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Old 08-08-2014, 10:39 AM
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I received my new plane about 10 days ago... I thought I would post a few pictures here. Weights to follow as soon as I can get down into the workshop and do some weighing. The plane is designed by Nishioka in Japan - he produces several planes - Status, Professor, and Success amongst them.

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Old 08-09-2014, 04:09 AM
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Hi Derek,
Very nice - makes a change from the 'mass' produced stuff.
Can you post a picture or two of the strut detail.
Would it be too rude to ask ; How much ?

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Old 08-09-2014, 03:12 PM
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Weights are as follows:

Left stab (with tubes) - 105g
Right stab - 95g
Top wing - 525g
Bottom wing - 510g
Fuselage - 1010g
Parts bag (gear/struts/horns/spinner etc.) - 395g

Total of 2640g. I'm using the Hacker Q80 13XS (520g) with the Hacker Mezon Opto 95 Lite (98g), 6 Futaba BLS173SV (28g each - total 168g), Futaba BLS175SV for rudder (66g), Futaba R7003SB Rx (7.1g). TP 900mah Rx pack (50g) and TP 5400mah (1170g) and Futaba switch which probably weighs around 5g. Total is around 4725g or so... and then the prop which is about 50g. I'm thinking the plane will be in the 4850 range - not bad!

Wing strut connection is as follows:

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Old 08-09-2014, 03:53 PM
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Beautiful plane Derek!

Where/who do you order them from and how much?

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Old 08-09-2014, 04:56 PM
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Beautiful planes, I had never heard of the designer before.

http://translate.google.com/translat...p%2Fyamatoz%2F
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Hello

Nishioka makes awesome pattern.
He won WC F3A. I don't remember the year.
http://www2.cnet.ne.jp/yamatoz/

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:32 PM
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That spinner caught my attention, too.
Old 08-10-2014, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by papaone View Post
Hello

Nishioka makes awesome pattern.
He won WC F3A. I don't remember the year.
http://www2.cnet.ne.jp/yamatoz/



You're probably thinking of Yoshioka?

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Old 08-10-2014, 09:29 PM
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Hello Adrian

You're right. I mixed up the names.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BHolsten View Post
Beautiful plane Derek!

Where/who do you order them from and how much?
Bill,

The plane is $3700 which includes shipping directly to your house via DHL. It is made by Jet Legend in China.
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That's very good Derek, lot of airplane if may say that for the price as DHL is around $700.

hope to see more pictures soon.

best regards

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:39 PM
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I thought it looked similar in build to the Neptuno..
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Hi Claude,
Nishioka has been custom building pattern planes for top pilots around the globe for decades and his workmanship is outstanding (I own a Mystery that he built for Steve Helms back in the early '90s). Yoshioka won the worlds in '73 (if memory serves) and founded Yoshioka Models a few years later. His winning model, the Blue Angel (a popular classic pattern design) was actually kitted by MK. MK kitted designs by Prettner, Matt and Naruke. Naruke started his own company around 1990 and has been producing kits, ARCs and ARFs of his designs since then. There are other Japanese pattern kit manufacturers, but, sadly, they won't ship overseas.
-Will
PS thanks for the Harmonie plans

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