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Old 11-08-2006, 11:31 PM
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Default 101" C-130 arf

Has anyone else seen this? The price doesn't seem bad either. Seems like everytime I turn around there's a new must have ARF!!!!


http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/190130.asp


Old 11-09-2006, 01:48 AM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

wowzerz! its hard to tell from the pic but it seems like its fixed gear with semi scal looking gear doors? Might be wrong but either way its a nic elooking airplane. Wonder if you could conceal the mufflers in the nacelles?
Old 11-09-2006, 01:54 AM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

I saw it hanging from the ceiling!
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Old 11-09-2006, 02:01 AM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

thanks for the pics kmot! Indeed appears to be fixed gear and setup for electric in the display? Might be easier to setup some inrunners for it
Old 11-09-2006, 04:41 AM
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Take a good look at those nacelles..looks like their is alot of 'Downthrust" in the engines...It does look nice
Old 11-09-2006, 05:16 AM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

190212 ASM-ARS02 ASM Retract Gear for C130 - Complete Set
Looks like retracts are optional
Old 11-10-2006, 09:38 AM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

Retracts are optional. Here's another pic of the C-130 and one of the Black Widdow form the same range.

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Old 11-10-2006, 05:49 PM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

I ordered one yesterday. It will arrive late December, early January.

My local hobby store has the ASM Comet which looks to be a good quality plane. I'm hoping the C-130 is just as good.

I'll be going brushless. I plan to strip it back, recover and paint it in the RAAF colour scheme. (once again anothjer ARF that will take 6 months to build. lol)

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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

yeah, this may be the christmas gift santa's going to bring me. Out of all of the new arfs coming out the size/price of this one is really turning me on. ProScale are you also ordering the retracts???
Old 11-11-2006, 04:35 PM
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ProScale are you also ordering the retracts???
It wouldn't be a plane without them. lol
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

I will also be re-painting to 1967 vintage Southeast Asia USAF colors. Assume the wings are sheeted and filmed. Would like to just paint it all without removing any film. Bad idea?? The fuse looks like just carbon/f'glass painted. External fuel tanks are as an E-model (between engines). Retracts are available at $360.00. YIKES!
Old 11-15-2006, 03:14 PM
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The wing, tail and fin are balsa built up and the fuselage and nacells are plastic (same as the other ASM kits).

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Old 11-16-2006, 05:47 AM
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AWOOD 12345:

Fuse and nacelles are plastic???...really don't like that idea...have you seen one fly?
Old 11-16-2006, 10:53 AM
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Not to worry about plastic nacelles. They are just engine covers after all. And there are all types of plastic. Could be that these are very strong and light. Check out this link for a video of this ARF in flight.

http://www.modelengines.com.au/video.html
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I built mine to match SEA colors also. Flies well. 37 flights. Jim
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I built mine to match SEA colors also. Flies well. 37 flights. Jim
which engines are you running? Seems some 25fx's might do the trick
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

msimi, thanks for the video link. The plane looks great with the gear retracted on those low fly-bys!!!
Old 11-17-2006, 05:22 AM
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Hey, thanx for the site on the video..really looks great..does anyone really know what engines were used and what the all up weight of the plane was, for test flights??...the video on the B-24 looks great also..wow. multi in ARF's...lookin good...
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I've flown the one in the picture I have attached. Its easy to fly and feels very light in the air. All the ASM stuff is plastic and I have flown most of them, they all fly great. The plastic helps keep the weight down, price down and still lets them add detail like panel lines.

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Have not yet purchased my ARF C-130 but looking forward to the build. Although an ARF I plan to do some major detailing of the acft. as #61-2363 in SE Asia camoflage and open up the aft ramp/door.
Alan, is the wing structure able to handle the addition of flaps?
Old 11-17-2006, 11:37 AM
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does anyone really know what engines were used
Based on the lack of engine 'noise' I would say that particular C-130 was electric powered.
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

It was hard to get a clear look, but I couldn't make out any mufflers either. I'm wondering if 4 ST 40s would be the ticket for this thing. They run great and are very inexpensive. I wonder if the wings could take the extra weight.
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The one I flew already has them! I'm pretty shure the production one has them aswell.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:04 PM
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I recommend FS30's for it, I did a aborted take off run with only 2 engine just to see if it would pick up speed (not advised, only testing purposes) and I recon it would maintain height on 2 engines.

40's would be too big and probably very tricky to fit into the cowls.
Old 11-17-2006, 08:41 PM
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Default RE: 101" C-130 arf

If i get it, I'm going 4 GMS .32's. I've owned 3 of them in the past and not only do they have a TON of power but I never had a deadstick or problem getting any of them to run. They even hand started easy.

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