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Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« on: October 28, 2019, 09:12:09 AM »
Alright, I try my luck :)

Looking for a MPX Flamingo or Flamingo Contest. Not the 2001, the good old one :)

Kit or built, whatever you may have.

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 00:13:09 AM »
One of my favorites after the Alpina. Would love one too!

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 15:02:16 PM »
but Fred............................... You have a Taborca!!!

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 15:02:16 PM »

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 16:01:21 PM »
Bill, Fred told me last week that he had enough in his hanger for this year!!!

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 16:42:12 PM »
Bill, Fred told me last week that he had enough in his hanger for this year!!!

 :) :) :)
And you believed him ??? ??? !!!!

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 09:42:22 AM »
Please Bill, use upper case when writing TABORCA :) Just to make a point!

Anyway, you are worse than my wife! I'll find room for it, believe me! :)
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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 21:38:44 PM »
Fred,
Firstly  no, you can't have my Flamingo Contest.
However you are right that they are a really good machine - the best layout - Rudder, elevator, ailerons and airbrakes. I have been lucky to have had two. I bought the first from Willie Owens in Bray about 1989 and I flew it for 27 or 28 years.  I flew it regularly - maybe 20 saturdays a year for at least half an hour. So at least 10 hours a year at about 30 to 40 kph for 28 years - the best part of 10,000 kilometres! No wonder I liked it. It had suffered a fair few thumps and bumps over the years but was never seriously damaged until a couple of years ago. I launched it and it flew out perfectly - ignored the radio control (new 2.4gHz stuff), slowly banked to the left, and gained just enough height to do serious damage before it piled in. Total flight time 30 seconds. Goodbye to my favourite plane.
Luckily, 15 years ago David Mayrs had given me his damaged model as a source of spares for mine - a donor of vital organs as it were. My son had looked at Davids model for a month or so before he announced that he reckoned he could rebuild it. He flew it for a few years before being distracted by life and I am flying it now.....

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 21:50:42 PM »
Fred,
I do have two quite usable wings ready for a refurb (probably best to replace the 30 year old multiplex hinge tape etc.) waiting in the hanger.

JIM

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Re: Multiplex Flamingo / Flamingo Contest
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 19:25:24 PM »
Sssooooooo..... You're not giving me yours?  :'(   :D :D

Good to know, you have a set of wings! I'll ask around when in France in 2 weeks see what I can find :)
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