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David Davis11/01/2017 09:24:42
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I'm told on another thread that the production of another batch of Warbird Replicas Hawker Hurricanes will not take place because in the past modellers have expressed an interest in buying the kit and when they became available they did not put their money where their mouths were!

I am very interested in the Hawker Hurricane and if Richard Wills, the proprietor of Warbirds Replicas, will produce another batch of kits for £140-£150, he's got my money! I'll go further, I'll even send him a deposit! How much would you like Richard?

I believe he needs at least another nine modellers to commit to buying a kit to make the production worthwhile.

Who will publicly commit to buying a kit on this forum?

Who's with me?

Jon Harper - Laser Engines11/01/2017 09:33:48
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For those unaware of this model i attach a few photos of the one i built last winter. I made a few mods, but nothing beyond the skills of most kit builders.

They are 63'' and about 9-10lbs. Mine is about 9lbs 10oz and the Laser 80 fitted to the front pulls it with no bother at all. Landing is solid with no nasty surprises and the model looks the part in the air as i think you will agree.

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Rob Ashley11/01/2017 09:57:49
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Jon that looks lovely and I would certinaly be interested too. I was going to build a Hurricane from the Bryan Taylor plan but with numerous other projects on the go and in the pipeline time becomes a critical factor, so I cannot see me finishing it for many years. A kit would help no end.

Rob

Jon Harper - Laser Engines11/01/2017 10:18:49
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Thanks Rob

The Warbirds model is not on terms with the BT in terms of absolute scale accuracy, but it is built solidly for club flying, its construction is much quicker and it looks like a Hurricane to me so whats not to like?

Timothy Harris 111/01/2017 13:32:46
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Nice one Jon , but please remember to put the choke back in after takeoff once the engine is warm . I can see your black smoke from the exhaust stacks has sooted the plane down the sides😉

Rob Ashley11/01/2017 15:21:50
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Completely agree Jon

IanR11/01/2017 15:36:45
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"...if Richard Wills, the proprietor of Warbirds Replicas, will produce another batch of kits for £140-£150, he's got my money! I'll go further, I'll even send him a deposit! How much would you like Richard?..."

At 63" wingspan, what's not to like. I'm in.

Ian

SteveC11/01/2017 15:46:00
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In answer to Davids original question..........I too am in, if Richard is willing to do a Hurricance production run given the right numbers, then I would like to purchase one, with a deposit or however Richard would like to do it.

Steve

Jon Harper - Laser Engines11/01/2017 16:03:13
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Posted by Timothy Harris 1 on 11/01/2017 13:32:46:

Nice one Jon , but please remember to put the choke back in after takeoff once the engine is warm . I can see your black smoke from the exhaust stacks has sooted the plane down the sides😉

What can i say, in the heat of battle things get forgotten

Richard Wills 211/01/2017 19:28:28
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Well the VQ Sea (Desert) Hurricane isn't going to last forever, and I have a real soft spot for the Hurricane so I want one as well, also willing to pay a deposit. Could be half way there.....

Graham Russell11/01/2017 20:13:21
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The hurricane was my 1st choice but I had the Spitfire instead as there was no Hurries in stock. If it's not going to be for a couple of months I would have one. They can be electric I hope.

 

 

Edited By Graham Russell on 11/01/2017 20:17:24

David Davis11/01/2017 21:07:43
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Graham, I feel sure that any model can be converted to accommodate an electric motor.

David Davis12/01/2017 11:06:28
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In just over 24 hours, by my maths, 4 of us have committed to buying a Warbirds Replica Hawker Hurricane kit should one become available, and two others have expressed a strong interest in the kit without unequivocally saying that they intend to buy one. I will continue to monitor this thread until the end of the month and will endeavour to find out the size of a minimum order.

Keiran Arnold12/01/2017 12:33:46
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I would buy one too and would also pay a deposit if required

Edited By Keiran Arnold on 12/01/2017 12:34:04

Piers Bowlan12/01/2017 15:05:07
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I would put a deposit down on one if it wasn't for the fact that I have three models 'in-build' and I am not prepared to admit how many unbuilt kits in storage! This is the building season guys, surely there must be a few more looking for a new project to build?

Chris Channon12/01/2017 15:33:22
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I will buy one, willing to pay deposit if required.

Have a great day,

Chris C.

David Davis12/01/2017 16:18:29
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Posted by Piers Bowlan on 12/01/2017 15:05:07:

I would put a deposit down on one if it wasn't for the fact that I have three models 'in-build' and I am not prepared to admit how many unbuilt kits in storage! This is the building season guys, surely there must be a few more looking for a new project to build?

Piers, I think we're all hoarders! This was my situation a few months ago. I have made a start on the Baron since I typed up the list!

Unstarted Model Aeroplane Kits

Fokker DVII

Stampe Monitor

Flying Flea

SE5

Baron

Supra Fly

ARTF Acrowot

Incomplete Airframes, Repairs and “Projects.”

Auster

KK Outlaw

Stol

North American AT6 (two off.)

WOT 4s (two off.)

Mick Reeves 1/3 scale Sopwith Camel

DSM Aerostar

Majestic Major

Double Sized Tomboy

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Bucksboy12/01/2017 16:26:00
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I would love to say 'yes' but I can't. I bought the LA 7 last week and I'm already committed to buying one of the 110's. This is compounded by the fact that I'm working abroad at the moment and can't build a thing!

David Davis12/01/2017 17:03:05
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Ok Bucksboy, I understand, thanks for letting me know.

McG 696912/01/2017 18:50:43
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David,

On a side note, the Stampe Monitor in your list isn't quite correct.

It should be the Stampe SR.7 or the Farman Monitor.

Farman used to produce the SV-4 under licence for the French Armée de l'Air, so when Stampe designed the SR.7, he proposed his design to Farman for the French Army, but the only one 'Monitor' ever produced was built in Antwerp and assembled by Farman. Unfortunately both versions were refused by both task forces and the third prototype 'disappeared' and was never found again...

Cheers

Chris

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