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Old 09-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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<pre>Hi,I'm going to be in a weird situation starting Oct 8th.. 'Stranded' at an OBX Oceanfront house 9 miles from a paved road w/o a car. That meansabsolutely no contact with the real world. I can already tell I'm going toget antsy, so I wanted to consider getting back into RC. I'd like to getback to what I liked, sailplanes.(I did take 2nd in Jr sailplane one yearat the ama nats after all. )So here's some parameters..
1) I'd like to spend $400-$600, but will go to $800 delivered.
2) Prefer longer wingspan, but needs to fit in a Suburban.
3) Highstart and/or winch in sand is not viable, so can't only use thosenow. Maybe if I bring it back and get into it I will
4) Willing to do some work, but prefer artf or rtf.
5) If I don't get it in the order, and even one nut or servo cord is tooshort..I have no way to get supplies.
6) Would like a decent plane, but doesn't need to be NATS quality
7) Prefer a decent reusable transmitter/radio. Always loved Futaba, butwill take a good other/no name too
8) Want electric, and very much prefer it be able to easily be removedfrom plane if I bring somewhere I don't want to use electric (they used tohave above wing pods that you rubber banded down)
9)Would have to be in NY by night of 7th, or NC by morning of 8th. If not,I'm not back on mainland for 2 weeks and entire setup is useless (Untilmaybe when I go back December)
10)Would be completely open to a trade of equipment (not less than $1400sale price) for 1 week rental of house (Up to $2295 week). Check out http://www.tucs-beachin-obx-house.com/ 4WD required.
11) I don't Monokote. (Unless its gotten MUCH easier in 35 years. I wasterrible at it. I have a hair dryer, but not the 'iron')
12) No foam body/wing, v-tail, stick body, or ones that LOOK like realsailplanes
13) Prefer with Ailerons.<P><P>Possible, or too involved or short a time frame?

Thanks, Tuc

Old 09-30-2011, 06:54 PM
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The 2M magellan from ICARE fits the bill, two piece wing and the tail comes off. You can outfit it with HK parts and come out within budget.
Old 10-01-2011, 10:36 AM
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Hi,Thanks for the pointer. That specific model is a V-tail, but there are a lot of other models I should look at. Only concern is that they are in Canada, not sure if I ordered Monday I could get it by Friday. I've emailed them but haven't heard back yet. Thanks for the lead though!Tuc

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