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Old 09-30-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:05 PM   #2
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:09 AM   #3
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I fly the EPO 1.4 Spitfire, and it is sweet! Looks like HK is going to be releasing a whole bunch of nice planes in the next while! I'll have to pace myself!
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Its not new, it's just new to HK
This is the BH plane, which is full of bugs and 2 disasters to the 2 guys that have flown them a lot here in Canada (me and dangaras) but a beautiful flier once you get it sorted out.
If you get one of these, I strongly recommend if you read the build thread, it discusses a lot of problems we had to overcome:

In spite of the issues, it is one of my favorite planes in my hangar and I have been flying the pants off it!

If you have average flying skills or better and you love P-38's and can make the improvements we discussed on the other thread, I recommend it!
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info Max.... You're right, HK does keep copying BH, so I'll be waiting until they get the big 90mmf-16 in stock with retracts!!

Good to know though about the issues you had. I had some issues with my 1.4m servos all around; reinforced horizontal stab with CF rod; battery hatch mod; no spinners will spin true so I think the motor shaft may be bent slightly from factory; aileron linkage mechanism was binding so I had to install direct drive aileron servos and linkage;.....Other than that, it was perfect!!

It does fly great though once it is sorted out.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:18 PM   #6
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HK isn't copying BH; the models are all from the same manufacturer, it's just they are sold under the distributor's name such as BlitzRCworks (Banana Hobby), Hobby Lobby, NitroPlanes, etc. Now Hobby King is carrying them.
I also bought the PNP version from BH when they were first released and the airframe itself looks great and is pretty scale. The paint is pretty terrible though. Mine had a lot of over-spray, paint on the canopy, and some areas with very little paint. The paint itself is very tacky to the touch even though it is dry.
However, when you get into the electronics, motors, ESCs, and especially the retracts, here's where you will eventually run into the problems. The servos are junk and the first thing that will go is the front retract servo. The motor mounts are garbage and the motor will eventually work its way loose. And the nightmare will continue....
Once I got all the bugs worked out and changed just about every servo in the plane, it flew great! It is very stable and tracks very well in the air. It also has a high wing loading so landings are a cinch.
My advise is to buy just the airframe and install your own electronics. then you will have a great flying P-38.

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