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  • Hello Grossman56 good to hear from you. yes i did use the stock upgrade with the two blade prop that MRC offers. I have the standard Bearcat with the four bladed prop and you can tell the two blade prop plan is faster. Not sure on the speed because I do not have a way of checking that. As far as handling they are about the same. Love the Bearcat good flyer and rock solid model.

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    • It's so great when someone creates the perfect plane, there just isn't anything wrong with the bird no matter what you run for power. Slow flight characteristics remain the same, so she settles in for landing perfectly. I keep hoping that someone comes up with a 6s powered 1.5-2.0 m version. I drool at the thought!

      Grossman56
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      • I totally agree with you. I have two Bearcats and love flying both of them. It would be great to see some of these planes in a 1.5-2m version. It seems for now the emphasis is on edf models and not the prop warbirds but maybe that will change in the near future.

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        • Hopefully. I see they have the 'Vulcan' now. Its starting to resemble the car industry, remember when you could identify a car at a glance, now 90% of them look the same.
          Ho Hum, another EDF that resembles an Avanti. When what we really want is another 1600 mm WWII fighter!! P51B, F8F-2 (Taller vertical stab), Hawker Hurricane, Me 109 (E preferably), Sea Fury (could upsize the 1200 like the Spitfire), etc. I remember when a little bird told me there was a Bearcat coming out, I jumped for joy, then I was told by the same little bird that it was only a 1200 mm size. I bit the bullet and bought one, replaced the wings and fuse after cracking it up at Muncie (got wet and soaked the electronics, thought it was dry but no) lost that one in the sun, totally my fault, then bought the latest one a few months back, just doesn't seem right not having a Bearcat.
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          • I agree, a 1.6m Bearcat, an ME109, or an A6M would be cool. Round out the lineup in that size!

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            • Hello Grossman56, just think of the many color schemes that are available just for the M109 in all versions. I also have an edf BAE Hawk that I fly but I get the most enjoyment out of the war birds. The new Vulcan sport jet is interesting but that market is full of a lot of models and they look the same to me. The new FW190 that came out looks good and can be repainted in many different schemes, its just too expensive. Lets see what the future brings.

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              • Speaking of the future, we were talking at the field yesterday and it was pointed out that if you are going to buy an airplane, do it now because the cost of shipping is going up 7x, so you can figure a huge increase in the cost of an airplane and the lack of spare parts, at least at a reasonable price.
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                • Thanks for the update. I am thinking of going old school for my next project. I built an ME 109 G6 1/6 scale and the FW190 G8 from Sky Shark kits and both flew well and were fun to build. These kits will be available early next year again and I hope to do an ME 109 E or an Aichi Val dive bomber. Kind of next a break from foam models and go back to my roots so to speak. Attached is a picture of the FW 190 with sliding canopy.

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                  • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                    Speaking of the future, we were talking at the field yesterday and it was pointed out that if you are going to buy an airplane, do it now because the cost of shipping is going up 7x, so you can figure a huge increase in the cost of an airplane and the lack of spare parts, at least at a reasonable price.
                    Where did you hear this about the shipping?

                    I'd really love to see the bearcat in a 15-1700mm version with a 6s setup. I dream of RARE BEAR!

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                    • Originally posted by SanExup View Post
                      I agree, a 1.6m Bearcat, an ME109, or an A6M would be cool. Round out the lineup in that size!
                      This...and also a 5 blade Sea Fury in this range ftw

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                      • The President of our club was talking about it. Apparently, they don't return shipping containers either because of the cost, so he says, just quoting the boss. We're looking for a smaller shipping container for the field, the guys down in Riverton built an observation deck on theirs, cool idea.
                        I agree, the Hawker Sea Fury with a five blade?? Awesome. I see F.I just came out with a bigger RV-8, but God the cost!! $1600 big ones and no servos or motor. Flies nice, so does my RV-8 at one third of the cost with servos and motor.

                        Grossman56
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