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Old 09-06-2011, 06:53 PM
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Default Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

I'm disappointed to see that Skyshark has discontinued their P40 ARF. I have the Sierra retracts and custom main wheels for this plane ($600 total) which are a work of art. Any P40 recommendations for these retracts?
Old 09-06-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

sure
they will fit in any rotating retract plane
corsair
hellcat
devastator
there may be more
Zirolli makes a P 40
Old 09-07-2011, 03:44 AM
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I've got a set of Sierra's designed for the Ziroli P-40 in my ESM P-40 with 5 inch Dubro wheels if that's any help to you. I don't know if there is a difference between the Ziroli and Skyshark set though, maybe call Darrell. Cheers, Dave
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

If you like to build, the Jerry Bates P40 (82" wingspan) is the same size as the Skyshark. You can get a fiberglass fuselage form VicRC. The Ziroli P-40 is larger with a wingspan of 94".

Or maybe a Top Flite P-40 ARF. I saw one over the weekend, not bad for an ARF.
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

The Skyshark P-40 kits show up in the RCU Market Place, and on E-bay quite often. They are not "rare" yet.
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

Thanks for all the input guys. I actually really liked the Skyshark P40. I know a lot of people bashed it but mine always seemed to draw alot of attention at the field.

I would love to build but with 3 young kids, I'm lucky to get to the field twice a month let alone hours in the basement building. I might check out the TF P40.
Old 09-08-2011, 10:02 PM
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

I purchased on of the last one's myself might be interested in the retracts if the price is right!
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late night typing should have read one not on.
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

Looks like there are still some more left. Both the Flying Tiger and British Camo Version are available on the website in the "Closeout" section. $389.95 with no hardware included.



http://www.skysharkrc.com/category/Closeout-Hangar-43

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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

There is a Skyshark P-40 in the for sale section too. It's under Warbird section..
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

I have heard that the sierra retracts are the only ones that fit this plane. Is this true? there is one local for dirt cheap.
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

Yes that is true. There would be a tremendous amount of hacking necessary to use Robarts.
Here's apic to give you some idea of the difference
ORIGINAL: lfierro1

I have heard that the sierra retracts are the only ones that fit this plane. Is this true? there is one local for dirt cheap.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:25 PM
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Default RE: Skyshark P-40 Discontinued

The ARF was designed around a set of Century Jet retracts.
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Default SKYSHARK P40 DLE 55 gasoline. Electric startt. Centry jet landing gear. 23lbs / 11.5

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Old 07-14-2015, 02:10 AM
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Ready at last.
Model expo in Finland in April, and the first prize in its class.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:10 PM
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