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!!!FIRST 1/2A!!! Morris Hobbies YELLOW JACKET??

Old 09-16-2008, 06:30 PM
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I want to try a 1/2a plane. I have one club member that flies them and I am allways facinated by his his little noisey planes. I am looking at the morries hobbies yellow jacket at 29.00 for the kit it seems to be a good place to start. Recomended engine is .049 or 0.061. I knowI heard that the Norvel engines are great. But they are a little pricey!! What would you guys recomend for a engine? Anyone out their have built and flown this plane??
Old 09-16-2008, 06:53 PM
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If you can find a norvel, grab it, otherwise your choice of new engines is fairly limited.
Old 09-16-2008, 06:59 PM
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What would recomend in its place the AP .061 or will the plane handle the TT .07??
Old 09-16-2008, 07:52 PM
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The AP .061 is a drop-in replacement for the Norvel, but it doesn't quite have the performance.
Old 09-16-2008, 08:17 PM
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A Norvel .061 would make the plane a real screamer. An AP .061 would make it flyable by mere mortals. A SureStart or a used Babe Bee fitted with plastic backplate would make a manageable 2 channel (elevator&ailerons). Use a TT .07 if you tend to build on the tail heavy side.


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What would recomend in its place the AP .061 or will the plane handle the TT .07??
Old 09-16-2008, 08:37 PM
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It sounds like I need to find a Norvel. Would the Norvel .074 be to big? Which Norvel would be best the .061 or .074??
Have you flown this plane?
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I have one w/ a Norvel .061 - flies nice - good combo
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Not familiar with the plane , but I have seen Schu fly before so its probably cool...I would check with the member of the club that has the noisey little engines, because he probably has more than one and may be willing to sell one of his....just a thought...Rog
Old 09-17-2008, 09:12 AM
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Ifly
Send me a PM if you are interested in the combo - I have not flown that one in a while - might be able to part w/ it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:11 PM
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I dont believe Morris Hobbies is in business any longer. I tried to order a Yellow Jacket from them a couple months ago and got no answer on phone or email and tried many many times. Others on here found the same.

I had a Yellow Jacket before and it flew great with a .061. It was a blast. Since I couldnt order another one I bought a Sure Shark kit from Raindave on this forum for 18$. Its a great kit and goes together EASY. He also sells the sure start motor for it for CHEAP and it is a great combo. I wouldnt bother with a .061 for it, its harder to install and required an extra servo which is hard to find space for in a small plane. The sure shark is great and cheap, buy it and the motor combo!!!! Search Sure Shark here and youll find a long thread about them.
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Default RE: !!!FIRST 1/2A!!! Morris Hobbies YELLOW JACKET??

Does anyone remember when Morris Hobbies was for sale on E-BAY? That was about 2 years ago and I haven't seen anything from them since. I think the web site is just running on some old computer tower in a basement of some old dudes house.
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Default RE: !!!FIRST 1/2A!!! Morris Hobbies YELLOW JACKET??

Here's one for sale:
[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=431560]http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=431560[/link]

I've been eyeing it for a while...It's got a .074 on it.
Old 09-19-2008, 06:02 PM
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Yup I am working on a trade for that right now. I don't think morris hobbies has shut down. I have not been able to get a hold of them for sometime.
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Got it flew it yesterday. I am hooked on 1/2a flying! Flew it a bunch of times and used maybe 3oz of fuel. That same day a flew my re-tuned Nitro DF Jester which now sucks down 10oz in about 7min if flow at full speed ahead. The YJ blew me away it was very agile easy to launch and land. This is the best part it rolls faster then a H9 twist 150 that I was flying cricels around.

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