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Dirty Birdy ARF

Old 04-07-2012, 05:12 PM
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Anybody seen this yet?

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products.../gpma1975.html
Old 04-07-2012, 05:19 PM
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Had to happen sooner or later to keep up with the H9 Phoenix 7. Pretty sweet looking bird!

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:03 PM
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Nice!

Wish they would have left the engine upright though! Looks odd to me being side mounted.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:08 PM
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I stumbled across it yesterday and meant to ask the same question here. It was the talk of the field today, the guys I fly with have always been impressed with my DB built from the Bluejay kit and some are talking pretty seriously about this one.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:09 PM
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Canopy looks odd.
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Hopefully it will be at the Toledo show. I'll be there Friday and Saturday.
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If the cowl is uncut you probably could mount the engine upright.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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Make sure you take plenty of pics to post!

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cool
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This may mean the Tipo is right behind it, depending on sales.
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Canopy looks odd.
They got lazy and left out the side tucks on the canopy. The shape of the nose isn't quite right either.

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Old 04-07-2012, 07:25 PM
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I think we will start seeing a lot of the old classics coming back.
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coool.... now if they would only do a tipo or curare

i hope to see more vintage arfs in the near future....
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:07 PM
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close enough for me....no shortage of engines to use thats for sure.....electric retracts quick and easy
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Very cool, I'm gonna get one. I think with the right spinner it will look more accurate.
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Hi,

Maybe not impossible to make the DB60 ARF electric but battery hatch have to be cut out somewhere on top.
Nice ARF it seems. Can't complain about the price. I whished they had not glued the hinges at factory.

Now it starts to get many classic ARFs.

Phoenix 7
Curare (from Modellsport Schweighofer - delayed again since they had to change company in China that is going tobuild it to modster Air)
Marabu (from Giezendanner -Technik, 1969 and 1971 WC versions, released in May 2012)
Dirty Birdy 60

And some ARFs from1960th era is also available since some some years back:
Robbe Mäxi (Maexi)
Graupner Caravelle

Any more old classic pattern ARFsout thereor is known to be in work?

/Bo
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Pretty nice rendition of a classic, but for the asking price I would expect more.
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Pretty nice rendition of a classic, but for the asking price I would expect more.
Like What?
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Maybe not impossible to make the DB 60 ARF electric but battery hatch have to be cut out somewhere on top.
You can't get to the battery via the wing? Maybe not convenient, but doable.
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ORIGINAL: bem

Hi,

Maybe not impossible to make the DB 60 ARF electric but battery hatch have to be cut out somewhere on top.
Nice ARF it seems. Can't complain about the price. I whished they had not glued the hinges at factory.

Now it starts to get many classic ARFs.

Phoenix 7
Curare (from Modellsport Schweighofer - delayed again since they had to change company in China that is going to build it to modster Air)
Marabu (from Giezendanner - Technik, 1969 and 1971 WC versions, released in May 2012)
Dirty Birdy 60

And some ARFs from 1960th era is also available since some some years back:
Robbe Mäxi (Maexi)
Graupner Caravelle

Any more old classic pattern ARFs out there or is known to be in work?

/Bo



rcaiir.com has the classics
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It's about time. Ya think? If so I prefer to see some as kits.
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Why ruin a good thing? Electric????? If you are gonna go back, go back with nitro. Besides, tuned pipes don't sound so good with electric motors!
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It's about time. Ya think? If so I prefer to see some as kits.
Or at least as option to not have them covered. Some may want their own color scheme, some may even want to dope and cover with silk and spray it maybe.
Marabu ARF has as option to get the model delivered as uncovered (no Oracover = Ultracote), that is good.

Why they can not sell ARFs as kits I do not understand since they have all the pieces already before glueing them together.

/Bo
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Why ruin a good thing? Electric????? If you are gonna go back, go back with nitro. Besides, tuned pipes don't sound so good with electric motors!
I agree for old classic pattern planes nitro engines is great and with a pipe even better but some just prefer electric motor for various reasons.
I would not say ruin just because it is driven by an electric motor. The (yet to be released) Curare ARFis made so it can be glow or electric in same plane. Marabu is electric or glow. I just think both options is nice for new ARFs so people can choose what the prefer.

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Hobby Lobby has a classic ARF of the Kwick Fly III.

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