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    OT-2 Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    A little back story first.... you know a while back; Wayne approached me about maybe helping him out coving the Miss A story for the aafo website. Soon after that I started looking back into what was the current haps on Dago Red. I knew about pretty much everything that had happened over the years, but an old love dies hard - had to scratch that itch. Not too much longer I stumbled across this - a fully built & detailed remote-control Dago Red RC airplane.


    She was a pretty thing, but best of all - the company that built the RC model (FMS) really detailed her out, including a lot of the stickers and all. For me, and since I used to be a crew member, that meant looking very closely at every one of them. Needless to say it was a huge shocker when I started looking and discovered that my fricken' name was listed on the side of the model (photo 4 below - second name from the bottom). So naturally I had to buy one! After waiting for the backordered item to again be in stock (13 months later! - it's made in China and probably has been sitting in Long Beach for that time waiting to be unloaded. LOL) it's finally here.

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    I couldn't be happier with the overall quality... and am looking forward to making it my main feature in my air racing room, along with all my other Dago & air race memorabilia. You might notice that on the 1st photo you also see a picture of Voodoo, Miss A, and the Thunder Mustang models also made by the factory in the same scale (3 1/2 foot wingspan).... don't you think it would look pretty cool in your air race room to have two of the racers you've been closely connected to racing around a miniature scale Reno pylon? Maybe next payday LOL

    Attn: Smee Again... look at photo 5 sir! You're there too!!!!
    Mark K....

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    Mark,
    That is RAD! The fact that it even has your name on it just makes it a must have. Nice find and score. Its a great way to start the year off.

    Will

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    Can you still buy the kit & how much? Any info.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    How about a link for the rest of us??
    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    Mark, That is RAD! The fact that it even has your name on it just makes it a must have. Nice find and score. Its a great way to start the year off.
    Will
    It's certainly a must have for me... just glad I found it! Made my Christmas for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Can you still buy the kit & how much? Any info.
    Yes, the kits are in stock at Tower Hobbies (links right below)
    All are priced at $289.99
    Dago Red
    Miss America
    Voodoo
    Blue Thunder
    Product Details - Key Features
    • Oversized power system: 3948- 900kV motor, 80A brushless ESC, 9g digital metal servos
    • Highly realistic: Forward tilting landing gear, scale four-bladed propeller, functional flaps, engine exhausts, air intake, wing fences
    • Oversized battery compartment: able to accept up to a 4,000 mAh pack for extended flight times
    • Metal trunnion landing gear
    • Ball-linked pushrods for precision control
    • Built with robust EPO material

    In The Box
    • (1) P-51D Mustang 1100mm PNP
    • (6) 9g Servos (installed)
    • (1) Brushless 3948-900KV Motor (installed)
    • (1) 80A ESC (installed)
    • (1) Product Manual

    Needed to Complete
    • Receiver, Transmitter, 14.8V 2600mAh 35C Li-Po battery with EC5 Connector and appropriate charger

    Overview
    Scale detailing and upgraded electronics are impeccably integrated: the FMS 1100mm Dago Red features a realistic four-bladed propeller, forward tilting landing gear, functional flaps, engine exhausts, air intake and wing fences.

    Built with robust EPO material and painted with environmentally friendly water-based paint, the Dago Red looks gorgeous at any speed and altitude. Reach speeds in excess of 90 mph with the highly efficient four-bladed prop, 900kV motor, 80A ESC and when paired with a 14.8V 2,600 mAh battery.

    Feel the heart pounding exhilaration of an unlimited class air racer with the FMS 1100mm Dago Red today!
    Last edited by Pylon1_Mark; 01-08-2023 at 04:35 PM.
    Mark K....

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon1_Mark View Post
    A little back story first.... you know a while back; Wayne approached me about maybe helping him out coving the Miss A story for the aafo website. Soon after that I started looking back into what was the current haps on Dago Red. I knew about pretty much everything that had happened over the years, but an old love dies hard - had to scratch that itch. Not too much longer I stumbled across this - a fully built & detailed remote-control Dago Red RC airplane.


    She was a pretty thing, but best of all - the company that built the RC model (FMS) really detailed her out, including a lot of the stickers and all. For me, and since I used to be a crew member, that meant looking very closely at every one of them. Needless to say it was a huge shocker when I started looking and discovered that my fricken' name was listed on the side of the model (photo 4 below - second name from the bottom). So naturally I had to buy one! After waiting for the backordered item to again be in stock (13 months later! - it's made in China and probably has been sitting in Long Beach for that time waiting to be unloaded. LOL) it's finally here.

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    I couldn't be happier with the overall quality... and am looking forward to making it my main feature in my air racing room, along with all my other Dago & air race memorabilia. You might notice that on the 1st photo you also see a picture of Voodoo, Miss A, and the Thunder Mustang models also made by the factory in the same scale (3 1/2 foot wingspan).... don't you think it would look pretty cool in your air race room to have two of the racers you've been closely connected to racing around a miniature scale Reno pylon? Maybe next payday LOL

    Attn: Smee Again... look at photo 5 sir! You're there too!!!!
    So happy to see you happy about *something*!! You been through just about, if not, the toughest thing a man can go through!

    Truly we both have Doctor Brent Hisey to thank for this!

    He knew I was down in the dumps about needing a reason to go to RENO 2022.. He invited to "embed" with the team, I don't live in OK city and Markers does, I didn't need my camera body any time soon...

    A bunch of cool stuff just came together...

    Now for the main event!! CONGRATULATIONS Not only was your name immortalized on the real DagoRed, NOW, on this cool model!!

    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    That is too cool, what a great moment and how amazing it must have been to see your name on it! Awesome!

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    Seen this 1/96 scale Mustang yet ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qI6jaAT250&t=53s

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    Default Re: Dago Red RC model - what a find!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Seen this 1/96 scale Mustang yet ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qI6jaAT250&t=53s
    No I haven't seen that one... cute little thing.
    Mark K....

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