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#1 wolfewinde Mar 10, 2012 09:16 PM

TechOne Owners Thread
Thought I would start this since I couldn't find one. Seems like TechOne might get more play now that Nitroplanes is carrying them.

I have three of these. Am building the Extra 330 now - should be done this week. Have built and flown the FlyFun and the SU-31.

So far, I am not impressed with the FlyFun Trainer. I will keep after it for a while, but it flew very badly on the maiden +2/ Really tail heavy and not at all smooth.

The SU-31 flew very well, but seemed a bit under powered - hence the Extra 330 to make use of that power system. Will get something stronger for the 31.

Am looking forward to more flight time on these birds and more discussion on this thread.

Who else is flying these and which ones do you have?


#2 WickedFunRC Mar 11, 2012 12:09 AM

I've flown a lot of the TechOne planes (I'm a dealer). Are you running the AT2216 motor in the SU? With a 10" or 11" prop? What motor/battery are you running in the FunFly?

#3 Get Real Mar 11, 2012 01:02 AM

I didnt find the su 31 under powered at all,even with lower c packs it had plenty of punch for a foamie in its size and weight. Really like the at2216 with the 11x3.8 apc,flying it on a nanotech 3s 25-50c 1300mah pack here. Ive flown quite a few techone planes,i'll make a list of them and add videos of later,they fly well and are priced very inexpensive for what you get.

Techone SU-31 Nanotech 3s 1300mah From EPPHOBBY (7 min 1 sec)

#4 Get Real Mar 11, 2012 01:03 AM

TechOneHobby Butterfly 3D Having Fun In The Wind! (4 min 22 sec)

TechOneHobby Piaget Quick Night Flight 1-17-2009 (4 min 18 sec)

Techone Energy 3D Epp Biplane Maiden! (6 min 14 sec)

Techone Spirit EPP First Flights! (7 min 28 sec)

Techone Star 3D A Quick Flight At The Local Shop (1 min 53 sec)

Techone EPP Yak 54 Second Flight! (6 min 31 sec)

Techone Venus 3s 330mah 25c Lipo In Wind. (3 min 23 sec)

HobbyKing Yak 55 3D EPP (4 min 34 sec)

#5 wolfewinde Mar 11, 2012 12:57 PM

Thanks for posting the videos - I will watch them all several times I imagine.

I was not running the AT2216 motor on the SU-31. I was using a 260 watt motor. It flew OK, but lacked any real punch. I will order the AT2216 motor this week and use that.

On the Fly Fun I am using a 300 sized outrunner with 1300 2s batteries and a 9x4.7 prop. Mostly it is just tail heavy , even with the battery mounted on top of the fuse in front of the cockpit. I think mounting it there made the center of gravity too high - will probably try to hang it under the fuse next to see what happens. I got this one for a grand kid trainer - but so far, at least, I have other trainers that fly better. So far, I have not added any nose weight to the Fly Fun - would rather find a solution without doing that if I can. Am also flying it 3 channel.


#6 wolfewinde Mar 12, 2012 08:41 PM

Maiden +3 on the Extra today - she flew pretty well. Seems to be some movement in the horizontal stab with elevator input, though, so I need to stiffen that up some. But I was happy with how she performed


#7 wolfewinde Mar 14, 2012 12:08 PM

Four more on the Extra yesterday - I do like this airplane


#8 am534615 Mar 14, 2012 02:18 PM

I just got mine from Epphobby. What batteries/size do you guys use for this plane?

#9 wolfewinde Mar 14, 2012 02:29 PM

I am using 1300 3s


#10 1doubleUp Mar 19, 2012 04:32 PM

I just placed my order for the TechOne Extra 330. I've been looking at these foamies for a couple weeks and finally decided to pull the trigger on one. I'm really looking forward to getting it up in the air.

Have any of you guys experienced any issues putting the Extra 330 together? My buddy just got a Yak 54 and had some problems with the servo mounts being mis-measured (even after triple checking the instructions) and requiring push rod replacements. I don't mind hacking together a fix, I just like to know what I'm up against.

#11 wolfewinde Mar 19, 2012 09:04 PM

I have built the Extra and the SU-31. Both went together with no issues.


#12 Get Real Mar 20, 2012 02:36 PM

Flew the venus over the weekend,spring is here finally.. a bit windy but still nice to fly and the venus is really crisp even in high wind.

Techone Venus 3D EPO Spring Flying! (4 min 37 sec)

#13 wolfewinde Mar 20, 2012 03:34 PM

Bent the motor shaft on mine yesterday on a crash - ordered some new shafts and another motor.

Also ordered a Swift Kit and the TechOne motor for the SU-31


#14 wolfewinde Mar 21, 2012 02:25 PM

Can anyone tell me how many watts the AT 2814 motor for the Swift is? Or where I can get one?

Can't find one online anywhere.


#15 wolfewinde Mar 22, 2012 06:07 PM

Well I started the build on the Swift - she showed up today. I think I am going to try an E-Flite Power 10 and HiTec HS-65hb servos and see what happens - those are ordered.

Anxious to try this one


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