Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

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Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:27 pm

Is this model (specifically the OD version) worth $57, shipping included? Are there any alternatives near that price. A plastic kit would run me at least $54 before all the paint and cement gets factored.

Does anyone have one and what do you think of it? I have an FOV Mustang so that is kind of putting me off.

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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by ketelone » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:42 pm

In my opinion, the 1/32 AirCobra is FOV's best 1/32 plane. I also have the pinkish/orangish version. $57 is not bad with shipping. You might want to check Treefrog or Sierra Toy Soldier. Both offer free shipping when a purchase exceeds a certain limit. When I purchased mine I think I paid in the $40's.
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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by ketelone » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:51 pm

I did a quick check. Sierra doesn't presently have the AirCobras available. Treefrog doesn't even offer FOV. Check out DStratton.com or 3000 Toys. They have both versions of the AirCobras each available for $47.50 plus a flat rate of $7.50. You'll save $2.50....
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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by snake » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:52 pm

I have the FoV P-39, and it is the OD one.

It is far superior to the other FoV 1/32 aircraft, which are basically crap.

There is no other P-39 available in this scale, and given that fact, and it's a decent model, I would give it a recomendation. Just don't expect Corgi, or GMP quality though. :wink:

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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:50 pm

Thanks. I'm leaning towards the pink as it would stand out more against all the OD planes I already have.

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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by MZ826 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:47 pm

aikensairplanes.com has them both for 55.00 with free shipping as well if those other two don't work out.
They have always been great to deal with in my experience.

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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:44 pm

I've got the OD green "Saga Boy II" version. It is the best of FOV's 1:32 scale planes and a step above all the others they have produced. Smooth panel detailing, opening engine and cockpit, optional positioned gear, movable control surfaces and lots of diecast in the construction make for a great model. It tends not to have the inaccuracies and sloppy detailing that the other FOV planes have and is more like a Corgi 1:32 scale plane in my opinion. The aircraft does tend to be a bit tail-heavy, but will sit correctly on a flat surface. It comes with a standing pilot figure and removable drop tank.
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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by 456THBG » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:55 pm

I've got both FOV P39's, and as others have said, it is the best of the FOV 1/32 aircraft - Way better than the P51.
The OD version is a little tail heavy where the Devestating Devil is not.
Anything around $50.00 delivered sounds like a good deal to me.
If you like the P39, you will like both of these models.

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Re: Question about FOV 1/32 Airacobra

Post by MZ826 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:45 pm

There are two on Ebay right now for $51 shipped if you havent bought one already.

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