Never saw a model of one of these before so I wanted to try it out. It's pretty fun to fly, much different from flying an airplane. I also hope to get my wife interested in flying this since it's pretty durable and easy to fly.
I find ROG takeoff to be easier than handlaunching, but maybe that's just me. ROG is pretty easy if there is a light breeze.
EDIT: Still having a good time with this. I ordered up some LEDs from Hobby King and tried night flying. I used a similar design to what Sea Breeze sells on their site, but I used even MORE LEDs.. The canopy is completely visible at night. It's really neat.
Static test around 320 watts.
82" yellow and red parachute
QBSe gondola kit
42-40-1000kv brushless outrunner
Advance 70 Plus ESC
FP-S148 standard servo
3s1p 2200mah 40c lipo
Receiver controlled switch
High density LED light strips, red, green, and white
My first gas/electric conversion. My first giant scale. Before this my largest plane was a 55" Eflite T-34, so this is a big step up. So far I've been getting 9 minutes of flight and putting between 4000 and 5000mah back into the pack when charging as a 5s2p 10,000mah pack.. So I bet I can get 15-20 minutes of conservative flight. Not that I'd really want to do that, but I could!
AUW: 17lbs 4oz.
1500 watts with a 19x8 prop.
2000 watts with a 19x10 prop.
1/4 Scale Monocoupe 90A
AerodriveXp SK 63-64 230Kv outrunner
Sentilon 100A HV ESC
19x10 Beechwood light electric prop
Flightmax 10s1p 5000mah 40c LiPo (5s1p x2) (Brand new, hope they have some more "punch")
Flightmax 10s1p 5000mah 20c LiPo (5s1p x2) (Starting to puff, currently at 43 flights)
Here's some pics from the BCFT mall show. First time back doing it after a few years. Fun was had by all. 3 members brought Realflight and their computers so everyone could try it out. The kids were a lot of fun.