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Anthony Taylor06/06/2008 13:39:00
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Hi all,has anybody flown or owned a calypso f3b glider asking because i'm intrested in buying one.
Slopetrashuk07/06/2008 00:42:00
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A bit old school Tony and increasingly hard to source spares. You don't see many around these days but they rocked when they were new.

Are you looking a the one on e bay a while back. Strikes me he wanted a lot of money compared to what you can get for the same these days.


Anthony Taylor07/06/2008 07:03:00
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Thanks for the advise Andy,i thought it was quite pricey.

Tom Satinet07/06/2008 13:20:00
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Out of interest i ask the guy a question about the plane a while back. Seems like it is fitted with stadard sized servos in the wing!

 Don't know if you are intending to actually do f3b, but you could looks at something like an acacia 2 (for slope work).  

 Keep your eye on  the f3f yahoo group. models come up sporadically.

Michael Powell 215/07/2008 22:21:00
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I fly a Calypso, coincidently bought a few years ago through eBay. Its lovely to fly, although, as Andy suggests, the keener flyers have moved on. Mine is battered by the years, but the price made it an easy choice for a first all moulded model, one that hones the skills without breaking the bank. Don't hesitate, when the price is right, these older models fly almost as well as they did when new, and for a newcomer to this type of flying, you're not going to notice any difference. Its like buying a Jaguar E-Type rather than a recent Mercedes SL, we know its not going to work quite as well, but you'll still get a huge amount of pleasure from owning and using it.

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