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Parkzone Stinson Reliant

Parkzone Stinson Reliant

first look....... - 29/7/10

Reviewed: Parkzone's Stinson Reliant

Reviewed: Parkzone's Stinson Reliant

The park-flyer on test - 30/6/11

Paddy Fidling29/07/2010 08:58:02
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BNF - £179.99
PNP - £119.99
 
Looks  nice, Squadron Leaders prices
 
Paddy
Plummet29/07/2010 17:55:44
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Your article says:-
 
   "The pretty model has some nice scale touches and, as usual, is available PNP or BNF (with battery, Rx and charger) and just requires your receiver and 3S 1800mAh Li-Po battery (PNP version). Pricing has yet to be announced."
 
I'm a bit confused.  (Usual comments accepted.)  Does the Bind and Fly include a receiver or not.
 
Plummet
 

David Ashby - Moderator29/07/2010 18:01:00
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Thanks Paddy.
 
Sorry P, yes it does.
 
BNF has Rx, Li-Po and charger so it's for DSM2 flyers, the PNP is for those who want to use their own Rx and Li-Po.
Reno Racer31/07/2010 07:24:18
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Looks very nice. I was not previously a fan of Park Zone stuff - initialy my impression was that they were just little foam toys for park flyers, usually untrained and their first aircraft was a Spitfire IMO

Anyway, since the BG109G caught my eye I have started taking note and might just get one for flying from the field at the back of the house, rather than driving to the airfield with the 'proper' planes.

I wonder thought, parkzone models seem to be creeping up in size and quality and are now appealling to a wider customer base- they are now effectively EFlite models, just made of foam. I wonder whether this will start to loose their existing customer base ,as the models start to get bigger and may even need a RC club to fly them from???

I Guess HH have thought of this.


Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 01/11/2010 15:14:22

David Ashby - Moderator31/07/2010 10:44:04
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The Pzone models were always designated for experienced flyers although early models like the first P-51 and Spit with their brusher/NiMH systems were pretty tame by today's standards and often bought as 2nd models by those teaching themselves.
 
The Habu and recent Extra 300 though are very much for experienced flyers both in how they fly and, in the case of the Extra, set-up for flying. It's unlike HH not to have done their homework.
 
 

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 31/07/2010 10:45:16

Reno Racer31/07/2010 19:09:20
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David, 


I understand we (experienced and/or club flyers) know the Pzone stuff is for intermediate flyers, but I think many coming into the hobby may have bought/been sold these as a cheap toys, prior to crashing (just look at the spare parts offered on some of the park flyer websites), then they would start to learn how to fly, join a club and buy a bigger aircraft. of course, this is just my opinion

I remember seeing many people follow this route, myself included many moons ago with the first brushed underpowered Guani P-51; it did not last long!

I just wondered whether the people who buy them as a big boys cheap toy, for a bit of fun, rather than those who wish to start the hobby (obviously without any guidance) might now find them too much of a handful?

That said, i'm sure i'll be finding a home for a 109G or wildcat fairly soon, both seem really good.

David Ashby - Moderator31/07/2010 19:34:15
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No you're right Ackers, the Pz Spit sold/sells by the lorry load to newbies. My LMS can't stop beginners buying them because they demand to have an out-of-the-box Spit. They crash 'em, normally first flight and then buy a HobbyZone Cub (if they've got sense and haven't been discouraged).

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 31/07/2010 19:36:38

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Bravedan01/11/2010 15:10:34
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Posted by Christian Ackroyd on 31/07/2010 07:24:18:
 
are now appalling to a wider customer base-

 
Freudian Slip??  (C'mon, they are not THAT bad!!!)
Bravedan01/11/2010 15:15:07
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 13/08/2010 18:17:44:
Well I love my Pzone Wildcat and I've been flying for forty years.
 
 
 
 
 
 Damn big battery!
 
Like the look of the Wildcat, but till I "waste" my custom GWS Corsair, the hangar is full.........
 
Now the Stinson is a bit different ................(justify, justify, justify............)
Bravedan01/11/2010 15:23:28
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Posted by David Ashby - RCME Administrator on 31/07/2010 10:44:04:
 
 
often bought as 2nd models by those teaching themselves.
 
 

 
 
 Spot on David, I know more than a half dozen who successfully went that route!!
 
 Just had to dissuade a raw newbie prospective ME109 "pilot" though......................lined up in the park and all ready to crash............
Dan Hedges01/11/2010 15:41:22
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For me the PZ Spitfire has been a great way of returning to the hobby, everything in one box, able to fly in the local park... and now I know I can still fly them I have a better idea of what I can look at in terms of something a bit more serious. On the other hand I really enjoy flying my Spitfire, it has 30 flights so far (yup I have been counting!) and it is still fun.
TonyS01/11/2010 22:23:01
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Have to add my 2p on this one.
Love to build stuff but, for popping outside and getting a little bit of flying in, my PZ Mustang has been a very firm (and long-lived favourite) until my better half bought me the PZ Extra 300.
The do look a bit toy-like but the fit and finish is superb for a foamy, replacement parts are available (albeit at a very high price) and they fly well. Can't ask much more than that in my book. Unless you really don't like foamies you could do a lot worse.
To tell you the truth between Multiplex and PZ there are a wealth of excellent flyers for all types of flying and all abilities to pick from - Funjet, Easy Star, Blizzard, Mustang, Extra, Stinson, Twister .... the list goes on....
For all you serious builders out there, there's a lot of fun to be had in having one of these to hand for a quick and easy few minutes. 
Phil Claridge03/11/2010 09:31:09
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my pz trojan is now my most flown model, comes with me every session and is the first one i fly, i take five lipo's with me so it gets a lot of air time even in high wind conditions
DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 19:36:17
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just taken delivery of mine. a few build (if you can call it that) notes and pics to follow.
 
PNP £94.95, just over £100 delivered Royal mail next working day.
 
DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 19:46:12
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In love with this the moment i opened the box
 

Nice hardware pack. Love the wheels. good quality plastic with solid alloy mounting plates
DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 19:48:28
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When looking on the web thought the canopy was just painted on. Nice touch.
 

Nice built in clip in the ample bay to fit an AR500
DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 19:52:05
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When you fit the screws make sure you have a magnetic driver!! the space inside there is vast with no way out. if you fit two and drop the last one in! a real pain!
 

i have used the RC clips to install the struts as i need to remove the wings to store it.
The model does come with some "L" pins which you fit and tape in.
 

Edited By DAVID CLIFFORD on 09/11/2010 20:09:40

DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 19:56:28
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Great detail on the dummy radial. This attention to detail is carried throughout the plane.
 

NICE!!! look at the shape of the wings. Almost reminds me of a Lizzy.
 
Took me 20 minutes to put together and bind to my DX7. gonna try at my local park, forcast tomorow is looking good.

Edited By DAVID CLIFFORD on 09/11/2010 20:10:11

DAVID CLIFFORD09/11/2010 20:04:55
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My first plane was a PZ slow 'V' i moved onto a Hobbyzone supercub which i later hacked into a brushless version, I then bought a PZ Spitfire to learn aileron control. Since then i have had the PZ Corsair and just got rid of my PZ Messersmidt to make way for this.
A lot of flyers turn their noses up at these but i have had and flown I.C and loved it. This stuff is cheap, convenient and the perfect size for the field at the bottom of my estate.
I do have some balsa film stuff but again ARTF and from EFlight. all run on the popular 2200 3 cell. 

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