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Old Jan 25, 2016, 07:12 PM
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70" + hotliner suggestions

My favorite model of 2015 was my Gerasis Smart. I had it in the box for well over 15 years and decided to finally get it in the air (after a large break from RC). What a wonderful machine. I fly mine on a MVVS 4.6/840 and 14x8 on 3S.

I love it. But I want something bigger!! Any suggestions for a hotliner with a two-piece wing over approximately 70"? I don't compete. I just want something to tear up the sky.

I currently have a MVVS redliner sitting on the bench. It's married to a 75A Castle Phoenix Lite. I also have some HS-82 and HS-65's available.

Right now I'm looking at the following.
  • Sprinter Evo
  • TopModel Nike 2
  • TopModel Acro Twister
  • Ion w/ flaps

Any comments on the above or other good suggestions? Thanks for your advice!!
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Old Jan 25, 2016, 07:28 PM
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http://fvk.de/Englisch/Kamelot.html
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Old Jan 26, 2016, 11:33 AM
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I had the Reichard Sprinted Evo with exactly the same "Redline" motor. Probably the best of all the frame you've listed. I have also owned the Nike 2, and didn't like it at all. My friend had the Ion yrs ago, and after seeing it fly, it was what got me into hotliner type airframes. I have never personally seen the Topmodel Twister, but I am sure it follow's closely with the other Topmodel names.
Reichard (IMHO) has some of the best entry level hotliners in this price range. Their craftsmanship, especially of their wings is something that has to be seen, and handled to be appreciated. Yes they are foam core, fiberglass reinforced, and balsa sheeted. But, they are significantly strong, and will easily handle the 1k watts of the Redline motor.
If you could put off purchasing until you saved a few more pennies, I would also recommend the Kamelot. You may want to consider ditching the Redline motor for something more capable if you went the Kamelot route
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Old Jan 28, 2016, 05:11 PM
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Thanks! I ended up ordering the Sprinter Evo! Should be a good match for what I desire. I will definitely get one of the fvk models such as the Kamelot but I wanted something to arrive quickly and Florida is only one state away from me. I was considering the Siren all along but I knew I wasn't going to be impressed with it (quality, speed) so I think the Sprinter Evo will fit the bill. Should be here tomorrow.

I will keep saving for a nice F5B model this summer!

How long does it take for a model from FVK to make it to the states?
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How long does it take for a model from FVK to make it to the states?
You can send Jiri a Mail

http://fvk.de/Email_Adressen.html

I think here you should find the infos .

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