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Old 02-14-2008, 03:23 PM
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Default Sweet! New E-Flite Hawker Sea Fury - Retracts Included

Check out what just popped up on Horizon's website!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL6050

Due out mid-May 2008 for $110. I just love that E-Flite is not only producing retract-ready foam kits (E-Flite F-15 announced not too long ago was the first one I saw that had this), but also including the retracts with the kits. This is a trend I can only hope will continue ... really raises the bar and makes things easy for folks on the fence about taking the time to add retracts in. I'm pretty psyched that this is a model that's not very overdone in the marketplace, too (I love P-51's, 47's, 40's, 38's, and F-4U's as much as the next guy ... but it's nice having something new and a bit more unique to choose from).

Hawker Sea Fury 400 ARF


Key Features
  • Incredible scale detail, including accurately molded panel lines and factory applied paint finish
  • Optional-use retractable landing gear included in addition to fixed landing gear
  • Factory installed spars, hinges and control horns
  • Lightly loaded flying characteristics
  • Fully detailed, factory painted cockpit and pilot figure
  • E-flite Outrunner stick motor mount included
  • Optional-use factory finished rockets for added scale appearance
  • Easy-access magnet secured hatch
  • 3- to 5-channel operation (with optional rudder and retractable landing gear)
  • EPS injection-molded foam construction
  • 10x8E prop and spinner (included)
  • Bolt-on removable wing
Specs
  • Wing Span:36.8" (935mm)
  • Overall Length:33.3" (845mm)
  • Wing Area:267.8 sq in (17.4 sq dm)
  • Flying Weight:w/Battery: 25-30oz (565-850g)
  • Motor Size:450-480 brushless outrunner
  • Radio:3-channel or greater (up to 5-channels w/optional rudder and retractable landing gear)
  • Servos:3 Sub-Micro (or up to 6 w/optional rudder and retractable landing gear)
  • Speed Control :25-40 amp brushless
  • Recommended Battery:3S 11.1V 1800-2200mAh Li-Po
  • Retracts:Optional-use, included
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:42 PM
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Nice looking bird, though I don't care for the reversed landing gear/wheels set up.

Wonder how hard it would be to sink the retract a little more, and then the gear/wheels would fold up correctly?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:17 PM
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What's reversed and how are they supposed to fold up? Nobody had mentioned any discrepancies with the landing gear that I'd noticed over in the RCG thread, though they did point out that the nose spinner is wrong, and the wing radiators aren't asymetric like they're supposed to be.

John from E-Flite commented on the radiators: "A few points on the Sea Fury. Great fling bird and it rocks in the air. The retracts work excellent and hold up real well. We have not had any problems at all. For Shaver who noticed the mistake on the wing radiators, yep it is there and to change it was out of the question when the tooling was complete. Sorry for that one guys. My thought is it flys sio well it just needs bigger radiators for the cooling. "

I suppose ignorance is bliss ... probably why I'm such a cheery fellow. lol.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl View Post
Nice looking bird, though I don't care for the reversed landing gear/wheels set up.
Wonder how hard it would be to sink the retract a little more, and then the gear/wheels would fold up correctly?
What do you mean by reversed?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:39 PM
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E-flite should take over the parkzone birds and make them as nice as this one.
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Oooooops, my bad. Thought they had them reversed, as in how most have the wheels on the outside of the gear.

Musta forgot it's British, heck they even drive on the wrong side of the road over there.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:27 PM
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Ahhh, I gotcha. I thought you meant reversed like on the Spits, where they drop from the outside edge towards the center ... guess they just couldn't make up their minds any way you looked at it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:32 PM
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my wife's going to kill me. Yet another bird from E-Flite that i have to have. I think I need a second job.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:44 PM
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I'll be all over this. Looks like about the same set up as the T-28.

I only wish everyone would stick to one scale so they would all look cool together.

The Sea Fury comes out to 1/12.5 scale.
The T-28 Trojan comes out to 1/11 scale.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:39 AM
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I see they've pushed back the release date on this one, from mid May to early June. Big surprise

Anyone seen one in person yet? Did Horizon have one at SEFF?
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Fly Time View Post
I see they've pushed back the release date on this one, from mid May to early June. Big surprise

Anyone seen one in person yet? Did Horizon have one at SEFF?
Yes, there was one at SEFF. Good looking plane.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:10 AM
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think more along the line of the E Flite P-47, not the Parkzone T-28. That was the impression I got from it at SEFF.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:25 AM
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Thanks Tom. Mighty tempting....
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:27 AM
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Sorry Fred. No thanks for you.

(kidding )
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:40 PM
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no soup for you...
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:36 PM
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Looks like delayed until at least end of June, according to the Horizon website I've been waiting for this one.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:26 AM
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a plane, delayed, from Horizon?

No, say it isn't so....
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:32 AM
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Heh ... still got mine on pre-order. I'll have to see if David from ParkZone has posted any updates on this. He's been pretty good about letting folks know what the current status is. Sometimes stuff isn't available on the website as early because it hits the dealers/distributors first before going on sale direct. Let's hope that's the case.
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I hear that the preorder guys often get them after they're already in the stores.

Something about the vendors getting the first shipments.

I remember quite a few grumbles about this back when the T28 (I think that's the right plane) was hitting the shelves, and the pre order guys were left waiting.
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wow this is a nice looking plane, i wish they would hurry up and stock this bird.
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:18 AM
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ok mine should be on the way, the LHS said 2 weeks.
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The release date has been pushed back yet again. Now it's late June according to Horizon. I already have everything I need to put this plane in the air, either on my work bench or on order, but now I might just look around for something else
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:31 PM
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what motor/ESC r u going with?
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DetroitHawk View Post
what motor/ESC r u going with?
It has a stick mount just like the P-47, and I have a Himax 2025-4200 and Cobri gearbox that should drop right in. That combo should move it pretty good with the stock prop which I think is a 10x8 E.
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I'm sticking a Suppo 40A ESC in mine and a Turnigy 35-36C motor, and hopefully a 5-bladed 9x7 prop if it can handle it.
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