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Old 12-24-2008, 04:25 PM
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Ok, so I'd like to buy a Spitfire but I'm not sure which one to go for. I was thinking about this one from Hyperion

http://www.atsrcplanes.com/hyperionspitfire.htm


But today I was at the field and someone had the one from Ripmax which looked pretty good

http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupsto...?pc=2684&Desc=


Now I'm not sure which one to go for, what do you think?
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Everybody seems to like the ripmax. I'd get one but i'm in the USA and apparently we suck and can't get ripmax.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by constantCrash View Post
Everybody seems to like the ripmax. I'd get one but i'm in the USA and apparently we suck and can't get ripmax.
How bout one like mine for 49$ on sale at , bub, steve

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Old 12-24-2008, 05:30 PM
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I have both. They are excellent flyers but I like the look of the Ripmax more. Just the dodgy shaped cowl needs changing. I have not bothered as I'm too lazy plus I do not notice it when flying.
The retracts are nice on the Hyp but you do need a good surface to fly from.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:34 PM
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HK spit from Hobby City!

Steve, I had one of those: fun, but ugly as homemade sin!
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Originally Posted by dogsheep View Post
HK spit from Hobby City!

Steve, I had one of those: fun, but ugly as homemade sin!
dogsheep::It'll cost you more than my spit to ship it,,,,,I think my spit's a good look'in plane!! and with a 480== & 30-c 3-cell in a 18 Oz plane you ain't gonna see it much anyways!!, I'm recover'in her in pink so she ain't ugly,,,,yet,,,HaHaaa! merry Christmas my bub, steve
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:00 PM
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Steve, he is paying in pounds (real money), so the shipping isn't important.
I agree: the little Spit is a bargain and a good flyer, but it is far, far from scale.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:47 PM
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Steve, thanks for the recommendation but I was looking for something a little bigger. Its definitely going to be either the Ripmax or Hyperion not least because I can buy these from shops in the UK.
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Originally Posted by dogsheep View Post
Steve, he is paying in pounds (real money), so the shipping isn't important.
I agree: the little Spit is a bargain and a good flyer, but it is far, far from scale.
Like my Se5A??? HaHaa! I never was big on Bells&whistle scale, but like you said "good flyer" and nobody gonna think it's anything but a spit,, that is till the pick ultra-coat come's in!bub, steve
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:00 PM
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My HK Spit: faster than croton oil through a widow woman! (and, that is fast!)
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Originally Posted by dogsheep View Post
My HK Spit: faster than croton oil through a widow woman! (and, that is fast!)
Look's faster than my Ex galfriend!! bub, steve

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Old 12-24-2008, 08:49 PM
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Here is my Alf Spit she flys like a dream fast or slow
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jonesjj View Post
Here is my Alf Spit she flys like a dream fast or slow
Mine's gett'in uglier all the time,,,Great plane, bub, steve
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:06 PM
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Now it's my personal point of view, if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make an ugly spitfire your life...dee, dee, dee, dah....
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dogsheep View Post
Now it's my personal point of view, if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make an ugly spitfire your life...dee, dee, dee, dah....



My spit, she soooo ugly,,,,!
I think You an I like the same music!! your bub, steve
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:10 AM
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Another vote for the Rippers Spit.

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Old 12-25-2008, 02:06 AM
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tommytorino::Okay but when she runs off with some young purty wipper-snapper Flyer down the road,mine will be call'in to me say'in Oh Baby, you fine!!!! Like DogBub said " if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, make an ugly spitfire your life...dee, dee, dee, dah.."HaHaaa! He do have one fine Spit!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:30 AM
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Guillows. Has the most wing area of the series, at 1sq-ft. Surprisingly good flyer with ailerons and 3 deg right thrust.

Oh that's right, we're talking RTF.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:31 PM
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I went with the Ripmax spit in the end. Does anyone have any recommendations for a motor to power this model?
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Buck Rogers View Post
I went with the Ripmax spit in the end. Does anyone have any recommendations for a motor to power this model?
Good choice.
I use a Turnigy 3542 from hobbycity which is a nice match for this plane. I have just seen the Wasp motor at BRC. This looks to be the same motor and I think its an excellent price and you dont have to wait for the shipping from China.
http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=shop&item=963
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SCC View Post
Good choice.
I use a Turnigy 3542 from hobbycity which is a nice match for this plane. I have just seen the Wasp motor at BRC. This looks to be the same motor and I think its an excellent price and you dont have to wait for the shipping from China.
http://www.brchobbies.co.uk/?page=shop&item=963
Yeah, I like Turnigy motors, I have a few already and they seem to be quite good. I'll check out the wasp ones, also. Thanks.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:26 PM
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Stuff all the other Spits just get a Parkzone Spit
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:48 PM
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Im loving the hyperon spitfire, and it comes with retracts
Seems a little pricey though.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:05 PM
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Sureflight sells one also , looks interesting..........Dennis
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:48 PM
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Great, its finally ready, now I just need a break in the weather so I can fly it.
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