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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:59 PM
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NEW Hobbyking EPP Matrix F3P 3D

Just wanted to see what you guys think. It's on the new items page now.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:20 PM
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And just when I thought Hobbyking did something origional! Of course, same Techone motor and it is based on the Techone Trenches EPP F3P.
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 02:21 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._w_motor_.html

Here's the bare kit on Hobbyking Daily:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KW5mD1Z9lnk
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 06:46 PM
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The name just annoys me since F3P and 3D are two completely different flying styles.

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Old Jan 07, 2012, 10:39 PM
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The name just annoys me since F3P and 3D are two completely different flying styles.

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I think, like the HK "shark" pylon racer, it just has F3P styling. (it looks REALLY cool)
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Old Jan 08, 2012, 03:04 PM
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As mentioned it is a TechOne Trenches rebadged by HK. A lot of TechOne stuff rebadged by various people.

I've had it confirmed that the Trenches is a knock off of the Topmodel Kosmos.

I built and flew a Trenches in F3P-A at the EIM in Dec and my comments on the models aren't publishable on a forum like this.

As a fun indoor model it is OK but not as a competitive F3P plane.

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Old Jan 11, 2012, 06:25 PM
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As mentioned it is a TechOne Trenches rebadged by HK. A lot of TechOne stuff rebadged by various people.

I've had it confirmed that the Trenches is a knock off of the Topmodel Kosmos.

I built and flew a Trenches in F3P-A at the EIM in Dec and my comments on the models aren't publishable on a forum like this.

As a fun indoor model it is OK but not as a competitive F3P plane.

Dave
Almost all of HK's profile foamies are Techone coppies. They do offer them at a good price though.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 12:51 AM
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I don't think they are copies but genuine TechOne production, re-branded and with different printing in many cases (Galaxy / Malibu II for example). In some cases, HK adds a motor to the package.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Byron flying it:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Hobbykin...22/pYFfXkpW3aw
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:59 AM
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TechOne will make anything for anyone for the right price - as it happens, KingTech is their rebranding for HobbyKing, usually with a different name and colour scheme, but always the same foam and hardware.

Wildpalms comments on the original Trenches are accurate... its a pile of ****. Yet for some strange reason, I bought his one off him.... just what did you put in my beer that night mate?
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 02:07 PM
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What you need Kev is a Dina and a Yofiel
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