The piper pawnee is my first model from Easy Tiger. I purchased it through Ultimate Helis in Dubai. Having been burned in recent times with models from world models and such others I examined the Pawnee from Easy tiger in particular detail. I am absolutely delighted with the factory covering. It appears to be a nice thick film that is applied properly and without wrinkles. It has adhered to all of the structure including the hatch edges etc etc. I wil not be needing to strip this one and re cover it. The laser cut structure from which it is assembled it the crispest that I have seen and certainly equal to that of the major laser kit cutters out there such as belair. The cowling is laid up of thick fibreglass, nice and strong, the engine box provided gives the perfect stand off with most 26-30cc engines avaialble using the standard spacers. No need to go hacking about laminations of 1/2" ply with this one. I would have liked to have seen a touch more glue on some joints and a slightly thicker firewall but this is very much only my opinion and "the bigger the blob the better the job" may not be true. I certainly have not been able to pull any of the joints apart. Due to not only the level of pre fabriication but the level of thought in this kit, it makes for a very fast build indeed. This is a kit wherein it is blatently obvious that Easy Tiger has actualy gone to the factory and examined what they are selling. As for flying I have installed a DLE 30 that was spare and the performnace is sparkling and although a larger engine than recommended is completely hidden within the large cowl. Landings are a breeze and she sits beautifuly in the air. The piper is a real keeper
Changes I made for personal preferance were:
A little more glue around a few joints
A little reinforcement around the firewall (remember I was using a larger than recommended engine so this is my fault entirely)
A new pair of axles through personal preferance rather than inadequacy with the kit.
Easy Tiger now has my interest and all the other arf manufactureres (especially world models) have been eclipsed by this kit. Don't waste your cash on the other rubbish available, buy from Easy Tiger. The only way to ensure that a modeller has had a hand in your kits gestation. Yes some of the other kits look great but how much messing with unknown c of g, or searching forums to try and sort out incorrect wing and tail incidences can you take. Easy Tiger flies straight out of the box.
Thank you Easy Tiger....Now how do I get Ultimate Helis in the UAE to order for me one of your giant scale warbirds or can I order direct?.......
Giant Scale Piper Pawnee 110" MARK II
Date Added: 01/27/2011 by Paul Davidson
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