Thread: Discussion Beginner 3S/4S EDF
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 12:52 AM
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I'd say the Dynam Meteor and Parkzone Habu are great first EDFs. Big, floaty, can take abuse unlike smaller EDFs. Landing gear is a major plus as much can go wrong in take off (I.e CG or lack of thrust issues).

Phase 3 F16 is good (plenty of power with low wing load), but is so quick if you aren't use to the speed or you screw up the hand launch - it's toast. It's EPS. It's easy to glue back together without warping issues.

Don't care much for the 50mm SkyAngels/JPowers. They are underpowered, small (you'll lose orientation), and when crashed don't fly right unless you perform surgery on them. My 50mm Mig(RIP) arrived with a warped tail and took extra work to fly straight. The 20a ESCs and 850mah batteries for those are throwaway items unlike for a Meteor/Habu/F16 where you'd reuse the parts in your next plane.

I love my Freewing Panther but there's no landing gear and after a crash (loop gone wrong) it no longer takes off nor flies stably. Great flyer before I ruined it. The Mig and F86 from Freewing are also quality but dangerous to launch for a EDF newbie. If the CG is wrong you're screwed.

About to buy a Durafly Vampire myself in the future. 70mm allows for many hop ups.

Freewing Rebel/Cobra is another cheapie EDF that might make for a good first jet.
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