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Old Apr 05, 2015, 04:19 PM
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Ummm...Biplane Jet?!

Looking around today I came across the Taft Hobby Quantum jet. What is interesting about it is it's a biplane! I don't see the point in this. I mean sure it looks cool, probably has more lift, and a faster roll rate, but doesn't it seem like it's just extra weight for nothing? It seems more like a "show off" jet than a performance jet. I saw a video on youtube (I'll put the link below) it doesn't look very fast for a jet of that size. Takeoff looks pretty good, but it has an extra wing, so that probably contributes. I don't know... Does anyone have it? If I'm wrong about the performance of the jet I may get one. It does look cool
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Taft Hobby / Falcon Hobby QUANTUM 90MM EDF Jet Biplane By: RCINFORMER (6 min 0 sec)
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Old Apr 05, 2015, 04:30 PM
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The reason is more wing area with little extra weigh so more aerobatic.

Been done before. There is even a jet 'F3A' aerobatic FAI (international) completion class, which of course means biplanes are allowed and some are used. A common jet, specifically designed for this class, is the Sebart Avanti.(Not the new small one and not a biplane.)
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A friend of mine has one and I have seen it fly. With the standard 6S setup it flies nicely (kind of like a small pattern plane) but it is not terribly fast. I thought about buying one but decided to pass. IF you could fit an 8S system in it it might do well but I don't know if there is enough space for an 8S set of batteries.

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