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Old 11-02-2012, 11:43 AM
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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,

Erich

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Old 11-02-2012, 12:13 PM
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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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Old 11-02-2012, 01:44 PM
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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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Erich, awesome job!!! Where did you get the retracts?
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:38 AM
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Congratulation she looks wonderful. That is one hell of a prop.
Vid is always good.

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Erich,
I have thought about this kit. How involved was the build? How much did you have to self engineer?
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:05 AM
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Erich,
I have thought about this kit. How involved was the build? How much did you have to self engineer?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:43 AM
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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.

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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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Erich,
Is there a web site for this kit and accessories?
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:30 PM
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http://www.team-aeroscale.com/fischerwildcat.html
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the website but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive for me. LOL. It's nice to admire some one elses work.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:07 PM
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Fred, of you want a wildcat....I got one for you
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:29 PM
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OK Tony, What do I have to do now to get it. LOL
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:42 PM
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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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Old 11-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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Ram, is that a Bates Wildcat?
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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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Default 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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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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Default 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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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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Ram, great look plane regardless of the scale! By the way.. wildcats do fly very well
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very very nice but my pockets are not that deep :-(

You need a driver mate!!
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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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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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