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Old 02-27-2002, 05:46 PM
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

I think this is the greatest looking plane/kit ever and yet they don;t make it?? how come? did it not sell well? or was it a crappy flyer??

anyone know? i cant believe that a plane like that wouldn't do well in sales.

do they still exists somewhere??
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Old 02-28-2002, 03:14 AM
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

Nope, doesn't exist except in my hangar and a box in my garage.

Was poorly deingned bt Top Flight. Too tail heavy and had an unrealistic power envelope.

Nice looking airplane though.... Have a peek at mine at my website.
Old 02-28-2002, 02:11 PM
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

Brian - Berlin, huh? I grew up in Boardman/Canfield... flew with the Mahoning Co. Model Club... now I'm in GA.

you can still find them at swap meets or eBay, etc... I passed one up last year at Perry, he wanted $150 for the kit. But I've seen them go MUCH higher on eBay or other places like that. Keep your eyes open.

What did I do? Got a Byron Bonanza kit NIB on one of the RC Boards. now all I have to do is find the instructions.

Sig also made a Bonanza kit a while ago... I think it was a box fuselage with a plastic type top. looks all right. speaking of a box with a plastic top, if you want small - go with the House of Balsa Bonanza, picture below is mine. Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2002, 09:42 PM
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

I'm in the process of finishing mine and I'm looking for some full body pilots. Who makes a realistic civi full body pilot in 1/5 scale to put in a T/F Bonanza?
My T/F Bonanza is OS 120 III powered and is loaded with all the options including Robart retracts,T/F interior(minus the rear seats),strobes,nav lights.Its covered in Ultracote Supreme white with red trim.
And yes it will be balanced one inch ahead of the recommended C/G ....I'll get a photo up soon..Steve
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Steve
See post 45 & 49 of the "What scale planes do you have thread in this scale forum, to see my TF Cessna's pilot.
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Nice work Paul,Do you think Top Flight will ever come out with a quarter scale Cessna 182,or 180/185? Now that would be a seller..Steve
Old 03-01-2002, 05:53 PM
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

I was just browsing Tower Hobbies and notice that they list the Bonanza as available "Late March." I got too many kits on the bench now otherwise I would buy one, I've always loved the looks of this plane. Top Flite still lists it as discontinued so I'm not sure if this is real or not.

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Yes it looks like the T/F Bonanzas back alright..Steve
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Default Beech Bonanza - Topflite - still exists??

I have one, Just got one it was already built. I put a 90 super tigre in it and man it's way to tail heavy.... I have no ideal what to do... I would of never bought one before but I traded my super sportster for it and man, That;s a Kewl looking plane I love it... Not the price to finish it though... 700 all together.. All high torque servos... Just need to figue out the cg now... a pic of when I first bought it.. It's done now...
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Old 02-09-2021, 02:09 PM
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Hi, Do you by any chance still have that Bonanza Kit? or the Interior Cabin kit?

Thanks,

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