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Old Apr 09, 2015, 02:07 AM
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Hobbyking Durafly Me-163 Komet 950mm

Hobbyking Durafly Me-163 Komet 950mm

Always liked the look of these and have been tempted in the past to bite the bullet on the composite version but this looks much more user friendly at 950mm

Cool possible additional feature of the C6-0 rocket motor too (if you've literally got money to burn )

Durafly Me-163 Komet - Product Profile (31 min 14 sec)


Durafly ME 163 - HobbyKing Daily (8 min 19 sec)


Durafly Me-163 Komet, RC Rocket Powered Fighter! - Product Video (3 min 53 sec)


UK: also as all Durafly it's available in all warehouses as I type this
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

C6-0 Rocket Motors
USA:
http://www.hobbylinc.com/estes-c6-0-...ket-motor-1616

UK:
http://www.modelrockets.co.uk/shop/e...tor-p-114.html

Just search Google for "C6-0 Rocket Motor" for cources in your country (use the "search tools" function and select your country)

Though watching the videos seems to suggest that each rocket burns for around 5 seconds only and in the UK at 7.49 for a pack of three that's 50p ($0.75) PER SECOND
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 09:28 AM
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Ordered ... another impulse buy ... Damn You Hobbyking
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 10:08 AM
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Man i want one. This video is so sweet

Durafly Me-163 Komet, RC Rocket Powered Fighter! - Product Video (3 min 53 sec)
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Review here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2361008

Another thread here. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...345438&page=15

The rocket looks like a neat little feature.
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Old Apr 09, 2015, 03:25 PM
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Interesting.

I have many hours flying a Komet... with AeroFly 5 RC FS
on a Mac. ... but not (yet) willing to spend that much for EPO foam.

No doubt somebody will be flying one locally soon. Will be fun
to watch them fly.

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Old Apr 09, 2015, 09:20 PM
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I have to give them credit This is a pretty neat plane. The rocket just adds some wow factor to it too.
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 07:26 AM
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Looks well made too, yet to configure and fly mine

Hobbyking Me-163 Komet 950mm (8 min 33 sec)
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 09:54 AM
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Good vid dogdude, now i want one
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 04:17 PM
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Hmmm, now I'm concerned....
To get the recommended CG as per the manual my battery has to be much further forward, in fact by about an entire battery length

Also the video information seems to infer they had built in reflex yet in the manual reflex has to be set on the elevons (2-3mm) by adjusting the control rods ?
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 04:41 PM
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What battery are you using?
How does it compare to the weight of the recommended battery?
If it balances, the position really doesn't matter much

You can set reflex via a flight mode on your Tx and thrn switch to a normal flight mode after launch if you don't want to set mechanically
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What i wonder is if you dont fly it with a rocket installed...its going to effect the CG.

So your gonna have to mark out two places.

1) battery and rocket installed
2) just battery

Hmmm
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Old Apr 11, 2015, 01:33 AM
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Also where do you buy the rocket engines? Estes? Durafly brand?

Are they reportless? Because if you buy the kind with a pop out the other end ...the kind to pop off the rocket top to release the parachute those kind of rocket engines might start your komet on fire?

Are they estes rocket engines?

Maybe i should watch the whole video lol
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Old Apr 11, 2015, 04:53 AM
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Yes, watch the whole video
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Lots of discussion on rocket motors in this thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...345438&page=22
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Damn, far to windy/gusty for a maiden here for the next few days, even my hotliner was getting slam dunked
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