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Old 06-09-2009, 04:19 PM
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Just curious if anyone has assembled the Easy Tiger Model large F-8F Bearcat. I am currently looking forward to receiving this plane within a week or two and wanted to get some general information about the servos and powerplant others are using. My plan is to use an engine in the power range of a DA 150 with the understanding that it is OVERKILL, but that's the engine currently available. Any information regarding flight characteristics would also be appreciated.
Old 06-10-2009, 11:55 PM
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Hi just order one today I also would like some info. on them.I had a american egale F8F andit flewvery good and landed like a trainer full flaps 1/4 thortle 2 clicks down trim and it would land itself I loved that plane a friend of main was flying it and stalled it on take off and broke the firewall out.If the Easytiger flys anything like my old one I will be happy.It weighed48lbs with a G62 .
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:32 AM
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I placed an order for the large Bearcat 10 days ago andhope to hear that it has shipped soon. Iwill post pictures as soon as it is received. WR450, what was the wingspan and length of the Bearcat you previously owned?Since the wingspan of the ET Bearcat is 95", Ihave guestimated the scale of the plane to be roughly 1/4.5 with a fuselage length of about 76". If others actually have the plane, would appreciate your feedback.
Old 06-11-2009, 11:23 PM
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Hi my old bearcat was 86in glass fuess, and fome core wings sheeted and glassed.I also have the scale retracts made by Gene Barton for the F8F and wheels these retracts areticulate (spelling) like the full size bearcat have, very nice retracts.I talked to the owner of easytiger and thinks that the retracts will work in his palne, I hope they will.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:43 PM
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Anybody recived there F8F Bearcat from easytriger yet.I order on the 10th of june only been 5 days and can't wait.
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Its been two weeks and a day, but no word about the large Bearcat I ordered. Emailed Curtis today hoping he might have some information to share, but he has not sent a reply. Perhaps there will be some news tomorrow.
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According to the email I received from Curtis this morning, my Bearcat should ship by the end of the week. Looking forward to its arrival .

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Dave thats good news, I wonder why it takes so long to ship most times these company ship with in a day or so? Thanks wr450
Old 06-17-2009, 11:39 AM
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Dave thats good news, I wonder why it takes so long to ship most times these company ship with in a day or so? Thanks wr450

If I remember correctly that they were going to be drop shipped from the factory (most likely China) So I would expect that it is going to take longer than normal. I don't know for sure but I thought that I had read somewhere that the Bearcat and the 190 were being shipped this way.
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Dave thats good news, I wonder why it takes so long to ship most times these company ship with in a day or so? Thanks wr450
My experience has been just the opposite. I have ordered quite a few jet models from different companies in China, and my wait time has averaged nearly 12 weeks. That was one of the reasons I was quite hesitant to order anything that was not warehoused in the USA. However, Curtis (Easytiger) did assure me that the wait time would be substantially less than what I'd previously experienced. If the plane ships by the end of this week and the quality proved to be acceptable, I will order from ET in the future.
Old 06-17-2009, 02:17 PM
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Warks62 that sounds about wright, most company are doing that and not holding inventory. wr450
Old 06-19-2009, 08:44 PM
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Dave did your Bearcat ship today? Hope you get soon,I can't waite to get maine need a Bearcat fixs.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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Any of these shown up yet? Please post when you get them...photos.
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Well, Iwas told that the plane would ship by the end of last week, but have yet to receive any confirmation in the form of a tracking #.Perhaps one day, it will get back to the point that vendors willwarehouse the items in the USAso that an order can be processed and shipped in a matter of days instead of weeks and months.

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subscribed, perfect bird for me, just bad timing.. Hopefully in the near future!

Lets see you guys get some in the air.
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I e-mailed easytirger today about my order and was told there was a problem with paint over spray and there should be tracking at the end of the week.I don;t know that much about this company but I am starting not to like what I am being told by the owner I thought these plans were done and ready for shipment.Thats what I was told by the owner.
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It has now been a week since I was told the exact same thing. I have decided that after this plane is finally delivered, any future purchases must come with the assurances that whatever is ordered will be shipped within the week or the deal will be cancelled.
Old 06-24-2009, 02:31 PM
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I was told it would be 14 working days for me to recive my plane, I order it on 6/10/09 if I don't recive it or tracking by 6/30/09 I think I will ask for a refund and see what happens.I paid with pay pal so I can put a hold on his funds.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:33 PM
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Not if he transfers his money to his bank as he gets paid by paypal and leaves that account at zerro.
Old 06-26-2009, 02:11 PM
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Ok guys here is the lates news I got from a E-mail to me from E,T, He states owner of the company in china was hospitalized and that was unknow to him and he is the only one that speaks english.E,T, is sending a translator over there to see whats up.Curtis from E,T, states that they may have been shipped already and that his translator will find out and let him know.I hope they are already shipped .Curtis also offer to refund the money if I wanted, sounds like he's on the up and up
so I'll just waite it out and hope it doe's not take 6 months.Curtis also said he will let the other guys that have ordre in know about the holdup.
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Default RE: Easy Tiger F-8F Bearcat

Is it me or does that excuse seem a bit suspect? Perhaps too complex? Lets see.

WHY WHY WHY will other traditional companies like Top Flite, KMP and others make a Giant Scale ARF warbird instead of the 60 size family....with a few exceptions (Robart P-47 and the TF P-51)....this size market is ignored. Companies...please you have people lined up willing to pay cash for Giant Scale warbirds....95" and up please....and price it to compete with the PRC companies....and you will have a winner.....hear us please.
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It does appear that a few companies are paying attention to the call for larger ARF warplanes. Just to name a few, TBM has the Zero, P-40, and soon will release a 100" Corsair; Composite ARF has the 110" Corsair, and of course there is Easy Tiger with the 96" FW-190, 100" P-38, 95" Bearcat, and a large Corsair is on the way. Finally, Fly Eagle Jets has recently listed a P-40 on its website. Perhaps in time, others will follow with planes such as the Mig 5, P-39,LA 5FN, and AD-6 skyraider. To be honest, I would settle for a kit with lazer cut parts and an accurate set of plans. I know this is "old school," but to have a 110"to 120" wingspan warbird, I would not be opposed to building it. [8D]

Now regarding the shipping delay for the Bearcat, I received a phone call from Easytiger with an offer to refund my money. I have waited longer for a plane than this and rarely did I receive a phone call offering to send me a refund. In fact, with the previous orders, most phone inquiries were initiated by me. Since the Bearcat will be a slight departure from what I generally fly, and given the fact that ET is conducting business in manner that addresses customers' concerns, I am willing to wait for the plane.
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Received tracking numbers this morning, Monday, June 29.
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Default RE: Easy Tiger F-8F Bearcat

MiG-3 I think you mean. The MiG-5 never was... it was supposed to be a twin... the Russian equivalent of the Mossie or Ta-154.

Don't forget there is Meister Scale, Don Smith Plans, Nick Ziroli and quite a few others out there that do BIG warbirds, and all of them have a number of laser cutters that do a fantastic job...

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Apparently there were two birds with the designation of Mig-5. The twin that you mentioned and also a 14 cylinder- radial engine single seat fighter. This particular plane first flew in 1942 and had a max speed of 370 mph. The Mig-5 was outclassed by the La-5 so only a few were produced. The plane was in service for a short period of time in 1943.

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