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Old 11-11-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone purchased the offering from Hobby King, the He-162? Just ordered one for something different. Seems to have fairly good reviews, a few hints from other customers is good too. Of course, I ordered a slightly larger battery 😊 always like a bit more power and duration.

Hope to get it early next week.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:53 AM   #2
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I'd love to hear about it. I was on vacation in the US this summer, and a hobby shop near the Rheinbeck Aerodrome had an old kit, think it was for a .46 sized DF unit, they wanted $150. Like an idiot, I didn't buy it on the spot. Argh.
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Century Jet Models still have the model on their website, $495.00 USD but I have "heard" that customers have had problems getting stuff from them so don't know to say about that. I'd ask around before making payments.
This chap has the Turbax electric conversion in it so you can electrify it. On Century website, they have a picture of one powered by an old.....very old.... Ram 750
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This one was I think, Jack Stafford? It was all built up balsa. I should have bought it! lol Let us know how the HK one flies, the real deal was a bit of a handful.
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Nice, John. I've always had a soft spot for the Salamander
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:17 AM   #6
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The fiberglass version by Century Jets is also a very nice size for the average guy, and a fair price for the basic kit. You can power it with a small turbine or EDF.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:13 PM   #7
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My new jet arrived today, was quite well packaged, no damage on anything. Most of it looks very nice, the Edf unit looks like the GWS style of impeller and doesn't seem to be very well attached to the motor. Quite a bit of slop and I can move the impeller somewhat before I can see the armature even start to move. Might swap it out for something better. Would be nice to squeeze in a 70 mm. I think there is enough foam in the nacelle to make this possible.

Paint job is pretty good too, flat paint, nice decals.
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What is the wingspan on that, Mike?

Does it have retracts?
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The model has a wingspan of 31" and no, no retracts, just fixed gear. However, a small light weight electric set could be fashioned into the fuse, depending on you skill set.

This one is going to be a beater so, I just wanted something to fly off ground for now.
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I would certainly be interested in a flight report as I was considering buying one of those to get a feel of how this aircraft flies as I scratch built a He-162 a couple of years ago and still haven't maiden it... Guess I'm not that confident in my flying skill.
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