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Old 06-10-2004, 07:57 PM
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hey all,

i just bought a new (now discontinued) hobbico skyvista from my LHS must have been buried under a bunch of other stuff.

anyway, what i would like to know is how well they fly and hold together with the wing just taped together(i used packing tape as well as the tape thats supplied) is it very airobatic ? slow down nice for landings ? ETC...

thanks in advance for any and all comments.


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Old 06-11-2004, 10:36 AM
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Default RE: hobbico skyvista ARF... any good ????

I have an skyvista, it was my 2nd plane and basically i learned to fly on it
PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE TO JOIN THE WING!!
use good old epoxy to hold it together and if possible fiberglass teh bottom
The plane is very frogiving and flies quite well, a 46 engine would move it fine (i used a .40)
My son is recovering it and fixing for hius 2nd plane
I wish i could get another or maybe its brother the twinstar
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I have one and it was my 2nd plane years ago. it is extremely fun and easy to fly. Mine has a 46fx and it really hauls it! mine takes forever to slow down so I can kill the engine far out and float it in. Glue the wings in to make it easy and to help avoid a failure.

Mine had an accident last week though, ran into a friend ona touch and go. He got turned around on the runway and I was behind him on final. tried to avoid him but he hit and I had some light damage. All is fixed and she will fly sunday!!
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Default RE: hobbico skyvista ARF... any good ????

swamp, and diablo

thanks for the reply`s i was hoping it was a good flyer it looks to be a stable plane i want it just for a knock around lazy sunday flier something i can just cruise around with and not worry about to much not like my corsair or AT-6 .


i think i have the wing put together well enough for my lazy flying, there wont be any snap rolls or hammerheads with this one maybe a loop or 2 or a roll once in awhile.

have fun flying and stay safe.


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it currentlly is my lazy sunday no brainer flyer. Just fire it up and go cruising.


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Default RE: hobbico skyvista ARF... any good ????

ORIGINAL: bassmanh
swamp, and diablo
i think i have the wing put together well enough for my lazy flying, there wont be any snap rolls or hammerheads with this one maybe a loop or 2 or a roll once in awhile.
have fun flying and stay safe.
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Bass, a loop will put more G forces on the wing than any of the other manuvers you have mentioned. Does, I think I have the wing together well enough, work with your wallet, well enough? Don't second guess it, maybe someone could check it out for you. Good luck, Joe
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By all means, epoxy the main wing. You may want to add a little tri-stock under the rear stabilizer too. I notice that my rear stab is a tad flimsy.

It's a great cruiser. It will do the basics very well, and float in for landings. The tricycle landing gear is very stable on mine and I can grease landings with it on a regular basis.

My only problem with it is a guy at our field tried to taxi his taildragger T-34 by it and got caught by the wind at the wrong time. It turned right into me and his prop chopped off the outside three inches of the right aileron. I haven't repaired that damage yet, plus I need to send in my Tower .46 for a checkup.

But it's a great intermediate/beginner plane. An easy first low wing plane with semi-symetrical wing that will do basic aerobatics very smoothly.

Just epoxy the wing together and you won't have to worry about it.
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:01 AM
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Dude, you got it all, good looking plane, great flying field and an Avistar to boot. Invite us all out. Joe
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Thanks cumn thru! The field I fly at is the Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark (www.SCCMAS.org) in Morgan Hill, CA. We are very lucky to have such a nice site and members who put in a lot of effort to keep it that way.

Member guests with AMA are always welcome. Just PM me when you're in town.
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great forgiving airplane. wish I could buy another like it as backup-
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do anyone have one I will buy it send email to c1981camaro@yahoo.com

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