Originally Posted by mexico
The Rifle is half the price and half the speed. As a first "fast" plane 170 mph may be a bit much to handle don't ya think?
As an example, you dont have to put big watts in it, the original idea was using a brushed speed400 motor with all of 80w and racing with a slick little airframe.
There heaps of speed 400 pylons out there that are better than the rifle, BUT they dont come with the shiny box or with greatplanes marketing. Sokol, Dynamic400, VIP, Slipso, voodoo, excite 400, pyro, quick, triffik, boomerang, adrenalin, stinger400, TM stinger, cavalino, cheetah etc etc etc
Prices range from $140US to $260US.
Im not bagging the rifle, but it is not the be all and end all of high performance speed 400 pylons! If your sick of being on backorder, or are worried about it staying in once peice, there are LOTS of arguably superior, with inferior boxes, airframes out there