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Old 01-07-2018, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
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Did you get the standard or the long nose version of the WildHare Hellcat?
Long nose....... it was a package deal,all servos,DA50.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:49 AM
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I regretted not buying one of those. It looked like a good flier.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:11 AM
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I told my editor "I will give you my next grand child to review this when it comes out"
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:44 AM
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I am sure she will take you up on that offer.....NOT.......offer her a puppy, a cute one no less

WELL, I offered my editor my collection empty 35mm film canisters....no reply yet, so I will hold out until I am " all in" by offering my collection of old AMA cards!

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This is VERY BAD. I have alway been a Hellcat fan and have no room in the hanger for additions. It looks like I will have to make room.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by RBean View Post
This is VERY BAD. I have alway been a Hellcat fan and have no room in the hanger for additions. It looks like I will have to make room.
LOL the trick is to have over 5 hellcats the wife does not know which is which... they all blend
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by show871 View Post
LOL the trick is to have over 5 hellcats the wife does not know which is which... they all blend
This is my plan exactly.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:55 PM
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Chad, I will be VERY interested in your opinion on this model.....so when you examine one, let me know!

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by tailskid View Post
Chad, I will be VERY interested in your opinion on this model.....so when you examine one, let me know!

jerry

I can't wait to offer an opinion Jerry. You know how I feel about Hellcats! I'm confident that it will be at least as good as their other stuff. If that is the case then it should be a great choice straight out of the box for the guys that just want to go fly and an excellent starting point for the "bashers" like myself.
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Crossing my fingers it is light enough to pull off a saito 60r3 radial
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:52 PM
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Oh phooey!

They'll release it (with way too little dihedral) and then as soon as people start liking it, they'll disco it like they always do. TF gets on my damned nerves.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:00 AM
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Default Hobbico Files For Bankruptcy Protection

For those who are not yet aware, Hobbico filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday! Topflite is one of the brands owned by Hobbico! Delivery of the new F6F Hellcat maybe in peril...!

Hobbico files for bankruptcy; layoffs next? News-Gazette.com

Brands under Hobbico banner.
https://www.hobbico.com/brands.php

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Old 01-11-2018, 05:57 AM
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Not good news for the hobby
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:16 AM
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Actually it's the only way Hobbico can survive. Protection from creditors and time to restructure. Horizon changed a few years back to a similar model. They minimize their inventory levels and react to market trends faster. I'd say going into the future, if you see something you like, buy it now. If you really like it, buy another as it's likely to be gone very soon.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:06 AM
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I'm willing to bet the cats are already in production and as soon as the first container is full they will start taking orders. But this may now explain why so many aircraft go out of production so soon.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:33 PM
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I was told by someone who is working with TF and GP that it will be revealed at the Toledo RC show in April.
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gives me more time to save up for it
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:24 PM
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That makes sense.......and yes, that does give us a couple of more months to save up some 'fun money'
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I was actually thinking about going to the Toledo show this year ,since I have never been and Its less than 300 miles to drive. I think I just decided to go !
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:36 PM
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Wear comfortable shoes! Friday is the best IMHO and Saturday is CROWDED and by noon Sunday you have the place almost to yourself

Oh, bring cash, cc and first born; you will need them!
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I'll go Saturday and take my wife she helps control my spending
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:08 PM
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YOU go on Friday alone....have a great time and then on Saturday you can say to her, "I don't need that"!
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
..........if you see something you like, buy it now. If you really like it, buy another as it's likely to be gone very soon.
Actually, Dave Platt once made a very similar proclamation to this a couple of decades ago. It was true then and seems to be even more true now. I realize this on a personal level as I sold every bit of hobby stuff I owned from planes to tools to enclosed trailer when the economy tanked in 2008 and I wasn't alone in that. Looking at the hobby now after almost a ten-year absence it is stunning what has taken place and not all for the better, I'm afraid. Gone are so many companies and products I had hoped to reconnect with and it seems that hardly anyone builds anymore. That is so sad.

For me personally there is a complete lack of pride in an ARF. I well remember getting a Hangar-9 Mustang around 2004, taking it to my local club field and positioning it on the flight line along with four others that looked exactly like it. No thank you. That could never compare to the respectful comments, questions and even a thank you from a WWII veteran when I took my Yellow Aircraft P-47 to the field and flew it during a public display in 2007. You will never experience that with an ARF. But, hey, that's just me.

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The listing is on the tower website with photos and manual. Mid May availability and $1000 for the airframe.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:38 PM
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I wonder what the suggested price BEFORE they were bought out
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