You need a driver mate!!
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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    Wildcats are great flyers, as a matter of fact all the Grumman birds seem to have the same flight qualities. Alot of wing area for the size plane. My fear is just in tweaking the landing gear ...... in a cross wind condition or over correcting on a takeoff role. The closest plane I fly with approximately the same landing gear configuration is my Zirolli DR I.

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    RE: Grumman Wildcat 1:4

    The classic glass is 92 inch wing span, 1/5 scale I had one and crashed it. I now have a Bates 1/5 with a Saito 450. It is a bit to heavy but still a great flier.


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