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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Is it junk, or do I just have it set wrong?

I have a bone stock Chinese 70mm EDF F-18. I love it. Yes, it's cheap and doesn't fly as rock steady as my Horizion Hobby stuff, but she's fast and is the biggest attention getter at the field.

But there's one thing about it that has always bothered me, and today nearly caused a crash. When I am flying and turn the throttle off, when I push the throttle back up again it often takes a second or so for the fan to come back on. I was landing today and a sudden gust of wind caused my F-18 to slow abruptly, and it stalled about 20 feet off the ground on final approach. I hammered the throttle but the fan didn't come back on until it was about 3 feet above the ground. I barely got it back up before it crashed.

So, do I have the ESC set wrong, or is it just cheap junk? The airplane flies great and is very fast for a stock setup, but it just has that one glitch.

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