|Feb 05, 2014, 11:47 AM|
United States, NC, Asheville
Joined Mar 2013
HK vampire good beginner edf?
Would a hk vampire be a good beginner edf? How about a t-45? Looking to purchase first edf and would like to know where to start. Any suggestions and or comments would be helpful. Thanks
|Feb 05, 2014, 12:13 PM|
I also like the Phase 3 F-16. Inexpensive airframe, easy to build and easy to mod to be a hot rod. It does require more assembly than others but it's a great flier. There are mods that NEED to be done to this plane however if you choose to go that route.
I haven't flow the Vampire but I have flow the Sea Vixen and if it's anything like that then I would say yes it would be a good beginner EDF. The power system is just enough to fly it around without it feeling like it will fall out of the sky, but it is by no means a speed demon. Landings were easy, nice and slow.
I have mixed feelings about a T-45 for a first EDF. The composite versions I've had will tip stall like crazy on final if you turn too sharp and too slow. However, the 50mm T-45 is one of my favorite flying planes for how stable and easy it is. I've flow the 64mm foam RC Lander version, which HK has a version from the same molds and it was very heavy and took a lot to get off the ground and was FAST. I would NOT recommend that version to a beginner.
I'm sure others will chime in with things like the Stinger 64 or something else. There are lots of good planes out there.
|Feb 05, 2014, 06:13 PM|
Joined Oct 2004
I have the HK vamp and it would make a fantastic first EDF if you already have some flying experience.
I put my dad on a buddy box with thee vamp, he's only really fiddled about with a simulator, and he was handing it great!
Really good value fun!
|Feb 25, 2014, 07:02 AM|
I started with the HK Vampire and it's very easy to fly. It can glide easily, is not that fast.
The only thing that you must care is the takeoff because the front landing gear is a bit short so you need more elevator than usual.
|Feb 25, 2014, 09:30 AM|
You may want to look at the (2) EDF wings that may fit your intro into the EDF arena a bit more easy with stability, flight characteristics, rugged, & great size. I have the Neptune, although the Sonic is basically the same. Here's a couple links.
Addendum: Here's the thread for you to examine:
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