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What is a "Shock flyer"?

#1
I've heard the term, but not sure of the exact parameters of what makes a plane a "shock flyer". Please give examples of existing models.
 

Tench745

Well-known member
#2
I had never heard this term before, but a quick googling got me a thread from 2006 on RC Groups.
Link if you're interested: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?489757-what-is-a-shock-flyer
User Safety Hawk summed it up with the following:
"Well, I don't mean to over define this, but the "Shock Flyer" is an actual style of plane created by Ikarus, and it essentially started the flat plate foam trend. Somehow, now everyone seems to generalize the name "Shock Flyer" or "Shocky" for short, to mean any flat plate foam plane. It's kinda like how everyone calls hook and loop tape "Velcro." Velcro is actually a brand name.
 
#5
I had never heard this term before, but a quick googling got me a thread from 2006 on RC Groups.
Link if you're interested: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?489757-what-is-a-shock-flyer
User Safety Hawk summed it up with the following:
"Well, I don't mean to over define this, but the "Shock Flyer" is an actual style of plane created by Ikarus, and it essentially started the flat plate foam trend. Somehow, now everyone seems to generalize the name "Shock Flyer" or "Shocky" for short, to mean any flat plate foam plane. It's kinda like how everyone calls hook and loop tape "Velcro." Velcro is actually a brand name.
Are there any Shockflyers being sold today? What and where?
 

Addicted

Well-known member
#7
Are there any Shockflyers being sold today? What and where?
I've seen Ikarus Shock Flyers listed on eBay, as well as other similar profile planes.
And, the name "Shock Flyer" is trademarked by Ikarus, even though some use it to describe profile foamies. You'll see "Shock Flyer" listed in the titles/descriptions, even though they are not actual Ikarus kits.

https://www.ikarus.net/en/deutsch-news-uber-uns/

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